Editorial Reviews. computerescue.info Review. The Girl Next Door is a dark and twisted story told Jack Ketchum · out of 5 stars43 · $ · House of Evil: The Indiana Torture Slaying (St. Martin's True Crime Library)Kindle Edition. John Dean. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Eighteen years after its mass market release by Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Literature & Fiction . Though this merciless tale of human evil in the Maine woods went out of print soon after. D.O.A. II - Extreme Horror Collection - Kindle edition by Jack Ketchum, Wrath madness, monsters, cannibalism, necrophilia, snuff films, vampires, evil kids.

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Jack Ketchum has published twelve novels and several short story collections. He has won numerous Bram Stoker Awards, and four of his books were recently . by Jack Ketchum First published December 1st Sort by Evil (Paperback). Published .. Collector's Edition Screenplay, ebook, pages. Author(s). Shelves: ebooks, horror, children-behaving-badly, , freak-families, psychos, .. Herein THAT form of evil, which is regularly found, sprinkled, Disneyfied The most horrifying thing about Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door is that it is.

Originally published in , Off Season was a defining moment of contemporary horror fiction, an instant classic whose impact on the writing and reading of horror continues today Stocked in the shadows of bestsellers and a blur of Stephen King wannabes, Off Season was issued as a paperback original by Ballantine—a publisher who has never shown much enthusiasm for the fiction of fear. The cover was a minimalist triumph, its title embossed in black on black, stained with a red thread of blood.

The authors name—a pseudonym—was reported in white block capital letters, and the top of the cover announced: Off Season was the genuine article, its horror insistent, visceral, and disturbing. Winter, from the Introduction "Just when you think the worst has already happened Jack Ketchum goes yet another shock further! June 12, Sold by: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled Word Wise: Enabled Lending: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Supported Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled site Best Sellers Rank: A beautiful New York editor retreats to a lonely cabin on a hill in the quiet Maine beach town of Dead River, during off season; awaiting her sister and friends.

Nearby, a savage human family with a taste for flesh lurks in the darkening woods, watching, waiting for the moon to rise and night to fall. This novel appears for the first time in its original unexpurgated of the authors vision.

The original publisher refused to publish it in this version in Now available only in this edition with an introduction by Douglas E. This novel contains graphic content and is recommended for regular readers of horror novels.

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Jack Ketchum. The Box Kindle Edition. Hide and Seek Kindle Edition. The Lost Kindle Edition. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Eighteen years after its mass market release by Ballantine, Ketchum's debut horror novel gains hardcover publication. It's about time. Though this merciless tale of human evil in the Maine woods went out of print soon after publication, its bleak vision and extreme violence still influence horror today. Only a novel of expert articulation and emotional truth can cast such a long shadow, and Ketchum's is both.

Horror critic Winter calls the book one of "remarkable elegance," and indeed it's drum tight. Equally impressively, Ketchum uses the devastation of a group of tourists by a band of cannibals not to pander, as so many horror writers after him have done, but to explore with intelligence and ferocity the nature of evil and of the human spirit that can resist it. The novel's structure isn't original, modeled largely on the film Night of the Living Dead, but its events unfold with shocking energy and directness.

The imagery is cruelAbloody battles between the tourists and cannibals, torture and consumption by the cannibals of their victimsAas is the arbitrariness of who will live and who will die; but always Ketchum is in command.

In an afterword, Ketchum details the rough history of the novel, explaining how he has reinserted cuts forced by Ballantine. This signed and limited edition not only revives a horror classic and offers some neat publishing lore, but also reminds us that, once upon a time, some of the most exciting genre writing came in paper covers.

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Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Probably Jack Ketchum, the outlaw horror writer whose terrifying first novel is finally available uncut from Overlook Connection Press. That would be Off Season: The Unexpurgated Edition. If you read it on Thanksgiving, you probably wont sleep until Christmas. However, I do want to make this very, very clear Ketchum has a reason for this story and it is not to titillate.

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It is to horrify. This escalates into constant verbal abuse and harsh spankings which are seen by Davy as "the way things are for kids.

One of the tougher parts of this book for me was that it made me confront something I find somewhat troubling about myself, but that I know will always be a part of me.

I have a wife and two daughters, 6 and 11, who I love more than I can possibly put into words no matter how hard I try. It is just a different order of magnitude though I am sure my fellow parents and spouses can understand.

When I read this story, I was reminded of two things about myself.

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The book is loosely based on true events surrounding the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens by Gertrude Baniszewski during the summer of Set in , the screenplay follows the story of two adolescent girls, Meg and Susan who, upon losing their Read more 4. Now I'm scared.New York book editor Carla has retreated to the Maine woods for a working vacation, one that, if her nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic pays off, will be more vacation than work. Item s unavailable for download.

I think you see now in how many ways this book fucks with your mind. As the novel opens, Lowell Thurman, his wife and their three sons are checking into the exclusive Reata, an isolated resort in the Arizona desert, for a five-night off-season stay.

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