Off Season

Ketchum, Jack

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Off Season
"September. A beautiful New York editor retreats to a lonely cabin on a hill in the quiet Maine beach town of Dead River--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 . . ."--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: New York : Dorchester Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781428511439
Branch Call Number: FICTION KETCHUM 2011
Characteristics: 308 p. ;,21 cm


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The novel so nasty I reviewed it twice! Forget the gore and the blood, read this for its characters, pace, and adrenaline. Read it. And sweat, smile, laugh, cringe, or wince. But just read it. A REQUIRED title for horror reader initiation.

I love this book, but beware it's graphic and bloody trail. Ketchum's take on the Sawney Beane story is fast-paced and sweat-inducing yet doesn't pander. His first novel and extremely tense. Highly recommended.

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Sep 22, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book and it's a fast read. The story takes a while to get fully set up, but once the action starts it is hard to put down. Grisly and graphic is how I would describe the easy to read (although not particuarly great) writing style of Ketchum. I would read another book by this guy.


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