Exorcist: The Beginning

Exorcist: The Beginning

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by Steven Piziks, William Wisher, Caleb Carr
     
 

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BASED ON THE FILM FROM THE ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR OF AUTO FOCUS AND AFFLICTION, AND FROM THE WRITER OF THE ALIENIST
In the aftermath of World War II, Lankester Merrin finds himself in the remote Turkana region of Kenya. Haunted by memories of the war, he has taken a sabbatical from the priesthood and journeyed far from his native Holland.…  See more details below

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BASED ON THE FILM FROM THE ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR OF AUTO FOCUS AND AFFLICTION, AND FROM THE WRITER OF THE ALIENIST
In the aftermath of World War II, Lankester Merrin finds himself in the remote Turkana region of Kenya. Haunted by memories of the war, he has taken a sabbatical from the priesthood and journeyed far from his native Holland. He has come to lead the archaeological excavation of a mysterious, Byzantine church, buried in pristine condition as if on the day it was completed. Directly underneath the church, Merrin discovers a much more ancient crypt -- and finds himself face-to-face with unspeakable Evil.
Madness descends on the local villagers and the contingent of British soldiers sent to guard the excavation. Merrin watches helplessly as the atrocities of war are repeated against another innocent village -- atrocities he'd hoped to never see again. The blood of innocents flows freely on the East African plain, but the horror has only just begun....

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416505129
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
08/20/2004
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
708,555
File size:
249 KB

Meet the Author

Caleb Carr is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and the series editor of the Modern Library War Series. His military and political writings have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, among them The World Policy Journal, The New York Times, and Time magazine. He lives in upstate New York.

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Exorcist: The Beginning 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 11 reviews.
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She walked in and looked around the school.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Effective horror is making the ordinary terrifing, unfortunately 'Exorcist: The Beginning' does not approach this concept in even the remotest of ways. Nothing more than a small list of cliches borrowed from Hitchcock's 'The Birds' and 'The Amityville Horror' this latest reincarnation of 'The Exorcist' is neither scary nor spooky in the least. Hopefull, it is the beginning of the end and there will be no more attempts to muddy the legend of the classic book and film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Horror, when effective, makes the ordinary seem terrifing not the terrifying ordinary. Unfortunately, 'Excorcist: The Beginning' is a case of the latter not the former. Every cliche is used in this movie adapted novel, from a flock of evil crows straight form Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' to the swarm of flies popularized in 'The Amityville Horror'. The original novel brought the horror to us, the reader, by setting the tale in a present day setting with ordinary people suddenly beset with the mundane gone eeriely awry. Not so with this new novel, and that is where it lacks presence. An exotic locale, Africa, set in the past, some years after the World War, only serves to distance the reader even further from feeling any sense of forboding. In the end, there are no blessings that can save this substandard attempt at horror.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beware........ This will surely give you a big scare......I'M NOT JOKING.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exorcist: The Beginning, is an awesomely creepy book from beginning to end. I found myself scared and paranoid, but its one of those books thst you can't put down even if it scares the heck out of you!