Book of Souls

Narrated by: Thomas M. Hatting
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
3.6 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this intimate glimpse into the heart of his own creative spirit, Jack Ketchum shares his early career, literary influences, and some of the characters that formed the man he has become. From his early respect and admiration for Henry Miller to the tortured lives of friends, and the aftermath of 9/11 - these are the stories that define a career. This is the kind of book that opens windows into the soul. Step up and take a look.

©2008 Dallas Mayr (P)2011 David N. Wilson

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"Who's the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum" (Stephen King)

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An authors musings on inspiration and life

I’ll read author musings and notes all day long. I find them fascinating on what inspires and/or influences their art. One things for sure, Dallas had a very interesting life and was a pretty colorful character.

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  • 07-12-16

was hard to follow

I am unsure what all was going on . Just kind of went back and forth and hard to follow. I would not recommend this title. But i will try one of his other storys and see if its better
The narrator was borning and just no emotion

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  • DIANA
  • 06-09-13

rubbish

This is the worst book ive ever listened to. There was no story no point to it what so ever. I love his books normally but he must have been having a off day when he wrote this I couldn't get into it at all.

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  • Jasper Bark
  • 05-18-20

Hugely Enjoyable Collection of Essays

I hugely enjoyed this collection of Ketchum's essays. He details his one meeting with the author Henry Miller, his troubled relationship with a childhood friend, his first great, tragic love and his feelings, as a Manhattan resident, following the 9/11 attacks. Of particular note to longtime readers of Ketchum's fiction is the third essay about Jen, Ketchum's great lost lover and the quixotic soul who was the inspiration for characters in two of his novels - Hide and Seek and The Lost. It's apparent that he never quite got over her. I thought the reading by Thomas M. Hatting was pitched perfectly, catching the wistful, elegiac tones of Ketchum's prose and also the more earthy, and prosaic notes in his writing. Recommended for those who admire Ketchum's novels and want to learn a little more about the man himself, straight from the horse's mouth.