Why this book?
I still recall quite vividly how reading this book made my skin prickle with gooseflesh. Tremblay does a masterful job conveying a tale of possession through a varied narrative approach that overtly wears its horror influences on its sleeves. The exorcism sequence is so damn unnerving, it continues to haunt me when the hour is late and I’m home alone.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show.Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie's younger sister, Merry. As she recalls the terrifying events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets…