The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Modern-Day Demon Possession and Exorcism by David Kiely
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a really good book. It was limited to cases in Ireland, and all are pretty recent, as in the last 20 years or so. The narrative voice overall was very good, something you often don’t get with these kinds of books. The authors approached the subject like journalists, reporting on the events, interviewing the participants, and not as googly-eyed supporters of a paranormal cause. I also liked that half the cases profiled focused on a Protestant minister’s deliverances and half on Catholic exorcisms done by one priest. There were plenty of creepy moments as the authors moved from narrative to interviews. This is certainly an above-average read in the genre and I highly recommend it.
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