David Blackthorn Shares His Thoughts on Jack Ketchum’s ‘Ladies’ Night’ (Review)
Written by: David Blackthorn
When you’re in the mood for some gore drenched brutality, Ketchum rarely, if ever fails to satisfy. There’s a reason he has influenced so many up and coming writers.
A chemical truck tips over, spilling a chemical substance that makes every female in the surround area go crazy. We’re not talking about slightly crazed. This was homicidal, bloodthirsty, tear peoples’ heads off and slash them up crazy.
Ladies’ night was pretty fast paced and action packed with no wasted ink. The story is enjoyably bloody, giving very little downtime once the action kicked, which was early on. The brutal scenes are well described and give gruesome mental images that would please fans of horror and splatterpunk.
So what could be lacking from this story? Only two things. There is little description of the contents of the tanker and no explanation as to what why it had the affect it had on women. The other thing I would have liked to have scene was more depth to the characters. Other than that it was a fun ride from beginning to end.
If you’re looking for a bloody read with plenty of action, give this one a try.
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