Book Reviews of The Resort

The Resort
The Resort
Author: Bentley Little
ISBN-13: 9780739445693
ISBN-10: 0739445693
Publication Date: 2004
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
I was disappointed with this book. I have enjoyed most of Bentley Little's books, but this one was just a little too "out there" - even for Bentley! Some of the scenes were disturbing to the point of being sick and just plain disgusting. It started out with typical Little suspense and horror and went downhill from there. Not a Bentley Little book I would recommend.
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Helpful Score: 4
For those not familiar with Little's horror novels, a family of five visit a desert resort for some R & R. First, things feel/seem out of place, then strange history come to light. Horrible and grotesque events happen after that, then a huge bloody finale. For Bentley Little fans, this is reminiscent of The Association, but with a twist/unexpected ending.
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Helpful Score: 4
i thought this was a great read- pretty scary, kinda like the twilight zone meets the shining.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a good book. The end has a twist that I did not expect. There are definitely NO hollywood endings in a Bentley Little book. His books are easy to read, but are engaging and entertaining. I recommend this book. But do note that his content is "adult" at times, so this book is NOT for pre-teens or teens who aren't allowed to read books with violence, language, sexual content or occult-religious content.
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Helpful Score: 3
In this very slow drawn out book, Little introduces us to his main characters, the Lowell Thurman family, mom, dad and three boys. Deciding they could afford the winter rates at the high end Reata Resort of Arizona, they pack the family off for a week of fun in the sun. Strange encounters and less then family atmosphere makes the Thurman's and other guest's question what is truly going on here.

The hotel has a strange mind mend on those staying there, they forget, they hallucinate, they become highly sexual, they become barbaric. But leave it to a 13 year old boy to find the answer and save the day.

By the end of this really horrible book I was repulsed. For a thriller it was even further out there than most. Too many barbaric scenes that had no point; and in turn made this book a joke. No need to read this author again.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very scary, descriptive! Not for the faint of heart!
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Helpful Score: 2
Welcome to The Reata, a fashionably unique spa located in the isolated Arizona desert. Please try to ignore the strange employees and the unspeakable things in the pool. And when guests start disappearing, just pretend it isn't happening. Enjoy your stay, and relax. Oh...and do remember to lock yourself in tightly after dark.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The pace of the plot really drew me in, and although the book was so fast-paced, I took my time and really savored it. I give this book an A+!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was so good, from the very beganning it was hard to put down. It just keeps drawing you into the book. The more you read the more you want to know what will happen next. I highly recommend this book
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a very exciting book. Keeps you wanting to read more and more to find out what happens next. It keeps you guessing right up to the end.
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Helpful Score: 2
takes place in a resort. not your typical place for a resort, after you read this you will want to find out all you can about places you stay.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the scariest books I have ever read! A family gets a great off-season rate at an exlusive resort in the desert. Odd things start happening almost as soon as they get there. Then fellow guests start disappearing. They are alone as whatever is there starts taking over.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the one and only Bentley Little book I will ever read. What crap and a waste of money!

I found this book to be a disturbing parody of a horror novel. For inexplicable reasons, the characters all seemed to have Tourette's Syndrome. Out of the blue just blurting out weird sexual idioms and irrelevant comments. The story was very choppily written - just jumping all over the place with no real purpose to this style of writing. I did like the main characters (a family of 5) who where inexplicably surprised at this seemingly innocuous resort that turned into a baffling haunted resort.

The conclusion somewhat explained what was going on but the story was more ridiculous (and stupid) than scary. The author threw sexual elements into the mix that had no baring on the storyline at all. Just reinforced the whole Tourette's thing.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent horror story set in an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert.
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Starts out with a normal family going on vacation at a beautiful remote resort and ends up in horror. Held my interest throughout.
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Good scary book, Bentley style. It is worth a read and I liked it.
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Very interesting ang genuinely scary. A great read for any horror fan with a nice little twist.
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What a sick, twisted, little book. I loved every word of it. Bentley Little reminds me of early Clive Barker, who also loves to go to the extreme.

I like the plot and the character development. Toward the end you are really cheering for the good guys to win. Imagine having someone or something get into your head and finding all your insecurities and then using them against you? That is what this book does to the main characters.

I am giving this book 4 stars, if I did not have bad dreams the night I finished it I would I would have given it 5. This book is not for the faint of heart.
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Bentley Little is one of my favorit authors.
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Interesting book, okay read, drags on somewhat, disappointing ending. This was my first Bentley Little book, it was an easy read and I probably will read one more of his books before I decide whether I like him or not, but I don't think he will become one of my favorite authors.
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I used to like Bentley Little but the last few I've tried to read I just don't get far with them and mostly because he is so filthy, language, sex, depraved, I like a good horror story but his books are just too sick and I'd hate to think of what some people can get in their minds after reading things his writes.
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I had a hard time putting this book down, I actually still think about it every now and then when I hear someone talk about hotels/vacations....lol. Very creepy!
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I liked the book, however the ending just kind of whimped out like Bentley just wanted to stop writing. It was a little dissappointing, however, I do not regret reading it. Kept me going for a few days! I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick summer read.
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I good horror story....an enjoyable read
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typical bentley little book, weird, scary and wild
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In this very slow drawn out book, Little introduces us to his main characters, the Lowell Thurman family, mom, dad and three boys. Deciding they could afford the winter rates at the high end Reata Resort of Arizona, they pack the family off for a week of fun in the sun. Strange encounters and less then family atmosphere makes the Thurman's and other guest's question what is truly going on here.

