Hide and Seek



[Reading] ➿ Hide and Seek By Jack Ketchum – E17streets4all.co.uk Hide and Seek is a book about games Reckless, dangerous games Games you might even want to play yourself if you re with the right people But shouldn t Not ever In a small Maine town, a group of thrill Hide and Seek is a book about games Reckless, dangerous games Games you might even want to play Hide and MOBI :ò yourself if you re with the right people But shouldn t Not ever In a small Maine town, a group of thrill seeking college kids finds a game of Hide and Seek in an abandoned house turning into a reality of stark terror.Hide and Seek

Dallas William Mayr , better known by his pen name Jack Ketchum, was an American horror fiction author Hide and MOBI :ò He was the recipient of four Bram Stoker Awards and three further nominations His novels included Off Season, Offspring, and Red, which were adapted to film In , Ketchum received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award for outstanding contribution to the horror genreA onetime actor, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk, Ketchum credited his childhood love of Elvis Presley, dinosaurs, and horror for getting him through his formative years He began making up stories at a young age and explained that he spent much time in his room, or in the woods near his house, down by the brook m y interests were books, comics, movies, rock n roll, show tunes, TV, dinosaurs pretty much any activity that didn t demand too much socializing, or where I could easily walk away from socializing He would make up stories using his plastic soldiers, knights, and dinosaurs as the characters Later, in his teen years, Ketchum was befriended by Robert Bloch, author of Psycho , who became his mentor Ketchum worked many different jobs before completing his first novel s controversial Off Season , including acting as agent for novelist Henry Miller at Scott Meredith Literary Agency His decision to eventually concentrate on novel writing was partly fueled by a preference for work that offered stability and longevity Ketchum died of cancer on January , , in New York City at the age of .

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  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Hide and Seek
  • Jack Ketchum
  • English
  • 19 March 2017
  • 1587670046

10 thoughts on “Hide and Seek

  1. says:

    This was a very good book by Jack Kechum The story starts off slowly and it feels like a good drama rather than a horror or even a mystery until the 2nd half of the book This is where the suspense really begins and and the tingles start creeping up on you me The book is very well written and has a nice and easy flow to it until the suspense falls in place and then many tense and scary moments I found this story well balanced and it was an emotional read as well The writer really gave great This was a very good book by Jack Kechum The story starts off slowly and it feels like a good drama rather than a horror or even a mystery until the 2nd half of the book This is where the suspense really begins and and the tingles start creeping up on you me The book is very well written and has a nice and easy flow to it until the suspense falls in place and then many tense and scary moments I found this story well balanced and it was an emotional read as well The writer really gave great descriptions of all the characters and the town and by the end of the book, almost all my questions were answered I really enjoyed this book and would recommend to readers who enjoy a very good story along with being a horror story I given this book 4 stars

  2. says:

    This hardcove is one of 1000 copies printed and is signed by Jack Ketchum Hide and Seek takes place during the crazy days of summer in the Maine coast town of Dead River, the book divides into two parts.In the first part, the narrator, local guy Dan, meets some visiting college kids Casey, Kim and Steven They do some drinking and goofing around together Dan hqappens to fall for the good looking and wild child Casey As fate wold have it, they manage to have sex in a graveyard, and Dan learns This hardcove is one of 1000 copies printed and is signed by Jack Ketchum Hide and Seek takes place during the crazy days of summer in the Maine coast town of Dead River, the book divides into two parts.In the first part, the narrator, local guy Dan, meets some visiting college kids Casey, Kim and Steven They do some drinking and goofing around together Dan hqappens to fall for the good looking and wild child Casey As fate wold have it, they manage to have sex in a graveyard, and Dan learns what motivates her to take risks It seems that years ago she was sexually abused by her father, abuse that led to the death of her younger brother.The second part provides the payoff to that meandering yet fun filled setup In it, the quartet agrees to play hide and seek in a local haunted house The game by turns gets frightening, then deadly, as the four encounter the house s horrid inhabitants.The book is not as wild and crazy as some other Ketchum books, but is well written

  3. says:

    Ketchum transforms his passion for an independent, self destructive woman explicitly depicted and analyzed in a personal narrative postscript into an interesting little tale about the fate of the Girl with Death in Her Eyes and the poor sap who loves her the first three quarters of the novel efficiently and expertly details the small town, dead end life of the sympathetic young narrator as he widens his horizons, courtesy of a few sometimes tragic, always swingin rich kids enjoying their sum Ketchum transforms his passion for an independent, self destructive woman explicitly depicted and analyzed in a personal narrative postscript into an interesting little tale about the fate of the Girl with Death in Her Eyes and the poor sap who loves her the first three quarters of the novel efficiently and expertly details the small town, dead end life of the sympathetic young narrator as he widens his horizons, courtesy of a few sometimes tragic, always swingin rich kids enjoying their summer holiday the writing is strong, poetic, very clear, very straightforward then in the end, things get dark quite dark which will only surprise those readers unfamiliar with Ketchum s novels the final quarter is pure bad house with a bad history horror, a quick descent from eerie to genuinely scary and then into bloodily, viscerally graphic the sudden move from elegiac, erotic coming of age tale into stomach turning grotesquerie worked perfectly for me but would doubtless prove upsetting to many a minor work but often surprisingly powerful Ketchum is a ghettoized but not exactly unsung author this novel proves that he has the skills to pay the bills if he ever chose to work outside of horror but why should he he s a modern classic and a leader in the genre

  4. says:

    Jack Ketchum That s all I need to say.

