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The Resort por Bentley Little
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The Resort (edição 2004)

por Bentley Little (Autor)

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Bram Stoker award-winner Bentley Little cordially invites you to The Resort. Welcome to The Reata, an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert. Please ignore the strange employees and that unspeakable thing in the pool. And when guests start disappearing, pretend it isn't happening. Enjoy your stay, and relax. Oh...and lock yourself in after dark.… (mais)
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Título:The Resort
Autores:Bentley Little (Autor)
Informação:Signet (2004), Edition: Book Club, 310 pages
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Wow, just wow. What a crazy ride. more disturbing than scary, I had knots in my stomach for most of the book. ( )
  readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
I've now read enough of Bentley Little to realize I've read enough of Bentley Little. In Bentley Little-ese, this would translate as follows -- The Review: I've read enough of Bentley Little. The Opinion: I've read enough of Bentley Little. The Critique: I've read enough of Bentley Little. And just to shake things up: The Evaluation: I've read enough of Bentley Little. I'll be tempted because he's a compelling writer but his body of work amounts to little more than The Formula. If this is your first Little novel (and you're not off-put by an amped-up brutality) you will likely enjoy it. Just don't expect the next one to be better or different. ( )
  Lemeritus | Apr 23, 2018 |
I've said this at least a few times and I'm sure I'll say it more as I read more of Bentley Little's books, nobody does batshit crazy like he does. This one is not an exception to that either. You've got an amazing resort, weird activity directors, people missing, a fountain of youth, murder and mayhem. Be warned this book has triggers galore. However if you don't have any triggers give this one a shot. Just don't book a vacation any time soon. ( )
  Tiffy_Reads | Mar 19, 2018 |
Little continues to do a great job with his "one word title" novels. And as an extra incentive for this book, Penguin Books (Signet's owner) gave the book a Great Read Guaranteed. Basically if you aren't happy with the book for whatever reason, send it back to Penguin and they'll refund your money. No questions asked. I have no idea how many people returned it but I know I didn't. It was a great read.

We get to follow the Thurmans as they go on vacation at this resort in the middle of nowhere. Almost from the start, little things start happening to make them uneasy and worried. And then the little things become big weird things that are very disturbing. In order to avoid the "why don't they just leave?" question from appearing to the readers, Little preempts it with a fog that overcomes the guests of the resorts. It actually addresses the guests leaving issue and is given a source of the resort needing to keep people there reason. Very deftly handled.

About the only thing that I wasn't too pleased with was the final confrontation and how the emotional depth wasn't handled as well as it should have been. By that point, I had a lot of involvement with the characters and the actions unfolding and things were tied up a little too quick for the emotion to hit. You'll know what I mean when you read it. And you should read it as soon as you get a chance. I too will guarantee your enjoyment! ( )
  dagon12 | Sep 1, 2017 |
The Basics

The Thurmans decide to take a vacation, and what better place to spend it than a five star resort? The Reata has fantastic reviews, lots of activities, and reasonable rates in the off season. Then the inconveniences and the disturbances start to pile up, until it’s clear the Reata has a mind of its own.

My Thoughts

Sometimes you read a book because you want a good, gory time. I picked this out as part of my October reads because I had a feeling Little wouldn’t let me down on that score. I have a good track record with his books, and he always brings the most disturbing things he can to the table. This book went above and beyond. It was one weird, creepy, nasty set piece after another, and being in the perfect mood for it, I reveled in it. The spider scenes (you’ll know when you read it) especially got under my skin, as I have an innate fear of spiders. While I know that sort of thing, an author finding that spot inside you that makes you shudder and shriek, would make other readers turn away, it thrilled me to find a book that unnerved me on that level. That made me squirm as I read it and jump when he delivered the punch.

So that means I’m speaking to those horror fans. The ones that read horror because it thrills and chills and all those old movie poster highlights. The ones that declare, “oh, that’s so fucked up!” And then read on with glee. This book is for you. If you don’t read horror but you see this book and say, “oh, this sounds interesting…” Put it down. Back away. This isn’t for you. Readers who find gritty, down-and-dirty horror to be “disgusting” and “offensive” need not apply.

I’d like to bring up the fact that in so many cases like these, the splatterpunk stories and their love of nastiness, the characters feel cardboard and slim and like they might blow away in a stiff breeze. Little actually goes to the trouble of making you worry about the Thurmans, and the squirming grows exponentially due to this. It’s effective, and in my mind it’s what horror should be. Why would it scare you unless you were concerned about the victims? Little tends to agree, and we spend a lot of time in these character’s heads. Thankfully.

The escalation of the events in this book grows to epic proportions. Little has a tendency to do that, to take his books places that get absolutely and delightfully ridiculous, and part of the delight comes in knowing few authors would take these chances and get these wacky, awesome results. All around, this was an entertaining read that I sped through, and it made my Halloween that much more festive.

Final Rating

5/5 ( )
  Nickidemus | Sep 18, 2014 |
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Bram Stoker award-winner Bentley Little cordially invites you to The Resort. Welcome to The Reata, an exclusive spa isolated in the Arizona desert. Please ignore the strange employees and that unspeakable thing in the pool. And when guests start disappearing, pretend it isn't happening. Enjoy your stay, and relax. Oh...and lock yourself in after dark.

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