Off Season - Unexpurgated Hard Cover Edition
"Who's the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum, the outlaw horror writer whose terrifying first novel is finally available uncut from Overlook Connection Press. -- Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 19, 2004. When Off Season, a novel of horror and cannibalism in modern day... show more
"Who's the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum, the outlaw horror writer whose terrifying first novel is finally available uncut from Overlook Connection Press. -- Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 19, 2004. When Off Season, a novel of horror and cannibalism in modern day Maine, was first released in 1980, it took readers by storm and sold over 250,000 copies! However, the original edition was edited and content was removed from the story at the publisher's request. The whole effect of the book was deemed to intense, in particular the ending--which is completely restored in this edition. The Overlook Connection Press has released this edition in it's original unexpurgated state for the first time anywhere. The author's original vision can now be read. This book has not been available in the US for almost two decades in any edition. We have a special introduction by Douglas E. Winter, who has championed this novel for years. Also an Afterword by the author Jack Ketchum. Look for the sequel, "Offspring" also from Overlook Connection Press.
Publish date: March 1st 2005
Publisher: Overlook Connection Press
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
Series: Dead River Series
I didn’t go into this novel for something of emotional depth; I was not looking for a story with well-done subtext or fully fleshed characters. Having read a string of literary novels, I wanted something grisly and fast and raunchy. Jack Ketchum is that guy. And I got what I was looking for. Havin...
They were fierce, brutal and relentless. They were human but they acted like monsters, not stopping for anything once they got started. It was the flesh of the dead that gave them their power but they needed victims, a steady supply of them, to keep their group thriving. Oh, I enjoyed this one. It...
I read some of Ketchum's fiction back in the '90s, and what I remember is that his stories were brutal, and psychological. He didn't tend to write much supernatural horror, instead focusing on things that could actually happen. They were also fairly graphic, which seemed at the time to be pretty cut...
Review en español: Click aquíI had to take a break after finishing this book, it was really intense. It's probably one of the most gory, violent and insane horror books I ever read.This is a story about how a group of friends is attacked by a family of insane cannibals, so you can expect a lot of di...
I've had a bit of should I? Should I not? in regards to Picking up a Jack Ketchum book. I've seen so Many post's about him,and how disturbing his topics and novels are. So I randomly picked this up. And I’m so glad I did! I couldn't put this book down. frankly I found this book to be disturbing. the...