I thought jack ketchum had gone just about as far as he could go with books like off season and the girl next door. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. The woman is the third act of a harrowing tale begun in jack ketchums legendary offseason, a tale of feral cannibals living in the woods, hunting and breeding and terrorizing the maine coast. While some books have become adapted for film such as red and the lost. Ketchum takes us from the hardcore times of the 70s and early 80s when free sex, free love, and everything related in between was a dream living on borrowed time. See all books authored by jack ketchum, including the girl next door, and off season, and more on.
The woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have terrorized the east coast from maine into canada. According to the back of the book, five civilized, sophisticated people and one tired old country sheriff will learn just how primitive we all are beneath the surfaceand that there are no limits at all to the will to survive. The woman is back in all her feral glory, and authors ketchum and lucky mckee put her through the paces in the woman. Ketchum at a book fair in paris, france, in march 2009. She also serves as the main antagonist of the noncanon short story the cow. The woman begins with the last surviving member of this savage clan seeking refuge in cave, resting and healing from wounds inflicted upon her when her. Christopher cleek is a slick, amoral and unstable country lawyer who, out hunting one day, sees her bathing in a stream.
That should come as no surprise at all since they collaborated on both the book. This is the home of the official jack ketchum facebook fan page. Ketchum does not hide anything about these monsters from the reader. Jack s contribution, the passenger, follows the story of a woman who gets a flat tire, leading to a stretch of bad luck as she becomes a passenger in a car bound. Such is the case with the woman, a tale of exquisite sorrow. While the violent sodomy ends, his emotional abuse continues. He was the recipient of four bram stoker awards and three further nominations. Jack ketchum continues his rise with the present showing of the woman at the sundance film festival 2011 cowritten by ketchum with director lucky mckee. Book and dust jacket are in fine condition in a fine condition tray caseclamshell. It is an interesting exploration of the human psyche.
He has won numerous bram stoker awards, and four of his books were recently filmed as movies. Jack ketchum began the dead river series, set in the small coastal town of dead river, maine, with his first published novel, off season 1980. Each story also features new afterwords by jack ketchum. The girl next door by jack ketchum, neal mcpheeters. Jack ketchum, a fourtime recipient of the bram stoker award, is the author of many novels and works of short fiction. The lost 2001, the girl next door 2005, red 2008 and offspring 2009. Sylvias parents, carnival workers who moved often, left her and her sister in indianapolis under care of their acquaintaince, gertrude baniszewski. The books intro tells us that he wrote this book in the early 80s and worked on it ever since.
The woman, 2010, novel, leisure books, cowritten with lucky mckee. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite reads in more. In off season, a group of adult friends staying at a house in the woods become the target of the savages, and over the course of one long night are subjected to more horror than they could have ever imagined. Jack ketchums first novel, off season, was published in 1980, and he further established himself as a master of horror with the lost, the woman, the girl next. It doesnt matter if youre into stephen king or edward lee, jack ketchum or lovecraft, this is the place to share that love and discuss to your hearts content.
Jack ketchum is actually a pseudonym for novelist dallas mayr. I scrambled to pick up a copy when it briefly appeared back in print because buying a used copy requires a second mortgage on the house, signing an agreement to turn over your first born son, and swearing to never resell your copy for less than bolivias gross national product. Feb 10, 2018 the woman, by jack ketchum and lucky mckee february 10, 2018 february 5, 2018 clydeumney jack ketchum whose real name was dallas mayr was an utterly unique, brutally intense horror writer, one whose work was unlike almost anything else out there. Jan 09, 2012 ketchums writing remains tight and engaging, but at the end i was left feeling pretty let down. The woman is the third act of a harrowing tale begun in jack ketchum s legendary offseason, a tale of feral cannibals living in the woods, hunting and breeding and terrorizing the maine coast. Badly wounded in a battle with police, she takes refuge in a cave overlooking the sea. The woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have terrorized the east coast from maine into canada for years. The girls are subjected to horrifying abuse at the hands of their aunt, who. Ladies night is quite a departure for jack ketchum. Yes, their novels often are creepy and i love them all, but never have their books ever truly terrified me at least not until adapted into a film.
