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Schemen

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  1,452 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
Bob Jones führt ein unscheinbares Leben. So unscheinbar, dass er eines Tages für andere Menschen tatsächlich unsichtbar wird. Aber es gibt noch mehr Menschen wie ihn. Bob erfährt von ihnen und entdeckt einen finsteren Plan: Um die Menschheit für ihr Schicksal zu bestrafen, planen die Unsichtbaren einen schrecklichen Anschlag. Wie soll Bob einen Gegner aufhalten, den nieman ...more
Paperback, 527 pages
Published October 2010 by Bastei Lübbe (first published June 1st 1997)
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Ruth Turner
Jul 08, 2014 Ruth Turner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror

I couldn't make up my mind how to rate this book. I was all over the place while I was reading it.

I loved the beginning, and then it started to drag...and drag...and drag.

There were even a couple of times when I decided I couldn't read another page, closed the file and went searching for my next book. But I couldn't get it out of my head. So, back I went, opened the file, found my place and thought...Maybe one more chapter.

And so, I finished it.

The rating went from 1 star to 5 stars, but becaus
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Adam Light
I am thrilled to finally be able to rate a Bentley Little novel with five stars. This was the sixth one I have read, and a few of the previous five were not only good, but also contained glimpses of brilliant storytelling on a level few authors of horror fiction are able to achieve. But, until now, Little's books have, for the most part, left me frustrated and disappointed.
So, when I picked The Ignored up, figuring I would give this author one more chance to wow me, my expectations were circling
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Kealan Burke
A very original story about what it means to be so unremarkable that you literally fade out of everyday existence. Little brings his trademark strangeness to the story by introducing an organization of The Ignored who, after inducting the main character, set out to do everything in their power to be noticed...including hideous acts of terrorism. An interesting novel, a little too drawn out perhaps, but enjoyable, and although Little's weakness tends to be his endings, this one was fine and appro ...more
Shawna
Aug 15, 2010 Shawna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was recommended to me by a writer friend and the premise sounded good, but right from the start this book was slow and lackluster. The first chapters described this fellow's dead end job in way too much detail (fast forward through that pal, I'm trying to escape from my own dead end job, I don't want to read about yours.) As the protagonist Bob Jones begins to discover he is Ignored, I expect the author the set forth some "rules" to this condition, but he never does, and the rules seem ...more
Kim Smiley
May 19, 2010 Kim Smiley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Bentley Little book I've read, the woman who works in a small bookstore recommended it to me saying her husband can't put his books down. I've come to know the feeling, just starting this book 3 days ago and just finishing it this morning.

I don't even know what to say. I'm an avid V.C. Andrews reader and after finishing every book she's written I wasn't quite sure what to look for or who to read. Bentley Little did not disappoint me. This book was strange, twisted, even a littl
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Kelly
Dec 16, 2014 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really do enjoy Bentley Little, and I've always thought that he has a lot to offer in the horror genre in literature. This book was no exception to this idea, because it was certainly different than anything that I have read before. It wasn't your run of the mill haunted house book, it had nothing to do with vampires (glittery or otherwise), and it didn't have your cliche horror story plots or twists at all. It was completely different, and for that, I loved it. I loved the way the book starte ...more
John Kim
Sep 19, 2008 John Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This isn't your garden variety vampire/zombie/werewolf horror novel. It's a sort of quiet desperation horror that you realize has real meaning in our own world.

Ever feel like a faceless corporate drone working the rat race along with millions of other faceless coworkers? Like you really don't stand out and could be easily replaced?

Bentley Little takes that concept to the max in this cool little chiller where the real monster lies within each and every one of us.
SSteppenwolFF
Sep 26, 2016 SSteppenwolFF rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very goodread ! Interesting plot and characters . Listed as horror but I think it is more speculative fiction .
Pauline Ramsey
For me, Bentley Little is a hit or miss author. I enjoy a good portion of his work but frankly, for me, this book was a complete and total miss. The idea of being ignored is great and what he does with the character is believable. However, once you get to toward the end and you learn of this other "universe" it leaves the reader confused. It felt to me that Little was trying to rush an ending and felt that a demonic presence would be necessary. I didn't think so at all. I liked the idea of them ...more
Thomas
Nov 06, 2015 Thomas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, e-book, 2015
I work in a large corporation. I'm sort of a faceless drone, the kind of employee who's given one task after another as they become a priority for the higher-ups. We have a few hundred people who work in my building, and I'm the kind of person who nods and smiles and says "Hello" when passing people in the hallways. I'd say one in about ten people actually respond to my greetings; there are even some who will make eye contact for a split second, then immediately avert their gaze to something on ...more
Elusive
Feb 01, 2015 Elusive rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
‘The Ignored’ is about Bob Jones who is constantly ignored by people no matter what he does to get attention. However, he soon encounters a group of people who are just like him and dubbing themselves ‘Terrorists for the Common Man’, The Ignored vow to make a difference for those like them.

At first, the story was quite engaging. It’s told using first-person narrative which is truly effective here as you truly understand what Bob faces in his daily life as well as how he feels about being ignored
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Debra
Stephen King recommended author and book. He says: "BEST OUTRIGHT HORROR NOVELIST. Bentley Little, in a walk. Don't know Bentley Little? You're not alone. He's probably the genre's best-kept secret, but at least 10 of his novels are available in paperback; you can pick up three for the price of that flashy new hardcover you've got your eye on. The best thing about Little is that he can go from zero to surreal in 6.0 seconds. My favorites are The Store (think Wal-Mart run by SAYYY-tan) and Dispat ...more
Surjodoy Chatterjee
The Ignored by Bentley Little stands out for its ingenious plot, a diverse range of interesting characters and the absolute unpredictability of its storyline. The only downside is that the narration may appear to drag a little at certain places as characters literally sit and do nothing but wait for something to happen to them. Nonetheless, it is definitely worth reading.

