October Book Club Selection: 'The Exorcist' by William Peter Blatty

LitReactor Book Club: 'The Exorcist'

Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club!  For October we will be reading and discussing classic horror novel The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty. A perfect Halloween read. Here's a synopsis:

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.

Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is “just a story.” ...It remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.

Discussion for The Exorcist will kick off on October 1st, but you should pick up the book and start reading ASAP!  (We've provided a handy link below). Once you're locked and loaded, you can announce your presence in the Book Club. (No invitation needed!)  That thread is where all discussion about the book will go down.

If you read our September Book Club selection, Broken Piano For President by Patrick Wensink, make sure you check out that thread as discussion there has officially started.

Happy reading!

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