Hide and Seek
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 seeking college kids finds a game of hide and seek in an abandoned house turning into a reality of stark terror.
Το "κρυφτό" είναι ένα ψυχολογικό,έντονο,αντρεπτικό και κυρίως αλληγορικό μυθιστόρημα.
Απορώ με τις άλλες κριτικές που διάβασα και ήταν αρνητικές. Βεβαίως σέβομαι τις απόψεις και το πως αντιλαμβάνεται ο κάθε αναγνώστης αυτό που διαβάζει.
Το "κρυφτό" πραγματεύεται μια εφηβική ιστορία.
Ο Νταν ζει σε μια παρακμιακή παραθαλάσσια κωμόπολη και η ζωή του είναι β ...more
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 ...more
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 seeking more of Jack Ketchum's work.
Waaaaay back in the early 80's, Stephen King pronounced: "Who's the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum." It 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 ...more
Its not: the kind of "smash hit" of horror titles with the kind of notoriety and fame of his other works such as Offseason.
It is: a fantastic and edgy take on the "haunted house" tale mixed with a coming of age story gone wrong.
The story of 4 teens entering a haunted house and the grisly end that awaits them unfolds before your eyes with all the horror of a car crash in slow motion. The unease and sense of fear builds up across the novel to a fever pitch and it goe ...more
Although the root story isn't completely original, it was perked up by Mr. Ketchum's eerie style, (see what I did there...), and likable characters involved.
Hide And Seek is available for free with Kindle Unlimited ...more
OK so the description I have given doesn't sound very horror does it? That is probably because it is not in my opinion a real horror story in the way that I expe ...more
On the upside, I checked this out from the library, and it happene ...more
The actual game didn't even take place until half way through the book. He wasted time developing these characters and spent less time on the actual story. The scary parts were anything but scary and the ending was anticlimactic. I would have ...more
In Hide and Seek he takes on the games people play. Out of boredom, out of a want to be included, or the things people do for love. He doesn’t disappoint, but it’s not without its flaws.
The plot is pretty straight-forward and begins when Dan mee ...more
Though when the climax came around, it didn't rest. That's when the horror genre truly emerged and really packed a punch. I liked Ketchum's use of life threatening situation as the main course. It was graphic, darin ...more
It's kinda too bad, though, because the horror element is the only thing about HIDE AND SEEK th ...more
I really loved reading this book as Ketchum’s writing, once again, enveloped me inside a whole new world. His writing abilities far surpass ...more