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  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (MM); Reissue edition (Dec 4 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451187482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451187482
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.8 x 18.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #150,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER on March 23 2007
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Bentley Little, an author who has a penchant for taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary, takes on Greek mythology and gives it its place in the horror fiction genre. He takes the story of the mythological characters Dionysus and the Maenads and puts a new spin on it.

Dion Semele, a teenager who is mature beyond his years, lives with his mother, April, in Arizona. His mom is not exactly like other moms, as she has an extremely carnal nature and her sexual escapades seem to create problems for her and embarrass her son. So, they are now moving to California, where they can start fresh. His mother feels a strange compulsion to move to the Napa Valley, northern California's wine country. Unfortunately, once she moves there she seems unable to keep her promise to her son to act more motherly.

Penelope Daneam is a young blond beauty whom Dion meets in his new high school. She lives on the estate of a winery owned by her mother, or rather, mothers, all twelve of them. Penelope and Dion hit it off, and their relationship is strongly encouraged by her mothers, who certainly have a strange way of acting around Dion. As Dion and Penelope's relationship progresses, a change seems to be going on in their environs, as the wine her mothers are selling seem to be causing people to shed their inhibitions. It also looks as if Dion has an intricate part to play in what Penelope's mothers have planned.

Of course, once the master plan is set in motion, all hell breaks loose. This book, which started off promisingly enough, degenerates into a bacchanalian nightmare. It goes totally over the top with raping and pillaging being the standard behavior of its characters. There is a lot of graphic, violent, and destructive sexual behavior with some incest tossed in for good measure. In this respect, the author has been over indulgent. Consequently, this is definitely not a book for everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Brianna on March 19 2007
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I really enjoyed this book when I read it and I have read all of Little's books (except Dispatch which I bought but haven't gotten to yet). This is one of my favorites of his and one of his most unique stories. It's a great horror novel and very original b/c it combines Little's usual take on the world in the face of chaos and mixes it with greek mythology (something I have yet to find in another book). Coincidentally I was taking a Greek mythology course in university at the time I read this book and it made it all the more interesting. However you don't have to be a mythology expert to enjoy this enthralling, creative book. If you love horror, especially stories that are uniquely different, or if you're just a Little fan, I would tell you to read this book. It's still on the top of my list for Little's works.
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Dion Semele has just moved to Napa Valley, California. He lives with his attractive mother who has trouble holding jobs due to her hormones. He is a high school senior, a typical kid by most respects.
On the first day of school, he befriends Kevin Harte, a local rude-yet-cool dude.
By the end of the first week, he befriends Penelope Daneam.
Penelope lives with her mothers at their winery. They are strange yet friendly, and treat her as if she were there own daughter. In fact, one of them IS her mother, but she doesn't know which.
Finding the identity of her mother will soon become the least of Penelope's concerns.
For she falls madly in love with Dion, but there is a catch. The wine produced at the windery--Daneam Wine--is not your typical beverage. It is the same recipe used by the ancient Greeks, and it has astounding effects on those who drink it...like insanity...
Penelope and Dion soon find out that Napa Valley is in for a wave of trouble. It appears that the Mothers want Dion for a ritual...a ritual to bring about the ressurection of the god Dionysus...
Their entire world thrown into chaos, Penelope must join forces with Kevin to save the Valley, themselves, Dion...and quite possibly the world.
This is a great read. Bentley Little outdoes himself. Yes, some of the content is graphic and disturbing; but it adds to the novel (in an entirely appropriate way, I mean). Bentley Little's "Dominion" is packed full of scares, gore, and some great Greek trivia. Not a read for someone alone at night...
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By Storms EniGma on June 29 2002
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Be warned this book has high violence, sexual contents and very perverse, yet it all fits nicely into the context of the story and mixes in nicely with the anciant Greek mythology, I found many sections of this story to be disturbing, but isn't that what horror is all about??, this book may be to graphic for some peoples tastes so if you are week of stomach this is not the book for you, the high intense murder, sex and even bestiality all adds to the atmosphere and the sudden insanity and the disappearance of all inhabitions of the community.
The book is in two parts, the first focuses on Dion, who starts at a new school and he is some one we can all relate to and it is impossible not to like him, He develops a crush on a girl named Penelope, and as you read there relationship grows stronger but so does the unstability of the city's people.
The second part concentrates on Penelope and Dions best friend Kevin as they try to come to grips with the evil that has become of there lives and as they try to figure how to get Dion back.
I'm not going to say muck more but while reading this book you can not help but be affected by it, and the effects last long after the completion of it and a sense of loss, a must read for those who like horror with bite adn those who are not afraid of the disturbing.
This is the fist book I have read by Bentley Little but definatly not the last.
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