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A Teenage boy with a passion for all things nerdy! Expect a lot of Doctor Who, Cult/Horror Movies, Literature and Novels, History, Comic Books and random thoughts. Posts published weekly on a Friday evening. DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the items reviewed on this site and i also do not own of the pictures (unless stated so). If you own one of the photos and wish for it to be removed contact me at this adress: Super.pig@live.co.uk. However all of the written work is my own and is protected under copyright law.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Ritual by David Pinner

Ritual is something of an odd novel, but one with a very colourful and slightly bemusing history.  Originally receiving only a very short print run, the book later became highly sort after when a connection was revealed between it and the 1973 film The Wicker Man, with copies known to have sold for up to £600. Now, being a student, I’m saddened to say that I do not own an original copy and indeed were it not for a marvellous little company called ‘Finders Keepers’ (cult movie soundtrack lovers you should defiantly check them out) then  it’s doubtful if I would  of been able to read this little oddity at all. Admittedly my interest in the novel only came about because I happen to be something of a Wicker Man fan, indeed I would probably go so far to say it’s the most well made and artistic (even if it’s not my personal favourite) British Horror Movie ever.  Despite that though I was always aware that Ritual was supposedly a very different beast from its predecessor, and although having bought the film rights to the book, all those involved in the making of the Wicker Man constantly state that its influence was very limited. Which if true, I admit I am somewhat grateful for.