226 Fri February 15 2013 - 15:42:19
Comments: I loved survivor also, just ordered COWS thanks for the recommendation - I hope its as sick as it looks :) Also been trying to get "broken on the wheels of sex" (the only book of yours i dont have now),here in the uk for a reasonable price, but can only get hardback at about £20 so looking out for it abit cheaper still.
227 Mon February 11 2013 - 15:29:55
Comments: Adding to the books you can smell, I just finished up Ed Lee's 'The House', it contains 2 Novellas, the other is 'The Pig'. These two will definately make you feel like you need to go wash your hands, but in a good way, LOL.
228 Sun February 10 2013 - 17:19:56
Comments: Hi Guys...STEVEN -- enjoy your nooking (is that a word?) CATHY -- glad you "got" SAM, and thanks. FEDY -- Good to hear you liked SAM and SHIRLEY (have you noticed that practically everything Lucky does has a female in the title? ie. THE WOMAN, SICK GIRL and MAY? THE WOODS wasn't his title...) GAIL -- glad you liked THE CROSSINGS, my twisted western. Hope you don't hate my early men's mag stuff in BROKEN ON THE WHEEL, I was kinda young then, but I still like it, obviously...SURVIVOR is indeed rough stuff. If you liked that you might try Matthew Stokoe's COWS, which for my money is about as rough as it gets. Sometimes I could actually SMELL that damn book...IAN -- you're jealous of our snow?? While we're dreaming of palm trees? Ha! The only true stuff in I'M NOT SAM is that there really was a Zoey -- she died last year, sad to say -- and she really did have that toy and make that strange, yearning, mournful sound. Oh, and the locale is Lucky's backyard in Oklahoma. Otherwise, fiction. Best to all, D.
229 Sun February 10 2013 - 02:54:28
Comments: Hey Jack, hope you're enjoying all the snow over in New York. We haven't had any snow this winter in Seattle and we're probably not gonna get any either, I'm kind of jealous of you east coasters right now. I just read I'm Not Sam and I thought it was interesting, but I definitely prefer The Woman. I look forward to seeing what Lucky does with the movie version. Was I'm Not Sam based on any true events?
230 Wed February 06 2013 - 02:28:33
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: jack, thank you for the response, I will take another look at sam, but because of it I wanted to read something else by you and found the crossings - very different for your work and I enjoyed it profoundly, I can now purchase broken on the wheel of sex that I have always wanted, I want to bring your readers of the girl next door to a novel called survior by jf gonzolez, holy shit, I'm not even finished this yet and my god , it is the book that has stayed in my mind since this one, have you read it ? it is graphic, depraved and off the hook. your thoughts?
231 Tue February 05 2013 - 22:57:07
Comments: Hi Dallas, I read “I am not Sam” and, following your advice, I let a day pass before getting to “I am not Lily”.
It made total sense not to read them as a whole. And, what can I say, I loved it. It is a powerful read. The situation is more horrific than it appears to be at a first glance and the implications of what happens are really disturbing. Really, really so.
It’s so difficult not to give anything away and I don’t want to spoil anyone’s surprise so I’ll leave it at that.
I liked a lot the story in “Midnight Echo Magazine” too. You and Lucky create such good stuff together!! When is the next one due?
232 Mon February 04 2013 - 00:25:07
Comments: Heya, finished reading "Im not sam" - it wasnt what i expected (i prefer the in your face brutality of offseason etc) but was a really good read. It wasnt till id read who is lily that the full extent of that one action was apparent to me. The loss of trust between two so close.
233 Sun February 03 2013 - 20:42:07
Fullname: Steven Lloyd
Comments: Thought it was sold out. That's what I get for listening to the wrong people. Wife just got it on our nook. Looking forward to reading it...now! Thanks, Jack!
