Early reviews of Bachman books.

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  1. Caelin
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    Caelin New Member

    Hi everyone.

    I was reading Roadwork and I was wondering if anyone had any links to early reviews of some (or any) of the Bachman books, before it was discovered that Bachman was really SK.

    I love going back and reading reviews of books --or movies, Roger Ebert's website is great to go back and see early impressions of now-classic movies, like his original review for Night of the Living Dead-- that were written at the time it came out.

    Anyone know of anywhere old reviews can be read?

    Or (what would really be awesome) anyone read (or know someone who read) any of the Bachman books when they were still a secret?
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I don't have any reviews but I do have lots of articles stating that King is NOT bachman. :biggrin-new:
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    I seriously doubt that any of the Bachman books were reviewed back then. Paperback originals almost never got reviews.

    John
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  4. Bev Vincent
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    Yep. Thinner was reviewed because it was hardcover. I remember one snarky critic saying, "This is the way Stephen King would write if Stephen King could write."
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    :laugh: What... a dick!
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  6. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Yep! I remember that one!
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I've always wanted to read the articles in People magazine and others like that when it was officially revealed that King was Bachman. Never thought to get these for my collection when it all happened.
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    king family fan Prolific member

    I would love to read these articles.
  9. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    KFF- go into the latest SK purchase and see what the letter says that came with my ARC of Thinner. It's very funny! It's on the next to last page of the thread.
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    king family fan Prolific member

    Ok headed there now.
  11. Caelin
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    Caelin New Member

    That sounds cool too, I would love to read those!
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  12. Caelin
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    Caelin New Member

    Probably right, hadn't really considered that. There's probably reviews for Thinner out there though...
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  13. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Ha ha, what a tool. This is just proof that there are many people who think King is crap and low brow and that they are somehow above reading King, based solely on his name and popularity.

    Welcome Caelin.
  14. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...wadeadamnminnit!...hold the phone!!!...King IS Bachman?....
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