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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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This is a really sweet and touching novel. It's essentially about betrayal. So Blaze is first betrayed by his father when he throws him down the stairs, then the state, then by God when he kills Bluenote with a heart attack and finally by his 'friends' when they lead him into crime, until finally Blaze betrays himself. Well worth a read. ( )
  Lukerik | May 13, 2015 |
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 |
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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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