The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler

A Horror Novel

Fiction - Horror
345 Pages
Reviewed on 11/29/2023
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Author Biography

Connor Gunnin is an author of horror and science fiction. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Southern California, where he now lives in Huntington Beach with his roommate and small, white dog. Connor was inspired to write about the darker side of life by his education and career in the hospitality industry, where he learned many terrifying truths about humanity. The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler is his debut novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler is a work of fiction in the horror, dark paranormal, and suspense subgenres. It is best suited to mature adult readers owing to its dark themes, some sensitive subject areas, and moderate gore and explicit language throughout. Penned by author Connor Gunnin, this chilling supernatural thriller is set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany in 1938. Werner Stengel, a former Catholic priest turned Minister of the Interior, becomes increasingly skeptical of Hitler's rise to power. Suspecting demonic influence, Stengel and his loyal conspirators embark on a dangerous mission to exorcise Hitler and prevent the unfolding of World War II.

Author Connor Gunnin really knows how to craft an atmosphere of horror and suspense, creating a sense of dread that lingers in the background of even the calmest moments of this thrilling tale. The characters, especially Stengel, are well-developed, and their internal struggles are fascinating to explore through some really intuitive speech and thought presentation. Gunnin knows how to encourage readers to read between the lines of the text and emote with the characters without ever spoon-feeding them the story. The exploration of the Nazi occult and the potential demonic possession of Hitler adds a unique and eerie dimension to the plot that gives it real gravitas because of the connections to true history. The blend of horror and historical fiction is also executed masterfully, shocking in places but never gratuitous, making this novel both a thought-provoking and spine-tingling read. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler to fans of fascinating, psychological, and thrill-filled horror everywhere.

Keith Mbuya

The signs were too many for Werner Stengel, the former Catholic priest now turned Interior Minister in Adolf Hitler’s government, to ignore. The Fuhrer’s political opponents were in camps. Jews were losing their rights. He was seizing sovereign territories and growing his army in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. As much as Germany had grown tremendously under the Fuhrer’s rule, all these pointed to one frightening truth. The Fuhrer was steering Germany toward another great war, a war they might never win. Stengel believed all this was happening because Hitler was possessed by a demon. In a bid to prevent Germany’s imminent fate, Stengel abducts Hitler, with the help of a few like-minded countrymen, and plans to exorcise him. Stengel finds himself between a rock and a hard place as his plan slowly crumbles and his relationship with his only daughter is shaken to the core. Will he succeed? Get yourself Connor Gunnin’s The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler to learn more.

Connor Gunnin’s The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler will appeal to lovers of historical novels with a touch of horror and drama. Connor weaves an enthralling plot, running it on a double timeline. The subtle and macabre tone of the storyline had me on the edge of my seat, completely at the mercy of Connor’s imagination as I hung on to every word. I never knew where the story was headed. The vivid depictions captured the mood and setting of Germany in the late 1930s, allowing me a glimpse into a period that saw the world fall into the unforgiving grip of World War II. Connor depicts the forces at play during the rapid growth of the Third Reich, giving me insight into the political and social dynamics of Germany at that time. The cast’s emotions are well brought out, with their complex traits making them authentic and easy to connect with. There is action, adventure, thrills, and so much more in The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler.

Foluso Falaye

Connor Gunnin's The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler intrigues readers with a history-themed horror narrative involving Adolf Hitler and plans for global domination. Possessed by a demonic spirit, Hitler is in control of the government, and no one but him can change its course. The only way to save the world is to free him of the demon through an exorcism, or at least, that's what Werner Stengel believes. Though Werner is a government official, he is different than most Nazis because he was a Catholic priest before becoming one. However, Werner is forced to reconsider his loyalty to Hitler when he discovers that his cause is far from the goodness he hoped to see in the world. Is it too late to turn things around?

I was completely engrossed in the book from start to finish. I couldn't stop myself from shouting out instructions like "Don't open the door," before I remembered that they couldn't hear me. Furthermore, the book offers a thought-provoking exploration of religion, politics, and history. It brings our attention to the conditioning of youth through disturbing societal structures and organizations like the League and the Hitler Youth. Even with its multiple perspectives, its characters' voices and background stories are crystal clear and deeply engaging. Stengel is seen struggling with the moral implications of his choices as he battles both religious guilt and regrets involving a past lover. The Exorcism of Adolf Hitler is highly recommended to readers seeking exciting, nail-biting fear and suspense. From desperate prayers and manipulative spirits to distorted reality, mockery, and dark secrets, the book is brimming with spine-chilling horror elements you can't resist.