Book : THE EXORCISM OF LITTLE BILLY WAGNER
Author: Francis J. Flynn
Published: January 1st 2013
Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review
I give it ☆☆☆☆/5 stars.
Review: The cover looks scary. Right? But trust me, as you turn the pages, you’ll see that its anything but scary.
This book was funny. Really. I had much fun reading it. Never ever has been exorcism done the way it was done to Billy Wagner. The writer included everyone, the priests, the demon, the mother, the husband(less of a father that he was), the stripper, the husband’s philandering ways, the romance, the thrill and what not. I caught myself chuckling out loud many times.
It was a quick read. The author managed to poke fun at the christian ideology, the age old opinions and processes about exorcism. It would make you question your spiritual beliefs. Though at times there was unwanted description about various scenarios in the life of the characters, even the room had a two page description to it, but one would eventually get past it to the exciting on-goings in the book. Father Leo was superb, as was Father Kerbs, not forgetting the stripper cum Wicca priestess Eve, or was it Veronica? ;) The exorcism was intense and the chaos afterwards was detailed just perfectly. Along with the bursts of fun one liners, the book made easy transition to some emotional swerves as well, which was really affecting.
Reading this book was an experience in itself. Mind you, this is not a horror book. I would highly recommend this book to all the book lovers. It’s the attempted expulsion of a supposed evil spirit from a person brought to you in a fresh, fun way. Hoping to read more from Flynn.
Thank you to Booktasters on Twitter (@) for providing me the introduction to this book. Thank you to author for providing me with a review copy!