The Phantom of the Opera: The Lost Chapter by Gaston Leroux, Caitlin G. Freeman (translator)

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, novels were first published in serialized formats in newspapers or magazines.  It wasn't uncommon for whole chapters to be rewritten, added, or otherwise removed before the story was finally collected as a complete finished novel.  Think of it as a means for an author to allow readers to beta read … Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera: The Lost Chapter by Gaston Leroux, Caitlin G. Freeman (translator)

The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty, 1971 / 2011

It's been labeled as the most frightening book ever written.  It was a book so popular in its release that it was immediately made into a feature film that kickstarted the "Satanic panic" trend that permeated the 1970s and early 1980s.  40 years later, William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist celebrated its anniversary with a "specially revised … Continue reading The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty, 1971 / 2011