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The Ninth Configuration
by William Peter Blatty | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingbook_drunkardwing of Osgood, Indiana USA on 7/21/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by imawinn2): reserved

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingbook_drunkardwing from Osgood, Indiana USA on Friday, July 21, 2017

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Summary from Amazon:

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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbook_drunkardwing at Osgood, Indiana USA on Sunday, July 23, 2017

7 out of 10

Deliciously twisted romp in the Cuckoo's Nest!
Made me laugh out loud several times. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingbook_drunkardwing at by mail, A book trade -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Released 7 mos ago (8/15/2017 UTC) at by mail, A book trade -- Controlled Releases


Part of a book trade - mailed today. 

Journal Entry 4 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017

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I received this book as part of a trade with book_drunkard. Thanks for sharing! 

Journal Entry 5 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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This was a wonderfully insane tale. I didn't know what I got into, at first and wondered if I was going to like it. However, one really has to keep with it and it will all fall into place. Moments of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest dashed through my mind, only with a military theme. Great book! Thanks for sharing. I have a journey in mind for this one. So, it won't be sitting long at my house. Btw, now I want to see the movie. 

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