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Jack Ketchum (1946–2018)

Autor(a) de The Girl Next Door

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Séries

Obras de Jack Ketchum

The Girl Next Door (1989) 1,565 cópias
Off Season (1981) 900 cópias
The Lost (2001) 412 cópias
Offspring (2006) 350 cópias
Red / The Passenger (2002) 278 cópias
Joyride (1995) 233 cópias
Peaceable Kingdom (2003) 217 cópias
She Wakes (1984) 185 cópias
Triage (2001) — Contribuinte — 171 cópias
Hide and Seek (1984) 164 cópias
Old Flames (2008) 153 cópias
Cover (2000) 134 cópias
Stranglehold (1995) 129 cópias
Right to Life: And 2 Stories (1998) 107 cópias
Ladies Night (1997) 103 cópias
I'm Not Sam (2012) 83 cópias
The Crossings (2003) 63 cópias
Red (1995) 57 cópias
Weed Species (2006) 52 cópias
Sleep Disorder (2011) 47 cópias
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road (2013) 45 cópias
The Woman [with bonus novella 'Cow'] (2012) — Autor — 30 cópias
Gorilla in My Room (2017) 25 cópias
Broken on the Wheel of Sex (1999) 23 cópias
Book of Souls (2008) 21 cópias
The Box [short fiction] (2014) 18 cópias
Absinthe (2-in-1) (2006) 10 cópias
The Passenger 9 cópias
The Transformed Mouse (2003) 8 cópias
SCAR: Roman (2017) 7 cópias
The Girl Next Door [2007 film] (2007) — Based on the book by — 6 cópias
Bad News (Anthology) (2000) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Ephemera (2000) 5 cópias
The Woman [2011 Film] (2011) — Novel — 4 cópias
Insidious Assassins (2015) 4 cópias
Masks (1999) 4 cópias
Father & Son (1999) 4 cópias
Red [2008 Film] (2014) — Novel by/Actor — 4 cópias
Notes from the Cat House (2013) 4 cópias
Honor System (2003) 3 cópias
Psychotic (2020) 3 cópias
What They Wrote (2015) 3 cópias
Gone 3 cópias
Rudy (2012) 3 cópias
13 Ran (2012) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Station Two (2001) 2 cópias
Winchester Pass (1966) 2 cópias
Przeprawa 2 cópias
Richard Laymon: Tributes (2006) 2 cópias
Offspring [2009 Film] (2009) — Creator — 2 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 70 (2013) 2 cópias
The Dust of the Heavens (1998) 2 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 34 (2001) 2 cópias
Sentieri di Sangue (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
D.O.A. II 1 exemplar(es)
Cemetery Dance Issue 20 (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Returns 1 exemplar(es)
Border Dawn (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Extras 1 exemplar(es)
The Holding Cell 1 exemplar(es)
Amok Jagd 1 exemplar(es)
Comme un chien (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Übler Abschaum 1 exemplar(es)
Dust of the Heavens 1 exemplar(es)
The Haunt 1 exemplar(es)
VS:X: US vs UK Extreme Horror (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Cold House 1 exemplar(es)
At Home With The VCR (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Seascape 1 exemplar(es)
Sie erwacht 1 exemplar(es)
In viaggio con l'assassino (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Saison de mort (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Ich bin nicht Sam 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Contribuinte — 311 cópias
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Contribuinte — 263 cópias
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contribuinte — 218 cópias
The Nightwalker (1979) — Introdução, algumas edições164 cópias
Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories From the Edge (2005) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (2010) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
Vampire Detectives (1995) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Deadly After Dark (1994) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Shining in the Dark: Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (2018) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
Out of Tune (2014) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Night Screams (1996) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Fear the Fever (1996) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Graven Images: Fifteen Tales of Dark Magic and Ancient Myth (2000) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Turn Down the Lights (2013) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Darkside : horror for the next millennium (1624) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Dark Screams: Volume Three (2015) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Mondo Zombie (2006) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror (2017) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The World Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology (2009) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Shivers (2002) 29 cópias
Night Visions 10 (2001) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Reading Stephen King (2017) — Autor — 20 cópias
Shock Totem 5: Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted (2012) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The UFO Files (1998) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Suspended In Dusk (2014) — Prefácio — 19 cópias
Masques V (2006) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Chiral Mad (Anthology) (2012) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
D.O.A. II - Extreme Horror Collection (2013) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology (Volume 1) (2012) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Chiral Mad 2 (Anthology) (2013) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Fear Itself (1995) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Dead Cats Bouncing (2002) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 22/23: The Company He Keeps (2010) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Damned: An Anthology of the Lost (2004) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Tales from the Lake: Vol. 2 (Anthology) (2016) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Imagination Fully Dilated (Anthology) (1998) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Jack Haringa Must Die! (2008) — Contribuinte, algumas edições8 cópias
Borderlands 6 (2016) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Bizarre Sex and Other Crimes of Passion (1994) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Subterranean Gallery (1999) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
XX [2017 Film] (2017) — Based on Story Written by — 4 cópias
Imagination Fully Dilated - Volume II (2000) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Fear of the Unknown (2005) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Darlin' [2019 Film] (2019) — Based on Characters Created By — 2 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Ketchum, Jack
Nome de batismo
Mayr, Dallas
Outros nomes
Livingston, Jerzy
Data de nascimento
1946
Data de falecimento
2018-01-24
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Local de falecimento
New York City, New York, USA
Ocupação
actor
Teacher
literary agent
Author
Premiações
Bram Stocker Award (Short Story ∙ 1994)
Bram Stocker Award (Short Story ∙ 2000)
World Horror Convention Grand Master Award (2011)
Pequena biografia
Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk. He is also 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, an updating of the Sawney Beane story, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He has always wondered what they would think of THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. His short story THE BOX won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from HWA.

