What Is The Best Bachman Book?

Discussion in 'Survey says...' started by chris2-4, Jun 13, 2014.


What is the best Bachman Book?

  1. Rage

    0 vote(s)
  2. The Long walk

  3. Roadwork

  4. The Running Man

  5. Thinner

  6. The Regulators

  7. Blaze

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. kingricefan

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

    I saw what ya did up there! Thanks! =D See, you're expecting me to remember that little ol' squiggly looki' thing, too. Oh, boy, the pressure, the pressure.....It's called a hash tag, right? I know a thing or two....haha!
  2. kingricefan

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

    In the Author's Note at the beginning of The Dark Half King says-
    'I'm indebted to the late Richard Bachman for his help and inspiration. This novel could not have been written without him.'
  3. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    I've never read any of them, but I know what all of them are about because my older sister's read ALL of them - even Rage, which I'm really upset to learn I didn't have a chance to read before they took it off the market. I was going to get around to reading Richard Bachman books after I was finished with most of the Stephen King books. Unfortunately my sister doesn't know what she did with all her Bachman books.
  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    The collection is pretty easy to find in second-hand book stores usually. Good luck. :)
  5. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    The Long Walk :) It was so totally different than anything I'd ever read, I read it a second time right after the first time. I had a really hard time getting my head around why the walkers would want to take the long walk. I thought it was very imaginative :)
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  6. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

    Where's my DWEEM FWOATAH!
  7. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I knew King wrote Thinner, but I had not connections. Two paragraphs, and I knew it was King. Months later, one of my co-workers treated me to lunch to show me the news article. He was so impressed that I was right.
  8. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    My favorite is The Long Walk but I thought Roadwork was an excellent slow burner. I was a little surprised to hear SK say he wasn't very fond of it. Of course, he wasn't fond of Carrie either so what does he know? ;-D
  9. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Not a very difficult choice. The Long walk. But i liked Rage too as a story. The running man.. so-so, If Misery had come out under the Bachman name it would have been my choice.
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  10. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    The vote isn't even close. The Long Walk by a mile. :biggrin-new:

    I think Running Man would have made the choice more difficult for me, but Arnie ruined it for me. Although I did think Richard Dawson in that movie was the absolute best case of type-casting ever.
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  11. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I won't pick one so I won't vote.

    The Long Walk
  12. Tooly

    Tooly Active Member

    Roadwork for me. The tale of a man losing the plot because of a tumour (not his) say,about the size of a walnut, was an astonishing feat considering King wrote this when he was a teenager!
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  13. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Blaze, definitely
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  14. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Gets my vote, too.

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