The Regulators

The Regulators

Richard Bachman Stephen King / Sep 19, 2019

The Regulators The Regulators

  • Title: The Regulators
  • Author: Richard Bachman Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780451191014
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Regulators

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      • Richard Bachman Stephen King

        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 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 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 question, as he felt he was outed as Bachman too early to know The Bachman book Thinner 1984 sold 28,000 copies during its initial run and then ten times as many when it was revealed that Bachman was, in fact, King.The 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 spot.King 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 1982, 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 1985 of cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia.King dedicated Bachman s early books Rage 1977 , The Long Walk 1979 , Roadwork 1981 , and The Running Man 1982 to people close to him The link between King and his shadow writer was exposed after a Washington, D.C 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 1985 The introduction, titled Why I Was Bachman, details the whole Bachman King story.Source enpedia wiki Richard


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    1. هل الاستحواذ على جسد طفل يعني بالضرورة. .السيطرة على عقله بالكامل؟ ؟إلى كل محبي الافلام الأمريكية و انا منهم.اذا رغبتم حقا فيمعرفة خبايا المجتمع الامريكي واسراره فقراءة اعمال كينج ضرورة اساسيةفي هذه الرواية" المنظمون" نجد بانوراما لحياة متكاملة لسكان ضاحية باوهايوفي المنظم [...]


    2. 3.5 Stars."It's a summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio, and on Poplar Street everything's normal. The paperboy is making his rounds; the Carver kids are bickering at the corner convenience store; a Frisbee is flying on the Reed's lawn; Gary Soderson is firing up the backyard barbeque. The only thing that doesn't quite fit is the red van idling just up the hill."Oh boy, what a perfect book coverd shocking beginning. There is much to like and fear in THE REGULATORSe summertime atmosphere is so nice [...]


    3. Wentworth, Ohio. Desperation, Nevada. 2000 miles between. (I Googled it. Sort of, cause these two places don’t really exist – until you open the pages of this book, where the weird becomes scary, the scary gets weird, and an ancient evil entity by the name of Tak takes over a once ordinary residential street.)But what I like most about reading Stephen King is the thing that was semi-missing here - my complete investment in the characters he creates ---- by the way (and I think most know this [...]


    4. In the end this book picked up and is worth three stars I think. This and the "companion" piece; Desperation is not among the King's more triumphant achievements though. First, I'm having real troubles understanding the idea with a Bachman tie-in to a King book at this late date. Even if even the late Bachman must be allowed to write out of usual style, "The Regulators" is a very far cry (yes, even considering Thinner) from his other stuff. More to the point, the mythos presented herein was prob [...]


    5. Actual 3.5Maybe if I had read this before I read Desperation I would have liked it more? That seems to be the consensus from many of the other reviews I read. Anyway, having read Desperation prior to The Regulators, I was not able to enjoy this book nearly as much. We're pretty much dealing with the same bad-guy, and the same characters, only told from a different place and from a different perspective. It's not that I don't like cross-overs or stories that tie in together; I actually love it, a [...]


    6. It's been a while since I read this book. I had some pretty fond memories of it, and it's always been my favorite of two companion books that King/Bachman published together. They are alternate realities, kind of mirror images, of each other But The Regulators is also a link to the Dark Tower universe as well. We have the same characters (plus some new), but in different roles and with different perspectives and personas than we saw in Desperation. We have a different setting, suburban Ohio rath [...]


    7. It feels unusual to give this thing such a high rating. I remember the beginnings of almost all of his novels surpassing the endings as far as my interest in King's writing goes. Maybe I just prefer open-ended scenarios a lot more, whether it be with film or literature, and he tends to try to wrap the plot up at seemingly arbitrary points in the story. His endings are hyperbolically ridiculous too. Anyway, what I remember so vividly about this story was the insane suburban slaughter at the begin [...]


