Great story. The movie is very similar. Lots of cursing, vomiting, head-spinning, perverse behaviour. Written in 1972, and yet it’s an easy read. I like horror movies but it’s hard to find a horror book that thrills me. This wasn’t thrilling but it was enjoyable. Felt like I was watching the movie as I read.
I initially thought it a four star read, up until the end. The ending where Father Karras lies dying on the pavement requesting forgiveness pushed it firmly into the five star range. I’m still thinking about it now, days afterward. And though the exorcist himself was only a part of the story a short time, he was no less intriguing.
Great character depth. Will probably read it again.