Richard Bachman


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in Portland, Maine, The United States
September 21, 1941

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This is a Stephen King pseudonym.

At the beginning of Stephen King's career, the general view among publishers was that an author was limited to one book per year, since publishing more would be unacceptable to the public. King therefore wanted to write under another name, in order to increase his publication without over-saturating the market for the King "brand". He convinced his publisher, Signet Books, to print these novels under a pseudonym.

In his introduction to The Bachman Books, King states that adopting the nom de plume Bachman was also an attempt to make sense out of his career and try to answer the question of whether his success was due to talent or luck. He says he deliberately released the Bachman novels with as l
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Thinner

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3.71 avg rating — 160,335 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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The Long Walk

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4.11 avg rating — 104,862 ratings — published 1979 — 132 editions
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The Running Man

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3.86 avg rating — 91,099 ratings — published 1982 — 130 editions
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The Bachman Books

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4.11 avg rating — 66,208 ratings — published 1985 — 32 editions
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The Regulators

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3.70 avg rating — 67,596 ratings — published 1997 — 128 editions
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Blaze

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3.72 avg rating — 37,613 ratings — published 2007 — 30 editions
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Rage

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3.79 avg rating — 29,878 ratings — published 1977 — 57 editions
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Roadwork

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3.60 avg rating — 24,943 ratings — published 1981 — 95 editions
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The Bachman Books / Thinner

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4.08 avg rating — 2,059 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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3.80 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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“Then you can blame it on your parents,' I said, smiling. 'Won't that be a relief?”
Richard Bachman, Rage

“Lunacy is when you can’t see the seams where they stitched the world together anymore.”
Stephen King as Richard Bachman, Rage

“He touched McVries’s shoulders, setting him straight again. McVries looked up at him sleepily and smiled. “No, Ray. It’s time to sit down.”
Richard Bachman, The Long Walk

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FEB 2017: 3rd Holiday Book Swap - Gifted Books Poll

These are the books which were gifted/swapped by attendees of the December 2016 meeting.

I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1)
by Pittacus Lore
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore
 
  4 votes 50.0%

 
  2 votes 25.0%

 
  1 vote 12.5%

I don't care
 
  1 vote 12.5%

Treasure (Dirk Pitt #9)
by Clive Cussler
Treasure (Dirk Pitt, #9) by Clive Cussler
 
  0 votes 0.0%

High Country (Anna Pigeon #12)
by Nevada Barr
High Country (Anna Pigeon, #12) by Nevada Barr
 
  0 votes 0.0%

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