Stephen King recommended author and book. He says: "Who's the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum."
"He is, quite simply, one of the best in the business, on par with Clive Barker, James Ellroy, and Thomas Harris."
“Ketchum has become a kind of hero to those of us who write tales of horror and suspense. He is, quite simply, one of the best in the business.”
In EW, 11/11/04, A Dozen Thanks, Pop of King column King says: "Who's the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum, the outlaw horror writer whose terrifying first novel is finally available uncut from Overlook Connection Press. That would be Off Season: The Unexpurgated Edition ($21.95, paperback). If you read it on Thanksgiving, you probably won't sleep until Christmas. Don't say your uncle Stevie didn't warn you (heh-heh-heh). Other Ketchum titles include She Wakes (Leisure Books, paperback) and The Crossings, a blood-spattered Western — think Sam Peckinpah in maximum overdrive (Cemetery Dance Publications, $35, hardcover)."