The characters are cardboard and boring, the most interesting being the savages. Let's go to the movies with Jack Ketchum Some Like them Hot Stir the Right One In The Incr Edibles Bringing Up Baby Brainspotting The Best Ears of Our Lives Rashermum The Green Bile No Recipe for Old Men this could go on 2. There are some truly unsettling parts in the beginning. This kind of thing makes me, has always made me, skeptical. Off Season is a tale of feral cannibals setting upon a cabin full of city folk in the Maine woods. It is easily the most psychologically disturbing story that Ketchum has created, which is not surprising considering from where he got his inspiration. It also included an Afterword by Ketchum.
But Ketchum sure is good at letting the blood fly. To view it, One does not read Jack Ketchum to be entertained. Thanks for the thrill ride, and for sharing part of yourself like that. Δεν θα το συνιστούσα με τίποτα σε όσους δεν έχουν ξαναδιαβάσει τρόμο. The monsters that prey on the civilized enjoying a cabin in the off season is a savage family of few adults and a brood of children.
It's like asking to get punched in the fac This review contains spoilers because there's absolutely no way I can talk about this book without them. So incredibly awful I had a blast watching it! Warning: It is graphic and even this seasoned reader of horror novels winced several times! I am a horror movie fanatic. 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. Unfortunately for them, there's a group of savages in the area who live off the land and its inhabitants. There's no joy to be found, and any moments of humor are of the blackest pitch. I just hope he is a little more even-handed in his portrayals of cannibals in the future. However, the fact remains that this novel is yet another example of popular media perpetrating the negative stereotype of cannibalism.
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. And it's in this cave where we see just how these men, women, and children flourished all these years. A beautiful New York editor retreats to a lonely cabin on a ill in the quiet Maine beach town of Dead River-off season-awaiting her sister and friends. They're sick and completely immoral. Six adults—two of them sisters—are vacationing in a cabin. Sounds like the perfect set-up for some Dark Castle production or for the Weinstein's to produce without much money.
The first 130 pages are essentially violence-free and dedicated to the introduction of the six main characters, along with foreshadowing of the horrible events to come. Speaking bizarrely in perfect English even though in every other way he epitomises human degeneracy and extreme lack of manners. And I got what I was looking for. And, somehow, someway it helped. At the end, I wouldn't say I liked it but it was powerful and engaging. So why would someone pick up a Ketchum book? It's a wild and gruesome envelope pushing ride, indeed, the envelope is pushed so far you can no longer see it, it's just a dim memory, er, was that thing an envelope? But Ketchum truly is unflinching in a way that few other writers have dared to be, and this is what sets him and his debut novel apart. This was his first So I had high expectations going when I opened this book up and began to read.
Have I yet conveyed how much revolting stuff happens? Have you ever felt you just missed the boat on an author? Off Season was one of the works suggested to me by the crew. It will fuck you up! I absolutely love the gritty low-budget movies that had the courage to go all the way with their ambitions. No paraban de reírse, como si eso fuera tremendamente divertido. It is the apex of terror tales. And I'm not sure why this is. My edition also contained a short story that was supposed to be part of another novel, but included a minor character from Off Season.
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. If you're not an author, I suppose you'd read his books to cement in your mind that your life could be much, much worse. And that was the expurgated edition. This review contains spoilers because there's absolutely no way I can talk about this book without them. Because he often had more than one piece published in a specific magazine, he would use his own name for the first and then adopt a pseudonym for the others.
It actually put me in the story. Yes this book has cannibals in it. 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. The cannibals descend on the cabin. In the middle of the night while making love to Jim, Carla finds herself drowning in his blood as an attack through the window takes over her serene world and she is pulled out of the house naked, in the middle of the night with children and dirty men and women dressed in skins clawing at her muscles, wanting to absorb her flesh and her vital energy.
Based on the legend of Sawney Bean, Off Season introduces readers to a violent, inbred family of feral cannibals that lives in the coastal hills of Maine. The problem it seems was the ending: it was too depressing. I want to see how I feel by the end of the third book, whether or not the carnage maintains its impact or becomes cartoon-ish and over-the-top when consumed all at once. While it gained some word-of-mouth sales and became a cult title, it wasn't till the advent of the internet that the author's work became better known. Parts of it were so gross-out disgusting that it was hard to continue at times.