His Father's Son

His Father's Son

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by Bentley Little
     
 

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Steve Nye's quiet life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a call from his mother. His father attacked her and has been committed to an asylum. The doctor says he's suffering from dementia. But Steve's father seems so calm, clear-eyed, and lucid when he whispers, ?I killed her?. Is it simply symptom of his father's delusion and madness?

If only Steve

Overview

Steve Nye's quiet life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a call from his mother. His father attacked her and has been committed to an asylum. The doctor says he's suffering from dementia. But Steve's father seems so calm, clear-eyed, and lucid when he whispers, ?I killed her?. Is it simply symptom of his father's delusion and madness?

If only Steve were so lucky?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101136201
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
372,604
File size:
504 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Bentley Little was born in Arizona a month after his mother attended the world premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. He is the author of ten previous novels, including The Revelation, The Mailman, The Summoning, Death Instinct (published under the name Phillip Emmons), University, Dominion, The Ignored, The Store, The House and The Town. An acknowledged master of horror, he is currently at work on his next novel.

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His Father's Son 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I have read almost all of Bentley Little's novels, and I have to say he took a VERY different approach with "His Fathers Son". This novel was much more "real" tha his others that had unrealistic plots. I have to say I had a little trouble getting into this book, but after a few chapters it took off. Little used real isuses such as dementia, and turned it into a bone chilling story of a man who is clearly suffering from mental health issues himself. This is a pretty good novel, so I recommend it to fans of the author, as well as fans of the horror genre. While I wouldn't say this novel is "horror", it's pretty close, and a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, a little nerve racking in the the middle because you are expecting it to go somewhere and it goes flat, however the end has an unexpected turn and I did like that. Even though it was not my favorite book, I did have a hard time putting it down. I do like the writer though!
Carspar289CS More than 1 year ago
deep, dark writing. thrilling and bone chilling.
gogogadgetmom More than 1 year ago
I have loved every single book Bentley Little has written. Great work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not figure out what the little stories that appeared randomly and had no sense meant. What were there purpose? He should stick to his original style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not Little's usual style - which is fine for me! I have enjoyed all of his work, but some of his books seemed formulaic. This book is well written and enjoyable, but I did have trouble making the same leap of logic as the main character. Somehow it is easier to believe in demons and ghouls than in otherwise rational humans choosing to go bananas. And as for the "little stories" mentioned by another reviewer, the main character is a writer - and I found them very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite Bently Little book. In fact I hated it, which is a shame because I have loved and read all of his other pones. I can understand him wanting to try something different but the story just didn't work for me. It wasn't scarey, just sad.
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Ive read all of Littles books and was happy to see this one i hadnt read yet. What a disappointment. Not Littles style at all. I sometimes think these writers will publish anything in a hurry just for the money and to be published again. Very slow and alot of "thinking" and "decribing" going on here. No action. Geez...im disappointed.
BaxterBoy More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by Little, and it wasn't so good :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Bentley Littles work. This book took me a liitle while to figure out, but after I did I really liked the different style. Not my favorite book, but still definately worth the read.
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Allebasi More than 1 year ago
I too have read almost all of Little's novels and they are are horrifyingly great, this book I found at the end a little dull to my taste however.