Your Latest Stephen King Related Purchase:

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  1. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Those baby's are hard to find. I still look for Rage and The Long walk.
     
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  2. kingricefan

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

    Ayuh and you betcha! All the years I have spent perusing used bookstores and thrift shops I have never even seen a copy of Rage at any of them. I've only come across about three copies of The Long Walk. Two copies of Roadwork. The Running Man seems to be the one that is easily found for me. Must have had a bigger print run?
     
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  3. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I have never come across The Long walk. two of Roadwork and one of The Running man. Again never Rage.
    There are several first editions,I hope to run across someday.
     
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  4. Jojo87

    Jojo87 Prolific member

    We have both Long Walk and Rage in our local library and I have read both. In my bookcase I have few Richard Bachman.
    Thinner, The regulators and Blaze. I have also read Running man and Roadwork.
     
  5. bigkingfan91

    bigkingfan91 Well-Known Member

    I have Thinner, The Regulators, Blaze, The Running Man & Roadwork. I used to have The Long Walk but it must have gotten gone when I sold most of my books years ago. I've never laid my eyes on a copy of Rage, didn't even know it existed for a long time. Every now and then ill see where someone was selling a copy of The 4 Bachman Books, I believe it's called... I think it includes Rage. I always see it late though and miss my chance on getting it from them!
     
  6. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Bought Salems lot and Firestarter a little while ago. I've read them long ago but only in translation so i bought them in english this time. My principle is if you can read an author in the original language you should. Sometimes you miss so much in translation. But it is only american and english authors that i can do that. I'm not good enough in french or german or spanish to read easily so i'll have to do with translations there.
     
  7. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Just have to thank you for the info. I'm gonna try to pick it up somewhere. Never seen it in Sweden though. Can be because of the baeball connection. That is a very minor sport here. Just a few entusiast playing and no newspaper coverage at all. To become a star is impossible. But i knew from other King books that he is a big fan.
     
  8. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Went to the library sale today. got a copy of the Bachman Books,Duma key and a comic The Stand-The night has come.HC
     
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  9. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Dang - that's awesome. I'm going book thrifting tomorrow. Mayhap I stumble upon some treasures. I want some rare stuff - I really want the Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon pop up. And I'd like some old copies of Carrie, Salem's Lot and The Shining - I have new ones. But the thrill is in the chase. I haven't seen anything lately.
     
  10. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I haven't really been out much lately.Not really purchasing much as my eyes are pretty costily. Haven't bought anything new lately. Was hoping to order some of the 40th anniversary books ,but that won't be happening.So just a few cheapys.
     
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  11. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I like the cheapies! Cast offs looking for a place to call home - I'll take them all. I can tell I'm going to be a book hoarder when I get old.
     
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  12. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Hell I have so many books that I only have room to collect one author. LOL
     
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  13. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I know - I've seen your bookselfie! that's quite a collection you've got. makes me drool! :big_grin:
     
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  14. Neesy

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

    I am glad I got at least one copy of the Bachman books with Rage in it. It is getting harder to find now that it's banned!
     
  15. Neesy

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

    Sounds like maybe something I should do - hit the thrift store after making my bath bombs! Maybe they will have new (old) SK books on the shelves!
     
  16. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I have the 4 story "Bachman books" with rage included, it was pretty easy to find on play.com, I checked again recently for someone and they still had them. They don't ship to the states, but the individual sellers might if you bypass play.

    My mum picked up a very tidy hardback of liseys story for £2 in a market the other day.
     
  17. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Thank god i got time to get Rage. I like it. Not a nice and comfortable story but a good one. Is it banned outside the US too? I havent looked for it in a long time its already in my shelfes but it would be a pity.
     
  18. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    World of books has a few, it is based in England but will ship internationally. I have bought from these many times via play. £2.99 + £2 shipping (or free in the uk). I have no affiliation with them, just pointing anyone who can't find it to an option. I think that's about 8 us bucks or so. Don't know if that's a good deal or not.

    The Bachman Books by Richard Bachman | World of Books.com
     
  19. Neesy

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

    They just stopped printing it (I think). I perhaps used the wrong wording by saying it is "Banned" Ms. Mod our Moderator would know more about this.
     
  20. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    OK. Thanks for clarifying. But i always get a little sad when books are censored or banned or things like that. Seems to be against the whole idea of culture.
     

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