One On One With Satan
A chilling and highly convincing account of possession and exorcism in modern America, hailed by NBC Radio as "one of the most stirring books on the contemporary scene."
"Martin is above all serious. He is not speaking about madness, about illusions or the irrational, but about the real beyond all reason.... He presents exorcism as ... a titanic clash of wills that threatens the lives, the sanity, even the souls of all attending." -- Newsweek
"Martin's polished contemporary sense of traditional theology entices even the skeptical.... Stunningly pertinent ...Will set you thinking-and thinking-and thinking." -- Detroit News
"The most shattering book on demonic possession isn't fiction at all but Malachi Martin's spellbinding work of interpretive reporting." -- New York (Sunday) Daily News
This coupled with the attempt to describe, to mind-numbing detail, the inner emotions of an individual is very difficult to read. Mr. Martin tried way to hard to get into the heads of the people he writes of and in the processes spent way to much time alliterating that. Ideas that should be a page or two wind up being 10 or 15.
If you can get pass the above, Mr. Martin does a nice job in the way he sets up the stories. He is very well researched and lays out the premise in a very captivating manner. But this book could be half the size it is.
In all fairness to Mr. Martin, this may be the doing an editor run amok. If so, he needs to find a new one. I am giving it two stars as I have not yet finished it. I don't know if I can take much more of reading fluff and filler. This subject is quite fascinating and it is nothing but my curiosity that keeps me going. In all honesty, I don't think I'm going to make it through.