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My first King novel, and still my favorite. Is it better than The Regulators? (review)

Discussion in 'Desperation' started by M_Parabola, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Brian's Twinner

    Brian's Twinner Pennywisenheimer

    By the by, I luv Sai King's manufactured newspaper clippings and correspondences between characters (Audrey's with her sister?). These items add spice to the narrative.
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  2. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I loved them both. I bought them both at the same time and always liked how the cover sheets of both novels worked together. All the best, mal.
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  3. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    I read Desperation first; it was probably the third or fourth King book I devoured. (It's been ages, and I've slept quite a bit since then. ;;D) I had no clue Bachman existed, or that Desperation has a twinned, until I found the Regulators and started reading. I honestly can't say which I like better. Can I just like them both equally? ;-D
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  5. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    Dangit....guess Desperation because the sheriff was seriously creepy. Honestly, you can't go wrong with Tak.
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  6. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    They are two different writers after all. I jest of course but I wonder if Mr. King goes into a consistent mindset/technique/style when writing as Bachman vs. himself. I loved 'em both and give 5 out of 5 Gold Stars!
  7. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky The Roosters are Number 1.

    The Regulators is one of his most underated books, in my opinion.
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  8. Jonathan's Mom

    Jonathan's Mom New Member

    I loved Desperation but both The Regulators and Dreamcatcher resound with me because I have a special needs adult child (autism). But I do think I've got every book SK has written!!
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...welcome to the Board Mom!...
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  10. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Just finished the audiobook and two things struck me, firstly
    a rash of referencing other King's works - the two which spring to mind are Cujo and Andy Dufresne, although I'm sure there were more. Why do I like it so much when Mr King does this in books? Is it a way of us making feel like treasured readers in a "Ooo Mr and Mr King sharing a little joke - I recognise that reference." No idea but is certainly works on me every time.
    Actually ignore all that I have also been listening to the Apt Pupil at the same time and that's what I am remembering I think - sorry completely wrong thread!


    I always always enjoy Mr King reading his own books. I always think when he does read them "what voice could this better than the author's own......"

    But since finishing I have started listening to The Regulators which in narrated by Frank Muller and he is just so good I love each and every narration he does. And the voice of Tim Sample narrating Drunken Fireworks is just superb - what an accent, in fact I think I will have to re-listen to that next. Come to think of it I will stop beating myself up over who I most like narrating stuff and just conclude we are blessed with a superb variety of great narrators. (I do love Tim's accent though!)
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  11. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Tim is also the narrator for "The Sun Dog" if you want to hear more of his narration of Stephen's work.
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  12. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    In which case I'm off to Audible to buy it now. Is it in that astonishing, amazing New England/Maine back-country accent again?????
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  13. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I was hoping we had a sample on the Audiobook section you could listen to but no luck. It's been a long time since I've heard it but my recollection is that he does use the Maine accent.
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  14. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    Ah OK not on Audible either so I will have to have a search.

    Kind regards. (Edit - Kind regards ......you can tell I am mitching at work and so still writing as though I an writing a business email :))

    Found it now it is in Four Past Midnight which I saw on my 'phone this morning so I can listen on the way home! Huzzah!
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2017
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  15. Tak96

    Tak96 Well-Known Member

    Have started Desperation, Have finished The Regulators.

    It could change by the end of Desperation but right now The Regulators is about 10 miles better. I like the idea of It's A Good Life written by Stephen King.
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