Thursday, May 6, 2010

In My Mailbox #5: Koontz and Ketchum

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by  The Story Siren.
Hey guys! Two new book purchases today! I found Dean Koontz inside a surplus store in Cubao, it's on sale again! Well, I only buy bargain books. Hehehe. But the quality is good. I just don't randomly buy something without looking at the condition of the book first. I've read 2 books from Dean, The Face of Fear and Phantoms. Great reads! Now, Jack Ketchum is a different story. I haven't read any of his books before and I hope this one will be a good read! Cheerz!

Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author best known for his novels which could be described broadly as suspense thrillers. He also frequently incorporates elements of horror, science fiction, mystery, and satire. Several of his books have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, with ten hardcovers and fourteen paperbacks reaching the number one slot. Early in his career, Koontz wrote under an array of pen names.--courtesy wikipedia

Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym of American horror author Dallas Mayr. Born in 1946, Mayr has been praised by such literary icons as Stephen King, and condemned by a Village Voice critic who dismissed his work as violent pornography. A onetime actor, teacher, literary agent, and lumber salesman, Ketchum credits his childhood love of Elvis Presley, dinosaurs, and the horror genre for instilling him with the foundation to build a respectable career. His 1981 debut novel, Off Season, laid the groundwork for a series of novels and short stories (sometimes inspired by real-life events) in which humankind proves to be the most dreaded beast of all. Most notably, his novel The Girl Next Door was inspired by the 1965 murder of Sylvia Likens.--courtesy of wikipedia

1 comment:

glentot said...

Wow a book blog, I will be back hehehe

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