234 Sun February 03 2013 - 16:57:49
Comments: Hello out there...GAIL -- glad you generally liked SAM. Here's a hint regarding the ending. Go back and re-read Sam's final words to him. They have a double meaning. Let me know if that works for you. FEDY --glad you found the mag, hope you enjoy the story. And thanks for working on the Con down under! STEVEN -- thanks for your comments on THE WOMAN. We're real pleased with the movie. Now you should read the book! Will there be a sequel? Don't know at this point, though we've talked about one. And there is a sequel of sorts included at the end of the book, a story called COW. Another reason to check it out. SUE -- good to hear RED got to you. Check out the movie -- Brian Cox really nails the Avery role and since it's mostly Lucky, it's very well-directed. As to your question, it's probably true that in one way or another everything's been written already, in terms of plot and situation. But the wild-cards are everywhere -- character, time and place, point of view. Maybe it's impossible to be totally original, but it's just as impossible for two writers to write the same story. No two people are alike, nor are their voices. DIRK -- so SAM got under your skin, huh? Good to hear it. And I mean this sincerely, congrats on a good marriage. Not every day I hear that. Best to all, D.
235 Sat February 02 2013 - 22:04:29
Comments: Hi D, just finished 'Sam', I won't give anything away here, but wow, you and Lucky got me with this one. You never fail to bring horror to our doorstep in a graphic and in your face style that for many is too much. Me being me I can't get enough of that entertainment, but if they ever touched me like 'Sam' just did I would have to switch to a new genre. I couldn't wait to get started, grabbed a cigar, and an hour and half later sitting here telling you you got me. The reason I feel this strongly is probably due to the fact I've been married to my best friend for almost 30 years, and Sam brought me to my knees, well done. You never dissappoint, thanks again.
236 Sat February 02 2013 - 00:28:57
Fullname: Sue Rovens
Comments: Hi Jack -
I just started reading "Red". I know a book is going to be awesome when I have a hard time going to bed - I just keep reading! I did not realize that it was a movie as well. I've got another question for you, if you don't mind. Since there is so much horror literature, going back hundreds of years, how can you (or any writer for that matter), know that the story they are currently writing hasn't been done before?
Thanks! Have a fun Groundhog Day.
237 Wed January 30 2013 - 02:53:47
Comments: Hi Jack,
after a lot of asking around maybe I have started something for real, some people who could make it happen seem interested in trying to get you over here for some Australian Horror con...
Early stages and all can happen, but just wanted to update you on this.
It would be too good :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fedy who never gives up
238 Tue January 29 2013 - 17:18:38
Fullname: Steven Lloyd
Comments: Jack—Just watched “The Woman” yesterday. WOW! What a movie. I did something I haven’t done in a long, long time. I cringed. A bite to the face always gets me. Just wish I’d grabbed the book. Saw the Youtube video couple years ago with the nut job who wanted his 45 minutes of fame at the premiere. I don’t know what his problem was, but I felt you guys did a great job. Lucky is one hell of a director. Great movie! Will there be a sequel?
239 Tue January 29 2013 - 00:56:15
Comments: Ps Contacted Midnight Echo, they gave me the address of a bookstore to try, called them and I have a copy on hold to pick up!! How good is it?
240 Mon January 28 2013 - 23:16:24
Comments: Hi Dallas,
I am still old fashioned in regards to reading... I still like books in paper so no ebook reader for me... I'll contact the Midnight Echo people and see what they can do for me :)
241 Sun January 27 2013 - 18:10:59
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: Hello. I have finished I'm not Sam, and I actually did pause for about 5 min -lol but the reason I read Whos Lily is because I just thought it would give better closure to the end. Still didn't get the message.The ending kinda made me go huh ? but over all It was a good and fast read.thanks for the ride
242 Sun January 27 2013 - 16:39:11
Comments: Hello, all...GAIL -- I know what you mean about wanting bigger texts in books. Picked up a mass-market paperback the other day, which I haven't done in a while, and if you think the text for SAM was small, try one of those! Getting old sucks...FEDY -- I'm pretty sure that MIDNIGHT ECHO #8 with our story in it is still available electronically, if you have an e-reader. DIRK -- enjoy SAM...TOBIN -- glad you took our advice and paused before starting WHO'S LILY? Works, doesn't it. JOHN -- thanks for the recommendation. The ghost of Hank Williams? I'm on it. And it's been a pleasure working with you guys in a VERY cool magazine. BOB -- hope you're still enjoying I'M NOT SAM. Don't forget to pause! Best to all, D.
