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More filters. Sort order. Oct 23, karen rated it liked it Shelves: icky-sex , october-is-spooky , tastes-like-people. View all 20 comments. Aug 26, Lou rated it it was amazing Shelves: adapted-to-screen , horror. Oh poor reader do take care! The master of shock and terror has yet again served up a dish of vulgarity, brutality and kindness. Family how wonderful it is, mum and dad brother and sister living as a happy family but it all goes completely out the window when Ketchum is writing!
He opens the plot up with the Woman and a woman in the truest sense she is, but also brutally too in-touch with wilderness and it's savagery. A hunter stumbles across prey and brings it home and oh boy that's the best deci Oh poor reader do take care! A hunter stumbles across prey and brings it home and oh boy that's the best decision he made otherwise we would not have such a shocking story to read. He brought us Girl next door another shocker, and does not fail in this novel, there are disturbing scenes of rape and torture so beware.
You will find yourself gasp at the cruelness of these characters within this story, a story that does not let up in momentum and totally gets your attention. The real gem is the way the story unfolds with some hidden secrets. I will not give anything away as that is what really made this a page turning read for me, being in the dark on information.
We are an evil species us humans. I wonder at who you will be rooting for in this story that does show the an undesirable brutality of some people. I am sure the movie is going to be a memorable one. View all 9 comments. Like Off Season and Offspring before it, The Woman continues the Ketchum tradition of shock 'em and drop 'em your jaws that is.
Like a still warm carcass, The Woman is freshly spilled blood on a tried and tested horror sub genre - cannibalism; tender and warm to begin with, rotting and germ infested by the end - though one could argue it either way around in this case. The early scenes introduce a normal American middle class family in the Cleeks, a young successful father, his homemaker wife a Like Off Season and Offspring before it, The Woman continues the Ketchum tradition of shock 'em and drop 'em your jaws that is. The early scenes introduce a normal American middle class family in the Cleeks, a young successful father, his homemaker wife and three children ranging from preschool age to mid teens attending a BBQ and enjoying life.
The facade doesn't last too long, and soon enough, Chris Cleek, while hunting game stumbles across an escapee cannibal from Offspring. It quickly turns rabid from there. As the story progresses, the horror becomes sicker and more twisted as the mask is peeled off lawyer Chris Cleek and his true identity is reveled. Shocking scenes aplenty from a dysfunctional family drama unfolding in front of an unassuming and well meaning school teacher, to a mistreated creature held captive and forced to endure inhumane acts of depravity.
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The Woman is served well by a great cast of characters, Chris Cleek, most notably is one seriously disturbed individual, while Peggy his 16yr old daughter is all heart and heartache. However, its the slightly different take on the genre that makes The Woman truly engrossing, as a role reversal of horrors is executed to perfection.
A fine tale in all its guts and glory 5 stars. View all 3 comments. Brutal and violent. Bloody and rapey. The Woman has lost everything. That is probably not a very good idea. She is Woman, hear her roar. A fitting and appropriately blood drenched final entry in the Dead River trilogy.
Dec 31, Addy rated it it was amazing. I can't say how awesome this book is. Its just so damn good and mind blowing! I was just thinking and you'll know what I'm talking about if you've read the others in the series, but it's just funny how in the other books you are rooting for the victims, but in this book, you are rooting for the woman It's just pure talent how Jack Ketchum can make you feel.
How he can flip things. This story is the best one because it really delves into the mechanics of a "normal" family and I can't say how awesome this book is. This story is the best one because it really delves into the mechanics of a "normal" family and then just shows you how normal they really are. In other words, what you see on the surface, may not be who they are underneath and who doesn't want to read about the secret lives each family member is desperately trying to hold in? Not to mention, one of them is pretty damn twisted!
The movie is just as awesome and stays close to the story line.
I'm really hoping Ketchum will continue the series and make me hate the woman again. She is a piece of work! The Woman is the third act of a harrowing tale begun in Jack Ketchum's legendary Offseason, a tale of feral cannibals living in the woods, hunting and breeding and terrorizing the Maine coast. The Woman begins with the last surviving member of this savage clan seeking refuge in cave, resting and healing from wounds inflicted upon her when her clan was attacked and killed by those hunting them.
But this survivor isn't left in peace for long. Because she's spotted by Christopher Cleek, a sophistica The Woman is the third act of a harrowing tale begun in Jack Ketchum's legendary Offseason, a tale of feral cannibals living in the woods, hunting and breeding and terrorizing the Maine coast. Because she's spotted by Christopher Cleek, a sophisticated, socially-upstanding lawyer, while he's out hunting.
And just the sight of her flips a switch inside. And while that something has been held tightly under wraps, concealed from the public eye, it hungers for release and sees something in this savage woman that whispers of infinite opportunities.
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So he captures her. Brings her home, chains her in his fruit cellar. To civilize her, of course. And he enlists the aide of his family: wife, teenage son and daughter, his little girl. Because they are well accustomed to acquiescing to his desires. The Cleek household is good at keeping secrets. Has kept them for years. But the woman is not just a savage cannibal. She is a hunter, skilled in fighting and killing for survival. So she waits.