Membros

Resenhas

 
Marcado
Calrisia | outras 80 resenhas | May 17, 2024 |
More than any for quite some time, this was a book I struggled to finish; but not because it’s boring or badly-written—it’s neither. I think the reason was that I knew from the start that what it describes is based on real events, that most of this really happened to someone; it’s appalling, but I couldn’t just look the other way and pretend it’s only fiction.
    We are in the small town of Farmdale, New Jersey, during a long hot summer holiday in the late 1950s, and living next door to the twelve-year-old narrator, David, is Ruth Chandler and her three children. There are also two other girls now living there, cousins whose parents were killed in a car crash. Ruth hates these two, particularly the older one, Megan, who is everything she no longer is—young, pretty, nice, full of life—and what begins as insults and petty humiliations gradually escalates into physical abuse.
    But it doesn’t stop there. Beneath the house Ruth’s husband, when he was still around that is, had built a nuclear shelter: a windowless concrete box, sealed by the heavy steel door from a meat-packing plant (this was the 1950s, a lot of people built them). Over the course of weeks in that basement, first under Ruth’s guidance and then passive acquiescence, the cruelties become outright tortures as her own children increasingly take over; then word gets around among the local teenagers and they start turning up to watch or join in. The victim, Megan, is fourteen years old, most of her tormentors about the same age or younger. It goes on all day, day after day, for weeks on end while summer passes.
    For me, what’s most appalling here is not that it is children who are doing most of these things, nor even the physical acts themselves, but the numbers doing it. If a single human being did all this to another, that would be terrible; but here you have four, eight, twelve of them at once with their cans of Coke or beer, all crowded around a single, naked, badly-injured girl: gagged, blindfolded, her hands bound and suspended by ropes from the ceiling beams. A dozen doing all this to one—it’s that.
    Although horror fiction, this is based on what really happened to sixteen-year-old Sylvia Likens who was tortured and starved to death over months by Gertrude Baniszewski, her children and the neighbourhood teenagers—a case which shocked America. That was Indiana and 1965, but similar to this novel otherwise with the process escalating from taunts and minor cruelties to such tortures as immersing Sylvia in a bath of near-boiling water while repeatedly banging her head against the tub to bring her back round each time she fainted. There, too, the mother, and perhaps also her eldest daughter Paula, seem to have been at least partly driven by jealousy of Sylvia’s youth and prettiness. But the rest of them were driven by nothing—they simply enjoyed doing it, and remained mostly unrepentant afterwards.
    The Girl Next Door does differ in some ways from these real events. For one thing, here there’s a narrator, more ambivalent about what’s happening than the others and who only watches but never joins in. In the real world there was no one at all to help Sylvia Likens; a number of people in the neighbourhood suspected what might be going on, but not one of them said a word or did a thing. Also, I found the second half of the novel less convincing than the first, less realistic (due to the presence of that narrator I think). All the same it’s a ghastly, an unputdownable, read. In both fiction and real life these were not “monsters” who did this, but ordinary human beings. They were anybody, and that maybe is the real horror.
… (mais)
 
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justlurking | outras 80 resenhas | May 10, 2024 |
This book was pretty good. It is slow moving if you are expecting action and the creepies, but perfectly paced if you want to care about what happens.
 
Marcado
HazeyRecollect | outras 7 resenhas | Nov 13, 2023 |
This book was disturbing and unsettling. Very well written. Sad though.
 
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HazeyRecollect | outras 80 resenhas | Nov 13, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
97
Also by
55
Membros
5,962
Popularidade
#4,140
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
260
ISBNs
215
Idiomas
10
Favorito
34

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