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Jack Ketchum died recently and his death reminded me of the one book of his that I read some time ago, Off Season. I remember thinking it was good but really graphically gory and violent. In need of some real horror (I get desensitised with all the horror I watch) I thought I would pick up his most infamous, The Girl Next Door. I expected it to be violent and graphic but it really went above and beyond. David lives next door to his best friends Donny and Woofer. Their mum Ruth is laidback, cool and lets the boys have beers. When Meg and Susan, recently orphaned, move in with their Aunt Ruth, D
Restored Thread 12th February 2012, 04:43 PM Hazel Jack Ketchum's name has long been hovering on the periphery of my brain. I see his name every so often and the reviews of detailed, graphic horror that makes your stomach churn, so I thought I would give him a shot. His books are relatively expensive here and often out of print but I managed to get a nearly new copy of Off Season from greenmetropolis pretty cheap. This books is of the Hills Have Eyes, cannibals in remote forest, disappearing travellers variety. Carla, an editor, takes a retreat to a remote cabin in Maine. He