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The Regulators Bachman, Richard/ Nelligan, Kate (NRT)|King, Stephen 1 of 1

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Format:  Audio CD Abridged
ISBN-10: 0143143913
ISBN-13: 9780143143918
Sku: 208444269
Publish Date: 2/19/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5.75H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  5
Age Range:  21
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"Summer's here. Not just summer, either, not this year, but the apotheosis of summer, the avatar of summer, high green perfect central Ohio summer dead-smash in the middle of July, white sun glaring out of that fabled faded Levi's sky, the sound of kids hollering back and forth through the Bear Street Woods at the top of the hill, the tink! of Little League bats from the ballfield on the other side of the woods, the sound of power-mowers, the sound of muscle cars out on Highway 19..." (from the first line)
Stephen King has brought back his pseudonym, Richard Bachman, originally kiboshed when a King fan discovered Bachman's true identity. Bachman's novel concerns the small town of Wentworth, which is invaded by five vans, the first of which perpetrates a drive-by shooting that upsets the natural order of things and begins the story. The novel is a companion piece to "Desperation", which is written under the name Stephen King, and which involves many of the same characters in the same sort of setting, but exhibits an entirely different flavor than "The Regulators". The books can be read separately, in either order, and each can stand on its own as a fully-realized work, but they also function as interdependent works of fiction as well.
Author Bio
Stephen King
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.


Library Journal
"Those who have read the cynical but exciting Bachman books (e.g., 'Thinner', 1985) know that King's stories take on a misanthropic edge when he dons his nom de plume, and 'The Regulators' is no different....Bachman gleefully kills off his most sympathetic characters in a plot that's reminiscent of an old Western crossed with a Saturday-morning cartoon. Although the action is fierce and Bachman's imagination proves boundless, the hopelessness of his characters' predicament makes it a bleak and tiresome reading experience." |Annotation copyright H.W. Wilson Company. July 1996

Washington Post Book World
"'The Regulators' is less akin to the other Bachman books than to King's 'The Mist' and 'The Langoliers'. All three feature a handful of more-or-less ordinary Americans who find themselves inexplicably isolated from the rest of the world and besieged by supernatural forces of unknown origin. And, as in those earlier novellas, the fantasy elements in Bachman's novel strongly evoke 'The Twilight Zone', an acknowledged influence on King's pop-culture inspired fiction." 09/22/1996

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format / Audio CD - Abridged:   Audio CD - Abridged
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   5
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Audiobooks
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