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I really enjoyed the introduction, in which Jack Ketchum explains what he went through to get this book published. I admire a man who sticks to his guns, but perhaps he might have taken some advice. I am a Jack Ketchum Fan, but this was hard to listen to. Not because of the gore, but due to the lack of plot or character development. The concept of the book was great, but what it turned into was one gory scene after another for almost three hours. I actually found my mind wondering and had to concentrate to know what was going on. With no plot and no characters to care about I was bored as people were being stabbed, shot, heads cut off, blood here, blood there, etc...
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Reads like a bad teenage male fantasy on acid; the female, zombie apocalypse! The narrative is urgent and intense but can be messy as the story transitions in "quick cuts". From memory in the prologue the author says that he was trying to write a movie script at the time and 'Ladies' Night' reads that way. It would make a great B-grade horror movie. The narrator's gravelly voice seems a bit abrasive to begin with but once the action kicks off it suits the story down to a t. I'm still not sure if I "like" 'Ladies' Night', but it certainly leaves an impression while it lasts.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
No, I thought the concept of the story was quite interesting, but after listening to it I found I felt cheated out of what could have been a brilliant story.
What was most disappointing about Jack Ketchum’s story?
That it did not connect well, it seemed that all the scenes were jumbled up together. The characters were not developed enough and the main character got no sympathy from me.
Could you see Ladies' Night being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
If the story had been better I could see the main concepts (crash/release of chemicals just affecting women) would make a nice twist on the horror film/series genre, but how the story is written now, no.