My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel

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My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel

My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel

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Grady Hendrix has a way of writing about friendship, and including details everyone can relate to, that make his books special. It’s twenty years ago and she’s bombing over the old bridge in a crapped-out Volkswagen Rabbit, windows down, radio blasting UB40, the air sweet and salty in her face.

the problem is, i’ve already read a perfectly-done example of this: A Head Full of Ghosts, which sustains its ambiguity throughout, essentially presenting two books at the same time; one in which the possession is real, one in which it is not. i love the cover of the paperback, but unfortunately it does not include all the yearbook signatures of the hardcover, of which i particularly like abby’s, whose P. the second stepback, or opportunity to switch gears, comes during the ritual itself, as it should during any physical torture of a teenage girl “for her own good.I have to say that for me the first part was scarier and eventually got lighter even though it was supposed to be scarier, I guess. I know this is on the lighter side of horror but there was zero atmosphere to indicate danger, and I can’t say I cared for the retro vibe everyone loves. You see the bond that is created between these two girls, Abby and Gretchen, from Abbys 10th ET themed roller disco party. Be forewarned that this is NOT going to scare you and should probably have been cross-marketed for both teens and geezers.

It’s not forced and all flows naturally into the narrative setting the scene and tone instantly transporting you back. If you're a horror fan who likes possession themes and lovable characters, I highly recommend picking this one up!The 80s song title chapter headings were perfection and fitted the narrative of the chapters perfectly. Best of all, I guarantee once you’re done reading you will look at the power of friendship in a whole new light. a reverse-mullet review: GIF-party in the front, long tendrils of ruminating “business” in the back.

Oh, and also so the author can say some pretty offensive shit and get away with it because, ya know, those were the times, amiright? If The Exorcist had been authored by Tina Fey instead of William Peter Blatty, it might have borne an uncanny resemblance to what Grady Hendrix has accomplished with My Best Friend s Exorcism. usually, this happens in a first-person narrative, when you have gone along with the narrator for the bulk of the story, and whether or not you agree with/approve of their choices and actions, you are nonetheless firmly lodged in that perspective and then suddenly the book takes a giant step back into third person, showing you the scene in a more objective way, and it’s all “hey now! Besides that, I will always cherish the memories of old-school horror paperbacks that have illustrations either while reading or right before the start of a new chapter.Grady Hendrix once again mixes a traditional trope of horror fiction with pop culture, satirical humor, and a dollop of teenage angst Told with Hendrix s blend of sardonic humor and frightening dread, this is one scary tour down memory lane. A hardback edition was published on May 17, 2016, through Quirk Books and an audiobook narrated by Emily Woo Zeller was released through Blackstone Audio. Overall, I recommend this book for anyone--not just fans of 80s pop culture (although they would love this! Hendrix was outrageously inventive with his debut novel (Horrorst r, 2014) and continues his winning streak with a nostalgic (if blood-soaked) horror story to warm the hearts of Gen Xers . Grady Hendrix's first novel, Horrorstor, an illustrated story about a haunted IKEA, was named by NPR as one of the best books of 2014.

They drift apart and come together after Abby isn’t convicted of kidnapping and drugging Gretchen, and tying her to a bed, and over the years remain friends. In his new book Hendrix again merges two genres: a Generation X, memoir-ish coming of age tale and a scary take on William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.The ending really got me and made me think of my two childhood best friends, who I am so lucky and thankful are still in my life. I love recommending this book for the initial eyebrow raise, but it is a full blown winner of a book.

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