176 Sun April 21 2013 - 06:29:22
Comments: Just started reading THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS cause Russell got me thinking. So far, it's a nice British, cold war, bio-engineering, post-apocalyptic novel. John Wyndham, the author, brings up a point that I never really thought about: There is a silver lining to the apocalypse. No more car payments and mortgage, etc......Of course in a zombie one, it would take at least a year for that to sink in...
177 Sun April 21 2013 - 03:18:27
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: @ Samantha, I would recommend the Girl Next Door, but that may be a bit for you as I don't know what you read, maybe try RED, This was a novel that brought many emotions, when I told Jack about it, he told me it was SUPPOSE TO DO THAT ! It was a fab read, but Ill tell you whatever you read by Mr Ketchum it will bring you nightmares, enjoy
178 Fri April 19 2013 - 15:14:06
Comments: Just read I'm Not Sam--great storytelling. Was the present-tense narration your idea or Lucky's? It really made me feel like I was in Patrick's head. Also, when you two collaborate, does Lucky actually write some of the prose or does he just contribute story ideas?
179 Thu April 18 2013 - 01:50:25
Comments: I just saw The Woman and that's what turned my attention to you. I haven't read any of your book, yet, but plan on it as soon as possible. Wow, really can't wait. What should i read first?? Any suggestions?
180 Wed April 17 2013 - 07:55:01
Comments: Jack- have you ever read a bio on P.K.D? The guy was out there! The truth IS sometimes stanger then fiction...and he wrote some f***ed up fiction!!!
181 Wed April 17 2013 - 07:45:21
Comments: Jack- The Michigan Wolverines. They couldnt quite get it done in the college b-ball tourney (still no love? everybody?...Oh well, there is next year and football!)Gail- It was Philip K. Dick. You should read Lem's SOLARIS. There were 2 movies based on it. One Russian and quite boring (except the ending) and 1 directed by Steven Soderbergh (starring George Clooney, no less). That one is interesting, but cant hold a candle to the novel...How to describe the novel? Trippy and mind expanding...and scary...
182 Sun April 14 2013 - 18:21:23
Comments: GAIL, JIM -- Wrath's a sweet guy with an evil mind...Refresh me, Jim, on WOLVERINES. What is it again? Read Lem many years ago, and it's good to know people are still reading him. Coincidentally, Philip K. Dick was a client of the Scott Meredith Angency when I was there. I didn't represent him, but I gather he was kinda hard to deal with...best, guys, D.
183 Sat April 13 2013 - 22:31:15
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: P.K.D. - Is that Philip Dick ? I do not knokw who that is... can you elaborate on what this author is like
184 Fri April 12 2013 - 19:24:26
Comments: Hey Russell- sounds like DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS
185 Fri April 12 2013 - 10:01:17
Comments: Gail- Duh, on my part. I have read THE RESURRECTIONIST. Very good read...actually,very great read. I'm remembering it more as i type. Love the ending.... Everybody (and Jack) - No love for my Wolverines? Oh, well...Not that this has anything to do with "horror" , but i just got done with a second dose (second reading) of Stanislaw Lem's SOLARIS. Wow!...It is scary though, maybe it does have to do with horror....Im reading his THE FUTUROLOGICAL CONGRESS now. The guy was a genius. Up there with P.K.D (whose that Gail?...little triva for ya)
186 Fri April 12 2013 - 00:28:30
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: @ Jim - WJW Is Wrath James White, what an author this guy is !! check him out, or ask others here about him. Mr Ketchum knows him too !! I have all of his books as well as Jack's
187 Mon April 08 2013 - 01:57:19
Comments: I told all of you 'bout my WOLVERINES... Eatin' some cardinals tomorrow!!! ... Hey Gail, who is WJW? And I recommend NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER. I am that cliche review that says I envy you for reading it for the first time.
188 Sun April 07 2013 - 16:14:00
Comments: Hope Spring is springing where you are...CATHY -- haven't seen the Guinea Pig series. They're on my Netflix list but there's no release date as yet and from what I've heard, they're not something I particularly want to buy. And to you and IAN and GAIL, what can I say about COWS that you haven't already said? Except maybe, Good Grief! STACY -- Rock & Shock is indeed on my agenda this year. See you there? RUSSELL -- I haven't read BLINDNESS but I did see the film with Julianne Moore, which I found very fine. Maybe once you've finished the novel you should check it out. Meantime I'll put the book on my list -- wasn't aware the movie was an adaptation. Best to all, D.
