The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels

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Plume, 1996 - Fiction - 692 pages
" The first two of these four novels were completed before Carrie was even begun. The others were written in between some of Stephen King's most popular best sellers to date. And each of them is marked by the undeniable fascination of one of the most brilliant imaginations of our time. The name on the cover was "Richard Bachman," but the imagination inside could only belong to Stephen King. For years readers of these four novels wrote to "Bachman" asking if the author was really Stephen King writing under a pseudonym. At last the secret is out--and so are these four spellbinding tales of future shock and suspense, now available in one volume. Here is Rage, a story about an "extra" ordinary high school student...a chilling glimpse into a future America where a macabre marathon, The long walk, is a contest with death...Roadwork, an eerie variation on the theme of "Home Sweet Home"...and a nightmare vision of a ghoulish game show, The running man, where you be your life--literally."--Book Jacket.

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User Review  - sarcher - LibraryThing

Great read - don't own because I gave it away. Got a stand-alone copy of The Long Walk though, which was my favorite story from this collection. If I could have kept just that story and the preface by Stephen King, I would have. A neat insight into what drove the use of a pseudonym. Read full review

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User Review  - Madamxtra - LibraryThing

Ok… Anyone checking out my book list will instantly notice that I am a Big Stephen King Fan. The stories in this collection are earlier works, written under the pseudonym, Richard Bachman and they ... Read full review

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Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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