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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 6:04:31 PM PDT
Marc Iverson says:
I will have to give up sleep for the rest of my life to get through what I already have on my kindle. Also never work again and quit any hobbies, compulsions, or distractions whatsoever.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 4:23:08 AM PDT
Deacon D. says:
Charlene:

Ascension: A Novella is pretty decent and quick read, likely disturbing to some folks, though...gave me the creeps more than once!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 5:22:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 5:23:05 AM PDT
Exactly, Marc. I haven't been on the lookout for free books as avidly as I have been in the past. Though I did finally break down and bought The Girl Next Door. Though I am a little afaid to read it! : )

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 5:23:30 AM PDT
Thanks, Deacon! Maybe I will try to squeeze it in tonight. : )

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 12:16:20 PM PDT
Marc Iverson says:
That looks uncomfortably close to torture porn to me, Charlene. Let me know what you think when you're done with it.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 12:31:20 PM PDT
OutlawPoet says:
It's not torture porn, though it is edgy. It's also based on a true story. The movie was pretty well done as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 12:39:43 PM PDT
In my Horror Afficionados group at GR, it is listed as the #1 most disturbing book by members that read a lot of disturbing books. I feel like I have to read it to see what the fuss is about.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 12:54:26 PM PDT
OutlawPoet says:
Hi, Charlene.

Do read it, if only because he's fine author. You also might try Right to Life if you haven't read it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 1:39:18 PM PDT
Thanks, Outlaw! I will get around to it-I will just try to prepare myself first.
One of the ladies in one of my other horror groups purchased it 2 weekends ago. I warned her that I had been told about how disturbing it was. She started it, and about 2 days later had to put it aside.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 6:47:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 21, 2012 6:50:10 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
Not torture porn at all, Jack Ketchum's "The Girl Next Door" transcends the genre of horror and is a very well written, extremely effective, harrowing tale based on a true story. As many have mentioned in this forum, real life day-to-day human nature can often be more horrific than tales of the supernatural or fictional monsters.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 8:18:13 PM PDT
Marc Iverson says:
Doesn't mean I want to read about it. I read nonfiction about serial killers, but don't find their exploits interesting in fiction. And that something is based on a true story adds no appeal to me whatever. That's what I go to nonfiction, not fiction, for.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 8:26:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2012 1:48:01 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
It's too bad "The Girl Next Door" is based on a true story, because it reads like the best fiction and is completely character driven, which is why I think it is revered. I never really sat back and thought "gosh, this really happened!", I was just sucked in and swept away by the writing and the characters. I generally prefer fiction to non-fiction. If the writing is good and I believe in the characters, I'll give it a go whether it's horror or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 5:20:49 AM PDT
Thanks for chiming in, D!
As I said above, I sort of feel compelled to read it. My curiosity will almost certainly get the best of me, sometime soon. I will be sure to report back.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 5:29:46 AM PDT
Nick Jones says:
The real 'Girl Next Door': House of Evil: The Indiana Torture Slaying/House of Evil: The Indiana Torture Slaying (St. Martin's True Crime Library). You can search 'sylvia likens' in books for others.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 6:34:28 AM PDT
Thanks Nick. I'm going to wait to check that out. I would rather go in to it not knowing too much, if that makes any sense?

Also, there's a free werewolf book today. I can't personally vouch for it, but it looks decent:
Bad Wolf

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 11:10:10 AM PDT
Nick Jones says:
Freebie anthology for today: Midnight Movie Creature Feature. None of the authors are known to me.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 12:55:28 PM PDT
Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 10:27:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2012 10:27:33 PM PDT
Rick Carufel says:
How does Ketchum's books compare to the movies? I have not read him but have seen two movies based on his books and the characters seemed shallow. If you like Ketchum's work I suggest you check out John Reeves' story, Teen Spirit It is very similar to Ketchum's style from what I gathered from the movies.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 1:53:20 AM PDT
Alina says:
Definite 1 click. It looks great. Now I just need the time to read it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 4:58:27 AM PDT
rradomir says:
Haunted on grandfather's farm by Kenneth RR Elroy

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 9:09:14 AM PDT
Nick Jones says:
What were the movies, Rick?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 9:12:08 AM PDT
Nick Jones says:
Spam,with glowing, ***** self-review.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 6:23:05 PM PDT
Riley Steel says:
i recently finished The Hand of God by Tim Miller, if anyone liked Dexter they will also like this. gory thriller/horror and the author doesnt hold back. It was free too

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 8:09:16 AM PDT
Lynn S says:
The Hand of God

Free again today

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012 7:32:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2012 8:24:38 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
I almost always go with the books over the films adapted from them, but I can only recall seeing one film based on Ketchum's work and that was Red. I liked it quite a bit, mainly because Brian Cox just plaind owned that film. Always an excellent actor, he carried the film very well. Ketchum's work is hit-or-miss for me and the work varies in theme and even style. He's a hard writer to pin down. I think his versatility hurts him some. I'm also not sure the quality is always the best. The Girl Next Door demonstrates he is an extremely talented and skilled writer, but some of his other novels just plain don't compare as far as I'm concerned.
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