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Title:The Bachman Books : Four Early Novels by Richard Bachman (Rage / The Long Walk / Roadwork / The Running Man)
Authors:Richard Bachman
Info:Plume (1996), Mass Market Paperback, 704 pages
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The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King (1985)

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I liked this book, 4 short stories from the early years.
Somehow they don't feel/ read as fluent as the later work I read,but still they are very impressive in describing what people can be capable of when driven into a situation or a direction. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Jun 11, 2014 |
One of my favorites is the Long Walk. Love it! ( )
  beejay8084 | Feb 8, 2014 |
four very good stories
  merlin58 | Jan 27, 2014 |
Rage: I enjoyed this one. A troubled teenager kills a few teachers and takes one of his classes hostage. Makes them tell true stories of their lives, exposing secrets. I cant remember exactly how it ends, but the story itself was good.

The Long Walk: Was a long read. About a contest for young men to win money at the end of an 450 mile walk. They are not allowed to stop. If they stop for too long they are killed. They make friends and they make enemies.

Roadwork: I found boring. It is about a guy who is angry with progress. The new road is being built and eminent domain takes his home and business. He decides to be a thorn in the side of progress.

The Running Man: Another game of survival. The world is truly broken into the haves and the haves nots. A man from the slums of Coop-City needs meds for his toddler daughter who has pneumonia. With no money he signs up for any of the get-killed games shows and gets "The Running Man". They pay the contestant a certain amount for every hour they stay alive. The longer he is alive the more he earns, if he lives past 30 days he wins a billion New Dollars. No one has lived longer than a week. ( )
  lizamichelle1 | Sep 29, 2013 |
Particulary loved the Long Walk ( )
  jodes101 | May 9, 2013 |
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For Susan Artz and WGT [Rage]
This is for Jim Bishop and Burt Hatlen and Ted Holmes. [The Long Walk]
In memory of Charlotte Littlefield
Proverbs 31:10-28. [Roadwork]
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Between 1977 and 1984 I published five novels under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. [foreword: Why I Was Bachman]
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Collection of four early books written by Stephen King under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The four novels include Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and The Running Man.
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"Stephen King's novels written under his Bachman pseudonym. Includes 'The Long Walk,' 'Rage,' 'Roadwork,' and 'The Running Man.'"

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