It Was A Dirty World, And The Longer You Lived, The Dirtier You Got

(Blaze) Richard Bachman is pretty prolific for a dead guy, isn’t he? He died in 1985, of cancer of the pseudonym, having published Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, The Running Man, and Thinner. Yet, we saw him pop up again in 1996, with his “newly discovered” book The Regulators (coincidentally an alternate universe to Stephen … Continue reading It Was A Dirty World, And The Longer You Lived, The Dirtier You Got

None Of This Was Real, After All

(The Regulators) Richard Bachman was dead by this point in King’s career. Died around the time of Thinner. Cancer of the pseudonym. But are writers ever really dead if they’ve left their words behind? Maybe not. The Regulators is Richard Bachman’s “last” book. Sure, Thinner was also his “last” book, but then The Regulators was … Continue reading None Of This Was Real, After All

The Definition of An Asshole is a Guy Who Doesn’t Believe What He’s Seeing

(Thinner) So, Thinner is a King book that’s really a Bachman book. Except that it has a load of King thrown in. I’m not going to look this up right now, but I sort of think that the secret of King’s pen name was out by the time this story was published. Or shortly after, … Continue reading The Definition of An Asshole is a Guy Who Doesn’t Believe What He’s Seeing

Say Your Name Over Two Hundred Times and Discover You Are No One

(The Running Man) The movies based on the books aren’t a big part of this blog currently, because I’m trying to re-read the books, that’s what I’m concerned with, and in so many cases, the movies based on King’s book’s are practically different entities. So I’m mentioning them when I remember anything about them, but … Continue reading Say Your Name Over Two Hundred Times and Discover You Are No One

You Can’t Always Understand Something Just Because You Did It

(Roadwork) To give you a sense of time, I’ve reached the book that I was reading when I started writing these. It didn’t take me long to write all of these. I will finish the book today, and this post, too, I suppose. I haven’t put any of them on a blog yet, but I’m … Continue reading You Can’t Always Understand Something Just Because You Did It

Any Game Looks Straight If Everyone is Being Cheated at Once

(The Long Walk) The Long Walk appears in The Bachman Books, and if I remember correctly, it came after Rage in the original collection – at least the one that I owned. The Long Walk is a fantastic book, and one that I’d like to see on screen. Except, I’d imagine that it would be … Continue reading Any Game Looks Straight If Everyone is Being Cheated at Once

It’s Only a Little Secret, But Having a Secret Makes Me Feel Better

(Rage) When I was in high school, I owned a book called The Bachman Books. It was a collection of four novellas written by Stephen King under his pen name of Richard Bachman. By this time, it was well-known that Bachman was King, of course. I believe that Rage appeared first among those novellas collected … Continue reading It’s Only a Little Secret, But Having a Secret Makes Me Feel Better