Oh dear, I think I just hit a problem (Rage by Bachman)

Discussion in 'Rage' started by Speedygi81, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Speedygi81

    Speedygi81 Well-Known Member

    It's interesting you say that, because Rage feels like King really got pissed and drunk one day (no offense to Mr. King whom I am a big fan off). It read like the ravings of someone who was wasted basically. Not art, not Literature...

    But Under the Dome and The Stand were art, something about Rage felt like a raving, but that's just me.
     
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  2. Speedygi81

    Speedygi81 Well-Known Member

    The best way to read a book, much like I always do. :)
     
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  3. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    Gonna write that one??? :)
     
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  4. Speedygi81

    Speedygi81 Well-Known Member

    My friend, you would do very well to send those books out.. people need to read Early King..
     
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  5. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    I wasn't crazy about it, but to say that it is not art or literature...that's wrong in my opinion. Of course you have your opinions and I have mine. Just because we might not like something doesn't mean its not art or literature. Kinda like saying that you don't like smart cars, so they are not cars. IMO

    For having been written by a very young man, it is quite good for what it is. I just didn't care for it. Now The Long Walk, I absolutely love!

    :)
     
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  6. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    He was a high school student writing about a high school student. :)
    Under the Dome and The Stand were written at a time when he'd had a lot more life under his belt.
     
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  7. Garriga

    Garriga Well-Known Member

    Maybe that's why I liked it.
     
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  8. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I'm up to page 99 on a re-read. And am loving it. I've not read it for many many years. It reminds me a bit of Lord of the Flies. And am constantly thinking "he was HOW old when he wrote this????" I'm not going to get wrapped up in the "should/shouldn't" have written it. It's a story. That's it. And a mighty fine one at that.
     
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  9. Garriga

    Garriga Well-Known Member

    My rant wasn't directed towards a person's opinion. People have their own ideas and opinions and have the right to express themselves on a public forum, in the shower, or at the bar.

    The bar works for me, as long as it is not karaoke night.
     
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  10. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    CMCF: Central Mississippi Correctional Facility? :D
     
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  11. Speedygi81

    Speedygi81 Well-Known Member

    I'm proud of my copy of The Bachman Books by the way, Kingricefan, it's such a monster of a book. Instagram
     
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  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...Enormous Raver Chick Covered in Mustard...next on Jerry Springer.......
     
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  13. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

    I take comfort from this photo. Glad to know I am not the only one who has multiple copies of multiple SK books.
     
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  14. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff


    I like you style. I know SK does not take story ideas from the board but I hope he picks up the thread you dropped and weaves us a good yarn.
     
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  15. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff


    Just a suggestion but put some thought towards what Ms. Mod said about SK's age at the time of writing. Not only was he a high schooler himself and seeing the world the way we do as high schoolers. But his high school years were in the early to mid 1960's.
     
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  16. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Just finished it. I thought it was absolutely enthralling. How he was a monster, but in the end, so was his class. Fantastic writing.
     
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  17. Garriga

    Garriga Well-Known Member

    Yes. I didn't believe in hell until I found myself in a yellow jump suit. It's hot. really hot.
     
  18. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I think that's the kind of visceral reaction to this story that any writer would love! Ugly story about an ugly event--it works in that way. I kind of saw APT PUPIL as a more mature story about the same sort of feelings--does it seem that way to you?
     
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  19. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Personally, I thought Catcher In The Rye was a horrible book. IMHO. Rage is way better. At least there's a conclusion at the end of Rage. Catcher just left me wanting.....
     
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  20. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Not til they're worth millions apiece!!!! :lol:
     

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