I forgot that I wrote about reading OFF SEASON by Jack Ketchum. Needless to say, I finished that. It kicked butt, although I did not really like the ending. Too reminiscent of the way they ended the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
After all the "torture porn" movies that have come out, I don't think too many new audiences would be appalled by the book's violence. Still, it is worth a read to see where those movies took their inspiration.