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This novel was the inspiration for the cult movie The Wicker Man Set against an enclosed rural Cornish landscape Ritual follows the trail. 2 stars it was OK I read this because the book is the inspiration for my favorite folk horror movie The Wicker Man No not the Nicol

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Of English police officer David Hanlin who is reuested to investigate the murder of a local child During the protagonist's short stay he i. I have never read a book with so many exclamation marks inThis is the book that inspired The Wicker Man and there are parts of it t

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S slowly subjected to a spectacle of psychological trickery sexual seduction ancient religious practices and nightmarish sacrificial ritua. At the book s heart is the kernel of the idea for The Wicker Man but it is almost unreadable owing to the stylistic uality of the n

  • Hardcover
  • 279
  • Ritual by David Pinner
  • David Pinner
  • English
  • 02 March 2017
  • 9781445888095

About the Author: David Pinner

David Pinner was born in 1940 After school and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he appeared with repertory companies at Sheffield Perth Coventry Belgrade Theatre and Windsor By 1969 he had written thirteen plays including ‘Fanghorn’ ‘Dickon’ ‘Lightfall’ and ‘Eiderdown’ RITUAL was his first novel



10 thoughts on “Ritual by David Pinner

  1. says:

    Not exactly the mind blowing and hideous yet beautiful and strangely psychedelic 1973 British adaptation that I remember The Wicker Man but this book is still worth checking out for its classic status uniue style and compelling mystery

  2. says:

    This novel is filled with many priceless examples of overwritten prose particularly regarding the character Anna's breasts which behave in ways contrary to both nature and basic anatomy ex She stopped pursing her nipples towards him It's interesting as prose archaeology if you're a fan of THE WICKER MAN but I wouldn't re

  3. says:

    2 stars it was OK I read this because the book is the inspiration for my favorite folk horror movie The Wicker Man No not the Nicolas Cage ve

  4. says:

    David Pinner Ritual Finders Keepers 1967I find it absolutely staggering that Ritual was out of print for as long as it was

  5. says:

    I have never read a book with so many exclamation marks inThis is the book that inspired The Wicker Man and there are par

  6. says:

    I don't know where to begin with this oneIt's a weird trippy 60's novel characterized by off kilter realityIf you're a fan of The Wicker Man it's worth a read just to see the genesis of that film which was tightly constructed than the novel I prefer the stark moralistic contrast and conflict between the villagers

  7. says:

    Since this book is primarily read because it is the inspiration behind 1973's The Wicker Man it is difficult to evaluate it on its own merits without comparing it to the far famous and superior film Fundamentally this novel is a murder mystery; however the mystery is never uite resolved nor is the nature of the

  8. says:

    At the book's heart is the kernel of the idea for The Wicker Man but it is almost unreadable owing to the stylistic uality of the narrative The author ties himself in knots in an ostentatious attempt to include simile and other devices most of which are contrived and inappropriate A laborious read

  9. says:

    The chances are if you read this novel you’re doing so because of The Wicker Man The film started as an adaptation of this novel they bought the rights to the book but immediately went the way of so many adaptations by throwing a

  10. says:

    It's difficult not to compare this to The Wicker Man when you're reading it which is a shame because the book while an obvious inspiration for the film really is a completely different story and one which the movie took to a new leve

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