The Circle

The Circle

by Bentley Little
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The Circle by Bentley Little

“The shrine. How does it operate? Do you just pray to it or do you have to bring it something or what?”

In this unsettling novella by Bentley Little, many strange occurrences unsettle the inhabitants of William Tell Circle:

For Helen, a knock on the door brings an unexpected visitor along with lavish gifts, and it seems all her wishes have been granted…but at what cost?

For young Frank and his friends, a fabled neighborhood shrine may answer their prayers for a girlfriend, just as their older brothers hope the same source will grant them money. But the older boys' improvised ritual turns into something horrible…

For Gil Marotta, a rescue mission to the shrine leads him into a chilling confrontation with the local witch…

The Circle tells the story of a normally quiet community, plunged into the kind of surreal nightmare only Bentley Little can deliver.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149024667
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication date: 12/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 137
Sales rank: 166,983
File size: 132 KB

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The Circle 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
WonderWmn More than 1 year ago
Several years ago I happened upon this author when I picked up his book The Association at a yard sale. Since than, he is hands down the author whose books I've read the most. The Circle is three stories that all center on one night in a neighborhood. It is told through the perspective of three of the residents who are all having experiences like and unlike the others. You will find yourself laughing out loud at some of the utterly crude storytelling, blushing at other times hoping that nobody knows what you are reading, but the entire time you are also deeply engrossed in the plot. Over the years Bentley Little has entertained me with some fantastic, over the top, horror stories. His storytelling skills have made for some sleepless nights, because of "just one more chapter." His stories, in the past few years, weren't at the same level as his earlier ones, but The Circle brings me back to what I like best about him. The quirkiness, crudeness, and as reviewer William M Miller stated, "It is always refreshing to read when author Little bravely goes to places most writers consider taboo."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories were very weird and scary. But then again, Bentley Little writes novels that are extremely frightening. Excellent
mpsarch More than 1 year ago
Very scary.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Only 57 pages long. Broken down into 3 chapters. Moves pretty fast. Kwepps you interested. Had for me a strange but interesting ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even for Bentley Little these short but related stories are pretty far out there! I am a long time fan of Little and these did not disappoint.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While his novels are usually really good these short stories definitely were lacking. It felt as though you were thrown into the middle of the story with no explaination of what was really going on. Might have made a good novel but needs to be more developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago