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Coming from the Academy award-winning screenwriter and bestselling author of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty's newest creation is no demon from beyond, but a mere mortal Hollywood screenwriter caught in his own private hell. A scathing modern fable that chronicles the descent of an acclaimed auteur to a rung above has-been rings startlingly, wickedly true. Jason Hazzard was once known as a serious heavyweight in Hollywood, respected for his intellect and skill with a pen. Now a victim of a series of flops, he finds himself best known for being the husband of his glamorous, successful wife, a woman with the a point name of Sprightly God. Like Robert Altman's film The Player, Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing wittily, deliciously exposes a bizarre world, its moguls, its players, as Blatty weaves the story of Hazzard's attempts to turn his bummed life and career around. Drawing on - but of course not replicating - his own experiences in Hollywood during the writing and filming of such acclaimed movies as The Exorcist, The Ninth Configuration and What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, Blatty takes no prisoners in this realistic fable of towering ambition, cross and double-cross, and the rule of the rubber fist in the iron glove.
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