Now a major motion picture, directed by lucky mckee and written by jack ketchum and lucky mckee. These books were stolen by the editor of a magazineand sold without my knowledge. The jerzy livingston years is the most complete edition of the stroup stories ever collected together. Christopher cleek is a slick, amoral,and unstable country lawyer who sees her and decides to capture her, tame her and maker her his own. The woman by jack ketchum and lucky mckee bobs book blog. The woman is a 2011 american horror film directed by lucky mckee, adapted by mckee and jack ketchum from ketchums novel. This book is told from the perspective of a twelveyearold boy who watches as two teenage girls move in with their aunt, who lives down the street from the boy and his friends. The woman is a fascinating book a fusion of ketchum s gory cannibal horror and his fixation on violence. The strange epilogue story, titled the cow, i skimmed and was glad for it. Then one day i received this book in hardcover by mail, on the cover a frightened man in the form of either a new york policeman, or the pilot of a nazi attack plane, surrounded by zombielike creatures. The lettered edition sold out within 72 hours of being officially announced. Jack ketchum s first novel, off season, was published in 1980, and he further established himself as a master of horror with the lost, the woman, the girl next. The novel and the screenplay were actually written at the same time so the two versions of the story are basically the same, but ketchum s novel offers much more insight and answers a few. His novels included off season, offspring, and red, which were adapted to film.
Jack ketchums first horror novel, off season is one of the authors most popular works. Lydia danse was a victim of sexual sadism at the hands of her husband, arthur. My favorite halloween story as jack ketchum, memoir, canadian newspaper, reprint, local shrieker, bram eisenthal, ed. A few years later, i decided to read jack ketchum s most famous novel, the girl next door. The woman is a fascinating book a fusion of ketchums gory cannibal horror and his fixation on violence. Jack ketchum has published twelve novels and several short story collections. Discount prices on books by jack ketchum, including titles like shining in the dark. Jack ketchum s stranglehold might scare the hell out of you if youre a divorced mom with elementary schoolaged kids, so be forewarned. The woman by jack ketchum meet your next favorite book.
This is where jack ketchum and off season separate from the bunch. It was entertaining throughout and appealed to my sophomoric intellect. The woman is the last of her kind, the lone survivor of a tribe of feral cannibals who have terrorized the maine coast for years. The woman picks right up where 2009s offspring also an adaptation of a jack ketchum book left off. The girl next door is a crime novel by american writer jack ketchum in 1989. The novel is loosely based on the murder of sylvia likens, in. One of his biggest successes on the international level was for the woman which was also made into a film cowritten and directed by lucky mckee. For those reasons, the woman by jack ketchum gets two pieces of lasagna from me. Sep 05, 2016 the woman picks right up where 2009s offspring also an adaptation of a jack ketchum book left off. Jul 26, 2011 great trailer for luck mckees sure to make headlines film the woman what would you do if you found a wild woman in the woods. Dec 01, 1989 the most horrifying thing about jack ketchum s the girl next door is that it is based on a true incident horrendous abuse, torture and eventual murder of the 16 year old sylvia likens in 1965. Jan 01, 2010 the woman is the third act of a harrowing tale begun in jack ketchum s legendary offseason, a tale of feral cannibals living in the woods, hunting and breeding and terrorizing the maine coast.
The woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have terrorized the east coast from maine into canada for years now. Its a totally different beast though, and it is as much infused with ketchum s dna as it is with mckees. Horror, jack ketchum style like most good horror stories, this gets creepier as it goes along for a finale, with several cool twists. The film stars pollyanna mcintosh, angela bettis, sean bridgers, lauren ashley carter, carlee baker, and alexa marcigliano, and introduces zach rand and shyla molhusen. Having read the climax you will be sorely tempted to skip back to page one and appreciate the cyclical nature of this depraved tragedy. May 26, 2014 the band of cannibals that ate tourists along the coast of maine in jack ketchums classic novels, off season and offspring. The woman by jack ketchum, lucky mckee nook book ebook. He has won numerous bram stoker awards for his work. Feb 01, 2018 a few years later, i decided to read jack ketchums most famous novel, the girl next door. I wouldnt call the novel a tiein book, but they seem to work simultaneously. Whilst there are similarities and parallels between the woman and the girl next door, this is distinct enough to stand its ground as another essential ketchum novel.
