251 Tue January 22 2013 - 20:55:02
Comments: GAIL -- glad you thought the movie of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR was "on the money." Me too. And since you liked RED so much as a novel, you should try that movie too. Brian Cox really nails it. Hope you enjoy SAM. FEDY -- welcome back. And sure, organize all that flying and drinks are on me! CATHY -- hope you like SAM...and no tea stains! Best to all, D.
252 Fri January 18 2013 - 17:36:00
Comments: Cool lol. Im just terrified of flying!
Received my signed copy of "Im not Sam" today finally. Will have to order another copy to read as knowing me ill spill tea all over it or something.
Thanks Jack it made my day.
253 Tue January 15 2013 - 21:09:15
Comments: @Ian, we should then organise a "Ketchum fan charter flight" to NY, departing first from the UK, picking me up in Oz and you as last in Seattle. Quite expensive and time consuming, but I reckno it'd be fun! :)
254 Tue January 15 2013 - 07:11:59
Comments: Fedy wants Jack to go to Australia, I want him to come to Seattle, and now somebody wants him to go to England! I'm thinking it'd be easier for all of us to just to go to him in New York City, even if they don't have any used bookstores to visit. The city that never sleeps, and apparently never reads either!
255 Tue January 15 2013 - 00:33:34
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: Jack, I finally searched for I'm not Sam on amazon - IT'S COMING - IN THE MAIL !!!! YEAH - I can't wait to read this and as I have a Kindle, it is coming in paperback to add to all of the books that you have written for my book case - you have your own shelf !
256 Tue January 15 2013 - 00:21:57
Comments: Hi Dallas,
it's been a while since I last wrote here, hope you and all the fans are well. It's also been a while since I updated my facebook page, my apologies, I'll get back to it shortly cos I have not given up on you being invited to Australia yet!
I am off to the Australia horror con next weekend and I'll see if I can talk to someone there who might get some wheels rolling for this.
Well, what else, like every true obsessed fan, lately I have been checking the mail three or four times a day since "I am not Sam" should be arriving now and I can't wait to read it...
I haven't read anything about it on purpose, so it will be a surprise on all fronts.
Fedy from Oz
257 Tue January 15 2013 - 00:09:03
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: Hello Jack, so number one for the top disturbing novels eh ? congratulations ! when they said guess what would be number one, I knew it would be this one. The book is very disturbing,and I was quite shocked at some of the scenes. The movie was RIGHT on the money, never before have I seen a film that was even remotely like the book, kudos to you sir. If your " new readers " would like something as disturbing I would recommend "RED " When I told you how this made me feel and how I cried,you replied-" It was suppose to do that " thank you for your work :)
258 Sun January 13 2013 - 16:25:28
Comments: Hi out there...CATHY -- I've never done a Con in England because nobody's ever invited me. If and when they do, I'm there! SUE -- glad you're liking the work. Good question. The fact is that most of the books I read and movies I see are out-of-genre. As a reader I'm all over the place I'm as likely to pick up a biography of Steve McQueen as I am to read FULL DARK, NO STARS, for instance. And most of the movies I see are either foreign or small indies. I think that if you only stick with genre offerings you tend to lose perspective. There's a lot of great art out there of all kinds. What draws me are the people, the characters, and directors and writers who tend to focus on that. Have a good week, folks! Best,
259 Thu January 10 2013 - 06:28:26
Fullname: Sue Rovens
Comments: Greetings from Normal, Illinois. I watched The Woman a few weeks ago. Blew me away. That started me off reading your books. I finished Off Season (fantastic) and now am reading Peaceable Kingdom. (terrific!) I love your pacing in your writing. It's great and refreshing how you really keep things moving. One question for you: What do you read or watch that is NOT in the horror/thriller genre? Do you ever just have the need to "look at something else"?
260 Mon January 07 2013 - 22:11:13
Comments: Do you ever do any conventions in England? Id love to come but have only see them in the states. I see most your fans here are in the states but im near London.
261 Mon January 07 2013 - 19:52:42
Comments: Hello folks...IAN -- we don't even HAVE second-hand bookstores in Manhattan anymore. Miss 'em. And I guess I'll have to warn my lady friends about Portland...JIM -- glad you got a good introductory experience with THE WOMAN. Some ambassador, she is...CATHY -- I could write that, if you put the book in front of me. Convention one of these days? Best, D
262 Sat January 05 2013 - 04:26:46
Comments: Hey Bob, I have sadly never been to Powells Books myself. I do love the Portland transit system and the show Portlandia though. Next time I go down there I will have to see if any more of Jacks books are at Powells. Interesting fact- According to Americas Most Wanted, Portland is the human trafficking capital of the U.S., I never would've guessed that.
