Book Reviews of The Town

The Town
The Town
Author: Bentley Little
ISBN-13: 9780451200150
ISBN-10: 0451200152
Publication Date: 5/1/2000
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 102 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
We are all afraid, to some extent, of things that go bump in the night, regardless of race, religion, etc. Being from a small town, and having some personal experience with more "extreme" religions, I could totally relate to the eye rolling of certain characters at the mere mention of religions traditions - or superstitions" of the grandmother in this story, but at the same time, could relate as well to her firm belief that there's something more out there than meets the eye, and we'd better be respectful of that which we cannot see. The two sides of the coin. The frightening twist in which the two sides are brought together at the end of this book will definitely leave you wondering about that bump you heard outside your window last night.

Bentley Little proves himself a master at macabre once more by taking that and twisting it into something so frightening that I found myself sleeping with the night light on the night I finished this book!
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Helpful Score: 8
A man wins the lottery and moves his family into an old house in McGrane, Arizona. Horrible murders start happening (as only Bentley Little could conceive of them) and personality changes and terrible accidents. This is a plenty scary book!
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Helpful Score: 7
Gregory Tomasov has returned with his family to the quaint Arizona community of his youth. In McGuane the air is clean, the land is unspoiled. Nothing much has changed. Except now, no one goes out after dark. And no onee told Gregory that he shouldnt have moved into the old abandoned farm on the edge of town. Once upon a time soemthing bad happened there. Something now reborn in the nightmares of Gregory's yound son. Somethihng that was about to be unleashed.
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Helpful Score: 3
I could not put this book down until finished! Great reading and very scary.
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Helpful Score: 1
great horror
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Helpful Score: 1
Pure Bentley Little!! If you are a fan, you need to read this one...
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Helpful Score: 1
My first Bentley Little book, and I LOVED it! Couldn't put it down, already have more ordered! I'm a huge Koontz and King fan, and Little is now added to my list...
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Helpful Score: 1
Great! Like all his books!
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A pregnant woman gives birth to a cactus, a small church grows hair and bleeds, a man sprouts an umbilical cord and, one by one, residents of a tiny Southwest town die violently. These and other bizarre events begin occurring shortly after Gregory Tomasov returns to his old hometown of McGuane, Ariz., with his wife and three children. The old adage "You can't go home again" has perhaps never rung more true, as Bram Stoker Award-winner Little (The House) draws upon elements of religion, the supernatural, sexual fantasy and psychological horror to create a modern-day ghost town. Almost immediately after they unwittingly move into an old farmhouse where a deranged man once murdered his family and committed suicide, the Tomasovs are transformed. The two younger children become obsessed with the shadows inside the home's bathhouse, shadows that eat dead animals, torment children and kill mercilessly. As the deaths mount and small-town life becomes more dangerous and freakish, residents begin to blame the Tomasovs, whom they believe carry some kind of curse. Not until the terrifying finale, which takes place during a sandstorm and blackout, does everyone realize the evil's roots. What, in a lesser writer's hands, would have been an obvious conclusion remains a mystery until the end. While reminiscent of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, Little crafts his own vivid landscape full of dark corners, twisted characters and a gruesome plot.
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Exciting edge of your seat from the first page, Bentley Little is a superb author of the suspense and horror field I devoured this book in 6 hours it was delicious to read
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I liked this book alot
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Tried very hard to stick with this but by half way I just got bored and nothing was happening and it just couldn't keep my interest.
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Bentley Little is a great author. All of his books that I have read have kept me riveted until the end.
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Thrilling book.
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This book was classic Bentley Little. And true to form, there isn't a "happy" ending in a Bentley Little book! If you like Stephen King or Dean Koontz, you will love Bentley Little! Not for the faint of heart!
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What's not to's Bentley Little at his best, as usual! Great story, edge of your seat suspense with loads of supernatural ghosties and demons!
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Great book,was very surprized at the end.I really enjoy Bentley Little's books he is a master of horror and keeps you always on the edge
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