Bentley Little is an unbelievable writer. I started to follow this author after he was recommended by Stephen King. His first book i read "THE MAILMAN "was satanic, scary. His second book I read "THE WALKING " was frightening as hell It's unbelievable, scary as hell. That's pretty much it for "The Return," which is certainly not Bentley Little's best book, but which still contains enough creepy scenes to satisfy readers. The narrative momentum is a bit lax, Strange things are happening around an archaeological dig in Arizona: ancient artifacts come to life, people disappear, the likenesses of present-day folks appear in centuries-old images, people and animals suddenly become possessed, and the shadowy figure of a hairy subhuman creature pops up repeatedly.
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This book was a bit slow getting going, but once it picked u. an, I couldnt put it down! Springerville is famous for the legend of the Mogollon Monster. An acknowledged master of horror, Bentley Little was born in Arizona a month after his mother attended the world premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. He is the author of ten previous novels, including The Revelation, The Mailman, The Summoning, Death Instinct (published under the name Phillip Emmons), University, Dominion, The Ignored, The Store, The House, and The Town.
A master of horror on par with Koontz and Kin. o powerful that readers will keep the lights on day and night. If there’s a better horror novelist working today, I don’t know who it is. -Los Angeles Times. Bentley Little’s The Walking is the horror event of the year. If you like spooky stories, you must read this book. The Walking is a waking nightmare.
HE knows how to write good horror! I get chills every time I read The Return, and I don't know how many times I've read it over the years. The opening chapter is quite horrifying on its own-the book just gets better from there. The use of Anasazi objects as possessed horror items was just brilliant. The ending is a little lame, but the rest of the story makes up for that. After reading this great book and being thoroughly terrified by some of the most disturbingly original imagery I've come across this year, I was shocked to see the low scores this book got from readers. Maybe you have to be from the southwest to appreciate the achievement here. Compared to Dean Koontz's BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, which seems to have taken its Four Corners info from a map, Little knows this country and creates an epic novel of horror from this epic landscape. Scary, intense and original.
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Bentley Little is a master of horror on a par with Koontz and King (perhaps if he changed his name to Kittle he would obtain the sales and praise he deserves). The RETURN is one man's theory of why the Anasazi civilization was wiped out and his imagination is so powerful that readers will believe it too. After reading this novel, the audience will keep the lights on day and night. Chapter Analysis of The Return.
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