His Father's Son
by Bentley Little
Review by Andrew Brooks
Signet Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451227775
Date: 01 September 2009 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Bentley Little's His Father's Son is a bit of a departure from his others novels. There are no supernatural events or forces at play, there is nothing surreal about the events that take place in the novel and there is none of the satire typically present in a Little novel. Is that a good thing, a bad thing or no big thing at all? Depends on your expectations headed into the book, and whether you've previously enjoyed any of the author's earlier work. If you're expecting more of the same (near unexplainable events, horror on the cosmic scale) you'll walk away from His Father's Son disappointed. But if you're up for a grisly tale of murder and mayhem, and a bit of psychological terror, then you'll find this novel a good escape into the dark. 'Cause boy does it get dark. From official release/information:
Product Description: Steve Nye's quiet life takes an unexpected turn when he receives a call from his mother. His father attacked her and has been committed to an asylum. The doctor says he's suffering from dementia. But Steve's father seems so calm, clear-eyed, and lucid when he whispers, "I killed her". Is it simply symptom of his father's delusion and madness?