  5. says:

    This is a typical Jack Ketchum novel 85% of it is a narrator droning on about young ish people being young ish people raising Cain, having sex, drinking and or doping, telling stories The last 15% is horrific to the point you think you might be sick It s the Ketchum formula You either like it or you don t Me I have to be in a certain mood for it I read this one right after The Girl Next Door and I shouldn t have Would have enjoyed myselfhad I spaced these two book outI lo This is a typical Jack Ketchum novel 85% of it is a narrator droning on about young ish people being young ish people raising Cain, having sex, drinking and or doping, telling stories The last 15% is horrific to the point you think you might be sick It s the Ketchum formula You either like it or you don t Me I have to be in a certain mood for it I read this one right after The Girl Next Door and I shouldn t have Would have enjoyed myselfhad I spaced these two book outI love a good dark read, but I can t do them back to back Fucks with my mood The audiobook, read by Wayne June, is good No complaints there If you have Kindle Unlimited you can listen to it for free In summation Mostly boring with a kicker of an ending Not Ketchum s best but far from his worst Final Judgment Better than dog food.Kindle Unlimited money saved 27.94Quality of books 2.99In case you re curious how my process of quality versus money saved is calculated, here s a break down If a book is one I would ve bought no matter if it was on KU or not and I enjoyed it, it goes in the quality column.If a book is one I would not have read without KU and I enjoy it, it goes in the quality column.If a book is one I would ve read and I disliked it, it goes in both columns because I would have paid money for it anyway, so the quality comes from not having to pay for it by itself.If a book is not something I would ve read without KU and a terrible read, it goes into money saved, but not quality

  6. says:

    This was a very intriguing read for me The story revolved around four college age friends of different backgrounds who came together for the summer and three of the four were bored with their vacation and yearned for some new experiences and this is where the games came in to play.The story slowly unfolds as a very good drama that I forgot this was a horror book The suspense really starts to pick up at the last 25 percent of the story and it did not disappoint This is a very well written book This was a very intriguing read for me The story revolved around four college age friends of different backgrounds who came together for the summer and three of the four were bored with their vacation and yearned for some new experiences and this is where the games came in to play.The story slowly unfolds as a very good drama that I forgot this was a horror book The suspense really starts to pick up at the last 25 percent of the story and it did not disappoint This is a very well written book and I really enjoyed the flawed characters who made the story realistic and relatable to that time in all of lives where we may have made some poor choices when faced with peer pressure or good old fashioned boredom.I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good storyline and have given a rating of 4 Hiding and Seeking stars

  7. says:

    Four stars for the story Five for the author s afterword which was mind blowingly similar to a personal experience I m going with the full five stars based on that alone Ketchum consistently has an emotional impact on me but this was the creepiest one yet I think Jack and I dated the same girl Different time, different place, different name but I m still pretty sure it was the same girl.The first 90% was a great Ketchum story as I expect it should be The last 10% floored my ass It was Four stars for the story Five for the author s afterword which was mind blowingly similar to a personal experience I m going with the full five stars based on that alone Ketchum consistently has an emotional impact on me but this was the creepiest one yet I think Jack and I dated the same girl Different time, different place, different name but I m still pretty sure it was the same girl.The first 90% was a great Ketchum story as I expect it should be The last 10% floored my ass It was like reading my own biography Freaked me right the fuck out.Read it

  8. says:

    Great book I love Ketchum s stories and this one does not disappoint Starts like a spooky ghost story told by teens in a sleepy vacation town, and ends up a horrifying tale I always love a good horror story, so this is highly recommended by me RIP to one of the greatest horror writers ever..

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this read in which the tension builds slowly then boils over in a perfectly plausible finale.A group of rich college kids arrive in town and adopt a local lumber worker into their group.Introduce a house with an interesting history, a little holiday boredom that needs relieving, a local legend or two, a little liquor and you have an electric mix.one that can easily turn deadly.I will be seekingof Jack Ketchum s work.

  10. says:

    Waaaaay back in the early 80 s, Stephen King pronouncedWho s the scariest guy in America Probably Jack KetchumIt was, to say the very least, a generous compliment that drew attention to a relatively unknown entity in horror publishing Even to this day, Ketchum remains on the margins of an already ghettoized genre He doesn t publish lots, and what he does produce tends to be graphic, propulsive stories filled with violence, sex, and grim outcomes He is most notoriously known amongst hor Waaaaay back in the early 80 s, Stephen King pronouncedWho s the scariest guy in America Probably Jack KetchumIt was, to say the very least, a generous compliment that drew attention to a relatively unknown entity in horror publishing Even to this day, Ketchum remains on the margins of an already ghettoized genre He doesn t publish lots, and what he does produce tends to be graphic, propulsive stories filled with violence, sex, and grim outcomes He is most notoriously known amongst horror fans for his The Girl Next Door and Off Season Neither are fit for the faint of heart, but it was the latter Ketchum s debut which a panicked, censorious publisher cut to pieces in 1980 It would be almost 20 years before an unexpurgated version was made available When Ketchum is writing at his absolute best, I would be hard pressed to think of anyone scarier His prose is sharp and tight he doesn t waste words and he will use them to haunt you and hurt you His book of short stories Peaceable Kingdom contains some of the best writing I have read by anybody and received the 2003 Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection.This early novel 1984 is not Ketchum writing at his best but there is still a lot to recommend it It s a coming of age horror story, set in a small town It features an abandoned house with a gruesome history and a beautiful fucked up girl with a gruesome history of her own Ketchum sets up the tension and the dread perfectly You know something bad is going to happen, really bad, but with no idea exactly what and the not knowing is always the best part The climax is graphically realized and electric if a little derivative As an audiobook, the novel excels The reader has a deep baritone voice that whispers at the exact right moments to provide the desired shivery effect

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