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The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Legion by William Peter Blatty at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. From the author of The Exorcist — Legion, a classic tale of horror, is back in print! Legion. Exorcist Series, Book 2 · Exorcist. by William Peter Blatty. ebook. LibraryThing Review. User Review - judithrs - LibraryThing. Legion. William Peter Blatty. Jim and I read this book years, ago and both of us liked it. I think I.

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The slayings have a blasphemous theme to them, such as a child crucified and a priest being headless. Kinderman's investigations lead him to a mental asylum where there are a number of suspects, including a psychiatrist and one of his own patients. There, Kinderman begins to find links between the victims and events in the previous novel, the exorcism of the twelve-year-old girl, Regan.

Kinderman entertains philosophical thoughts of his own, such as trying to work out how the concept of evil specifically relating to the murders fits in with God 's plans for humanity. Kinderman frequently alludes to his favorite novel , The Brothers Karamazov , especially when he goes off on a philosophical tangent. Plot summary[ edit ] The story opens with the discovery of a twelve-year-old boy who has been murdered and crucified on a pair of rowing oars.

Kinderman already sees that the boy is mutilated in a way identical to the victims of a serial killer known as the Gemini Killer, who was apparently shot to death by police twelve years previously while climbing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A priest is later murdered in a confessional , once again bearing the mutilations distinctive of the apparently-deceased killer.

The fingerprints at the two crime scenes differ, however.


Further victims soon follow, including one of Kinderman's friends, Father Dyer from The Exorcist , who is slain in a hospital, his body drained of blood before being decapitated. Yet again the Gemini Killer's mutilations are present.

Investigations lead Kinderman to the psychiatric wing of the hospital where his friend was slain. Here he finds a number of suspects: Dr. Freeman Temple - a psychiatrist who has a dismissive and even contemptuous attitude towards his patients.

Vincent Amfortas - another doctor at the hospital. He is very mysterious and not very talkative, and is seemingly apathetic toward everything since the recent death of his wife. Amfortas, like his literary and operatic namesakes, is a type of the Wounded King or Maimed King, a role traditionally occupied by the character of the Fisher King in medieval romances related to the Holy Grail legend, whose literary and mythological roles are discussed in detail by Jessie L.

Weston in her examination of the Grail tradition, From Ritual to Romance. Patients - there are a number of elderly people at the hospital suffering from senile dementia. The fingerprints of different senile patients are found at murder scenes, but interviews with the patients make it clear they are seemingly incapable of carrying out the elaborate killings and mutilations.

Tommy Sunlight - a mysterious patient, found wandering aimlessly eleven years ago dressed as a priest, who brags of being the Gemini Killer reincarnated and who claims to have carried out the recent murders, even though he logically could not have done so, being secured in a locked cell in a straitjacket.


At one point he claims the doctors and nurses let him out to kill. The answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist —William Peter Blatty. He thought of death in its infinite groanings, of Aztecs ripping out living hearts and of cancer and three-year-olds buried alive and he wondered whether God was alien and cruel, but then remembered Beethoven and the dappling of things I devoured Legion in one terrified gulp.

It even manages to outspook The Exorcist. William Peter Blatty , the writer of numerous novels and screenplays, is best known for his mega-bestselling novel The Exorcist , deemed by the New York Times Book Review to be "as superior to most books of its kind as an Einstein equation is to an accountant's column of figures.

New York Times reviewers of his early comic novels noted, "Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty," describing him as "a gifted virtuoso who writes like S.

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Legion: A Novel from the Author of The Exorcist

The Fireman. Hostage to the Devil. Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface.

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