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Free Book Friday! The Ninth Configuration



The Ninth Configuration by William Peter Blatty



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. . . .The basis of an acclaimed 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.

ISBN 9780765337306, Paperback

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You have until Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 12 noon EST, to leave a comment.

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73 Responses to “Free Book Friday! The Ninth Configuration”

  1. Ray T. says:

    Definitely interested in this. I’m a big William Peter Blatty fan.

  2. Matt T. (kansasdc) says:

    sounds interesting!

  3. Lois S. says:

    This looks to be an interesting read. Always open to a find a new authors to read!

  4. Eyvonne C. (texrnr) says:

    Intriguing! Pick me! Pick me, please! Have not read this author before and would love some new and different books to read. Thank you

  5. Bully L. (roxanne3) says:

    This sounds really good. Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. Kimberly N. (KimberlyN) says:

    Sounds like a great read for our PBS IRL book club!

  7. Tanya W. (TanyaW) , says:

    This looks like a great read. I’m very interested.

  8. Martha R. (mmrichey) says:

    Would love the chance to read and enjoy this book! Maybe I’ll pick it for my US or UK bookclub friends!

  9. Tylee W. , says:

    This looks interesting!

  10. Terry H. (lilbyrd) , says:

    Am putting this book on my ‘Must Read’ list.

  11. Shelli M. (jennaruss) says:

    This looks like a great read!

  12. Lisa R. (spartagirl) says:

    Sounds like a wild book ride!

  13. Sherrie S. says:

    Could have potential as a good read!

  14. Adriane B. (libros75) says:

    Very interesting. I would love to read it. I hope I win!

  15. Esther A. (kulnana) says:

    This sounds very interesting. I’ve read many of his books and he is a great writer.

  16. Kayleen (jegka) says:

    This looks great! Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  17. Kathryn H. says:

    Sounds spooky! Just my kind of book.

  18. This is my first Friday Free book offer.
    If I am selected to receive the book (I admire the author!) I’ll blog about it and mention this blog too. I will be very grateful. Thanks.


  19. Peggy F. (Joysong) says:

    Sounds very interesting.

  20. Dana T. (louiebear76) , says:

    Sounds like a great story!

  21. Jeannetta M. (gerardina) says:

    I have never heard or seen any information on this book before until now. It’s probably because I have never been interested in this kind of reading. However, to stretch my mind, I think I could handle tis book at this time in my life!

  22. I’ve never heard of this book! Sounds interesting.

  23. Julie B. (juliebev) says:

    sounds interesting

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