For the scales to tip, turning prey into predator. A taut thriller, The Woman isn't for the faint of heart. But the narrative shows admirable restrain for its first half, letting the reader wonder in glimpses what exactly is amiss in the Cleek household other than the woman chained in their fruit cellar. The dread builds, as it becomes very apparent that Christopher Cleek is far worse than this savage woman he's imprisoned, that dysfunctional family is a kind term for the Cleek household.
And when Chris finally slips over the edge, taking his family with him, it is impossible to look away. Even if you want to. This special edition also contains a bonus novella entitled "Cow", picking up the The Woman's tale a year later. Without giving away any details, "Cow" makes up for The Woman's early restraint, as nothing is left to the imagination. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really liked the first two books in the Dead River Trilogy, but this one kinda fell flat. It as actually very intriguing, but in a car wreck type of way.
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I will say Ketchum can truly create some evil characters; true savage animals. Now, this one to me was only partially a sequel. It stars the woman from Offspring, and that's about it as far as tying into the other novels. Well, sorta. What threw me is the other characters in this book. The woman is kidnapped by a well-to-do lawyer and his famil I really liked the first two books in the Dead River Trilogy, but this one kinda fell flat.
The woman is kidnapped by a well-to-do lawyer and his family, and we come to find out the lawyer is even more batshit crazy than the cannibal woman is! This guy has raped and impregnated his own daughter, and hes keeping his other ten year old daughter outback in a pen with two dogs. And he's also blinded her. And his son is a little pervert psycho too. So as you can expect, you find yourself rooting for the savage cannibal before it's all said and done.
I guess they were going for a contrast here, in that you have a seemingly normal family that is ten times more disturbing than a family of cannibals living in a cave. But to me it just didn't fit with the other stories. I guess I was expecting something closer to the other books, although really this was more original than just rehashing the other two. Overall it's like the other Ketchum work I've read: damn hard to put down. Even if it's disturbing an sick, something makes you want to keep reading. So in summary, if you've read the other 2 Dead River books this one is worth the read, but I do think it's the weakest of the three.
Some may disagree, however, and say it's the strongest. It's one of those kinds of books. View 2 comments. No matter how great an actress Pollyanna MacIntosh is and she is The Woman , she's restricted by having no comprehensible dialogue to deliver unless you understand pidgin Gaelic. Despite that, she does an admirable job. In the book, however, Ketchum gives The Woman a clear voice that fills out her character and adds depth to her experience in the story.
Having insight into her perception adds an entirely other dimension to the story that is satisfying and rewarding. In a fairly straight forward story about family secrets and abusive relationships, the addition of The Woman's direct perspective makes all the difference. There's not much I can write about it without spoiling the story entirely and if you've read Off Season , you already know where this one is going.
There's little else to be said other than that it provides an utterly satisfying resolution to the Dead River series. Jan 21, Bandit rated it really liked it. There is quite possibly no one in the business who can write human monsters the way Ketchum does, expertly peeling away layer upon layer, masks and facades, to reveal the hideousness underneath. The Woman certainly packed a punch, emotionally this was his strongest work since The Girl Next Door in that appaling yet compelling way of a deadly car wreck.
Don't know how much McKee had to do with the story, but I'd be very interested to see the film adaptation. Sep 13, Rouxmia Bougas rated it really liked it Shelves: library. Yoh, insanely graphic, but more durable than "Off Season". Or maybe that book hardened me. I can't read too many of Ketchum's books in a row even though I love his storytelling. It really becomes too much. But it is amazing how he can flip your feelings. In "Off Season" and "Offspring" you root for the victims and find joy in the victory.
Yet, in "The Woman" you root for the baddie from the previous books?
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But with good reason. The final book is a story of survival. As the last standing of a sadistic savage cannibalistic clan, the woman seeks shelter in a cave to heal from being hunted by this point you still hate her from the previous book. But not too long and a well respected business man, Chris, spots her while out hunting and what does the guy do?
Captures her and keeps her in his cellar and tries to tame her with the help of his family. Chris is a man of many secrets and his family abides because they have no choice. I'll leave the rest up to you. Shocking twists.
My new absolute favourite writer. Jack Ketchum's brutal but strangely moral prose is making me love him all the more. You sense that the writer gets every nuance of meaning his writing, like he's purging something and it purges something in me as I read it, but also lifts it. It's strange, almost transcendent in the non-fluffy meaning of that word.
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It exalts me, even as his characters suffer, and I question myself, and seethe, and feel it in every fibre, and I shed tears, but I'm not sure why - My new absolute favourite writer. It exalts me, even as his characters suffer, and I question myself, and seethe, and feel it in every fibre, and I shed tears, but I'm not sure why - out of a surge of love for the fearsome, fearless Woman, a sense of rightness being done after pages of debasement at the hands of a monstrous man. I feel like I just watched the original Texas Chansaw Massacre - totally sated, I will sleep with a sense of briefly earned contentedness, ready to burn again tomorrow.
May 12, Iliana Veltcheva rated it really liked it. I got different recommendations though everybody said I should kee [Off topic] Right, so this is what happened. I got different recommendations though everybody said I should keep away from Off Season and Offspring, both early works but two titles overlapped - this one and Right to Life, so I went for them. I liked them loved this one, in fact , so I also gagged down the two I was told not to touch. Just to test my respect for their author. I have to say, however, that in those silly, pointless books, he went through the trouble of writing his female characters right.
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