    8. I read more than 150 novels each year and have read most of King's stuff. Obviously, with so much output from one writer, there are bound to be hits and misses. This one was a miss, in my opinion but there is still enough here to make it worth the read.I had already read Desperation, the companion book to this volume, and came away with the feeling that I had just experienced a pretty good King novel. It also was far from his best but I enjoyed it nonetheless. So, naturally, I turned to this boo [...]


    9. Description: There's a place in Wentworth, Ohio, where summer is in full swing. It's called Poplar Street. Up until now it's been a nice place to live. The idling red van around the corner is about to change all that. Let the battle against evil begin. Read by Frank Muller Muller gives this so much energy. I remember when we all used to go camping, torches under the chin, we would take a turn at telling a story under chiaroscuro canvas - it didn't matter if the subject was weak, if it was told r [...]


    10. There's no Stalky Little Boy. Never was. There's a THING inside of Seth--not an id, not another manifestation of his personality, not a hitchhiker, but something like a tapeworm. It can think. And talk. It talked to me today--it calls itself Tak.This novel is a companion novel to Desperation which I read earlier this year, and I have to say, I enjoyed this one so much more. The story in this one was more linear and easier to follow, and the characters are all more real, less caricatured versions [...]


    11. Excellent. While this was the third time I've read The Regulators, it's the first time I read it immediately after Desperation.It's fun to compare the two while reading, to see what scenes are similar and what characters change roles.But this book is more enjoyable to me than Desperation, as it has a much quicker edge-of-your-seat pace.


    12. Disfrute mucho este libro de King y aunque no es lo mejor de este autor es delirante, sangriento y muy muy entretenido. Libro espejo de Desesperación el cual leí hace mucho tiempo pero estoy segura que me gusto mucho menos que este, donde no dire mucho para no hacer spoilers pero es imposible imaginar algo más extraño y quizás por lo mismo aterrador.


    13. One of the most frightening and horrible books I've ever read. Oh God, this story unfolds with a kind of unnatural speed and a huge amount of horror. As I was reading, I almost wished i could stop because it was just too scary. I'm really scared of being in a situation where it doesn't seem like there's a way out.What Stephen King/ Richard Bachman does in this book is explore the unnatural beings in the Dark Tower universe and the imagination of a child. He brings together two polar opposites: T [...]


    14. I read this in just a few hours- a very fast read, with fast paced action and writing to match. VERY cool to read upon finishing the companion book, 'Desperation'; although this one is not quite asep or as layered as 'Desperation', which, frankly, had much more story and better character development. I think that of these 2 novels, 'Regulators' is the weaker book, and maybe this is why Stephen King relegated *this* title to his pseudonym instead of to 'himself'! The entire sequence of events in [...]


    15. Buen libro de King. Sinceramente es una novela que está muy simplemente escrita. No tiene una narración compleja y de calidad sino más bien pobre y con carácter aficionado. Con esto quiero decir que no se esperen la misma calidad literaria de otros libros de este autor, porque de eso mismo carece. Con respecto a la historia tengo que decir que es muy buena. Desde la primera página te atrapa de manera rápida y profunda. De hecho es un libro que lo empecé a las 21 y me lo terminé a la 1. A [...]


    16. Leggi la mia.InstaRecensione!Metti mi piace e aggiungimi se ti fa piacere!Come prima lettura di questo Halloween come non buttarsi sul re? Avendo già letto in tenera età l’attualissimo IT ho deciso di scoprire la famosa duologia che mi ero lasciato indietro da tempo. Tuttavia non credo che leggerò Desperation in tempi brevi. Non mi ha certo deluso ma questo libro è un accozzaglia di caos frenetico e violenza gratuita che mi ha fatto ripiombare nel cinema horror di serie B degli anni 80. Pr [...]


    17. I’ve tried a half a dozen times to re-read this book and I just can’t get into it. Even the audio, narrated by Frank Muller (one of my favorite narrators), couldn't hold my attention.I remember not liking it the first time I read it in the nineties, but at least I managed to finish it. Not this time. It goes against the grain to give up on a King novel but honestly, it's just aggravating the crap out of me and giving me a headache.Although I've marked it DNF I hope to come back to it at a la [...]


