Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King

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Four of Richard Bachman's eerie works are gathered here in a posthumous edition. They are Rage, a story of stunning psychological horror about an "estra" ordinary high school student; "The Long Walk, " a contest with death; "Roadwork, a strange variation on the theme of "Home Sweet Home"; and "The Running Man, " where you bet your life--literally.
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Four of Richard Bachman's eerie works are gathered here in a posthumous edition. They are Rage, a story of stunning psychological horror about an "estra" ordinary high school student; "The Long Walk, " a contest with death; "Roadwork, a strange variation on the theme of "Home Sweet Home"; and "The Running Man, " where you bet your life--literally.
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YA Four novels published between 1977 and 1982. In Rage , a high-school student goes berserk in the classroom, killing the teacher and holding the class hostage. Set in a militaristic ultra-conservative America, The Long Walk pits 100 teenagers against each other in a grueling 450-mile marathon walk in which the penalty is death. Roadwork is a novel of societal conflict, man vs. progress. The first three thrillers, while entertaining and gripping, occasionally suffer from unfocused and uneven writing. Unresolved questions cause them to be somewhat unsatisfying. However the fourth novel, The Running Man , in the tradition of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (NAL, 1968; o.p.), is an action-packed futuristic romp. Protagonist Ben Richards bets his life on a TV show in order to win the money to save the life of his deathly ill daughter. The story combines social commentary, adventure and science fiction, set against the backdrop of a decaying society. This one novel is well worth the price of the book. The name Stephen King, plus the four-novels-in-one packaging guarantees this volume's success. Bet you can't buy just one copy! John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Lib., Va.
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Written under the nom de plume "Richard Bachman", here are four early novels by bestselling author Stephen King: RAGE, a story of stunning psychological horror; THE LONG WALK, the tale of a macabre marathon; ROADWORK, a variation on the theme of "Home Sweet Home"; and THE RUNNING MAN, a nightmare vision of a ghoulish game show in which you bet your life--literally.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780453005074
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/4/1985
  • Pages: 692
  • Product dimensions: 5.81 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 2.69 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2011

    A Darker Shade of King

    Having previously reviewed the individual volumes of The Long Walk, Roadwork, and The Running Man, I will reserve this review for RAGE, the only one of these four novels currently out of print and not available separate from this collection. RAGE was probably my least favorite of the four. Its plot wasn't as gripping, and its psychology was more simplistic. Also, it was impossible to read this story without thinking of the Columbine High School tragedy, which made it all too real. These novels represent a darker shade of King that suits him well. I highly recommend them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2008

    The best of S.K.

    I'm sorry that Stephen King took this off the shelves. These were excellent books. When I learned that S.K. was taking this off the shelves, I ran to the nearest used book store and picked up a copy of The Bachman Books. Anytime a book generates controversy of any kind, I'm going to read it. I still have these series of books. Rage is probably my favorite, followed by The Long Walk. Stephen King is known for his graphic content in his novels, and that is why I like him. I am so sick and tired of books being banned or taken off of shelves because they don't fit in with the 'norm' of society. I don't consider that anti-establishment, I consider it thinking for yourself and not having others around you dictating what you should think or feel.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

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    King fans should read

    I read this book about 25 years ago and I have re-read it since and will read it again I know. Even though this was Stephan's early work and he felt these books would not do well and that is why he released them under his ghost name. hey made me fall in love with his writings all over again.

    It is too bad the movie did not follow the book "The Running Man" better, because the book was 1000% better. Sometimes Hollywood just don't know what is good and what should be left alone.

    I found out of the four books in this collection was "The Long Walk" and I would like to see this one made into a movie, but only if they follow the book.

    You will not be disappointed when you read these books.

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

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    The Bachman Books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2001

    Rage: By Stephen King- WONDERFULLY WRITTEN!!! CAN'T PUT IT DOWN!

    Stephen King's first published novel was 'Rage'. It is a fictional story of a high-school boy named Charles Everett Decker. His father treats he and his mother badly, and Charlie is too afraid to fight back at the kids who make fun of him. One day, he gets mad at his chemistry teacher and attempts to kill him. Because of this, he received counseling, and became even more 'raged' because they treated him like a bomb ready to explode. He keeps a gun, matches and bullets in his locker. One day, he is called down to the principal's office for a counseling session. He gets mad at the principal, gets himself expelled just for verbal anger towards Principal Denver! He is told to go to his locker and collect his things. Instead, he sets the locker on fire, loads the gun, and goes on a rampage. The rest of this book is about the things said by the class Decker held hostage. Secrets are told, pasts are revealed, and murder unfolds in this spectacular horror story by the one and only, Stephen King. I enjoyed this book because of the mystery, the dialogue, the plot, and the way King wrote it. I give it 4 stars, only because Stephen King swore too much. The vulgar language sort of told the whole story. I think Stephen has the power to write such a great story without using such profanity so much. I recommend this to an audience above 14. No one younger than 12 should read this. 12-14 year olds must be very mature to read this, because of the major profanity, sexual intercourse, and violence.

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