Banned Books Week - September 24 - 30

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mini Review--Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty


Elsewhere: A novella by William Peter Blatty

This is my first mini review.  I decided to do it with this book because I was mildly disappointed with this read.  Frankly, I was expecting something a lot scarier than what I read.  Yes, the house is genuinely creepy and there are some eerie moments.  However, one thing that bothered me was the fact that I figured out the secret of the plot very early on.  I was also very unhappy with the character development.  While there are some fleeting moments of mirth in the banter between two of the main characters, this too is slightly strained, like the author was trying too hard.  Thank goodness this was a fairly short read for I'm afraid I may not have otherwise made it through.

About the book:

An incredible haunted house novel from William Peter Blatty, the legendary author of The Exorcist! Disturbing, unsettling, chilling, and laced with a nasty streak of dark humor, Elsewhere is a must-have for all fans of dark fiction! Sure to become a time-honored classic in the genre! (from Fantastic Fiction)


As always, Happy Reading!

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**FTC Disclaimer:  I purchased this book with my own money.

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  1. Sorry to hear about the book not being very good. I like a good mystery, but if I can figure it out early it is nice when the characters and the world makes up for the shortness of the plot.

    Great review!

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  2. What a cool cover, sorry the book is such a disappointment.

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