Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Dominion Mass Market Paperback – Dec 4 2007


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 99.34 CDN$ 1.67

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (MM); Reissue edition (Dec 4 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451187482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451187482
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 10.6 x 17.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #561,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
It was hot as they prepared to leave Mesa, the temperature well into the eighties though the sun had not yet risen. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Mass Market Paperback
Dominion is the 5th book of Bentley Little I have read so far. I was somewhat disappointed with this one. The story revolves around two teenagers Dion, and Penelope. Who are brought together to bring back the Greek gods so the may rule over man once more.

It is one of the more twisted books of Little I have read. With it's over the top gore, and demented sexual situations. How ever I didn't find this book scary at all, and it seemed to drag. Then it ended too abruptly, and left me saying: "What? That's it?"

On the flip side it is interesting how Little has taken the idea of Greek myth, and spun it into a horror tale.

If your a real fan of Bentley Little I would suggest you give this one a try. If your looking to start reading Bentley Little I would go with another book. Like The Store, or The Academy. Those are Two of my favorite so far.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER on March 23 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Brianna on March 19 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By E. King on July 7 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Little really goes to the extreme in this book of gods and witches.
The sex in this book is crazily graphic and outlandish. I was almost disappointed by the ending but the rest of the book was so crazy I didn't really notice.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on July 4 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
...just stupid! Silly, overdrawn, and full of cliches. (And the reviews made it seem so great!)
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Bentley Little has outdone himself with this one. In another review I made on Amazon, I said "The Store" is my favorite BL book.
This one might have made me change my mind. Yes, it is brutally graphic - especially in the second part, but if you check his source material; Euripides "The Bacchae", written in about 450 BC, he is staying true to the form of the original myth, transplanted from ancient Greece into modern-day Napa Valley.
BL has done his research, mapped out his story, and unlike some of his other novels, this one has a truly satisfying ending.
The story stays with you long after you finish it - the scope of the horror, the visceral violence and the true sense of Dionysian chaos - the Bacchanalia mixed with violence.
You'll definitely think about it as you open your next bottle of wine
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on Nov. 29 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I wanted an introduction to Little's work, read the wonderful reviews here, and bought the book.
If I were still a teenager and cutting my teeth on horror, I might have said it was kind of cool but I was raised on King, Rice, Matheson, Clive, and later, Poppy Z.
I couldn't finish this story. I just didn't care.
I have another book by Little and I will give it a go to see if he can change my mind, but if you're looking to be swept up, away, and into another world that is more exciting than your own ... keep looking.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Search

Look for similar items by category


Feedback