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Dispatch
Dispatch
Author: Bentley Little
ISBN-13: 9780451216779
ISBN-10: 0451216776
Publication Date: 10/4/2005
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
A wonderfully written book by Bentley Little. Gripping tale of a young man who grows up in an indifferent family with no real friends to become an accomplished writer. Exactly what he accomplishes is unclear however his talent for the written word turns into an obsessive vice leading to unfortunate consequences that often reflect terrifying nightmares and personal fears. Although it is a spellbinding book, the end leaves you with a question mark. Almost as if you are looking for one more chapter to finish the story. It feels unfinished and there for slightly unsatisfactory. Otherwise the story from start to finish is incredibly difficult to put down. A great author I've discovered, however I do hope he learns to finish these great amazing stories.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another gem from this "horror writer's writer." Bentley delivers the goods in this tale of a letter writer who has a bit too much free time on his hands, and a knack for getting into trouble. An excellent read and highly recommended for anyone who wants to stay up late at night glancing over their shoulder every five minutes, and jumping at every little creak and groan in the house.
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Erie book...like all of Bentley Little's books...he is a new favorite author of mine. Always keeps me on the edge of my seat, and I have to keep looking over my shoulders whenever I read one of his books. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 2
What happens when you start writing letters for a living and change people lives......then get a letter delivered to you.
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Good story line but I was a bit disappointed in the ending. It left me wanting more and the loose ends weren't tied up. Not one of his best stories but a good one nonetheless.
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Wonderfully spooky book about a guy that takes a job and finds out that it is very unusual. This is classic Bentley Little...fun and spooky!! Great Halloween reading!
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Jason Hanford is a letter writer. Make that Letter Writer. He writes letters--and his letters get results. If he writes a complaint letter to a theme park, he gets free passes. If he writes an editorial scathing the president's economical plans, he gets a responding letter from the president himself.

There is no doubt that Jason Hanford was born to write...and someone out there knows this. Jason begins to receive mysterious letters, detailing dreams he has had, horrible nightmares that seem all-too-real. When Jason's life begins to spiral downwards, when his marriage ends in divorce and seperation from his wife and child, when he loses his job and is danger of losing his home...Jason gets a job offer. From someone who wants him to do nothing but that thing he feels most compelled to do: write letters. It is a job that will change Jason's life...and may very well COST him his life.

"Dispatch" is yet another rivetting, satirical, shocking novel by the always-enjoyable Bentley Little. The ending is a bit predictable for Little's die-hard fans, but that's okay--we really don't care that much, because it's the ride UP TO the ending that we're most interested in. And what a thrill it is! "Dispatch" will keep you turning the pages until the very end...where you may even feel compelled to go back and read it all over again. With the lights on, of course. And you might not want to open your mail.
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Helpful Score: 1
hard to put down..fast read.
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I didnt like this one.I guess every author is intitled to one stinker.
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One of my favorite horror authors does it again, taking the mundane task of writing a letter and turning it into a full-fledged horror story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very creepy.
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Helpful Score: 1
Little posesses the uncanny ability to take everyday situations and turn them into nightmares.
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This is a good book. What I like about this author is his book are never the same. you can read all his books and never get the same story twice (unlike some more famous authors!) This book starts off a little slow, but stick with it. The ending is a little Stephen King like, but it doesn't detract from the premise of the story.

A man who thinks he scams by writing fake letters and such gets plunged into a nightmare that he never expected!

