Bachman Books: 4 Early Novels by Richard Bachman, Author of The Regulators

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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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Overview

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: 9780451191939
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 944
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2008

    Depends on the Story

    This is a compilation of four of Stephen King's early works as Richard Bachman. Two of the stories I thought were amazing. Real psychological thrillers. The other two..... they were good but he's done much better in the past.

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