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Carlotta Moran, a young single mother with three children, suddenly has her life turned upside down when she begins to be attacked in her bed each night, violated by a spectral rapist. This brutal unseen force makes attempts on her life and terrorizes her children, but the worst part is that no one believes her. Among the skeptics is psychiatrist Dr. Sneidermann, who believes Carlotta is psychotic, a danger to herself and her children who should be committed. But two graduate students in parapsychology have a different theory: That Carlotta is being tormented by a powerful entity from beyond our reality, outside space and time. The tension builds to an electrifying conclusion, and the truth may be far more frightening than any of them ever imagined...

Based on documented real-life events that happened to a California woman in 1974, Frank De Felitta's provocative and disturbing novel The Entity (1978) is a classic of occult literature. Like De Felitta's Audrey Rose (1975), which sold more than 2.5 million copies, The Entity was a worldwide best seller, and was also adapted for a 1982 film starring Barbara Hershey.

©2014 Frank De Felitta (P)2020 Valancourt Books LLC

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Unbearable writing — don’t waste your time!

Felitta’s The Entity is the first (audio)book I have left unfinished (I got up to chapter 17).

While the premise and opening chapters hooked me, beyond part 2, I just wanted the damn thing to end. The writing is just awful. The plot is painfully repetitive. And Dr Sneiderman and all his psychologist crap just bored me.

I’m sorry, Felitta. I tried. I so wanted to like this. But it just didn’t do anything for me. Perhaps, it’s my fault for having William Blatty’s The Exorcist as my first horror. As yet, it hasn’t been topped.

My advise to any potential reader of this is: Do not waste your time on the book. Watch the film if you want to know the story. And if you want a good horror, read The Exorcist—if you haven’t already!