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University Mass Market Paperback – 27 Apr 1995

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (27 April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451183908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451183903
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.9 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,060,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 July 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Bentley Little serves up another of his signature horror stories with this book. Though it is one of his earlier works, some of his later ones, such as "The Store" and "The Association", have their roots in this book. This book is not for the squeamish, however, due to the sadistic sexual content and extreme violence.

As the title indicates, all the fun and games take place at a University, specifically the University of California at Brea. The school has always had a high incidence of violence on its campus, but this one semester, it takes it to the point of no return. Murder, rape, sodomy, sadism, maiming, castration, and animal cruelty are just some of the extracurricular activities to be found on this campus. A small group of students and professors band together to try to stem the tide of evil at the University, and therein lies the tale.

The author is a tad self-indulgent, as the book is somewhat repetitious, at times, and the story seems to falter or meander every now and then. Moreover, the characters tend to be somewhat one dimensional. Still, it is a new riff on the classic tale of good versus evil. Diehard Little fans, and I am one, should enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By the reader on 25 Nov. 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A better book from bentley,sex,Gore and guts,when a university gets taken over by evil the terror begins,quite a lot of different deaths the students go nuts and go killing non stop action I liked it
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Jun. 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A scathing indictment of academia as well as a dark comedy with gut-wrenching scenes of horror, Bentley Little takes on conformity, racism and a whole host of issues within the pages of this powerful book. A true treat for literate horror fans.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bigt on 1 Nov. 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
starts off boring then just gets more silly by the page,20 years old now and Bentley has done a hell of a lot better since
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Simply horrifying. 2 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read all the reviews for this book, and I don't think there's a single one that gives it three or four stars: everybody either loves it or hates it.
The people who hated it talk about how they thought the violence was too graphic, there was a lack of subtlety, or the characters were too shallow. All true, to an extent. And the very notion of defeating supernatural demons with high explosives, though comforting, is awfully unimaginative.
However, those complaints don't diminish the sheer power this book has. Its horror is so strong that some people are put off by it (hence many of the negative reviews). Bentley is brilliant at slowly moving from the real-life horrors of modern teen apathy and violence to the darker and more brutal paranormal stuff later in the book. I've never seen someone who captures the terror of violence as well as Little does.
I am a college student, and what scared me the most about this book was its plausibility. That's right. At my school, violent incidents have been on a steady upswing. Crimes have been getting more frequent, and much sicker and more brutal. The most frightening factor of University is just how closely its first few chapters mirror real life.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
THIS IS NO HARVARD... 29 July 2009
By Lawyeraau - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Bentley Little serves up another of his signature horror stories with this book. Though it is one of his earlier works, some of his later ones, such as "The Store" and "The Association", have their roots in this book. This book is not for the squeamish, however, due to the sadistic sexual content and extreme violence.

As the title indicates, all the fun and games take place at a University, specifically the University of California at Brea. The school has always had a high incidence of violence on its campus, but this one semester, it takes it to the point of no return. Murder, rape, sodomy, sadism, maiming, castration, and animal cruelty are just some of the extracurricular activities to be found on this campus. A small group of students and professors band together to try to stem the tide of evil at the University, and therein lies the tale.

The author is a tad self-indulgent, as the book is somewhat repetitious, at times, and the story seems to falter or meander every now and then. Moreover, the characters tend to be somewhat one dimensional. Still, it is a new riff on the classic tale of good versus evil. Diehard Little fans, and I am one, should enjoy it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Another classic by Bentley 30 Jan. 2009
By Kevin K - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book took me forever to find but it was well worth the search. In my opinion this author is at his best when he is doing books such as this.

If you like "the store," "the resort," or "the association" than you will DEFINITELY like this. This is could quite possibly be my favorite Bentley Little novel, its a travesty that this book is so hard to find but it is a gem.

Any horror fan in general should find this book virtually impossible to put down, NO ONE builds up to a conclusion like him.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
My first bentley little experience 14 Nov. 2013
By Robert Reiner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Some genuinely creepy images and scenes will haunt my nightmares for days to come thanks to this novel. That's what a good horror novel should do. The ending you see coming after just reading the first few chapters and I was hoping for more when I finally got there which is why it gets four as opposed to a perfect five stars.
Not too bad... 5 July 2010
By ChibiNeko - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When someone mentioned that The Academy was pretty much the same story as The University, they weren't kidding. The two stories are so incredibly similar that Little is almost plagiarizing himself when he wrote Academy.

UC Brea isn't your normal school. The student body is interested in all sorts of extracurricular activity, such as kidnapping, rape & extreme violence. Meanwhile the professors themselves have decided to go the extra mile, their lesson plans including anything from extreme sex to the poisoning of helpless animals. When Jim & a few other students & faculty start noticing that they're the only ones who aren't as extremely affected, they know that eventually they're going to have to take a stand against the University. They only hope that it won't kill them first.

I enjoyed this book for the most part, although I'll admit that I wish that I'd read this before Academy. The two stories were so incredibly similar that I couldn't help but compare the two & even though this is the stronger of the two, it still seemed to interrupt the flow of the book. The characters of Jim, Faith & the other main characters were written well enough that I got a good impression of their characters & drives, but ultimately there were two things that really kept me from fully enjoying this book as much as I'd like to.

At times I couldn't help but feel that Little's choice of shocking material is just a little predictable. He seems to use the same "shock scenes" (as one reviewer put it) in each book & I can't help but wonder why he doesn't do something a little different. They're still shocking & Little is still a good writer, but I really would like to see him do something a little different. The other big flaw of the book is that it just seemed to take forever for the story to get anywhere & after a while I kind of just wanted Little to get on with it rather than dragging out another scene of sexual mayhem & murder.

But Little still manages to be entertaining & for many this will be a decent enough read for the beach or a dark rainy night.
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