Book Reviews of The Vanishing

The Vanishing
The Vanishing
Author: Bentley Little
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451221858
ISBN-10: 0451221850
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Reading this book was like having a nightmare where demonic monsters were seducing and mating with humans resulting in freakishly deformed hybrids, disgusting. Wealthy men, descendants of those who struck it rich in the 1800's with the cursed gold of Black Mountain in California, are going on murderous rampages, leaving behind creepy, cryptic messages. For Carrie Daniels, a social worker, and Brian Howells, a newspaper reporter, solving this mystery is personal. This was my first Bentley Little, can't wait to read more! I highly recommend this book, but it is not for everyone, extremely gory and sexually explicit!
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Helpful Score: 2
Bentley Little has a pretty sick imagination. But that's the whole point! This was a good read. He never holds back, never surrenders. It was a great book to lose yourself in.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a novel that makes you wonder where Bentley Little gets his ideas but after a gruesome scene or two, you don't care & wait for the next gory/sex drenched scene to take place. This book is truly for the horror lover.
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Helpful Score: 1
this is one of little's best...the rich start killing off their families and no one knows why..until a man who survives being brutally murdered does he discover the real truth behind his heritage and where he really came from...a trip takes him to california where he discovers his true nature and finds a way to save his family from the terrible curse that has followed his family thru the generations..]
great read, unable to put this one down
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Hard to put down. Chilling and don't read when alone. I thought it was great.
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Bentley Little is a true horror writer-- if you don't like sex/gore/weird/sick then his books aren't for you. This has a little of everything and it can get pretty rough in some spots but it is riveting.
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Hmmm little strange even for Bently!! Sex with monsters that you read and read to find out why and ..... well I wont tell you the ending but lets just say that while entertaining, its not what I would call his best work. cmon you can do better than this Bentley!! Try it for yourself fellow readers and see what you think.
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In Beverly Hills a wealthy CEO goes on a bloody rampage and videotapes the slaughter. He leaves behind a chilling, cryptic message: "This is where it begins" Miles away, an alarmed mother receives from her estranged husband an unsettling letter stained with bloody finger prints.

Scary-graphic-with a lesson in it. Recommended for those who like
Stephen King, this is up one scary notch!
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Good spook book. I like this guy, not as good as Stephen King or Dean Koontz of course but a good spook writer just the same. I read any of his books I find and will continue to do so.
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If you are not a fan of Bentley Little, I suggest you try one of his first publishings before you read this one. For Little fans, this is one of the strangest of his books that I have ever read. What suddendly makes multi-millionaires go on a killing rampage? When social worker Carrie Daniels visits one of her cases, why is she so terrifed of the little boy in the next room? When she and reporter Brian Howells begin their search to find out just what is at the bottom of these two occurences, only Bently Little can come up with an amazing story line to explain it. Stephen King calls him - "The horror poet lautrate."
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Like most of his books... gory and a great read I enjoyed! Scary good.
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An amazingly scary book....loved it!!
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I love Bentley Little keeps you right on the edge.Great book
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I have totally liked Bentley's early books. This book is a piece of trash. In addition to being boring, Bentley tries to outdo himself with the trashiest perverted stories. This book is not horror unless you consider sadism and outrageous perversion horror. I could not classify this as pornography. It is just awful.