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....
nice collection of short stories. Good narrative, nice characterizations. A good beach read, or for a rainy afternoon.Enjoy..
Very good short stories. Some are a bit bizarre, but overall very good to read.
A collection of more than 30 stories from a very twisted author!
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.