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Bentley Little

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Works by Bentley Little

The Store (1996) 591 copies
The Association (2001) 473 copies
The House (1999) 462 copies
The Collection (2002) 447 copies
The Walking (1999) 409 copies
The Resort (2004) 409 copies
The Haunted (2012) 368 copies
Dispatch (2005) 357 copies
The Revelation (1999) 353 copies
The Town (2000) 350 copies
The Return (2002) 349 copies
The Summoning (1993) 320 copies
The Ignored (1997) 314 copies
The Mailman (1991) 313 copies
The Vanishing (2007) 295 copies
The Policy (2003) 294 copies
The Burning (2006) 282 copies
Dominion (1996) 277 copies
The Academy (2008) 276 copies
University (1995) 238 copies
Death Instinct (1992) 232 copies
The Disappearance (2010) 195 copies
His Father's Son (2009) 167 copies
The Influence (2014) 121 copies
The Consultant (1656) 83 copies
The Handyman (2017) 83 copies
The Circle (2012) 70 copies
The Bank (2020) 65 copies
Walking Alone (2018) 37 copies
Indignities of the Flesh (2012) 25 copies
Gloria (2021) 24 copies
Horror Library, Volume 3 (2008) 15 copies
Horror Library, Volume 5 (2013) — Editor — 12 copies
DMV (2023) 11 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 50 (2004) 7 copies
Bad News (Anthology) (2000) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Mall 4 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 64 (2010) 4 copies
Hunting 3 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 14 (1992) 3 copies
Eine Braut per Post gekauft {anthology} (2001) — Contributor — 2 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 34 (2001) 2 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 39 (2002) 2 copies
The Planting 2 copies
Le postier (1999) 1 copy
From the Borderlands: Stories of Terror and Madness (2004) — Contributor — 1 copy
Bob 1 copy
The Theatre 1 copy
Bumblebee 1 copy
Estoppel 1 copy
Lethe Dreams 1 copy
Dark Duets 1 copy
Monteith 1 copy
Der Berater (2019) 1 copy

Associated Works

999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contributor — 611 copies
Borderlands 5 (2003) — Contributor — 405 copies
Borderlands 1 (1990) — Contributor — 233 copies
Hottest Blood: The Ultimate in Erotic Horror (1993) — Contributor — 196 copies
Borderlands 3 (1992) — Contributor — 150 copies
Borderlands 2 (1991) — Contributor — 145 copies
Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories From the Edge (2005) — Contributor — 134 copies
The Gods of HP Lovecraft (2015) — Contributor — 120 copies
666: Number of the Beast (2007) — Contributor — 119 copies
Four Dark Nights (2002) — Contributor — 112 copies
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Contributor — 106 copies
Deadly After Dark (1994) — Contributor — 90 copies
Borderlands 4 (1994) — Contributor — 86 copies
Hot Blood X (1998) — Contributor — 85 copies
Seeds of Fear (1995) — Contributor — 79 copies
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1992) — Contributor — 70 copies
Dangerous Vegetables (1998) — Contributor — 68 copies
Demons (2011) — Contributor — 64 copies
Turn Down the Lights (2013) — Contributor — 43 copies
Blue Motel (1994) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade (2012) — Contributor — 38 copies
Touch Wood (1993) — Contributor — 35 copies
Destination Unknown (1997) — Contributor — 34 copies
Cat Crimes Through Time (1999) — Contributor — 34 copies
Necro Files: Two Decades of Extreme Horror (2011) — Contributor — 33 copies
Dark Screams: Volume Five (2015) — Contributor — 30 copies
Shivers (2002) 29 copies
Shivers II (2003) 25 copies
Dark Screams: Volume Eight (2017) 23 copies
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 (2020) — Contributor — 19 copies
On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir (2011) — Contributor — 16 copies
After Death... (2013) — Contributor — 16 copies
Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets (2018) — Contributor — 15 copies
Better Weird: A Tribute to David B. Silva (Anthology) (2015) — Contributor — 14 copies
Cut Corners Volume 1 (2012) — Contributor — 11 copies
Walrus Tales (2012) — Contributor — 3 copies
Cemetery Dance Issue 13 (1992) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Another fun book.



Lots of detailed animal death in the beginning. Skippable. Just let your eyes skim right over it. You won't miss a thing.

Humans die in great quantities.



I am seriously enjoying this run on Bentley Little. He's kind of a riot. I gotta take a break though.
 
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rabbit-stew | 2 other reviews | Dec 31, 2023 |
Fun. This one pokes fun at the totalitarian bureaucratic state agency that can exist through time without changing its power base or quality of leaders, while accumulating more laws and rules directed at normal citizens.

Horror ensues. Of course it does, this is a Bentley Little book.
 
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rabbit-stew | 1 other review | Dec 31, 2023 |
Disgusting and depraved, without the qualities that make Little so much fun to read. This is more for the splatter punk crowd. I almost stopped a couple of times, but it's Little, so I might as well skip the truly awful junk and move on. I missed a lot of the book, I skimmed/skipped so much. I'm not a splatter punk person.

This was definitely one of Little's early books. Yech. Unless you want to read alllll the 1990s triggers, stay away from this one.

Why the two star? Well, it's still Bentley Little. This was his first foray into the style he'd follow for the rest of his writing career. His books usually contain a good bit of tongue in cheek humor. This one had a hint, but not enough to make up for the truly rough stuff. I enjoyed the general idea, but not exploits.… (more)
 
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rabbit-stew | 5 other reviews | Dec 31, 2023 |
It's Bentley Little. He's got a huge catalog, I have his books already, and he's my go-to author when I can't figure out what I want to read next.

This book is centered around mysterious happenings in a small town in Arizona. It's a little different from most of Little's books. It doesn't focus on the evils of corporate culture or the ruination of a cooperative community by the people who should be saving it. There is a furtive, enigmatic character who drops in the beginning who is clearly not quite human. Anyone who has read other Little books will recognize a deviation from the pattern this time. It's interesting for the author.

The other main characters are likable, with their own foibles. There are red-shirts galore.

I know there is going to be animal abuse when reading a Little book, so yeah, I have been warned. The second someone realizes the pet is missing, I know what's coming next. Now everyone else has been warned. It lasts for about a page and a half. The hard part in this one is that I just adopted an adorable black cat that bites. Skipped right on over that part. The problems with reading horror and having pets.

There's also some pretty horrible farm animal deaths in the beginning. Skimmed and got the main points.


Otherwise, the book is set in the 1980s. It was nice to drop back into a world without social media and smartphones. It was an enjoyable read.
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Statistics

Works
77
Also by
40
Members
8,424
Popularity
#2,860
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
269
ISBNs
219
Languages
4
Favorited
45

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