    18. Not a bad story, but not very memorable, either. The Regulators is typical Stephen King, with a small town setting and things that aren't always as they seem.


    19. This is the companion book to Desperation, and although it's listed here as being written by Stephen King, it was actually Richard Bachman. Ha ha, for those of you that know they are one and the same. King/Bachman uses the same character names in both books which makes for an exercise in memory if they are read close together. For the first 100 or so pages I would think of the character from Desperation as the name was recycled in The Regulators. As a testament to his skill, after that point, I [...]


    20. My brain is practically shot. I've been studying all damn day and believe me The Regulators and Food Sanitation doesn't mix well. At some point I will try to give this a more proper review. Until then this will be just fine. If not, sue me.Anyway, The Regulators is a slight step away from its mirror, Desperation. I'm not going to compare the two, you can do that yourself but I will say, they are both good in their own rights. Maybe to long or scattered or the ending didn't work like it should or [...]


    21. Likely my least favorite King book. Weak all around.Writing: 2Typical King fare. Decent writing, but nothing to go nuts about.Story: 1II have no idea what this book was about. A demon-possessed kid who could project his imagination onto the real world? Ummma, I have no idea what the heck was going on.Characters: 2Surprisingly weak for a King story. No one I could relate to. Too many cookie cutter suburbanites who weren't fleshed out enough for me to remember who was who.Other Factors: 2Tied to D [...]


    22. I don't know how I missed this book over the years. I've read most of the Stephen King library. The Regulators is good, solid King--not, perhaps, one of my favorites, but a captivating (and chilling) read. As is common in his novels, the characters are strong, and the constant "Where does he come UP with this stuff?" question runs through the reader's mind. It starts off strong--action happens almost immediately--and feeds the reader enough information in the beginning to hook them but not enoug [...]




    23. A quiet neighbourhood suddenly comes under attack with a series of drive-by shootings that kill,injure and terrify.The survivors of the attacks hide in their home as the coloured vehicles continue to come by,shooting at anything that moves.Gathering together,they decide that someone needs to go for help but who is to risk their life trying to save the others? Oh this book started off great with the tension and anticipation during the attacks that are such a hallmark of King's writing.You were dr [...]


    24. Στους "Ρυθμιστές" βρίσκουμε αυτό το ιδιαίτερο μοτίβο που έχουμε συνηθίσει στα βιβλία του King και που αγαπάμε να συναντάμε κάθε φορά: όμορφη πόλη/γειτονιά, καθημερινοί άνθρωποι, μια συνηθισμένη μέρα, της κολάσεως μέσα σε λίγα λεπτά! Ποτέ δεν θα μπορέσω να υποκλιθώ αρκετά στον [...]


    25. I actually finished this ages ago. I don't know how to feel about it because Stephen King like so many other writers do not know BEANS about autism.Currently reading this again. Autism isn't the same thing as being catatonic. Just because someone autistic doesn't seem like they are in the world doesn't mean they aren't! If anything, autistic people are OVER stimulated by the world.Perhaps.Guh. Stephen King like so many others does NOT understand autism. It's really frustrating.



    26. This is apparently a companion volume to a Stephen King novel, Desperation which I have not read. It is a fast paced action packed read - basically about a bloodbath which takes place in a suburban street which is highjacked into the Twilight Zone - the mass shootings being carried out by brought to life characters from a) old Western TV and films and b) a made up cartoon series of the Power Rangers/Masters of the Universe type. Because a malevolent entity has possessed a young autistic boy and [...]


    27. This is the companion book to Desperation, and although it's listed here as being written by Stephen King, it was actually Richard Bachman. Ha ha, for those of you that know they are one and the same. King/Bachman uses the same character names in both books which makes for an exercise in memory if they are read close together. For the first 100 or so pages I would think of the character from Desperation as the name was recycled in The Regulators. As a testament to his skill, after that point, I [...]


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