There’s a new interview posted at darkermagazine.ru (in Russian).
English version is here, courtesy of Google Translate.
Inspirations, a history of Russian Jack Ketchum books, and more!
Killer Nashville recently featured The Secret Life of Souls as its “featured book of the day” and has nominated it as a candidate for its Silver Falchion Award!
The Secret Life of Souls is on special for Amazon Kindle!
“The Secret Life of Souls is a terrifying, can’t-put-it-down narrative of a family on the verge of disintegration. It’s also a classic, heart-tugging, story of a girl and her dog. Feels like Matheson in his prime. Clean, stripped-down writing, with an incredible pace. Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee have written one hell of a novel, one that speaks of all the things dogs mean to us. If you loved The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, as I did, you’ll want to spend some time with Delia and Caity.” (Stephen King)
“It is hard not to say that The Secret Life of Souls, which is actually sort of transcendent, represents the Bob, Son of Battle of horror novels. It is told with grace, warmth, humor, and plenty of good old narrative muscle to spare. But this book is more than even that. Ketchum and McKee not only collaborate, they managed to reach far down into themselves. This is a beautiful book.” (Peter Straub, author of ‘Ghost Story,’ ‘Koko,’ and ‘A Dark Matter’)
This is a special you won’t want to miss!
Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror is now available, featuring Jack’s story Returns, alongside pieces by Kealan Patrick Burke, Max Booth III, Jessica McHugh, and more.
The intoxication from a pint of vodka, the electric buzz from snorting cocaine, the warm embrace from shooting heroin—drinking and drugging provides the height of human experience. It’s the promise of heaven on earth, but the hell that follows is a constant hunger, a cold emptiness. The craving to get high is a yearning as intense of any blood-thirsty monster.
The best way to tell the truths of addiction is through a story, and dark truths such as these need a piece of horror to do them justice.
The stories inside feature the insidious nature of addiction told with compassion yet searing honesty. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental deaths, and some of the most incredible names in horror fiction have tackled this modern day epidemic.
Eric Shapiro’s film adaptation of Jack’s story Mail Order is now streaming on Amazon, and free for Prime Members!
A Wall Street trader who’s addicted to snuff films thinks he sees an ex-girlfriend starring in one.
What could possibly go wrong?
Starring Lee Schall and Cerris Morgan-Moyer
BookReporter weighs in on The Secret Life of Souls:
“[Jack Ketchum] and Lucky McKee have a winner with The Secret Life of Souls, a work that deservedly opens them up to a whole new world of readers who enjoy fine literary suspense novels.”
“Jack Ketchum can now claim his spot alongside those other horror greats as he and Lucky McKee have a winner with The Secret Life of Souls, a work that deservedly opens them up to a whole new world of readers who enjoy fine literary suspense novels.”
Read more here.
Middle Grade Ninja has 7 Questions for Jack Ketchum – a brief, but informative interview that includes such highlights as the three books that Jack hates, work/life balance, and who he’d like to have lunch with.
Jack will be reading in Brooklyn, on Saturday, January 7, 2017. We hope to see you there!