Book Reviews of The Association

The Association
The Association
Author: Bentley Little
ISBN-13: 9780739420904
ISBN-10: 0739420909
Publication Date: 2001
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
A young couple buys a home in a gated community. From the first day, things go wrong... just a few months later, it ALL goes wrong. Very creepy, those C. C. & R.'s!!! I read this in two days. It scared me the same way "Pacific Heights" scared me as an apartment dweller!
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Helpful Score: 7
This was the first Bently Little book I read. It captured me where I couldn't put it down and created emotions I didn't even know I had. It's unbelievable how anyone could even write such horrific events.
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Helpful Score: 5
Having worked for a homeowners assn management company for 5 years and living in a HOA-run complex, this book really hit home with me. What Bentley writes about these "little Hitlers" (as I call them) is more true than anything I've ever read. Mr. Little must have either lived in one or heard about the horror stories of what goes on and just took it several steps farther. Excellent, excellent read and so far my favorite from Little.
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Helpful Score: 5
Scary, addictive, and a great read. The story is over the top, but it is an examination of what may happen when a society becomes complacent and allows its freedoms to be eroded.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book is about the horrors of moving into a gated community. Very good read.
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Helpful Score: 4
I absolutely hated this book. My in-laws recommended it and I kept reading it thinking that it would surely get better somehow, but it did not happen! Completely disappointing!
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Helpful Score: 4
I love Bently Little's books and how he makes the common and every day stuff terrifying. In the Association it is an exclusive gated community that is terrifying. The Association has a rule book that must be followed. Their rules go beyond the normal rules expected in gated communities even so far as dictating where you should work and who you can have as friends. Breaking their rules results in severe punishment - both financial and physical, even death.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great suspense story. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I remembered the story vividly when I considered moving into a home with an "association".
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Helpful Score: 4
Bentley Little is one of my all-time favorite horror authors. It is amazing to me how he can take one mundane concept and craft an entire horror novel around it.
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Helpful Score: 4
Pretty creepy.....makes those of us who live in a subdivision with a homeowners association look over our shoulders!
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Helpful Score: 3
A pretty good story, it kept me turning pages until towards the end. I thought the ending wasn't as good as the story, as though the author had run out of ideas, seems there could have been a better conclusion. I'm not sure I'll try anymore of his books.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first Bentley Little book that I read, but not the last. It left me wanting to read more by this author. I could hardly put this book down it was so good!! It's the story of a young married couple who move into a gated community with a terrifying homeowners association who will go to extremes to make the people in their community conform. Great horror book!!
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Helpful Score: 2
My first Bentley Little book. It was very good and I didn't want to put it down. I will read more of his work.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is hard to put down!
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. I must admit, they were pretty stupid to continue living there after everything that they went through, and I did find myself wanting to yell at them - but even so, it was entertaining. This was the first Bentley Little book I have read and I came back on and scooped up "The Policy" right away. I just enoyed his style of writing.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love this author! This book IMO is great!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book by Bentley Little that I've read. I wasn't disappointed - it was creepy and suspenseful. I had no idea what to expect and had lots of spooky surprises. I will definitely check out more of his stories.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my favorite Bentley Little books. Almost seems this could happen which is creepy!
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Helpful Score: 2
Scary and intense. I loved it. Couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was the first Bentley Little book I've read. He's definitely different!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book. Couldn't put it down. Suspensefu1, scary and a quick read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Living in a gated community is not as wonderful after you learn about how the management enforces the rules.

Very good story!
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Helpful Score: 1
Awesome book!! Couldn't put it down, finished it the same day!
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Helpful Score: 1
If you're even contemplating moving into a gated community, read this book first! If you already live in one .....
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Helpful Score: 1
Creepy. Glad I don't have to belong to an homeowners association.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you want to be on the edge of your seat, pick up The Association. This will make you stop and think before you buy a house in a gated community, and if you already live there...sleep with one eye open,,,,you never know when The Association is watching!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Creepy, weird and gross. Good book ;) It's about a couple who buy a house in a fancy gated community, and way more than they bargained for with their HOA
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Barry and Maureen have been "approved" by The Association to move into their exclusive gated community. They reserve the right to approve or not approve the decor of the house, the landscaping, your friends or your job.Do not associate with the neighbors. There will be no outside interference. All attempts to leave will be stopped. IF you do anything wrong you could get fines, punished or killed. Got problems....contact the house on the hill...before dark and you ARE being watched...............??
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another Bentley Little wild ride!
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Really enjoyed this book. Little reminds me of early Stephen King
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This is the second novel of Bentley Little's that I have read. I loved it. It makes you think twice about living in a gated community. I pictured the story continuing with the Association moving to another gated community and made way for a sequel.
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I loved this book i thought it was great!!!
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This book is not funny--it is a true horror story and grips you from the first and doesn't let go until you are finished--very hard to put down for a minute, the hardest part to get through is the ending--it is so ricidulous and unbelievable but yet you must finish it.
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not as good as some of his others, but still a good read
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Bentley Little is like a "B" rated movie! I find his material hilarious. This book made me want to read more. Worth the time for a little laugh.
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This was my first Bentley Little book and I really enjoyed it until about 3/4 of the way through. I've lived in a community with a homeowner's association and know how annoying they can be, however there came a part of the book where the story seemed to get really out of hand. (one friend disappears, then a couple of friends disappearing - not found after trying to hunt them down, and then just dropping it. I wouldn't just drop searching for my friends, believe me. Since calling the police and the FBI didn't work, I'd call the newspapers, report it to radio or TV stations, make it known) The story seemed to get even wilder and far less believable. I did not like the ending at all. I did enjoy the earlier part of the book enough to try reading another. His reviews have been terrific, so I'll give his books another chance.
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My favorite Bentley Little book! In my opinion, his best work. Really great read if you like Bentley Little or just horror in general.
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You have been approved by the Association and are encouraged to move into their gated community at once. but this is no normal neighborhood. You will see...
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From Back Cover:
Congratulations, Barry and Maureen: You've been approved by the Association and are encouraged to move into your exclusive gated community as soon as possible. Please be aware that we reserve the right to approve your decor, your landscaping, your friends, and your job. All relationships with neighbors should be avoided. Any interference from the outside will not be tolerated. Any attempt to leave will be stopped. Any infraction of the rules could result in severe fines, physical punishment, or death. Please send all other inquiries to the house on the hill. Preferably after dark. P.S. You're being watched.
Sincerely, The Association
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Very good!