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Jules3155

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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.
 

GNTLGNT

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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.
...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....
 

AnnaMarie

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...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....
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

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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.
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...."
 

AnnaMarie

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I found it! He mentions it in the Introduction of The Bachman Books. I was beginning to think I was losing it... ;-)
It's OK. We all float down here.

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...."
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.
 
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