Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0

Review Blaze by Richard Bachman

Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 â [Read] ➯ Blaze Author Richard Bachman – Berkingmad.co.uk Once upon a time a fellow named Richard Bachman wrote Blaze on an Olivetti typewriter then turned the machine over to Stephen King who used it to write Carrie Bachman died in 1985 cancer of the pseudo Once upon a time a fellow named Richa[Read] Blaze Author Richard Bachman Berkingmad.co.uk Once upon a time a fellow named Richard Bachman wrote Blaze on an Olivetti typewriter then turned the machine over to Stephen King who used it to write Carrie Bachman died in 1985 cancer of the pseudo Once upon a time a fellow named Richard Bachman wrote Blaze on an Olivetti typewriter then turned the machine.

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Over to Stephen King who used it to write Carrie Bachman died in cancer of the pseudonym but this last gripping Bachman novel resurfaced after being hidden away for decades an unforgettable crime story tinged with sadness and suspense Clayton Blaisdell Jr was always a small time delinuent None too bright either thanks to the beatings he got as a kid Then Blaze met George Rackl.

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Blaze by Richard BachmEy a seasoned pro with a hundred cons and one big idea The kidnapping should go off without a hitch with George as the brains behind their dangerous scheme But there's only one problem by the time the deal goes down Blaze's partner in crime is dead Or is heIncludes a previously uncollected story Memory the riveting opening to Stephen King's new Scribner hardcover novel Duma Key.

Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Stephen King pseudonymAt 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 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 pseudonymIn 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 uestion of whether his success was due to talent or luck He says he deliberately released the Bachman novels with as little marketing presence as possible and did his best to load the dice against Bachman King concludes that he has yet to find an answer to the talent versus luck uestion as he felt he was outed as Bachman too early to know The Bachman book Thinner sold copies during its initial run—and then ten times as many when it was revealed that Bachman was in fact KingThe pseudonym King originally selected Gus Pillsbury is King's maternal grandfather's name but at the last moment King changed it to Richard Bachman Richard is a tribute to crime author Donald E Westlake's long running pseudonym Richard Stark The surname Stark was later used in King's novel The Dark Half in which an author's malevolent pseudonym George Stark comes to life Bachman was inspired by Bachman–Turner Overdrive a rock and roll band King was listening to at the time his publisher asked him to choose a pseudonym on the spotKing provided biographical details for Bachman initially in the about the author blurbs in the early novels Known facts about Bachman were that he was born in New York served a four year stint in the Coast Guard which he then followed with ten years in the merchant marine Bachman finally settled down in rural central New Hampshire where he ran a medium sized dairy farm writing at night His fifth novel was dedicated to his wife Claudia Inez Bachman who also received credit for the bogus author photo on the book jacket Other facts about the author were revealed in publicity dispatches from Bachman's publishers the Bachmans had one child a boy who died in an unfortunate Stephen King ish type accident at the age of six when he fell through a well and drowned In a brain tumour was discovered near the base of Bachman's brain; tricky surgery removed it After Bachman's true identity was revealed later publicity dispatches and about the author blurbs revealed that Bachman died suddenly in late of cancer of the pseudonym a rare form of schizonomiaKing dedicated Bachman's early books— Rage The Long Walk Roadwork and The Running Man —to people close to him The link between King and his shadow writer was exposed after a Washington DC bookstore clerk Steve Brown noted similarities between the writing styles of King and Bachman Brown located publisher's records at the Library of Congress which included a document naming King as the author of one of Bachman's novels Brown wrote to King's publishers with a copy of the documents he had uncovered and asked them what to do Two weeks later King telephoned Brown personally and suggested he write an article about how he discovered the truth allowing himself to be interviewed King has taken full ownership of the Bachman name on numerous occasions as with the republication of the first four Bachman titles as The Bachman Books Four Early Novels by Stephen King in The introduction titled Why I Was Bachman details the whole BachmanKing storySource.

