The child’s question haunted the nebulae, a thought in search of its maker that cornered reason in a dead-end maze and made Kinderman certain the materialist universe was the greatest superstition of his age. (William Peter Blatty, in Legion)
“Kinderman spends much time musing over possibilities of God, the nature of evil, and pain, often to whomever will listen,” according to Mark R Rinker, reviewing Legion for GoodReads (read review). “[Kinderman] even reaches a conclusion of sorts to his seeming endless array of questions, all posed by himself, before the murders and during their investigation.”
Originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1983, and subsequently turned into what Rinker calls “a more than satisfactory sequel … Exorcist III (which, mercifully, has nothing to do with Exorcist II: The Heretic).” Legion appeared in a Tor paperback edition in 2011 (Tom Doherty Associates, New York).
I’ve just begun reading it, and am going to be especially interested to follow Kinderman’s contemplations.