The hotel has a strange mind mend on those staying there, they forget, they hallucinate, they become highly sexual, they become barbaric. But leave it to a 13 year old boy to find the answer and save the day.

By the end of this really horrible book I was repulsed. For a thriller it was even further out there than most. Too many barbaric scenes that had no point; and in turn made this book a joke. No need to read this author again. Amazon Review: http://tinyurl.com/2rj3h7
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Does this guy ever miss?
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Welcome. Relax. Enjoy your stay. And lock yourself in after dark....
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Prepare to be scared!
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Great book Bentley Little is an excellent author I have read several of books and have not been disappointed yet
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great horror loved it!
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Bently Little is in a class all by himself! You don't want to visit or stay at his "Resort". Spooky!
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Not quite the place I want to spend my next vacation. Could be that you are interested in one-way tickets?
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VERY GOOD BOOK!
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Chilling tale of suspense. Little is up there with King and Koontz.
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The Reata is an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert-a perfect getawaw from the city for people like Lowell Thurman and his family, booked for a relaxing 5 day retreat. But what unfolds is anything but tranquil; Unnerving encounters with strange employees, wild parties in empty rooms,something unspeakable in the pool. Then, one by one, guests begin disappearing. The Thurmans are afraid because out in the middle of nowhere, with no escape and no one to hear them scream, they're left with only one terrifying choice; unlock the dark secrets of the Reata themselves before the real carnage begins.
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Makes you think about that great price you get at that nice hotel :)
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Fabulous book will get you hooked! If you like "The Shining" you'll love this!
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From the cover: The Reata is an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert - a perfect getaway from the city for people like Lowell Thurman and his family, booked for a relaxing five-day retreat. But what unfolds is anything but tranquil: unnerving encounters with strange employees, wild parties in empty rooms, something unspeakable in the pool. Then, one by one, guests begin disappearing. The Thurmans are afraid because out in the middle of nowhere, with no escape and no one to hear them scream, they're left with only one terrifying choice: unlock the dark secrets of the Reata themselves before the real carnage begins.
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A lot like The Shining
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This book was very interesting. The whole book keeps you on the edge of your seat and is hard to put down
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It's another twisted tale from Bentley Little! It will make you think twice the next time you go to a fancy resort!
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Excellent book! Good suspense.
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Another suspenseful tale by the always-reliable Bentley Little. If you think you're a horror fan but have never heard of him, do yourself a favor and try him out.
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Awesome book! kind along the lines of Stephen King's "cell" or at least that was my impression of it..
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The Reata is an excusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert-a perfect getaway from the city for people like Lowell Thurman and his family, booked for a relaxing five-day retreat. But what unfolds is anything but tranquil:unnerving encounters with strange employees, wild parties in empty rooms, something unspeakable in the pool. Then, one by one,guests begin disappearing. The Thurmans are afraid because out in the middle of nowhere, with no escape and no one to hear them scream, they\'re left with only one terrifying choice: unlock the dark secrets of the Reata themselves before the real carnage begins.
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bentley little is the absolute best!
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The Reata is an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert...a perfect getaway from the city for the people like Lowell Thurmond and his family, booked for a relaxing five day retreat. But what unfolds is anything but tranquil. You might say a vaction from/in Hell. Another great story by Bentley Little.
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The Reata is an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert--a perfect getaway from the city for people like Lowell Thurman and his family, booked for a relaxing five-day retreat. What unfolds is anything but tranquil: Strange employees, parties in empty rooms, something in the pool. Then the guests start disappearing. They are stuck in the middle of nowhere, with no escape.
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FROM BACK COVER:
The Reata is an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert - a perfect getaway from the city for people like Lowell Thurman & his family, booked for a relaxing five day retreat. But what unfolds is anything but tranquil: unnerving encounters with strange employees, wild parties in empty rooms, something unspeakable in the pool. Then, one by one, guests start didappearing. The Thurmans are afraid because out in the middle of nowhere, with no escape and no one to hear them scream, they're left with only one terrifying choice: unlock the dark secrets of the Reata themselves before the real carnage begins.
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The Reata is an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert-a perfect getaway from the city for people like Lowell Thurman and his family, booked for a relaxing five-day retreat. But what unfolds is anything but tranquil: unnerving encounters with strange employees, wild parties in empty rooms, something unspeakable in the pool. Then,one by one,guests begin disappearing. The Thurmans are afraid because out in the middle of nowhere, with no escape and no one to hear them scream, they're left with only one terrifying choice: unlock the dark secrets of the Reata themselves before the real carnage begins.