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Discussion in 'Survey says...' started by chris2-4, Jun 13, 2014.
Vote for your favorite Bachman Book.
The Long Walk for me, left many (long-lasting) impressions.
"Roadwork". It was if you could almost feel the pain of the author as he wrote the story.
I almost chose Roadwork. I've always remembered it as a good read, very touching, and its subject matter hit home for me.
Blaze for me. It was so sad and beautiful. Such a touching homage to Steinbeck.
...Dude!...like where ya been bro?.....
I voted Blaze because it's the freshest in my memory, having recently read it over again. I liked them all though, but If I had to choose a least favorite it would likely be The Running Man, if for no other reason than I could never read it and judge it on it's own merits, having seen the movie first, and thanks to my stepfather, who loved it, multiple times growing up. No matter how many times I tried to get into it, I just can't shake the image of Arnold wrestling around with Pro Wrestlers lol
Blaze, because--baby--it's the way we roll!
It was the Long Walk for me no contest, that is a story I can still see in my head just by the mention of it and I last read it about 6 years ago.
The Running Man. It should be remade-without Schwarzenegger-I reckon it could be made into a really top movie, with the right casting, director, script.
Wasn't Misery supposed to have been a 'Bachman' book? I mean before it was announced that SK actually was Bachman? Oh well, I'll have to go with The Long Walk then....
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The link between King and his shadow writer was exposed after a Washington, D.C. bookstore clerk, Steve Brown, noted similarities between the writing styles of King and Bachman. Brown located publisher's records at the Library of Congress which included a document naming King as the author of one of Bachman's novels.
Brown wrote to King's publishers with a copy of the documents he had uncovered, and asked them what to do. Two weeks later, King telephoned Brown personally and suggested he write an article about how he discovered the truth, allowing himself to be interviewed.
This led to a press release heralding Bachman's "death" — supposedly from "cancer of the pseudonym", and an article written by Brown in the Washington Post. At the time of the announcement in 1985, King was working on Misery, which he had planned to release as a Bachman book.
You are a sharp one kingricefan! You know your SK trivia that's for sure
I know my sh........oops, my stuff! Thanks for the props!!
'Asked them what to do.' I thought the guy tried to blackmail King?
Oh probably Wikipedia got it wrong (it would not be the first time).
Or I'm just confusing reality with 'The Dark Half'? (wasn't this also once considered to be published as a "Bachman' book?)
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Tag Marsha in one of your posts... she might know.
Oh, hon, you are talking to one of the dinosaurs on this board- I have no idea how to 'tag' someone>
Just type this>> "@" and then start typing "Mod" and a list of names will pop-up, click on Moderator and Bob's yer uncle!
(Don't worry though, I'll go back and chuck one into a previous post...)