The Bachman Books : Four Early Novels by Richard Bachman (Rage / The Long Walk / Roadwork / The Running Man)

By Stephen King

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YA 4 novels released among 1977 and 1982. In Rage , a high-school pupil is going berserk within the lecture room, killing the trainer and retaining the category hostage. Set in a militaristic ultra-conservative the USA, The lengthy stroll pits a hundred young children opposed to one another in a grueling 450-mile marathon stroll during which the penalty is dying. Roadwork is a singular of societal clash, guy vs. development. the 1st 3 thrillers, whereas exciting and gripping, sometimes be afflicted by unfocused and asymmetric writing. Unresolved questions make them be a little bit unsatisfying. but the fourth novel, The working guy , within the culture of Philip okay. Dick's Do Androids Dream of electrical Sheep? (NAL, 1968; o.p.), is an action-packed futuristic romp. Protagonist Ben Richards bets his lifestyles on a television express on the way to win the money to avoid wasting the lifetime of his deathly unwell daughter. the tale combines social statement, experience and technological know-how fiction, set opposed to the backdrop of a decaying society. This one novel is definitely definitely worth the rate of the ebook. The identify Stephen King, plus the four-novels-in-one packaging promises this volume's good fortune. guess you can't purchase only one reproduction! John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Lib., Va.
Copyright 1986 Reed company info, Inc.

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