a worthwhile read.
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Helpful Score: 1
The plot is original but it just gets too bizarre towards the end. I guess that's what Bentley Little is known for though so I shouldn't complain. It's an enjoyable read - not really jump out and scare you kind of stuff - more just the slow creeping up on you chills.
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This book is about a man who make his living writing very sinister letters. It reminds me of Steven King and Clive Barker novels. I was intrigued by the premise, and really couldn't put it down.
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Very twisted... a fun ride.
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Edge of your seat scary
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Good solid horror novel. Author is one of the relatively unsung heroes in this genre, has not yet received the full measure of acclaim he is entitled to.
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Huge fan of Little but this was my least favorite of his works. Just did not catch my attention long enough. I read the book in sections over a long period of time because i couldn't really seem to sit through it all together. Wouldn't recommend this as one of the first novels you should read by him.
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All about the power of letter writing. Great read!
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good book one of his best ones I think.
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good story premise
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I love most of Bentley Little's books and this latest one was very absorbing. An original idea, like one of his previous books, "The Ignored." Jason Hanford loves to write letters and reaps the benefits -- getting freebies galore and inspiring change. Then one day he receives a letter offering him a job writing letters, but he should've asked some questions about the job. Very good horror book.
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This story will make you re-look at the phrase "and in the beginning there was the word." I have always been better in expressing myself in writing rather than speaking, but thankfully I haven't had the experiences that Jason did. I guess I am not a Letter Writer! LOL Another great story from Little!
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This was an o.k. book. It seems like I read a short story along the same lines at one time, so it was almost as though I knew most of the story line.
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I enjoy this guy's books so much. He takes the mundane and makes it scary.
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I know this is 'horror' but it is a strange story. Little writes some creepy books but this one is strange. Starts out interesting but about the middle it kind of slows down and gets on the boring side but then it picks up again until the end.
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Bentley Little's books get you thinking about what lies just beneath the surface of what is considered normal. This book did not disappoint me at all. Kept me guessing and thinking about my own little quirks.
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"Blessed with the gift for written word, Jason Hanford has everything he needs: a pen, stationary, and a prestamped envelope. His complaints yield complimentary meals and free hotel rooms. His correspondence with secret crushes makes fantasies come true. Letters to the editor spark citywide debates and inspire change. His letters are powerful, angry, heartfelt, and sometimes obscene-and always persuasive.

Then one day someone sends Jason a letter: This is for you. It leads to an offer to write letters for a living. A whole new world is opening up for Jason.

He should have asked a few more questions about the job." (from back cover)

I LOVED THIS BOOK!
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Like all of his books, very unusual. He takes everyday things, like letter writing, and turns them in to something sinister.
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Blessed with a gift for the written word, Jason Hanford has everything he needs; a pen, stationary, and a prestamped envelope. His complaints yield complimentary meals and free hotel rooms. His correspondence with secret crushes makes fantasies come true. Letters to the editor spark citywide debates and inspire change. His letters are powerful, angry, heartfelt, sometimes obscene-and always persuasive.
Then one day, someone sends Jason a letter: THIS IS FOR YOU! It leads to an offer to write letters for a living. A whole new world is opening up for Jason.
"He should have asked a few more questions about the job."
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Blessed with a gift for the written word, Jason Hanford has everything he needs: a pen, stationery, and a prestamped envelope. His complaints yield complimentary meals and free hotel rooms. His correspondence with secret crushes makes fantasies come true. Letters to the editor spark citywide debates and inspire change. His letters are powerful, angry, heartfelt, sometimes obscene--and always persuasive.
Then one day someone sends Jason a letter: This is for you. It leads to an offer to write letteers for a living. A whole new world is opening up for Jason.
He should have asked a few more questions about the job.
Very entertaining story, very Stephen King like story.
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Blessed with a gift for the written word, Jason Hanford has everything he needs; a pen, sationery, and a prestamped envelope. His complaints yield complimentary meals and free hotel rooms. His correspondence with secret crushes makes fantasies come true. Letters to the editor spark citywide debates and inspire change. His letters are powerful, angry, heartfelt, sometimes obscene--and always persuasive. Then one day someone sends Jason a letter offering him a job. He should have asked more questions.
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Jason Hanford likes to write letters. He has everything he needs, stamps, envelopes and lots of pens. He is good to go. He complains and gets free meals, free hotel rooms. He write to women he has a crush on. His letters to the editor cause city wide debates. His letters are powerful, angry and heartfelt and sometimes obscene and always persuasive. One day someone sends
Jason as letter....He has an offer to write letters for a living. He should have asked a few questions about the job......???!!
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Blessed with a gift for the written word Jason Hanford has everything he needs a pen stationary and a prestamped envelope His complaints yield complimentary meals and free hotel rooms His correspondence with secret crushes makes fantasies come true Letters to the editor spar citywide debates and inspire change His letters are powerful angry heartfelt and sometimes obscene
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awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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I have read alot of Bentley Little's books there all good i really like dispatch. has a good ''creepy'' feel to it like a scary movie for your mind. if you really like this book you should try (The Resort) by Bentley little. thats a good one!
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VERY GOOD