Merely by tickling the keys of his word-processor King can make the flesh creep half a world away The Times
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In his 'lifetime', Richard Bachman published five novels. A sixth, THE REGULATORS, was published after he died of pseudonym cancer (a relatively painless way to go) in 1985. He developed a cult following both before and after his death. Two of his novels (THINNER and THE RUNNING MAN) were made into motion pictures.
BLAZE--both brutal and sensitive--is his final legacy. The last of the Bachman novels, written in 1973 and published for the first time. Stephen King's 'dark half' may have saved the best for last.
It's not just a game when you're running for your life.
Every night they tuned in to the nation's favourite prime-time TV game show.
They all watched, from the sprawling slums to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to bet not the clock, but annihhilation at the hands of the Hunters. Survive thirty days and win the billion dollar jackpot - that was the promise. But the odds were brutal and the game rigged. Best score so far was eight days.
And now there was a new contestant, the latest running man, staking his life while a nation watched.
The name on the covers was Bachman. But the imagination could only belong to one man: Stephen King.