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    Walking Alone by Bentley Little

    Walking Alone
    by Bentley Little
    Brand New Book Coming Next Year!



    This is the discussion thread for the Walking Alone announcement.


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    #2
    This should be great. Hoping there are comments by Bentley accompanying each story (as was done in THE COLLECTION), or at least an introduction or afterword from Bentley. 'Literally' gets overused a lot, but Bentley could literally be the only horror author who refuses to use the internet, and while I know he still gives the occasional interview, any comments from him in this book would be very welcome.

    I'm certainly curious how the short stories were chosen for WALKING ALONE, his fourth book of short stories. His first three short story collections (MURMUROUS HAUNTS, THE COLLECTION and INDIGNITIES OF THE FLESH) contained 48 stories. After checking the internet, WALKING ALONE appears to have 18 brand new stories in addition to nine previously published stories, but how were those nine stories chosen out of the 100 plus stories he's had published that have never been collected? Did Bentley pick them at random? Were they some of his favourites? Maybe that will be discussed by Bentley if he's written an intro/afterword, but it wouldn't matter if there's no intro/afterword - I'm buying this! His short stories are so damn good.

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      #3
      Originally posted by kshane View Post
      This should be great. Hoping there are comments by Bentley accompanying each story (as was done in THE COLLECTION), or at least an introduction or afterword from Bentley. 'Literally' gets overused a lot, but Bentley could literally be the only horror author who refuses to use the internet, and while I know he still gives the occasional interview, any comments from him in this book would be very welcome.

      I'm certainly curious how the short stories were chosen for WALKING ALONE, his fourth book of short stories. His first three short story collections (MURMUROUS HAUNTS, THE COLLECTION and INDIGNITIES OF THE FLESH) contained 48 stories. After checking the internet, WALKING ALONE appears to have 18 brand new stories in addition to nine previously published stories, but how were those nine stories chosen out of the 100 plus stories he's had published that have never been collected? Did Bentley pick them at random? Were they some of his favourites? Maybe that will be discussed by Bentley if he's written an intro/afterword, but it wouldn't matter if there's no intro/afterword - I'm buying this! His short stories are so damn good.
      I love it when Authors write about the story.

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        #4
        Got a shipping notice today......well I'm a pre shipping notice according to the post office. Anyway looks like this one is on its way soon.

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          #5
          Yep we started shipping these yesterday. Should be done today I would think.
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            #6
            To amend this, my help didn't get as far as I thought they would today / got side tracked by some other stuff. So if I have help tomorrow they should probably be done tomorrow, otherwise it probably won't be until Monday.
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              #7
              Glad that this is shipping...I'm going to take advantage of today's coupon and snag a copy for my Mom's birthday.
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                #8
                I'm very pleased with this collection. I am trying not to read it too quickly. Little's reserved, simple style combined with captivating concepts makes the tales enjoyable and entertaining.

                As Kshane posted above, way back in January, it would have been great if there had been an introduction and/or comments before each tale, but that's okay. And yes, he truly is a mystery. Wish he would do a real interview one of these days on video. If he perhaps had been more public, his brand could have become as valuable as King's. Again, though, it is okay...I can understand not wanting attention besides what is garnered from the stories, which are more important, anyway.

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                  #9
                  Finished this book and it was indeed very, very good. I'm assuming that Bentley will write a new novel every two years from now onwards (his next novel should be in 2019), so maybe CD could publish another Bentley Little short story collection in between novels (2020 or 2022?). He's got enough stories for three more collections! Hopefully the next collection will also have an introduction or comments on each story, as everyone seems to love those.

                  I would also like to suggest that CD begin their short story collections with some of the best stories in any given collection, as the first few stories can be previewed (read for free) on the ebook section of Amazon, Kobo and Barnes&Noble (maybe Google Play and iTunes as well). CD is more likely to get higher sales of any collection they publish if the preview stories (the first few stories) include some of the best stories of that collection.

                  That being said, I've read about 40 short stories from Bentley Little that have not been in a collection, and the best ones I've read were FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES, SEE MARILYN MONROE'S PANTIES!, STRANGE SKIN, MOM and NOTES FOR AN ARTICLE ON BAINBRIDGE FARM.

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                    #10
                    I also thought I'd provide CD with a list of all Bentley Little stories not in a collection. I've listed them in order of when they were first published, although the majority have only been published once. I thought it was a good idea to write this list here instead of sending an email to CD, as emails can get deleted. Anyone on the forum can let me know if there are any other stories they know of.

