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Blaze: A Novel by Richard Bachman

Blaze: A Novel (edition 2008)

by Richard Bachman, Stephen King (Foreword)

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Title:Blaze: A Novel
Authors:Richard Bachman
Other authors:Stephen King (Foreword)
Info:Pocket Books (2008), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Blaze by Richard Bachman

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A different type of novel with an honest forward from King regarding his reasons for releasing it. It's tough not to emphasize with the main character, and the strength of Blaze made this an enjoyable read. Although it shifts from past to present, it's done in such a way that the structure and pacing is solid. ( )
  LEFraser | Feb 2, 2015 |
Yeah good. ( )
  Urthwild | Nov 29, 2014 |
Blaze by Richard Bachman is about a guy who performs a kidnapping with his dead friend George and tries to get money for it. Asking for one million dollars, he is also on the run from the police.

Blaze is the main character in the story. He was an orphan seeking adoption but never was adopted. He grew up in his orphanage to become strong, but dumb.

George is Blaze’s friend. He’s really bad though. He always tells Blaze what he is doing wrong and is never positive about anything. Because he’s dead, Blaze is the only one who can see him.

Blaze kidnaps a rich families baby, and asks for one million for him. When he does something really stupid, he has to run from the police. There are flashbacks that tell of Blazes back story, behavior, and past friends.

I did enjoy this book though. It kept me interested all the way through. ( )
  br14many | Oct 10, 2013 |
on Thursday, February 07, 2008 I wrote about this book.....

Read this in 2 days.
Really enjoyed it. In reality it is such a sad story but in another way so beautiful.
Completed it on February 4 2008

4.5 stars out of 5 ( )
  Marlene-NL | Apr 12, 2013 |
I am not sure why Stephen King even published this book. It would maybe make a decent short story but the story of Blaze and whether or not his partner in crime is alive and haunting him or just part of his imagination was just so boring. It was painfully obvious how this was going to end but I was still disappointed when it ended that way. *sigh* Mr. King's recent work has been pretty poor. I am very hopeful that Duma Key will break the cycle.
  walterqchocobo | Apr 8, 2013 |
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Chronicles the life and times of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr.--the crimes committed against him and the crimes he himself commits, including a kidnapping he is doomed to attempt.

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