Published in 1980, the extreme violence and bleak vision of the novel is. The woman is a 2011 american horror film directed by lucky mckee, adapted by mckee and jack ketchum from ketchum s novel of the same name. Published in 1980, the extreme violence and bleak vision of the novel is still as vivid and influential as ever. In defense of lucky mckees the woman horror movie horror.
It is interesting to see who the bad guys are and who the good guys are. Jack ketchum published his first novel in 1980 titled off season, a version of the sawney beane story. If your a jack ketchum fan, you need to add this to your collection. The most horrifying thing about jack ketchum s the girl next door is that it is based on a true incident horrendous abuse, torture and eventual murder of the 16 year old sylvia likens in 1965. Dallas william mayr november 10, 1946 january 24, 2018, better known by his pen name.
Even at face value the woman is much more than torture porn for a desensitised generation of yuppies looking for a quick fix. A new ketchum book, let alone one coauthored by filmmaker lucky mckee the man behind the indie neoclassic may and is also responsible. The woman is the titular character of the horror novel the woman by author jack ketchum and the 2011 film adaptation of the same name which is also a sequel to the 2009 horror movie the offspring. Cemetery dance jack ketchum is a master of suspense and horror of the human variety. Dallas william mayr november 10, 1946 january 24, 2018, better known by his pen name jack ketchum, was an american horror fiction author. The ocp edition of jack ketchum s broken on the wheel of sex. The woman by jack ketchum and lucky mckee this is horror. In 2001, the series was resurrected by subterranean press with night visions 10, featuring original novellas by jack ketchum and john shirley, and five stories by david b. The woman as jack ketchum, written with lucky mckee excerpts, novel, and film, dark doorways, eric beebe, editor, post mortem press. Reflecting on jack ketchums horror novels book riot. The book is the first in ketchums dead river trilogy, followed by offspring and the woman. The novel was subsequently slated by the village voice as violent pornography but, undeterred, the author continued to write fiction that deals with the cruelty and violence so often apparent in everyday life.
Since the movie version emerged at the same time, and since both film and book credit lucky mckee as the cowriter, i assume both were produced together. Jack ketchum s most popular book is the girl next door. Jack ketchum audio books, best sellers, author bio. The final entry into jack ketchum s dead river trilogy, the woman, was published recently. Jack ketchum s first horror novel, off season is one of the authors most popular works. Jack ketchum books list of books by author jack ketchum. That should come as no surprise at all since they collaborated on both the book and the screenplay. The woman is the powerful story of the last survivor of a feral tribe of cannibals who have terrorized. Four essential novels by jack ketchum wicked horror.
It is book three in a series, but it is not necessary to have read the other two books. Jan 30, 2012 the final entry into jack ketchum s dead river trilogy, the woman, was published recently. The woman is probably the best known of ketchum s works, thanks in large part to the film adaptation by lucky mckee, and the controversy that it caused at the sundance film festival in 2011. For longstanding fans of jack ketchum, it will come as no surprise that this book contains some of the most disturbing and graphic depictions of terror to grace. The woman begins with the last surviving member of this savage clan seeking refuge in cave, resting and healing from wounds inflicted upon her when her clan was attacked and killed by those.
The woman is the last of her kind, the lone survivor of a tribe of feral. The girl next door is probably jack ketchum s most sought after book. Us imports paperback 336pp sometimes a book is so perfectly put together that, upon finishing, it benefits from a reread. Dallas william mayr, better known by his pen name jack ketchum, was an american horror fiction author. Jack ketchum has 185 books on goodreads with 170097 ratings. His novels included off season, offspring, and red, which were adapted to. And it looks a lot like an urbancity version of night of the living dead. Horror author jack ketchum has died bloody disgusting. Buy a cheap copy of the woman book by jack ketchum. But after reading ketchum s stories, what a dream it was. Its a totally different beast though, and it is as much infused with ketchums dna as it is with mckees. This is copy r of a lettered limited edition of 52 copies. The woman, by jack ketchum and lucky mckee umneys alley.704 434 1137 1101 484 871 256 225 181 240 41 653 1538 668 845 1014 1069 10 921 1041 1415 1100 600 890 418 165 19 483 1277 627 330 1094