Bentley Little





Bentley Little

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born
in Mesa, Arizona, The United States
January 01, 1960

gender
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Bentley Little is an American author of numerous horror novels. He was discovered by Dean Koontz.

Little was born one month after his mother attended the world premiere of Psycho. He published his first novel, The Revelation, with St. Martin's Press in 1990. After reading it, Stephen King became a vocal fan of Little's work, and Little won the Bram Stoker Award for "Best First Novel" in 1990. He moved to New American Library for his next two novels, but was dropped from the company after he refused to write a police procedural as his next novel. He eventually returned to New American Library, with whom he continues to publish his novels.

Little has stated on several occasions that he considers himself a horror novelist, and that he writes in
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Average rating: 3.74 · 38,960 ratings · 2,418 reviews · 89 distinct works · Similar authors
The Store
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,943 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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The Association
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,205 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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The House
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 2,309 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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The Collection
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 2,128 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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The Haunted
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,924 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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The Resort
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,775 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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The Mailman
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,588 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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The Ignored
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,239 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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The Town
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,289 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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The Walking
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 1,305 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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“Julian tried to keep a pleasant smile on his face, though already it felt strained. He was uncomfortable with people who used the word blessed as a part of their everyday speech. The implication was that God was intervening in the minutiae of their lives, hanging around and helping them with their jobs or children or household chores as though He had nothing better to do.
Maybe it was true, Julian thought wryly. Maybe that was why there were wars and murders and earthquakes and hurricanes. God was too busy helping real estate agents find new listings to deal with those other issues.”
Bentley Little, The Haunted

“A light wind blew through here that carried with it scents of sadness and loss, not recognizable odors but smells that corresponded to nothing, chimerical fragrances able to evoke melancholic memories.”
Bentley Little, The Vanishing

“Her last call, at midnight, had been the worst. "I'll pull your cock out of your asshole," she'd said, and for some reason her voice at that moment had reminded him of his mother's.”
Bentley Little, The Walking

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