Off Season

Off Season

Jack Ketchum / Sep 18, 2019

Off Season When Off Season a novel about horror and cannibalism in modern day Maine was first released in it took readers by storm and sold over copies However the original edition was edited an

  • Title: Off Season
  • Author: Jack Ketchum
  • ISBN: 9780843956962
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • When Off Season, a novel about horror and cannibalism in modern day Maine, was first released in 1980, it took readers by storm and sold over 250,000 copies However, the original edition was edited and content was removed from the story at the publisher s request The whole effect of the book was deemed too intense, particularly the ending The Overlook Connection Press hWhen Off Season, a novel about horror and cannibalism in modern day Maine, was first released in 1980, it took readers by storm and sold over 250,000 copies However, the original edition was edited and content was removed from the story at the publisher s request The whole effect of the book was deemed too intense, particularly the ending The Overlook Connection Press has released the novel in its original unexpurgated state for the first time anywhere The author s original vision can now be read.

    Off season Definition of Off season by Merriam Webster a period of time when travel to a particular place is less popular and prices are usually lower Off season definition of off season by The Free Dictionary off season f s z n, f n A part of the year marked by a cessation or lessening of normal activity, as of a business off sea son adv adj off sea son n a time of year other than the regular or busiest one for a specific activity adj of, pertaining to, or during the off season adv in or during the off season Off season definition and meaning Collins English Dictionary It is possible to vacation at some of the expensive resorts if you go in the off season Although it was off season, the hotel was fully occupied off season prices He has coached and played in Italy during the Australian off season intensive off season training Off season is also an Off Season novel Off Season is a horror novel written by Jack Ketchum and initially published by Ballantine Books in It was Ketchum s first novel and was partially based upon the legend of Sawney Bean, which also inspired Wes Craven s cult classic horror film The Hills Have Eyes. The novel was extremely controversial upon release, with many well known publications attacking its depictions of OFF SEASON meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary off season definition a period of the year when there is less activity in business in sports the period of the year during which games are not played, between the end of one season and the start of the next a period of the year when there is less activity in business Learn . Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons, Paperback Barnes Noble OFF SEASON is Anne Rivers Siddons s th novel Her previous bestselling novels include Sweetwater Creek, Islands, Nora Nora, Low Country, Up Island, Fault Lines, Downtown, Hill Towns, Colony, Outer Banks, King s Oak, Peachtree Road, Homeplace, Fox s Earth, The House Next Door, and Heartbreak Hotel.She is also the author of a work of nonfiction, John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. Off Season Directed by Jonathan van Tulleken With Jon Hamm Tenn s relentless search for his father takes him back to his childhood town only to find a community gripped by fear As he travels deeper into the bitter winter wilderness of the town he uncovers a dreadful secret buried long ago.

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      • Jack Ketchum

        Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies Night, and The Lost His stories are collected in The Exit At Toledo Blade Boulevard, Broken on the Wheel of Sex, and Peaceable Kingdom His novella The Crossings was cited by Stephen King in his speech at the 2003 National Book Awards.


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    1. CANNIBALISM: A MORE BALANCED PERSPECTIVEWhile I really liked this book, I feel compelled to make a few introductory remarks before I discuss the specific merits of the story. I will give Mr. Ketchum the benefit of the doubt and say that I do not believe it was his intention in writing this book to come across as a snobby, elitist, “anti” cannibal bigot. However, the fact remains that this novel is yet another example of popular media perpetrating the negative stereotype of cannibalism. I fee [...]


    2. An editor goes to a remote cabin in Maine to get away from things and work on editing her latest assignment. When her boyfriend and a group of friends arrive, they think they're going to have a relaxing week. Instead, they get a night of hell!As part of my continuing education in horror, I decided to give Jack Ketchum a chance. Off Season was one of the works suggested to me by the crew.Off Season is a tale of feral cannibals setting upon a cabin full of city folk in the Maine woods. That's pret [...]


    3. Ten ways to review Off Season, a book about cannibals!!1. Let's go to the movies with Jack KetchumSome Like them HotStir the Right One InThe Incr EdiblesBringing Up BabyBrainspottingThe Best Ears of Our LivesRashermumThe Green BileNo Recipe for Old Men(this could go on)2. Off Season, the MusicalHe Will Tear us Apart (sung by Laura)Everybody Spurts (sung by the chief cannibal)Stir it Up (sung by his female companion)Oops! I Did it Again! (sung by the chief cannibal)All I have to Eat is Spleen (an [...]


    4. Originally published in ITW's THRILLERS: 100 Must-ReadsJack Ketchum, a pseudonym for Dallas Mayr (1946 - ), owns some of the blackest real estate in the world of thriller fiction. A former literary agent and actor, Ketchum published his first novel, Off Season, to the dismay of the mainstream literary establishment and the delight of what would grow into a cult following. Over the last quarter of a century, he has published numerous novels, novellas, and works of short fiction. However, only in [...]


