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What other stories would have Bachman books?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by The Walkin' Dude, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. The Walkin' Dude

    The Walkin' Dude Well-Known Member

    Apparently Misery was slated to be the next book under Richard Bachman before he was killed, so it makes me wonder: What existing King stories do you think would have been published under Bachman if the secret had never come out?
     
  2. Neesy

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

    When did they 'let the cat out of the bag' so to speak?

    Tommyknockers came out in 1987 and is kind of different so perhaps that one would have been a Richard Bachman (who knows?)

    Edit: I found this:

    After Bachman's true identity was revealed, later publicity dispatches (and about the author blurbs) revealed that Bachman died suddenly in late 1985 of "cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia".

    from Wikipedia
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I think The Dark Half would fit that bill....
     
  4. Neesy

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

    I just got a copy of this one this weekend at Value Village - I will have to crack it open!

    It's a first edition hardcover 1989 Viking Penguin - in very good condition (wow - I am starting to sound like kingricefan ) :blues::biggrin2::icon_eek:
     
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  5. Walter Oobleck

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

    Misery Loves Company? What are some of those Misery titles? Those bodice rippers? I'm guessing Bachman might have gone full-monty, ole what's-his-face...who knows...romances...other stuff. Patterson? Cranking out titles left and right.
    Blaze? Seems like a safe bet. Blockade Billy?
     
  6. kingricefan

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

    Hey, don't make it sound like a bad thing. :congratulatory:
     
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  7. Neesy

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

    Not at all - it's a great thing!
    :biggrin2::cool2::encouragement:

    So I just went and looked and of course I already have a first edition The Dark Half in hardcover :facepalm: - so now I guess it is one to keep and one to either lend or just try to keep in pristine condition.
    :belial:
     
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  8. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Joyland has the feel of a Bachman book, I think. And the Bill Hodges trilogy.
     
  9. Neesy

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

    Joyland? - that's an interesting choice - I thought that Bachman was more of the "dark side" of Stephen King and Joyland is a bit of a mystery and a coming of age love story

    I would agree with Mr. Mercedes but have to admit I still have not read the second and third books yet (Finder's Keepers and End of Watch) although I own them both!
     
  10. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking Joyland would be the product of an older Bachman that has become less bitter and cynical with age. =D
     
  11. Neesy

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

    If he had not died of "cancer of the pseudonym" or whatever that was :biggrin2::biggrin-new::chuncky:
     
  12. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Full Dark No Stars, Misery, maybe Gerald's Game
     
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  13. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, my mind went to FDNS and The Dark Half. Misery, of course.
     
  14. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you threw me a curveball with Joyland, bro, LOL.
     
  15. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Well, I thought Blaze was an unexpectedly touching and beautiful piece of work, so I figured mebbe the cancer of the pseudonym got to Bachman and he was kinda mellowing out a bit before the Reaper came calling.
     
  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    You have me there...nah, I got nothin'. :cool:
     
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  17. kingricefan

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

    There's no law that states that you can only have one of each title of King books in your possession.......just sayin'. :dbl: I have duplicates of almost every one.
     
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  18. Neesy

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

    You don't have a husband who comes home and questions why I have more than one copy of any book
    I suppose it is better than having an addiction to booze or cigarettes, eh?
    :hammer::a28::very_drunk:
     
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  19. kingricefan

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

    No, but my cat gives me 'shade', does that count? ;;D
     
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  20. Neesy

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

    :):glee:

    Happy Labor Day KRF!
    :cheerful::star::tiger:
     

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