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What Is The Best Bachman Book?

Discussion in 'Survey says...' started by chris2-4, Jun 13, 2014.


What is the best Bachman Book?

  1. Rage

  2. The Long walk

  3. Roadwork

  4. The Running Man

  5. Thinner

  6. The Regulators

  7. Blaze

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. kingricefan

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

    I saw what ya did up there! Thanks! =D See, you're expecting me to remember that little ol' squiggly looki' thing, too. Oh, boy, the pressure, the pressure.....It's called a hash tag, right? I know a thing or two....haha!
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  2. kingricefan

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

    In the Author's Note at the beginning of The Dark Half King says-
    'I'm indebted to the late Richard Bachman for his help and inspiration. This novel could not have been written without him.'
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  3. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    I've never read any of them, but I know what all of them are about because my older sister's read ALL of them - even Rage, which I'm really upset to learn I didn't have a chance to read before they took it off the market. I was going to get around to reading Richard Bachman books after I was finished with most of the Stephen King books. Unfortunately my sister doesn't know what she did with all her Bachman books.
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  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    The collection is pretty easy to find in second-hand book stores usually. Good luck. :)
  5. The Long Walk :) It was so totally different than anything I'd ever read, I read it a second time right after the first time. I had a really hard time getting my head around why the walkers would want to take the long walk. I thought it was very imaginative :)
  6. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

    Where's my DWEEM FWOATAH!
  7. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I knew King wrote Thinner, but I had not connections. Two paragraphs, and I knew it was King. Months later, one of my co-workers treated me to lunch to show me the news article. He was so impressed that I was right.
  8. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    My favorite is The Long Walk but I thought Roadwork was an excellent slow burner. I was a little surprised to hear SK say he wasn't very fond of it. Of course, he wasn't fond of Carrie either so what does he know? ;-D
  9. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Not a very difficult choice. The Long walk. But i liked Rage too as a story. The running man.. so-so, If Misery had come out under the Bachman name it would have been my choice.
  10. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    The vote isn't even close. The Long Walk by a mile. :biggrin-new:

    I think Running Man would have made the choice more difficult for me, but Arnie ruined it for me. Although I did think Richard Dawson in that movie was the absolute best case of type-casting ever.
  11. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I won't pick one so I won't vote.

    The Long Walk
  12. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    Roadwork for me. The tale of a man losing the plot because of a tumour (not his) say,about the size of a walnut, was an astonishing feat considering King wrote this when he was a teenager!
  13. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Blaze, definitely
  14. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Gets my vote, too.
  15. samhain

    samhain Well-Known Member

    It's close between 'Thinner' and 'The Long Walk', but I'm going with the latter.
  16. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    My legs and feet actually hurt while reading The Long Walk. I was exhausted.

    Gets my vote.
  17. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

  18. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    When I think "best Bachman" I always think Long Walk, which seems over time to gain substance somehow.
  19. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    The Long Walk, very closely followed by Rage.
  20. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    Is it true that Stephen King wrote Misery while living in England?

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