Hidden away in a brooding Gothic manor in the deep woods is Center Eighteen, a secret military ""rest camp"" currently housing twenty-seven inmates, all officers who have succumbed to a sudden outbreak of mental illness. Have the men truly lost their minds, are they only pretending to be insane to avoid combat, or is some more sinister conspiracy at work? Desperate for answers, the Pentagon has placed a brilliant Marine psychiatrist in charge of the base and its deranged occupants. A man of deep faith and compassion, Colonel Kane hopes to uncover the root of the men's bizarre obsessions. But as Center Eighteen descends into chaos, Kane finds the greatest challenge may be his own buried demons. . . . A stunning meditation on God's existence that was the basis of an acclaimed Golden Globe award-winning 1980 film (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, ""Killer"" Kane), William Peter Blatty's The Ninth Configuration is a thought-provoking, blackly comic journey into the heart of madness--and the outer limits of belief. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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WILLIAM PETER BLATTY has written numerous novels and screenplays, and is best known for his mega-bestselling novel The Exorcist. He has won three Golden Globes and he also won the Academy Award for his screenplay of The Exorcist. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Julie, and son Paul.Review:
The San Antonio Express
"Unforgettable. One of the funniest, most hauntingly serious and best novels of the year."
The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
The Kansas City Star
"Riotous... Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty."
The New York Times
"Hilarious and devastating."
"Tender and touching."
The Fresno Bee
"Suspenseful... An ending that will haunt you."
The Oklahoma City Oklahoman
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Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Language:Chinese.HardCover. Pub Date: 2016-05-01 Pages: 288 Publisher: Beijing Times Co. Chinese bookstores mental illness is a famous American writer William Peter Bula Di creation of the classic works of American super-selling seriousness of the 20th century horror Literature the Exorcist trilogy part. tells the story of an under fog shrouded. During the war. a group of different characters of the American soldiers. they are suffering from mental illness at the time of service. US Departme. Bookseller Inventory # CZ006251