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The House

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Give it a try!

I read this book beacuse a friend recommended it and claimed that it would scare the stuffing out of me. I read it, and although i wasn't completely terrified, i did enjoy the book though. It may not be no holds barred 'horror', but it'll shock you nonetheless, infact, ...
I read this book beacuse a friend recommended it and claimed that it would scare the stuffing out of me. I read it, and although i wasn't completely terrified, i did enjoy the book though. It may not be no holds barred 'horror', but it'll shock you nonetheless, infact, if you arent freaked out by the lude stuff that little girl does, then you need help. All in all, its definitly worth it and its got captivating characters that you get pretty attached to. Give it a try, i did and i certainly liked it!

posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A failure, through and through.

I had heard this book, The House by Bentley Little praised from many sources, it was supposed to be terrifying and shocking, revolutionary horror. The only thing I found shocking was that it got published. It's a failure through and through and I have no idea why Bentle...
I had heard this book, The House by Bentley Little praised from many sources, it was supposed to be terrifying and shocking, revolutionary horror. The only thing I found shocking was that it got published. It's a failure through and through and I have no idea why Bentley Little didn't throw the manuscript in the trash after he read it-- it's elemtary school stlyed bad. All good horror starts off in the seemingly real world, which is why The House falls flat on its back when, during the first 20 pages a woman is blungeoned to death by an army of midget clowns. The characterization is beyond poor, some of it starts off decent but only falls and fall, spiraling downward. You just don't care for the characters. Nothing makes you like them, and for the whole thing I was routing for them to get killed. The graphic pedophila most all of them participate in doesn't help you like them either. Some subjects, like pedophila, do require a deal of sobreity while handling them, and Little has none and executes his "story" terribly. And the story, God the poor excuse for a story. It's really bad. Aside from characters remembering, quite off-handedly, that a girl they see reminded them of the same one who decapitated and cooked their parents when they were young, too much happens at once. For the atrocity to be considered an actual novel, a bad one but a novel, characters can't have 5 or 6 major ephiphanies in a matter of two lines. The characters just aren't believeable. The story, and "scares", are ridiculous and laughable don't waste your time with Mr. Little's The House. It stinks. And do not DO NOT compare this to books like Stephen King's Bag of Bones or The Turn of the Screw; both of which are brilliant and could never be in the leauge with this awful "book".

posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2002

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Poor offering from a mostly good author.

    Poor offering from a mostly good author.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Cannot seem to get into this one....

    This is a very SLOOOOWWW moving book. I cannot seem to get into it. IT really hasn't "GRABBED" me yet. Will keep reading to see what happens. I really hate buying books and NOT reading them. We will see how much longer I can torture myself with this one.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Don't bother

    Not his best. I had a hard time finishing this book. Usually love his stuff.

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