Friday, October 21, 2011

The Exorcist, The Lottery

I finally read it.  The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty.  OK, I've only had this book for a year, so it is not as bad as some other books I've had for years.  I liked the movie and I really liked this book. This was well written and although I knew the story, it was entertaining to read.  This will probably be the only Horror book I will finish this month.  I was striving to also read Dracula, but that isn't going to happen.

The Exorcist gets 5 out of 5 star.

I did finally read something else I've wanted to read for a while.  The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.  This is a short story, and in the past, it has only been in a collection.  But my library had it as a book.  It was about 20 pages long.

A small town runs an annual lottery. The chosen person is the sacrificial lamb.  But the sacrifice is the interesting part.  There is a strong moral message in this story.   4.5 out of 5.

If you can't find this story in the single book format, it is in the book entitled The Lottery and 7 Other Stories or in the book entitled The Lottery and Other Stories.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my gosh! Wasn't the Exorcist scary????
I think its the scariest book I have ever read!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I was watching the movie on BBC America earlier and I was thinking that I really need to read the book. I bet it's awesome!

And I was just telling my friend Ryan that I need to read The Lottery.