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Discussion in 'The Bachman Books' started by Joshua Copeland, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Joshua Copeland

    Joshua Copeland New Member

    The four novellas in The Bachman Books are my favorite, but, in The Running Man i believe the evil villain, who works on the tenth floor, sees the plane coming right at him, while king writes the plane hit the bldng three fourths up, and the building was very vary tall, much much more than 10 floors. Also, there was a plot glitch: when Ben is on the airplane with the woman.
    the story needed to get her out off the plane, the story required she'd live. So McCone makes some dinky excuse that it would be "too professional" on the show's part to sabotage the parachutes before putting them on the plane. i don't buy it. like i said, the story needed her to live. Also,the story didn't make it believable that you could get a few professional pilots, even if they are govt, to fly a plane they knew hasda large chance of being shot out of the sky. how about this: the pilots were accomodated each with a parachutes, in case the plane blows, and after all the pilots are dead, the lady takes one of the pilot's parachutes -- which would not have been sabotaged.
    Oh yeah: i was reading a book on how to write film scripts, and the writer ended with, "And, take responsibility for your scripts." Then he went on to tell how after 9/11 he spent hours and hours at the office going through scripts, trying to find one where a plane crashes into a building. I was like, "WTF?" Watching a movie where that happens does not make people go out and wreak havoc. this applies to Stephen King, who, in The Running Man, has a plane crashing into the building. it makes me mad that some script rider woulod talk about "responsibility."
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome to the board.
  3. Neesy

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

    Welcome to the SKMB

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  4. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    There's the Tom Clancy story, too...Debt of Honor? Me, I'd probably have one of those parachutes from Acme...remember those? Willie? Willy? E. Coyote...the goggles, mad bomber hat, did he have a jet pac? Opens the parachute and dirty laundry flies out? Is that a spoiler? Beep beep! :devilish:
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  5. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Welcome! Glad you are joining us.
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  6. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Welcome to SKMB!
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...glad you've joined us...and I'm not pointing the finger at you when I ask this...it's just in general....is there some type of genetic programming that compels certain individuals to find fault instead of just reading the damn story and liking it?.....
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  8. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    Hi Joshua! Hope you enjoy your visits here.

    It's been a while since I've read The Bachman Books, so I'm not familiar with the mistakes of which you speak.
    I'm probably not the most observant reader when it comes to things of that nature, anyway. I tend to get so absorbed into the story, that I unconsciously self adjust it to match my understanding. I also never catch all the "connections" that many readers feel are so vital to find.
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  9. Joshua Copeland

    Joshua Copeland New Member

    No, i said i liked it a lot, it's my fave King story. Just thought i'd point it out the Mistake...
    Peace out...
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  10. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Welcome to the board! Lots of great threads on here regarding his writing. Best place to be online. Stick around.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yeah man, like I said...not aimed at you....yours was just the latest in a long line that finally made me pop off at the keyboard...
  12. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome. Have a look around the SKMB and keep posting.
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  13. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    Yes, and Executive Orders takes up the story of re-building the government, and is one of my favourite Clancy books. In the meantime, I have not had the urge to fly a plane - into a building or anywhere else for that matter.
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  14. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Welcome. May I inform you, however, that pointing out "errors" in Mr. King's writing will only garner you a visit from the "ghost in the bathtub" from
    The Shining. And she will not be happy.
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  15. Neesy

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

    Peace out? You must be related to @Sigmund!
    And what @prufrock21 said is right - the bathtub lady will visit you and, at night when you are sleeping, you'll dream of this guy:


    Which is probably not all that scary, really (especially with kittens!)
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  16. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Looks scary to me, Neesy. That's a youthful Master of Horror when he wrote at fever pitch, with no holds barred, no censorship, and didn't give two
    penitents in hell if you didn't like it.
  17. kingricefan

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

    Hmmm, guess the OP didn't notice that one or two of the boys in The Long Walk come back to life towards the end.......::P (it's true, too, there is at least one of them that appears again after being killed)
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  18. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Can someome tell me one of the stories in The Bachman books(there were 4) rage I thnk it is has been left out of futures editons of the bachman books - read it years ago and had a coopy of tBB but there were only 3 stories in it. I think as well maybe i am wrong but when i read and the long walk it had a differnet ending to it. is this right?
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  19. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    You're right about Rage not being in recent printings of The Bachman Books. I'd have to research whether it's a different ending to The Long Walk. I don't think it is but don't want to speak out of turn. Maybe someone else has the answer for you.
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  20. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure it's not a different ending.
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