                    1. WAITING FOR SANTA 1984
                    2. ONE NIGHT STAND (mid 1980’s in Cavalier)
                    3. WHAT’S YOUR PLEASURE? (as Phillip Emmons) 1985
                    4. A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME 1985
                    5. NURSING HOME 1985
                    6. WITCH WOMAN 1985
                    7. I AM DEAD 1986
                    8. THE BURNING 1986
                    9. ON THE FARM (poem) 1986
                    10. RUNT 1987
                    11. FAT LADY (as Phillip Emmons) 1987
                    12. POSSUM 1987
                    13. I AM GOD 1987
                    14. THE PICNIC 1987
                    15. I LIKE TO DIE 1988
                    16. SECOND SPRING 1988
                    17. THE MYTHOS 1988
                    18. THE SURVIVALIST 1988
                    19. THE CARNIVAL 1988
                    20. THE JANITOR 1988
                    21. HUMANE SOCIETY 1988
                    22. THE BUG 1989
                    23. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 1990
                    24. DEADMOM 1990
                    25. FIVE TO MIDNIGHT, GRENADA TIME 1990
                    26. THE POUNDING ROOM 1990
                    27. THE STAIRWAY 1990
                    28. AFTER 1990
                    29. BIG AL’S 1991
                    30. THE TOWN 1991
                    31. MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP 1991
                    32. THE BASTILLE 1991
                    33. POSSESSION 1992
                    34. NURSERY SCHOOL 1992
                    35. HARD TIMES 1992
                    36. AFTERBIRTH OF A NATION (with Hodge/Partridge/Sallee) 1992
                    37. DEADIPUS REX 1993
                    38. ESCAPE 1993
                    39. HERMANOS DE EL NOCHE 1993
                    40. FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES 1994
                    41. THE NUMBERS GAME 1994
                    42. SEE MARILYN MONROE'S PANTIES! 1995
                    43. PLAYING WITH FIRE 1998
                    44. CONNIE 1999
                    45. COCKOO CLOCK 1999
                    46. THE THEATRE 1999
                    47. TREE HUGGER 2000
                    48. THE MOVE 2001
                    49. THE RIDERS 2001
                    50. AFTER THE DATE 2002
                    51. THE LADY DOWN THE STREET 2002
                    52. THE CIRCLE 2002
                    53. LAST WISH 2003
                    54. THE PLANTING 2003
                    55. THE ADDITION 2004
                    56. THE DEVIL'S HANDS 2004
                    57. WE FIND THINGS OLD 2004
                    58. POP STAR IN THE UGLY BAR 2005
                    59. FINDING FATHER 2005
                    60. HELL 2006
                    61. THE STATION 2008
                    62. THE COLLECTOR 2008
                    63. THE WHEEL 2010
                    64. WE 2010
                    65. STRANGE SKIN 2010
                    66. JAMMERS 2010
                    67. THE SECURITY SYSTEM 2010
                    68. MOM 2011
                    69. DOGLEG 2011
                    70. MEETING JOANNE 2011
                    71. CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO WOMEN OVERHEARD AT MY DENTIST’S OFFICE 2011
                    72. THE MIRACLE 2012
                    73. WE ARE ALL TOGETHER 2012
                    74. MY FATHER KNEW DOUGLAS MACARTHUR 2013
                    75. THE END OF THE TRAIL 2013
                    76. NOTES FOR AN ARTICLE ON BAINBRIDGE FARM 2013
                    77. IN THE ROOM 2013
                    78. THE PEN 2014
                    79. THE PLAYHOUSE 2015
                    80. PETOHTALRAYN 2015
                    81. PAINTING BY NUMBERS 2015
                    82. THE PLUMBER 2017
                    83. THE MACHINE 2017
                    84. THE BOY 2017
                    85. THE CHAIR 2019
                    Last edited by kshane; 02-08-2020, 05:16 AM. Reason: Updated list with more stories I recently became aware of

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                      #11
                      Hi, I updated the list in the previous post just to make a few things clearer. And just in case it wasnít clear, I made this list so the people at CD can use it as a reference of all uncollected stories if they want to release another Bentley Little short story collection.

                      Itís also worth noting that almost all of Bentleyís stories from 2010 onwards are cheap and easy to find (mostly as ebooks on amazon; this was my favourite - https://www.amazon.com/Horror-Librar.../dp/B00JBQYVQI), while the stories from 1985-1993 are the most difficult to find. There are four stories that are completely impossible to find anywhere:

                      HUMANE SOCIETY (Dark Starr Vol. 3, No. 2 1988)
                      AFTER (The Year in Darkness #1 1990)
                      NURSERY SCHOOL (Doppelganger #14 1992)
                      COCKOO CLOCK (Frightmares #6 1999)
                      I donít suppose anyone here has any of those magazines?

                      Anyway, Iíd love to see those four stories included if thereís another collection in a few years (and ideally plenty of the 1985-1993 stories too)! And if anyone wants me to clarify something feel free to ask or send me a PM.

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