1. New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Hot Topics is open from 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET Mon - Fri.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Friday and 8:30am Monday.
    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.
    Dismiss Notice


Discussion in 'Rage' started by Jules3155, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    Wowsers. I think the King was in his Hustler phase when he wrote this one. :) I read somewhere that he wrote this when he was in high school, which explains the "sex overload." I think it is amazing that he wrote this at such a young age though. It is very intelligently written. I enjoyed it immensely.
    kingricefan, GNTLGNT and blunthead like this.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it was published in September of '77 and King was born in 1947, so he wasn't in high school-and I don't know about you but "sex overload" is and was pretty common in high school as the hormones run rampant....
    kingricefan, blunthead and not_nadine like this.
  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    He wrote. And still writes.
  4. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    It was one of the Bachman books, and was written long before it was published. I recall reading he was a teen when he wrote it, though I can't find where I read that.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    Rage, which drew heavily upon his own frustrations and pains as a high school student. In an article on the ominous writings of Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho for Entertainment Weekly, King said: "Certainly in this sensitized day and age, my own college writing – including a short story called "Cain Rose Up" and the novel Rage – would have raised red flags, and I'm certain someone would have tabbed me as mentally ill because of them...."
  6. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    I found it! He mentions it in the Introduction of The Bachman Books. I was beginning to think I was losing it... ;-)
  7. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    It's OK. We all float down here.

    He's right. If a student handed in a story like that these days, he'd be fortunate if all he got was sent to a psychiatrist.

Share This Page

Sleeping Beauties - Available Now