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William Peter Blatty is the author of the bestselling The Exorcist, as well as several other novels. He lives in America.
THE REDEMPTION opens in the world's most oppressive and isolated totalitarian state: Albania in the 1970s. A prisoner suspected of being an enemy agent is held by state security. An unsettling presence, he maintains an eerie silence though subjected to unimaginable torture. He escapes - and on the way to freedom, completes a mysterious mission. The prisoner is Dimiter, the American 'agent from hell'. The scene shifts to Jerusalem, focusing on Hadassah Hospital and a cast of unusual characters. All become enmeshed in a series of baffling, inexplicable deaths, until events explode in a surprising climax.
I was buying for a wholesale company when this first came out and placed a moderate order for it. Then I went to a private view of the film. It is the only time I have ever left such an event and doubled my order. The plot of demonic possession is probably well-known by everyone but the thing this book gives you, besides a hair-raising experience, is a deeper understanding of the Jesuit priest himself and his vision of life and death. This is genuinely scary stuff.
Robert Glenister and Ian McDiarmid star in a gripping BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of William Peter Blatty's classic horror novel `When a radio play is this good, the devil really is in the details' Radio Times Summoned to a case of apparent possession, Father Karras is at first sceptical, then horrified. The victim -a 12-year-old girl named Regan - seems to be controlled by a malign supernatural force that makes her swear, blaspheme, scream in agony and perform appalling acts. Attempting to find a rational explanation for the girl's behaviour, Karras tries to talk to Regan, only to find himself locking horns with the demon inside her head. Its many voices mock him, tormenting him with his weakness, doubts and buried guilt. With his faith in God and humanity tested to the limit, Karras turns to the ultimate solution: exorcism... The film version of The Exorcist is widely considered to be one of the most terrifying movies ever made. This new, full-cast radio drama is just as chilling, suspenseful and shocking, while also retaining the depth and psychological complexity of Blatty's original novel. Adapted by Sony Award-winning dramatist Robert Forrest, it stars Robert Glenister as Karras, Alexandra Mathie as the Demon and Ian McDiarmid as Merrin.
An authorized account of how William Peter Blatty came to write both the novel and the screenplay of "e;The Exorcist"e;.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Scenes you never saw, dialog you never heard, the true story by the man who started it all. Includes the Academy Award winning screenplay. The original controversial ending of the novel. Many exclusive photos never published before.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Jason Hazard, once a respected member of the Hollywood elite, finds himself, after a series of flops, known only as the husband of his very successful actress wife.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Blatty's debut book, based on series of comic articles written for The Saturday Evening Post, about his experiences in the Middle East.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
This is Blatty's story of his youth in Manhattan, and of his Lebanese mother who became a single parent with five children in the 1930s.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Realtor Joan Freeboard, trying to dispel the title mansion's creepy reputation, arranges for a psychic, a parapsychologist and a noted author to move into Elsewhere with her and declare it ghost-free. Isolated by a storm from civilization, they become absorbed by the house and its growing sense of strangeness; exploring its secrets exposes their own. Includes otherworldly b&w illus by Alex McVey. (From review by Publishers Weekly)"e;...a witty ghost story of Jamesian complexity."e; -- The Boston HeraldAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Billy Cutshaw, a former astronaut who fell into madness, lives in a large castle that is actually an insane asylum for military personnel.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Blatty's tale concerns John "e;Wrong-Way"e; Goldfarb, a former college football star who once ran 95 yards for a touchdown in the wrong direction. Now a U-2 pilot, his plane malfunctions and crashes in the mythical Arab kingdom of Fawzia. The country's leader threatens to turn him over to the Soviets unless he agrees to coach a football team.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blattys thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood-chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written.
Georgetown, Washington D.C., 1973. Actress and divorced mother Chris MacNeil starts to experience 'difficulties' with her usually sweet-natured eleven-year-old daughter Regan. The child becomes afflicted by spasms, convulsions and unsettling amnesiac episodes; these abruptly worsen into violent fits of appalling foul-mouthed curses, accompanied by physical mutation. Medical science is baffled by Regan's plight and, in her increasing despair, Chris turns to troubled priest and psychiatrist Damien Karras, who immediately recognises something profoundly malevolent in Regan's distorted fetures and speech. On Karras's recommendation, the Church summons Father Merrin, a specialist in the exorcism of demons . . . William Peter Blatty scripted this version of his own best-selling novel for director William Friedkin, and was rewarded with an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay of 1973. This publication also includes the texts of the film's legendary 'lost scenes' and excised dialogue which shed additional light on The Exorcist's profound darkness.