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ISBN:
0451219147
ISBN13:
978-0451219145
Author:
Bentley Little
Publisher:
Signet (August 1, 2006)
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1443 kb
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.5

The Burning Bentley Little Now comes the hottest horror yet from the Bram Stoker Award winner. They're four strangers with one thing in common-a mysterious train choking the sky with.

The Burning Bentley Little Now comes the hottest horror yet from the Bram Stoker Award winner. and carrying an unstoppable evil raised from the depths of history that will bring each of their worst fears to life. From Publishers Weekly.

Bentley Little-The Burning. This appears to be his most unpopular book.

In the new book by Bram Stoker Award–winner Little (Dispatch), strangers across the .

Author: Bentley Little. In the new book by Bram Stoker Award–winner Little (Dispatch), strangers across the . are each pursued by different supernatural forces as they fall into the path of a ghost train rumbling into the present day from a dark chapter in American history.

The Mailman by Bentley Little .It's the first day of summer in a small American town. We meet a school teacher, his wife, and their young son, Billy. One thing, one seemingly minor thing, goes wrong

The Mailman by Bentley Little . One thing, one seemingly minor thing, goes wrong. And all that was safe and ordinary slowly unravels into nightmare. This familiar premise for the contemporary horror novel has rarely, if ever, been developed so brilliantly as in Bentley Little's The Mailman.

His first novel, The Revelation, won the 1990 Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award for best first novel. I usually can't wait for a Bentley Little book to come out and that's why I immediately bought Walking Alone. I started reading the short stories but quite honestly, I felt something was missing. With some of the stories, I had the feeling that the story line didn't give an ending to the tale.

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With The Burning he has changed his writing style and it's refreshing

With The Burning he has changed his writing style and it's refreshing. Based in part on the horrors of the great American West and what the immigrants suffered at the hands of the white man, it speaks about racism, also the American Spirit.

my first Bentley Little book. The Burning by Bentley Little. Don't read if you are easily disturbed, offended, or afraid of the dark. What others are saying. The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers - o. he Store - What would happen if a super store like Wal-Mart gained too much power.

Four strangers--a young college student, a single mother, a park ranger, and a cross-country traveler--are drawn together when a train carrying an unimaginable evil preys on their darkest fears.
Reviews:
  • Captain America
More than any other fiction genre, horror suffers from the flaky ending, and even the biggest names in the field - King, Koontz, etc. - have had their share of shaky conclusions. I think it's part of the nature of horror: if a novel pits more-or-less ordinary people against a monstrous evil (or a deadly force of nature), things can only end one of two ways. Either the evil force wins (which is both depressing and disappointing; after all, there isn't much drama in the more powerful entity winning) or the "good" guys win. The problem with the hero winning is that his prevailing against the odds often can only be accomplished in a semi-ludicrous manner. Maybe it's a deus ex machina or victory being achieved through the villain unexpectedly faltering, but somehow the ending is weak.

Of course, I'm simplifying things and there are also horror novels that conclude well. Bentley Little - much as I enjoy his books - does not provide one of these exceptions, and The Burning is another of his good books that fall apart in the end.

Stylistically, The Burning resembles Little's earlier novel The House, as it focuses on a number of separate characters in different situations. It is also reminiscent of a couple of his short stories, The Washingtonians and Colony (found in The Collection) that deal with a secret dark history of the United States. In this case, the dark history deals with a mass murder that occurred in the 1800s and is creating supernatural repercussions in the present day.

There is no central character, but probably the closest to one is Angela Ramos, a new student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. When an old mass grave is accidentally unearthed in a tunnel, she joins her anthropology course in seeing the ruins. She is frightened away when the corpses seeming come to life, but of greater concern is the strange mold that she picks up in the tunnel. Though it comes off soon enough, it infests her home and turns her roommates into vicious racists.

Meanwhile, forest ranger Henry Cote finds vandalism at his park, but is more disturbed by the strangely seductive shadow women who are plaguing both his dreams and his waking world. Elsewhere, newly separated ex-INS agent Jolene Connor is trying to rebuild her life along with that of her son. Returning to her home town, she will soon find work at an old house that is being converted into a museum; in that house's basement are some rather unpleasant things. And finally, twenty-something Dennis Chen is taking a road trip which will bring him to some weird sites.

Mixed into this story is an evil train that needs no tracks and is carving a path of destruction. What this train represents is the focus of the separate storylines and will bring everything into something of a convergence. It's all very interesting and as mentioned before, it falls apart a little at the end. It isn't an awful ending, but it is a problematic one (which I don't want to discuss too much to avoid any spoilers).

Overall, this is another four star effort from Little. Since flaky endings are characteristic of the horror genre, I don't particularly fault Little, but at the same time, I can't exactly endorse the ending by giving the book a full five stars. However, even if the ending is a bit weak, Little is still well worth reading and he remains one of the better horror writers being published today.
  • Ces
Although the author is one of the most imaginative writers in the horror fiction genre, this book is not one of his best. The story finds four of its main characters encountering mysterious and frightening situations in their lives, situations that are simply surreal. All of their encounters are in different parts of the country, and the characters are all from totally different backgrounds. Yet, the horror that is intruding on each of their lives has a commonality: a ghost train. It seems that a curse from the past is now intruding upon their present.

Unfortunately, the concept of a malevolent ghost train barreling across the country out of nowhere simply did not capture my imagination. While portions of the book are genuinely creepy, the story never fully engaged me, and towards the end the book was almost a chore to finish. Still, fans of the author may get some enjoyment out of it.
  • Doomwarden
Although the author is one of the most imaginative writers in the horror fiction genre, this book is not one of his best. The story finds four of its main characters encountering mysterious and frightening situations in their lives, situations that are simply surreal. All of their encounters are in different parts of the country, and the characters are all from totally different backgrounds. Yet, the horror that is intruding on each of their lives has a commonality: a ghost train. It seems that a curse from the past is now intruding upon their present.

Unfortunately, the concept of a malevolent ghost train barreling across the country out of nowhere simply did not capture my imagination. While portions of the book are genuinely creepy, the story never fully engaged me, and towards the end the book was almost a chore to finish. Still, fans of the author may get some enjoyment out of it.
  • Qag
If you like straight horror this is the book for you. There is no pretense of trying to be something other the a supernatural horror story. It's bloody and gooey with the dead rising to seek vengeance on the living. It's just what a horror story should be.

As a whole it reads easy though there are places that I skimmed over because it was pretty apparent what was coming next. But all in all it was a good read.
  • greatest
I have been reading a lot of Little (hey! an oxymoron!!) and have greatly enjoyed his writing. With The Burning he has changed his writing style and it's refreshing. Based in part on the horrors of the great American West and what the immigrants suffered at the hands of the white man, it speaks about racism, also the American Spirit.

A great read. Looking forward to much more from this talented author.
  • Vetibert
It was ok. Definitely not his best.
  • Pruster
loved it
Stephen King crowned him thus in an ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY column a few months back.

Been a follower of Little's since day 1 and am glad to see him deliver such a timely on-topic novel of horror after his fantastic DISPATCH.

This novel is grand in scope...with characters from at least 3 previous books making appearances..one who is from THE SUMMONING gets a pretty big role and we will probably see him soon in another Little offerning.

Terrifying at times, well written and believable characters.

This is why "BENTLEY LITTLE IS THE BEST HORROR NOVELIST" running right now.