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  • Matthew

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmWow This book was fantasticWhy does King start the book with an apologywarning This book is now definitely in my top 10 favorite King books if not the top 5Seems like this one is even freuently skipped by King fans please stop skipping and readThis book has a great story and great characters It is uick and easy to read and kept me interested every page Blaze is a flawed but easy to sympathize tragic hero who doesn't really know what he is doing but thinks he is doing it for the best The course of his life is driven by unfortunate events and I am left wondering how much different it would have been if the cards hadn't been stacked against himThis book has so much going for it and I think almost anyone would enjoy it


  • Carol

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmOMGI cannot believe how good this book iswell there were a couple things that bothered me in the narration seuence particularly the final flash from the past but I'm


  • Johann (jobis89)

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard Bachm”It was a dirty world and the longer you lived the dirtier you got”If you love Of Mice and Men then this would be a great King to pick up Both feature a couple of guys just trying to make ends meet one of which is the “brains” of the two and the other is this 6 foot 7 gentle giant that isn’t too bright due to the beatings he took


  • Dan Schwent

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmAided by the voice of his dead friend George in his head a slow goliath named Blaze kidnaps an infant and holds him for ransom Can Blaze hold things together long enough to collect the ransomBlaze is a straight up crime book from Stephen King aside from the voice of George in Blaze's head which might not even be supernatural in origin I have to wonder why this wasn't the book Stephen King offered up to Hard Case instead of The Colorado KidThe story of Blaze unfolds in two parallel stories one of the present day kidnapping and the other of Blaze's past how a beating at the hands of his father rendered him a simpleton and landed him in the state home I found Blaze's past way interesting than his kidnapping scheme which had some ludicrous moments due to Blaze not really knowing what he was doing When the wheels predictably come off things uickly go to hell in a handbasketFor the most part this book was just kind of there for me Blaze was the only really memorable character


  • Edward Lorn

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmWhen I started this book my goal was to read thirty pages a day until I was done I expected it to be a chore I expected to like it as much as maybe even less than I did the first time I read it This plan worked until yesterday when I started reading and never wanted to stop After a mad dash through the last 100 pages of this book I've decided to write a letter to Past E and ask him what the fuck his problem wasCuz this book ain't half bad I know why I hated this book the first time Won't ever forget it George reminded me painfully of my father and the less than


  • Edgarr Alien Pooh

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmBlaze was originally written as a short story way back in King's early career when he was predominantly submitting to magazines He found it in his pile of old manuscripts and bulked it out for this 2007 releaseAn obvious homage to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men Blaze follows the life of clay Blaisdell Jnr A big lummox of a man a little short in the intelligence field he is both needy and loyal The sum of these traits make him easy prey for undesirables who like to use him as an offsiderClay has a poor upbringing Abusive parents abusive schooling and abusive work placements leave him like a beaten dog wary but desperately wanting to be needed It is his close friendship with Ge


  • David

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmThis was a bit of a return to the old classic King sans monsters and gore It's a novel King wrote 30 odd years ago then rediscovered and polished up and released as the last of his Bachman books Ironically I found it to be one of the better stories of his I've read recently but I always have had a bit of a preference for his older stories his newer stuff often just doesn't uite strike the right chord with meKing has always been good with stories that pull up the carpets on small town America and look at what's crawling around between the planks of the floorboards Blaze is about a huge galoot of a man Clayton Blaisdell Jr who's as slow witted as he is strong bodied Basically a


  • Ashley Daviau

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmThis is one of the few King books I haven’t read before and it’s always a treat to read a new to me King Or Bachman if you’re being fussy I think this might actually my fave out


  • Jennifer Wardrip

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmStephen King may be the master of horror but with BLAZE he proves that he's also just a plain ole good writer This story is a mixture of a thriller a mystery a police procedural and a personal struggle to figure out who you are Blaze aka Clayton Blaisdell Jr is a dummy and he knows it Ever since his father threw him down a flight of stairs and then hauled him back up and did it a couple of times Blaze hasn't had the brains for learning The dent in his forehead might make him look scary but we soon learn that Blaze isn't much of a threat except when he's really angry He might look like a giant at 6'7 and nearly 300 pounds but this man's heart is as soft as his mind Blaze has pretty much drifted through life by skirting the law and mostly with exceptions avoiding trouble When he meets George Rackley Blaze learns the art of the con


  • Medhat The Book Fanatic

    Blaze by Richard Bachman Review õ 0 Blaze by Richard BachmDNFed on page 76I hated this book from the very first page I didn't like the atmosphere of it I didn't like the writing which to me at least felt very dry And I didn't like the two main character