263 Thu January 03 2013 - 20:42:21
Comments: Hey Jack, I had a signed copy of im not sam ordered for me for xmas from cemetary dance. Unfortunatly it didnt turn up for xmas, so looking forward to getting that.
If you could write "to my no.1 fan cathy" in it id appreciate hehe (yea i know.. not possible but i can ask). :P
Have a great new year.
264 Wed January 02 2013 - 15:00:50
Fullname: Jim McElhanon
Comments: Hi Dallas,
I just discovered you through the movies The Woman and The Girl Next Door. The Woman was one of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen, loved it. I haven't read anything by you yet, but I will, you got a new fan.
265 Tue January 01 2013 - 21:32:56
Fullname: Bob Hinton
Comments: Ian, Powell's Books is the place to be, isn't it? (I like to call the place heaven) I am going there next month from Florida to propose to my GF of 6 years. Portland is one of our favorite cities to visit. And those breweries!!!
266 Tue January 01 2013 - 03:30:23
Comments: Happy New Year everyone! Hey Jack, I've never read Closing Time or Peaceable Kingdom, so I'll definitely be checking them out soon, if I can find them. I have I'm Not Sam on hold at the library. Sadly, it's very hard to find your books at libraries or second hand bookshops, which are my main sources. My parents did find me a signed hardcover of Only Child from Powells Books in Portland though.
267 Sun December 30 2012 - 17:05:23
Comments: Howdy, guys -- IAN -- Ah, ghost stories! Try "Returns" and "Honor System" from CLOSING TIME AND OTHER STORIES and "The Haunt" from PEACEABLE KINGDOM. Haven't done a book-length one yet, but ghosts are the single supernatural critters that interest me, so never say never. DIRK -- thanks for the recommendations. I'm in the middle of an excellent collection right now -- Helen Marshall's HAIR SIDE, FLESH SIDE. Magic realism meets horror...and tenderness. To BOB and everybody, Happy New Year! May 2013 kick butt for you...best, D
268 Sat December 29 2012 - 22:22:23
Comments: Hi Dallas, it's been awhile, hope all is well. I hate to admit it but I took the Nook plunge and actually like it! That being said I had to recommend a couple of reads, I'm not sure but you might have mentioned these here in one of the posts, but if not you should check them out. 'Crimes in Southern Indiana' by Frank Bill. A collection of short stories dealing with some unsavory southern Indiana folks. 'The Devil All the Time' by Donald Ray Pollock, an even darker novel of human nature that even Jack Ketchum would be proud. And finally 'Provinces of Night' by William Gay, this one really got me, one of the few books I kept laughing out loud and eventually wanted to cry too. I went to gather more of William's books and found that he had pasted away earlier this year. There is a 7 minute interview with him on You Tube that is worth a look too, a very honest real individual.
Hope this finds you well and you have a great new year, take care, Dirk
269 Tue December 25 2012 - 13:24:28
Fullname: Bob Hinton
Comments: Merry Christmas to Dallas and all my fellow Jack Ketchum fans!!!
270 Tue December 25 2012 - 03:22:42
Comments: Merry Christmas everybody! Hey Jack, I have read Joyride and I'm really looking forward to I'm Not Sam. I have read most of your books and The Lost was the first of your books I read and it's still my favorite. Any chance of a Jack Ketchum ghost story in the future?
271 Sun December 23 2012 - 19:39:27
Comments: Hi, folks -- IAN -- I agree about crazy people with guns, obviously. Should you want to dig further into that screwed-up syndrome you might try my book JOYRIDE, aka ROAD KILL. Based on an amalgam of two such real-life wackos. JIM -- my favorite creepy-nightmare book is probably Peter Straub's GHOST STORY, though Shirley Jackson's THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is also right up there. Guess ghosts just...spook me...best, D.
272 Sat December 22 2012 - 04:18:49
Comments: also read "Amsterdam"...good also
273 Fri December 21 2012 - 08:43:48
Comments: jack- my fav Ian McEwan books are "The Cement Garden", "The Comfort of Strangers", "The Innocent" and "Enduring Love"(dont judge by title or cover).....Have read "Black Dogs" and some of the stories in "In Between the Sheets"...also good
274 Fri December 21 2012 - 08:23:10
Comments: Per Scariest novel...thats a tough one... most disturbing? thats why im here....but when i think of creepy nightmare stuff, i think of Laymon's Night in the Lonesome October
275 Tue December 18 2012 - 20:59:22
Comments: Hey Jack, I like your choice of Lord of the Flies as the scariest book you've read. Mine would have to be The Lost, by you, especially with all the random shootings we've been having lately. Nothing's scarier in America right now then a crazy person with a gun.
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