The Ignored tells the story of a group of people who are disregarded by the society to such an extent that they often become p
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NumberLord
Jul 03, 2010 NumberLord rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Probably my favorite Bentley Little book yet.

The first part deals with Bob's first real, and heavily mundane, job. He gradually fades from view, as more and more people fail to notice him when he's around. Except for his boss, who is constantly ragging on him.

In the second part of the story, Bob finds out that there are other "Ignored" people, and joins up with them, wreaking havoc on society. This part suffers, though, from a lack of character motivation: specifically, what is the character P
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Stuart
Dec 21, 2010 Stuart rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read that has a better premise than the ultimate pay-off of the book provides. I love the concept of people so ordinary or generic in taste and outlook that they start to become invisible to the rest of the population, but the final sci-fi elements prevent a larger philosophical/social commentary that would have been more interesting and would have made the book more innovative and original. Still, as books of the paperback variety go, this one is pretty well-written and the story m ...more
Tim Potter
Feb 15, 2015 Tim Potter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
"On the day of the murder I went to work in a clown suit."
- Bentley Little THE IGNORED

On those occasions when Bentley Little diverts from his usual formula (no judgement here, I love his usual formula) his books become even more fantastic. THE IGNORED is about as good as they get. Imagine people just didn't remember you, forgot you as soon as you were out of their sight. The Ignored aren't invisible and their actions are felt in the real world, but for whatever reason they are just ignored. The
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Dean Lombardo
Apr 03, 2014 Dean Lombardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plan is to read more of Bentley Little's novels. This one was pretty good--recommended if you liked Fight Club and that type of (at-times) transgressive fiction. There was one point in The Ignored where, even in a genre in which a fantastical plot is expected, Little left me in disbelief--that was when the town supported Philipe in his march on Washington, D.C. This all happened too quickly without justification. The lovely Jane character was awesome, and Little expertly captured what it's l ...more
Otávio Al'ban
Feb 13, 2015 Otávio Al'ban rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite hard to review it... I liked 'The Store' better than this. From the middle of the book on, it starts to get a little boring and I lost interest a little, but it improves later on. But it has its perks: it goes completely different from what I could have ever imagined (maybe I was influenced by 'The Store') and it gets really creepy (and a little too fantastic) next to the end. I'd recommend to those who like horror-but-not-too-horror stories.
Alexandria
Nov 12, 2016 Alexandria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a lengthy book, however it was relatively interesting enough for me to finish. The main character in this book was really an ordinary and boring individual. Even when things started to happen to him, he still sorta made you want to go to sleep. The ending was slightly confusing, but I guess that is left up to anyone's interpretation of the material. It will keep you curious about the ending.
molly
Jan 07, 2011 molly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe I read the whole thing!
At first I felt sorry for the main character and I got sucked in to see what happens next, and what happens next, and etc. This story takes a long trip out to la-la land, with many twists and turns and then it keeps going! I was disappointed with the ending.
Shannon
May 01, 2008 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kingesque, reviewed
I absolutely loved the idea behind this book. People who are so average, so normal, they become invisible.
This was my first Little novel. I've been meaning to try another, but I loved this one so much I'm afraid the others won't match up.
Adamus
Mar 19, 2016 Adamus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
This was my second or third Bentley Little book & I really enjoyed it a lot. The storyline was really interesting & the character development was really good I enjoyed them a lot. The farther the book gets the better. Definitely a talented author with a very creative style.
William
This was ok. I mean the premise was pretty good but it didn't move me. I understand being ignored but then it morphed into people not being seen at all (invisible) and then added another dimension aspect and this just lost me. Sometime I like Little, sometimes I find his writing a little lame.
Robert Pierce
I loved the premise of this book. This would be a 4 star review if they had cut off the last 100 or so pages; he went too far into left field at the end.
Kylee Payne
Least favorite of the Little's book. The story was predictable and the book just went on and on. It took me forever to find this book and I was real disappointed
Mandi
Apr 21, 2011 Mandi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I am a fan of Bentley Little but this is the most boring Little book I have tried to read. I forced myself to read 70 pages, the put it down.
Kim Taras
Leave it to Bentley Little to write this...strange book. I really enjoyed parts of this and the idea was very unique (although it was the same take an idea to the extreme technique he uses). However there were parts that dragged so that brings my overall rating down. If you like Bentley Little, you should check this one out.
Aaron Martz
There's an intriguing concept buried in this book, surrounded by hundreds of pages of fluff. Little spins his wheels for over a hundred pages before getting to the meat of the story, although I'll have to say the opening passages are so mundane and boring they do get across the point that Jones's life is completely average. Once he gets to the real story and Jones gangs up with the other Ignored, Little still doesn't seem to know what to do with them, and at first they become thieves and rapists ...more
DeAnna Knippling
Huh. I am not sure what to say here. I liked this, then hated it (in a good way?), then was deadly bored, then was enthralled, then left on an unresolved jumble of a musical chord.

This is the story of how a bored middle-class white guy becomes a terrorist. It walks you intimately through his feelings of entitlement, his violent break with society, and his adoption by a charismatic leader who breaks down almost every decent feeling in this guy, all in the name of a group of average white guys ge
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Duane
The Ignored is Bentley Little at the top of his game. Epic and original. In a way, it's an odd companion piece to Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, but with a lot more heart.
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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 mo
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