Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hide And Seek, by Jack Ketchum

(pb; 1984, 2007)

From the back cover:

"They were young. They were looking for kicks. They decided to play an innocent game in a strange old house.

"First it turned ugly. Then it turned brutal. Finally it became a nightmare of horror and violence.

"None of them was ever the same again."


Set in Dead River, Maine (also the locale of Off Season and Offspring), this tautly written, quirky, and ultimately horrific coming-of-age tale is unique, and, in true Ketchum fashion, consistently unsettling. It's also gory and nasty in patches, another Ketchum trademark.

Worth owning, this.


Jingle said...

have a smiling Sunday!

Jingle said...
two awards for you,
invite you to join us at jingle poetry….

<em>Sharp Objects</em> by Gillian Flynn

(pb; 2006) From the back cover “Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: ...