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Publisher's Summary

Barry and Maureen have just been approved as tenants by the Association. Pity they never read the fine print on the lease. It could be the death of them....

©2001 Bentley Little (P)2017 Journalstone Publishing

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Boring beyond belief

I'm a patient reader/listener. I prefer my horror atmospheric and slow to build, think M.R. James or H.P. Lovecraft. This is not slow to build, it's glacial. Rather than filling that time building a rich tapestry, this is just mundane detail after mundane, everyday detail with very little progression in the story.

Incredibly for such a poor book, the narration is top notch. The narrator puts the type of effort into distinct voices for various characters I associate with the best in the business.

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The Association did not disappoint.

if you love Bentley Little, you will love The Association. In my opinion, not as good as The Store, but very very good.

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Unbelievable

It was a chore to get through this book. Was completely ridiculous and unbelievable. Biiiiiig disappointment!

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  • 02-02-22

Extreme. even by Bentley Little standards.

Pretty seriously sick in some places. Not bad, but be ready for some very extreme descriptions of sadistic horror and human suffering.

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ridiculous, but still scary

The author flew past believability with Stumpy, but it was still a good read. I think everyone has a distrust of homeowners associations, or anyone telling them what the can and can't do on their own property. This book takes that theme to a scary extreme.

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  • 06-13-22

great horror novel

i love the suspense
this writer doesn’t have as many novels as stephen king does, but each one i found, so far, is superb!

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Enjoyable

Easy to get through!well narrated. Story easy to follow.Enjoyed the ending! Really liked the main characters.

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Bentley Little does it again

the book started out very slowly, but then it picks up speed and doesn't slow down. As with all Bentley Little books, nothing is explained but maybe thats part of the magic. The narrator isn't that great, but on some of the more horror filled parts hes a perfect fit.

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Narrator is good just not for this book

I had a difficult time remembering that the main couple were not elderly. when specific references reminded me that they were actually a younger couple ready to start a family, it would change my view of situations. The narrator wasn't bad, he just sounded much older than the anyone was meant to be. it's a great story and would have been so much more enjoyable if the right narrator had been chosen.

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Was expecting so much more!

I am a great fan of Littles' books! But, this book just does not make the cut. It was so dull that I can even see it in my review! Oh well on to the next read.

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  • Kaz Whymark
  • 07-17-22

KAZ 🥴 Umm 🤔 it's ok ish!! 🥴

I guess the story was ok it's just that it drag's on a bit to much for me & it's not really a horror story but that's only my opinion The narrator was also ok but could have done more with the character's voice's In the last 18 min's the 📖 just get's seriously STUPID IT'S AS IF THE AUTHOR GOT BORED & WANTED TO STOP WRITING

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  • Angelique
  • 04-17-22

Great book!

I can only listen to Bentley Little books if its narrated by David Stifel. He absolutely brings his books to life.

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  • 01-21-22

Narrator AWFUL, but great book!

Bentley Little is one of my favourite authors, and although his storylines are somewhat whacky, they always keep me gripped and wanting more. However, the narrator let the story down, as I found his voice slow and dreary, making it difficult to read. Great book, but maybe best to read a paperback copy yourself.

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  • Zalman Livshiz
  • 05-30-18

one of his best

As a long time Bentley Little fan I enjoyed this very much and in fact would consider it one of his very best by a long shot. The story is gradual in build up but I found the twist and turns very well thought out.