Sick Pilgrim and Sacramental Weird Fiction Writer, William Paul Blatty, Has Passed.

Sick Pilgrim and Sacramental Weird Fiction Writer, William Paul Blatty, Has Passed. January 13, 2017
Photo: Jonathan Ryan

I’m sad today. William Peter Blatty has gone into the Unseen realm. As the writer of  The Exorcist, he blazed a trail for us modern sacramental weird fiction writers. He is a big influence on my own philosophy of writing and story telling. 

My favorite quotes of his:

“It’s an argument for God,” he says today of the novel more often considered an entertainment. “I intended it to be an apostolic work, to help people in their faith. Because I thoroughly believed in the authenticity and validity of that particular event.”

“I’ve never read horror nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police police procedural.”

William Peter Blatty, Pray for us. 

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