William Peter Blatty (1928-2017), the writer of numerous novels and screenplays, is best known for his mega-bestselling novel The Exorcist, deemed by the New York Times Book Review to be "as superior to most books of its kind as an Einstein equation is to an accountant's column of figures." An Academy Award winner for his screenplay for The Exorcist, Blatty is not only the author of one of the most terrifying novels ever written, but, paradoxically, also cowrote the screenplay for the hilarious Inspector Clouseau film, A Shot in the Dark. New York Times reviewers of his early comic novels noted, "Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty," describing him as "a gifted virtuoso who writes like S. J. Perelman."
"Infinitely more suspenseful than The Exorcist. I devoured Legion in one terrified gulp. It even manages to outspook The Exorcist." --Los Angeles Times"Heartbeat-skipping horror. Read Legion only on a sunny day." --Cosmopolitan"Mesmerizing and horrifying at the same time." --USA Today on Legion