    5. Oh my god what a disturbing book. There were moments when I dreaded to continue reading it because I just knew that things would go horribly fucked up with a lot of gore. And it did. This is not the kind of books I usually read and I honestly don’t know if I want to read more of its kind. Not that the book was bad, it was good, just a bit too disgusting for my taste I must admit. I prefer paranormal horror that makes you wonder if you should check under the bed and the closet before you sleep [...]


    6. This may be one of the most disturbing novels I have ever read. Enough said. (Although, I cannot agree with the previous establishment of rating this novel as "violent pornography". In my estimation, if more horror writers took half the amount of chances in thier work as Ketchum does in his, this genre might be more respected.)HIGHLY RECOMMENDED(This recommendation must be clarified: I do not condone cannibalism in any form.)


    7. For me, this is the horror book to end all horror books. It is the apex of terror tales. No book has come close to topping Off Season, and I doubt that any ever will.In a rural area off the coast of Maine live a tribe of cannibals. Over the decades travellers and townspeople have disappeared here, but these have been chalked up to the nature of an increasingly mobile, exploding population. People disappear every minute all over the world, don't they?The tension begins immediately and never lets [...]


    8. Off Season: A Dash of FearFrom ghoulies and ghosties and long legged beasties, Good Lord, deliver us--Old Scottish PrayerSome time ago a woman with an angelic face asked me if I had ever read anything by Jack Ketchum. Well, I hadn't. Until now. Off Season is my first venture into the novels of Jack Ketchum. Let's say it's a book for the reader with a taste for the different.After a little research into the author, I was intrigued. Ketchum is a four time Bram Stoker Award winner and was named Gra [...]


    9. Jack Ketchum is an author whose works have been in my digital to-read pile for ages. I'm loathe to admit it, but he's one of those writers synonymous with the horror genre whose work, for whatever reason, I just hadn't read yet. I decided to correct that in 2018. Last week, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, Jack Ketchum lost his battle with cancer. His passing ignited an urgent need in me to finally discover exactly what I had been missing. I wanted to get to know a bit the man who so many fellow author [...]


    10. Just finished this one for the third time. Still amazingly honest, brutal, and engaging. I forgot about the ending until I got closeen it came back. I think this novel has shaped the way I do things in my own stories more than any other book I read before or since. You get lured into this great cast of characters and creepy group of savages. A fantastic set up that explodes at about the halfway point with one of the most impactful 30 pages or so I ever read. It was still as impactful this time, [...]


    11. 3.5There is some extreme grotesqueness in this story but somehow it lost its punch as it neared the end. The condition and character of the children in the opening scene grabbed my attention and I knew I was in for a macabre ride. SPOILER ALERT:I wouldn't say the book necessarily ended badly so much as I think my senses had just become numb and grew tired of the chase. This was a story of survival against the cruelest, cannibalistic scenario possible, made even more terrible because most of the [...]


    12. My thanksgiving feast will now consist of pepto shots, saltine crackers and fruit flavored tums. Uncle Stevie wasn't kidding.Job well done Mr. Ketchum .


    13. One does not read Jack Ketchum to be entertained. So why would someone pick up a Ketchum book? I haven't a fucking clue. Like the late, great Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum is a diabolical motherfucker. He knows how to make skin crawl and stomachs turn. Each one of his books is the literary equivalent of a snuff film. They're real. They're in your face. They're sick and completely immoral. And I can't stop reading them. I don't know what that says about me and other Ketchum fans, but it's the trut [...]


    14. Off Season was akin to reading "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". I love that movie and I had a blast with this book. My first Ketchum novel was better than I expected. Highly enjoyable for fans of over the top gore. 4 stars!


    15. I didn’t go into this novel for something of emotional depth; I was not looking for a story with well-done subtext or fully fleshed characters. Having read a string of literary novels, I wanted something grisly and fast and raunchy. Jack Ketchum is that guy. And I got what I was looking for.Having read and been horrified by The Girl Next Door last October, this book had been on my radar for some time. Sadly, it didn’t quite live up to TGND. That one hooked me from page one and my heart ached [...]



    16. This was my first Ketchum book and I cannot wait to read the follow up to Off Season, chillingly called Offspring. This tale is pretty simple as it deals with civilized humans and with some barbarians who speak and think but who choose to stalk and watch their prey before they make their surprise attack. This is not savagery fueled by regular hunger, this is deep and evil lust for causing pain and cruelty to the innocent in the most excruciating manners possible, this is the tale of the Off Seas [...]