243 Sat January 26 2013 - 21:50:39
Fullname: Bob Hinton
Comments: Finally got around to starting I'm Not Sam, and 75 pages in. This is a hell of a novel, thus far. I am curious to know what is going to happen. The prose is spot on and the story keeps me turning the pages. Good show, Dallas! Bob
244 Fri January 25 2013 - 23:59:46
Comments: I want to take a minute say I hope everyone is having a great 2013 so far...
All of the adaptations of ketchum's books have been solid, I think RED may be my favorite, if for no other reason than the incredible casting. Tom Sizemore is quite the sonofabitch.
I also wanna take a moment and mention that not only did I have the honor of interviewing Dallas for SHOCK TOTEM issue #5, but we were blessed with a rare-ish story of his for the upcoming 6th issue.
We're really proud of what we put out and it means so much for D to have enough faith in us to do these things. Thanks so much, D!!
I know we all share great things we've read or are reading, I wanna share a novel by Steve Earle called "I'll Never get Out of This World Alive." I found it rawly brilliant and can you really go wrong with a novel that has the ghost of Hank Williams as a main character!?
245 Thu January 24 2013 - 00:13:52
Fullname: gail gowland
Comments: @ Fredy,
Thank you so very much, I actually went to amazon and found out not only can I download this movie of the woman to my kindle, but I discovered awhole LOT MORE about this devise, I usually just download books, I am def gonna get this, and it will open up another avenue for me. Thanks. I loved the book and I can't wait to watch the movie.
246 Wed January 23 2013 - 18:29:25
Fullname: Tobin Elliott
Comments: Hey Jack. Two things. First and foremost, just finished I'm Not Sam. Did what you suggested and took a day between the main story and Who's Lily. Really glad I did, loved it. Second, I left you a message through the Facebook inbox and also through and email through Kev. Just checking to see if you got it. Thanks, Tobin. Keep writing, man. The world needs more Jack Ketchum.
247 Wed January 23 2013 - 14:48:16
Comments: Hey D! Just wanted to let ya know received Sam yesterday, can't wait, but have to finish up Laymon's Body Rides first, will keep ya posted!
248 Wed January 23 2013 - 03:22:52
Comments: @Gail... go get "The woman" movie! it is absolutely amazing!!!
249 Wed January 23 2013 - 03:21:22
Comments: Hi Dallas,
Thanks, it is so good to be back!
I received ¡§I am not Sam¡¨ (signed of course) a couple of days ago and just waiting for the perfect conditions to begin reading it cos once I start I know I¡¦ll keep going till the end. Can¡¦t wait.
On the other hand, unfortunately, I was so busy lately I completely missed the release of your story on the Australian Horror Magazine (a disaster of a fan I am), do you know if it will be printed anywhere else?
And for the drinks, you realise that those could become more expensive than the flights with us as fans? Lol ƒº
250 Wed January 23 2013 - 03:19:48
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: Mr Ketchum ,
Thank you for your response and recommendation, I have ALL of your movies but The Woman. Red was fantastic, but TGND was still the best adaptation of a book I have EVER SEEN. I just received I'm not Sam today in the mail, my only complaint however is even with my damm glasses on I find the print very small and really have to look at it. Maybe it's my kindle that has spoiled me this way. It's just constructive critasium ? sorry,I can't spell, but you could make the text bigger for us over 40 ! hahaha
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