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Who's Richard Bachman?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Sigmund, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    Good evening!

    When/how did you figure out Richard Bachman was Stephen King?

    Share your experience, please.

    Thank You!
  2. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I wasn't as much of a Kingophile at the time....a fan but not an uber fan if ye ken....and I believe it was in the piece "Why I was Bachman" that the scales fell from my eyes....
  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Like GNT said, I read his essay 'Why I Was Bachman' in the foreword to a paperback copy of The Bachman Books. My copy was bright, traffic cone orange and showed a road pegged with skulls down the middle into a distant vanishing point.
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  5. kingricefan

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

    Keep in mind that this was all before the age of the internet so word didn't get to me until I went in to get a copy of Skeleton Crew (I think) and the book store (B. Dalton) had a big stack of the hardback of Thinner, some with the white paper band announcing that RB was SK) on the same table as Skeleton Crew. I about flipped out with joy!
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    When I was reading Thinner. My aunt bought the HB right away, and since I was staying with her I started reading it. I kept thinking, "This guy's writing sounds exactly like Stephen King! What a thief!" I was very angry on Mr. King's behalf. :D
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  7. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    It was Thinner for me, too! I was maybe 1/3-1/2 in and I closed the book to double check the authors name and look at the photo of the author, again. Hmmm...the author is not Stephen King and the photo isn't Stephen King, either yet...it was !!!!
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  8. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    I’m in the camp that believes Bachman and King were actually two different people. It was easier to deal with people stealing ideas back in the era of Jimmy Hoffa. I think the bogus author being none other than King was an ingenious story hatched up by Stephen King and Richard Manuel to cover some paid cement shoes handiwork. :a24: ;;D
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  9. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    I don't even know when you are kidding or when you actually believe goofy stuff.
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  10. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Does this apply to you, DiO'Bolic ?
  11. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    LOL Keep em guessing, I always say. But dontcha just love this song? (Yes I do... No you don't... Yes.. No..) :)


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