    17. The biggest flaw of Off Season is its publishing date - 1980. As it was a debut novel, the publishing house had quite a lot of power over the author, and made him cut and edit the book the way they wanted. Upon publication the book raised extreme controversy, due to its violent and graphic nature. It got so bad that Ballantine, who initially published the novel, decided to stop supporting it and withtdrew it from circulation after the first printings. In 1999 a small publishing house specialisin [...]


    18. CROATOANyes, this one has a unique preface for the chinese(traditional), i mean taiwanese edition(cuz the agency is the only one which issues jack ketchum's works in chinese on this planet :D), by the author too, like The Girl Next Door, so huhaa non-chinese speaking guys just be envioussince that i'd perused the original one before, i really enjoyed the translation of this book though i'm not very used to traditional/twnese chinese characters and its literary arrays of composing type, but still [...]


    19. I can see why this book was a bit of a game changer in 1980. I'm glad I got to read it in the format intended by the author (albeit still not the original manuscript, which no longer exists) instead of the cleaned-up version. Warning: It is graphic and even this seasoned reader of horror novels winced several times! Some "gross" books have zero story line and bore me to tears. This one had a simple plot, but it was still engaging because the characterseven the CRAZY cannibalswere skillfully brou [...]



    20. "«Tenian un perro atado. Estaban tirando de la cuerda y dándole al pobre animal una paliza de muerte. No paraban de reírse, como si eso fuera tremendamente divertido. Supe que llevaban ya un rato así porque el perro ya ni ladraba, ni se quejaba, ni gemía. El animal estaba destrozado por completo. Me acuerdo de los tristes ojos del perro mirándolos, como si solo quisiera tumbarse y morir allí mismo. Ojalá le hubieran dejado»"Nunca me dolió tanto algo como esas líneas.Este libro es feno [...]


    21. I don't know what to say about this. It was the unexpurgated edition. I suppose for it's time it was shocking, but it seems a little dated now. It is the lost cannibal tribe slasher cabin in the woods formula. I saw all the explicit grue, rape, sex, and pedophilia as just filler. A little less would have still gotten the message of how inhumanely we treat each other, and if you look at it it only drives the plot early on, after the initial attack; then it's thrill filler, ho hum. It seems that o [...]


    22. Review en español: Click aquíTraduje este y otros libros. Si te interesa, puedes chequear esta sección en mi blog.I had to take a break after finishing this book, it was really intense. It's probably one of the most gory, violent and insane horror books I ever read.This is a story about how a group of friends is attacked by a family of mad cannibals, so you can expect a lot of disturbing scenes on this book. Even though I have read other splatterpunk books I have to say that some scenes of th [...]


    23. This review contains spoilers because there's absolutely no way I can talk about this book without them. Stop reading now if you plan on reading Off Season.Again, I have a really hard time rating Ketchum, because I cannot say in any way that I "enjoyed" this book. I can appreciate what Ketchum is trying to accomplish, which is probably verbatim what I said in my review for The Girl Next Door, but I don't really think that this type of novel is my thing. It's like asking to get punched in the fac [...]


    24. So I had high expectations going when I opened this book up and began to read. I have read only one other Ketchum book entitled The Crossings. That one was a western that would have been great as a Sam Peckinpah movie. I can't believe I never got wind of Ketchum until recently, as he has been writing since the early eighties if not longer.I'm happy I discovered Ketchum. He is a writer with no apologies regarding the extreme and often stomach turning violence within his novels. This was his first [...]


    25. I don't know. Thought it would be better. I remember loving it when it was released in '81. I find this uncut version to be overall flat. Love the gore and action sequences but the characters difficult to root for either one of them.


    26. Stephen King once said: "“I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud." In Off Season, Jack Ketchum does all three and does them extremely well (no wonder King is a big fan and supporter). I don't think I've ever read a book as unsettling as this. Carla, a book editor from New York City, rents a house in the rural Main [...]


    27. I am a horror movie fanatic. I love horror movies- from cinematic masterpieces like Halloween to ultra B-rate movies like Dreamaniac and Terror Firmer. It doesn't matter. I love horror. But I'm starting to think I only really love horror when it is on my TV. I think that I only like it when I am watching it. Because lately I have been on a horror book kick (a genre I avoided mostly out of some silly snobbishness) and I just do not love any of them in the same way that I love horror movies. And I [...]


    28. I had previously read “The Girl Next Door” by Jack Ketchum, so I was very well aware of what I was getting myself into with this book. It definitely did not disappoint. I will admit, after 38% of the e-book had gone by without too much excitement, I was beginning to wonder just when all hell was gonna break loose. But oh man, after that the fecal matter finally hit the proverbial fan…….d the blood…intestines…brain matter…and other sundry body parts. Once I got to that point, it was [...]


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