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Comments for University
University by Bentley Little is a horror about an unseen menace turning a Southern California university (and its students / faculty) evil. I read the book because the university as described was a close approximation to UCLA and I tend to like horror stories where it's the actual structure is evil (The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson) or appears to be evil (The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson).
University though ditches the usual ambiance that structurally based horror stories have to instead use the tropes most often used for disaster stories. I suppose the one-word title, should have clued me in.
Within the first ten pages, people who are introduced and let to do mundane things that are related to a new semester starting, are then either killed or raped. As the book progresses, more and more, the option is rape, followed by death. It reads like a sick man's wet dream. There's nothing else here except men becoming more and more sexually charged and women being victimized in the name of "plot."