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review 2017-10-28 19:51
The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum

Jesus H., this book is dark. Dark dark dark dark.


Jack Ketchum pulls no punches. His writing style is not fanciful; he gets in and gets out, giving the reader exactly what he or she needs — nothing more, or less. Perhaps that’s what makes this novel so unsettling (aside from the fact that it is based on a real life crime case): it is written so matter-of-factly.


I don’t really care to go into this book’s plot. Other reviews do a good job of that. I will say this novel evokes a feeling of uncontrollable horror in a way unlike I’ve read too often before. I could not put this thing down, though I wanted to. Oh, I wanted to.


The reviews declaring this one of the most horrifying books written are not hyperbole. Believe them. Believe me. This is a ride through hell. Easily the most horrific thing I’ve read this month.


Read for ‘American Horror Story’ in Halloween Bingo.



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text 2017-10-28 02:21
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one! 


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review 2017-09-15 01:29
Off Season
Off Season - Jack Ketchum
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 reminded me of the late-night horror movies I used to watch growing up. There were those tense moments where I knew something bad was about to happen and a few moments where I chuckled to myself, the scene playing out seemed just too bizarre to believe. They attacked their victims, surrounding them and sinking their teeth into their flesh, holding onto them with vigor and strength. Their victims were innocent individuals who were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Carla didn’t know what awaited her when she rented the cabin by the sea. She was looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat where she could concentrate on her work. After playing host to a group of her friends, Carla would get to work but for now, Carla needed to get the cabin ready for her friend’s arrival. Outside, the group saw movement in the cabin and that was all it took. They knew immediately what they needed to do and I was anxious to see who would survive in the end.


I am using this novel for Halloween Bingo 2017 for my In The Dark, Dark Woods space.  There is nothing like a cabin in the woods with a group of crazy individuals running lose that doesn't get me excited.  

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review 2017-07-10 15:46
Garden of Fiends
Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror - Johann Thorsson,Max Booth III,Glen Krisch,Jessica McHugh,Kealan Patrick Burke,Mark Matthews,Jack Ketchum

 * The reality of addiction is darker than any fiction. *

"Drinking and drugging provide the height of human experience.

It's the promise of heaven on earth,

but the hell that follows is a constant hunger, a cold emptiness."

 Before I read even one story in this 'reality horror' anthology - Mark Matthews had me crying so hard that I could barely see. He presents an addiction anthology with compassion, casting no aspersions on anyone. I wan't to meet Mark Matthews, and give him the tightest hug ever.


"Imagine yourself drowning and being told not to swim to the surface for air. Obsessions should be so mild."



I'll have the full review posted soon - I was going over my notes for this review, and I'm bawling again. 


shortlink: https://goo.gl/HGRbsX


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text 2017-06-05 15:08
One of his most lightest works maybe?
Ladies' Night - Jack Ketchum

Tom Braun is sitting in his neighborhood bar. His wife and his boy are at home in their apartment just a few blocks away. He's had yet another fight with her and is looking to steady his nerves and drown his sorrows and maybe--if he's lucky--snag a little something on the side. But the women in the bar are very strange tonight.



This was a really enjoyable read. I know what your thinking!? This is the same author that wrote THAT book... 'The Girl next door.' And I will admit I'm still trying to gather the mind will to read it. I guess I will one day who knows?


But anyways, after reading Off season this to me was a really light read compared to some of his other works, it's Still the classic Jack Ketchum style of way bloody out there With gut's and gore! And all that Classic splatterpunk style he's well known for, but it was funny!


I had vision's of what Shaun and the dead could be like if it had a splatterpunk theme! I'm not going to give too much away, I try to never do that. But if your into your splatterpunk I highly recommend this!

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