R.I.P. Horror Novelist Jack Ketchum (aka Dallas Mayr)

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  1. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    Author of Off Season, Offspring, The Woman, The Girl Next Door, The Lost, Red, etc. He was 71.

    Pictured below from his cameo in Offspring:

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  2. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Such a twisted mind---you will be missed. :(

    RIP
     
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    Fuck ! He was one of my all time favorite writers. I have met him twice and he actually remembered me after the first time I met him. Very nice man , this is a shame-R.I.P.
     
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    f.ramses sociopath

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    Really enjoyed the few books of his that I read and he also seemed like a pretty nice guy the time I met him. RIP.
     
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    Oh that just plain sucks. What I loved about his writing was his great sense of civic duty infused in his works. He was always a champion for the downtrodden in his literature. The Girl Next Door was one of the books that galvanized me to work in Human Services. If anyone tells you that horror- specifically splatterpunk- is misanthropic, this is the guy to direct people to in order to teach them they are wrong. At the heart of each of his works the cause of the central outrage of the horror is usually a very real and relevant recurring social issue. Somewhere out there Early Grace is pouring half of a forty on the ground.
     
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    The Girl Next Door was one of the most upsetting books I've ever read. I haven't read anything else. RIP.
     

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