189 Wed April 03 2013 - 23:19:03
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: @ Ian - I too have just finished COWS today, I feel exactly the same way you do ! It was a little weird but the pain this guy went through to want to be just a normal guy and he thought TV could do it or at least try to pretend that this is how life is suppose to be. My mouth did drop a few times. It did make me laugh in some context, it was very brutal non the less and I did like the book.Now on to the next one, not sure if I will be reading The Killings by WJW @ Gonzolez or another I have in my kindle by Laymon for night in lonesome October ?
190 Tue April 02 2013 - 18:57:46
Comments: Hey Jack
Have you read Blindness by Jose Saramago? It's a "society breaks down" type of novel about a whole city going blind. I ask because I'm reading it right now and loving it, but it's a little annoying that it's hailed as a literary masterpiece while guys like King and Romero are dismissed as hacks when they do similar things. Where do you come down on that?
191 Mon April 01 2013 - 18:07:27
Comments: Hey Jack, I just finished reading 'Cows' and if there is a more disgusting, yet brillant and original book out there, I have yet to read it. I thought 'American Psycho' was bad, but this book is even worse. Incest, extreme animal cruelty, torture, horrible gory deaths, beastiality, suicide by c-section abortion, this book has it all. It is very hard to get through and definitely not a pleasurable read, but rewards those that can toughen it out to the end. If any of my friends or family knew I read this, they would never talk to me again.
192 Mon April 01 2013 - 04:10:01
Comments: Is going to be a Jack Ketchum appearance at Rock and Shock this year?
193 Sun March 31 2013 - 22:21:36
Comments: Hey Jack,
Happy Easter. Halfway through "Cows" .... Jesus that guy must have a sick mind :) Not too keen on the frequent use of the "C" word, but i spose its in context, but its compulsive reading.
Have you seen the guinea pig series?, especially flowers and blood and mermaid in a manhole, just watched the box set so feeling abit ill atm x
194 Sun March 31 2013 - 17:27:52
Comments: Hello, folks...RUSSELL -- glad to have a new reader, and hope you enjoy THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. If "enjoy" is exactly the word...SUE -- haven't seen AMERICAN HORROR STORY. I missed the early episodes and figure I'll do what I usually do in such cases, wait and rent the whole season. Are you liking it? JIM -- I Netflixed season one of THE WALKING DEAD and enjoyed it. Season two is on my list...best, D.
195 Sat March 30 2013 - 07:31:08
Comments: Sue,Jack- What about THE WALKING DEAD
196 Fri March 29 2013 - 04:23:18
Fullname: Sue Rovens
Comments: Hello Jack!
Again, thank you so much for reading and answering these posts. It means a lot (to me, at least), to be able to connect with a great writer.
My question for you is, have you seen the show American Horror Story, and if so, what are your thoughts about it?
197 Thu March 28 2013 - 12:49:24
Comments: Hi Jack,
The Girl Next Door movie turned me on to your name. I've only read Stranglehold and Off Season so far, but you are now one of my favorite writers and already a big influence, right up there with Elmore Leonard. I'm going to read the Girl Next Door next--I hear it has a different ending than the basement showdown, which is good, that part was a little silly. Just wanted to say thanks for the great stories!
198 Sun March 24 2013 - 15:26:44
Comments: Howdy...IAN -- you're preaching to the choir, but of course you knew that. And yes, it was Chris Sivertson who brought my stuff to Lucky's attention, and Luck optioned THE LOST for Chris to direct. FEDY -- Oz still sounds good, but let's lose the sharks, okay? JIM -- glad you liked THE WOMAN. I saw HOST, and it's a terrific monster movie. Guys, you should pounce on this one if you haven't already...best, D.
199 Wed March 20 2013 - 09:22:53
Comments: Ian- Of course unholywood is going to get it wrong. Jack's OFFSEASON has been ripped off how many times? I saw THE WOMAN on Chiller...I dug it...(has anyone seen Host...the korean flick?).....GO BLUE....March Madness...."Hail to the Victors!!!"
200 Mon March 18 2013 - 22:15:33
Comments: Hi Jack,
I couldn't agree more. The Beast House trilogy is what I read first and so far it stays unsurpassed.
I am now into Funland, quite fun indeed!
It's amazing how Laymon can get to you and hook you up. I won't be satisfied until I have read all that is around. Last time this happened,well Jack, it happened with you.
I am so happy that we can have something more to talk about when we meet in Oz for sharks and drinks (see I have definetely dropped the "if"?)
ps thanks Jim so much for all the suggestions :)
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