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 little marketin
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4.12 avg rating — 69,503 ratings — published 1985 — 34 editions
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The Regulators

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Rage

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3.77 avg rating — 34,732 ratings — published 1977 — 66 editions
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3.61 avg rating — 28,643 ratings — published 1981 — 106 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

“The longer you went without speaking, the harder it gets to break the silence.”
Richard Bachman, The Long Walk

“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.”
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