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You can find original copies on Amazon or ebay, although the prices are insanely high. I was able to pick up an original copy of "The Bachman Books" for about 50 Bucks on ebay. It comes with Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork and The Running Man. Newer copies of The Bachman Books don't contain Rage.(less)
Here, Stephen King explores the darkest aspect of this emotion, and strikes a chord that can be felt by anyone who remembers the awkwardness, the insecurity, the anger-inducing turbulence of being a teenager. King taps a mighty strong vein in this one.
Originally entitled Getting It On, this early effort of the master, while less polis ...more
This was a super shorty so there isn’t a whole lot to say without giving the entire thing away. I’ll just leave it as . . .
“This,” I said pleasantly, “is known as getting it on.”
Yep. Ol’ Charlie’s having a bit of a shit day and to top it all off . . .
It probably says something for the state of the universe (or at least the state of my psyche) that this book left me with such a “meh” reaction. I’d blame it on the fact that it was w ...more
........RAGE is the story of a disturbed child....who becomes a disturbed teen....who acts out on his frustrations by taking a hand gun to school his senior year, taking the life of his algebra teacher, and holding his class hostage for several hours. (no spoiler here)
........In the midst of all the chaos, keeping school officials and police at bay, Charlie shares a few tales of his abusive home life, his encounters with bullies, a sex episode, and strongly requests hi...more
In this Bachman book, Holden Caulfield takes the Breakfast Club hostage with a pistol. At least, that's what the book feels like to me.
Rage is a really quick read, short and to the point. It's also not that great. King can say he wanted it out of print because of all the school shootings in the last couple decades but I have to wonder if quality wasn't also a contributing factor.
Charlie Decker is a bit of ...more
Written in 1977, Rage starts of with a bang (pun i ...more
Rage is about a deeply disturbed high school student who basically has gone through the ringer of life, short as it has been, and came out broken. Charles Decker is the possibly brilliant young man ...more
Διαβάζεται πολύ εύκολα κάτι στο οποίο βοηθάει και η πρωτοπρόσωπη αφήγηση αλλά και τα μικρά κεφάλαια αλλά παρόλα αυτά...ντάξει....δεν με ενθουσίασε.....ούτε κρύο, ούτε ζέστη.....
The first thought I had after reading this was: It's a shame this book is no longer in print.
The reason it was removed from print, by request from Stephen King himself, is because the novel was found in the locker of Michael Carneal, a bullied boy who opened fire on students at Heath High School in 1997. Under the assumption that the book partly inspired the school shooting, the book was pulled from print.
Given the sensitive nature of the novel, I can certai ...more
Intense…just fucking intense.
[Charles Decker, un adolescente desequilibrado que, después de ser expulsado del instituto por agresión a un profesor, vuelve a clase armado con la pistola de su padre y secuestra en un aula a sus 24 compañeros.A partir de ahí, la policía llega al colegio para tratar de liberar a los alumnos pero Charlie no los va a dejar ir. No hasta que él sepa que todo terminó].
Wow, de verdad increíble. Cuando comencé a leer “Rabia” no sabía qué esperar.El problema de las masacres ...more
"High-school toilets are...more
I’m not sure how to review this book, because I liked it and yet I didn’t.
It’s a short, quick read and well written considering it’s King’s first book, but I found it unpleasant and bleak. It reminded me a little of Lord of the Flies.
The story dragged through the middle and I had to force myself to keep reading.
What made it bearable was that I enjoyed the characters, with the exception of Charlie. He just wasn’t believable to me and I had to keep reminding myself that he was a teenager. He seem ...more
Despite the fact that I could not manage to build up any empathy with the main character (the killer) Charlie Decker, Charlie simply seemed too normal in his general thought processes to appear phsychotic. He simply came across as a spoilt, extremely immature kid - a product of the typical syndrome of the military father and over-indulgent mo ...more
Rage is the ultimate in teenage angst, kind of like a more violent, twisted version of 'The Babysitter's Club' because of the morbid teenage bonding that went on inside the classroom.
An interesting book, glad I read it. It's not a typical school shooter type of fiction novel - and this alarming plot trope is why King banned publications of this book after that became an unfortunate "in" thing. The fi ...more
Existe un Mr. Hyde para cada feliz rostro de doctor Jekyll, una cara oscura al otro lado del espejo.
Es la obra más controvertida de Stephen King por ser usada como inspiración en jóvenes estudiantes para cometer atentados contra sus compañeros en Estados Unidos. Por eso King la retiró del mercado en su edición inglesa. Muchos lo llaman El Libro que Ki ...more
It is the story of a school shooter who takes a classroom hostage, but the violence isn't glorifi ...more
A disappointing read, I was looking forward to this twofold; it’s a King book but also because it has an elusive feel about it with it now no longer being in print. It was taken out of print at King’s request because of some real life High School shootings but I have to wonder if he was also looking at the quality of it and that might have been a factor. Or maybe the Breakfast Club soured his stomach for this sort of thing.
It’s a short story yet it took me quite a while to get through which, ...more
But I have to say that the story was less about the fact that Charlie Decker brought a gun to school and used it, and more about who C ...more
The characters in this book are very well fleshed out, and feel like real peopl ...more
Story about a high school boy who takes a gun to school and shoots two teachers and hold his class hostage for half a day. The book has been taken out of circulation at SK's request due to several school shootings that were linked to this book. I had a hard time getting a hold of this story but managed to finally get a copy.
Charlie is an a**hole and I could not stand him. As a matter of fact, I really did not like this story and I didn't like ...more
Книгите, които са ме афектирали колкото „Гняв” са съвсем малко. Следствие от бавното ми и внимателно четене са редките случаи, когато изчитам роман за ден. Тук достатъчно красноречив е фактът, че след двайсетата страница изключих звука на телефона си и шест часа живях във фикционална класна стая, в чийто център бе проснато вкочаняващото се тяло на учителката, сякаш жертвоприношение на зловещ ритуал, който промени всички участници. И мен като читател.
Цялото рев ...more
"No existe medida de tiempo que exprese la esencia de nuestra vida, que mida el tiempo entre la explosión del plomo en el orificio del cañón y el impacto en la carne, entre el impacto y la oscuridad. Sólo hay una inútil repetición instantánea que no demuestra nada nuevo. Disparé, ella cayó, y se produjo un silencio indescriptible, un lapso infinito, y todos retrocedimos un paso, contemplado cómo la bola daba vueltas y vueltas, saltando, vacilando...more
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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, Signe ...more