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Book Reviews of Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom
Peaceable Kingdom
Author: Jack Ketchum
ISBN-13: 9780843952162
ISBN-10: 0843952164
Publication Date: 8/2003
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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5 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

LisaBeth0413 avatar reviewed Peaceable Kingdom on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
When it comes to chilling the blood, fraying the nerves, or quickening the pulse, no write comes close to Jack Ketchum.

This landmark collection gathers more than thirty of Jack Ketchum's most thrilling stories. Two of them, "Gone" and "The Box," were awarded the prestigious Bram Stroker Award, and three are original to this book. Whether you are already familiar with Ketchum's unique brand of suspense or are experiencing it for the first time, here is a book no afficianado of fear can do without....
reviewed Peaceable Kingdom on + 148 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
nice collection of short stories. Good narrative, nice characterizations. A good beach read, or for a rainy afternoon.Enjoy..
reviewed Peaceable Kingdom on + 119 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very good short stories. Some are a bit bizarre, but overall very good to read.
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A collection of more than 30 stories from a very twisted author!
wss4 avatar reviewed Peaceable Kingdom on + 389 more book reviews
rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was my introduction to Ketchum. I have several of his books on my TBR shelf and they sound like they are right up my alley, but I thought that I would read this anthology of his first to get a taste of his style.

Unlike most anthologies I can honestly say that there were not any stories that I 'did not' like. All of them were interesting even if they did vary quite a lot in theme and 'horror' content. I found some of the stories to be 'incomplete' in a way. I know that it is probably difficult to get a lot into a 12 page story so that is not surprising. It was very interesting to me that many of the stories were set in Florida, which is where I hail from.

Quite a nice introduction to Ketchum and I look forward to getting into a full length book of his.
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