What Is The Best Bachman Book?

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What is the best Bachman Book?

  1. Rage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. The Long walk

    60.0%
  3. Roadwork

    7.5%
  4. The Running Man

    7.5%
  5. Thinner

    12.5%
  6. The Regulators

    10.0%
  7. Blaze

    15.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. chris2-4

    chris2-4 Member

    Vote for your favorite Bachman Book.
     
  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    You first.
     
  3. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    The Long Walk for me, left many (long-lasting) impressions.
     
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    "Roadwork". It was if you could almost feel the pain of the author as he wrote the story.
     
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  5. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I almost chose Roadwork. I've always remembered it as a good read, very touching, and its subject matter hit home for me.
     
  6. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Blaze for me. It was so sad and beautiful. Such a touching homage to Steinbeck.
     
  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...Dude!...like where ya been bro?.....
    [​IMG]
     
  8. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    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
     
  9. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Blaze, because--baby--it's the way we roll!
     
  10. Liselle

    Liselle Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  11. Hammarstrom

    Hammarstrom Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  12. kingricefan

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

    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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  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    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.[2]

    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.[3] 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 :encouragement:
     
  14. kingricefan

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

    I know my sh........oops, my stuff! Thanks for the props!! ;-D
     
  15. kingricefan

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

    'Asked them what to do.' I thought the guy tried to blackmail King?
     
  16. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Oh probably Wikipedia got it wrong (it would not be the first time).
     
  17. kingricefan

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

    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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  18. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Tag Marsha in one of your posts... she might know. :)
     
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  19. kingricefan

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

    Oh, hon, you are talking to one of the dinosaurs on this board- I have no idea how to 'tag' someone>
     
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  20. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    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...)
     
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