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    Blaze (Hardback) By (author) Richard Bachman, Foreword by Stephen King

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    DescriptionThe last of the Richard Bachman novels, recently recovered and published for the first time. Stephen King's "dark half" may have saved the best for last.A fellow named Richard Bachman wrote Blaze in 1973 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 pseudonym"), but in late 2006 King found the original typescript of Blaze among his papers at the University of Maine's Fogler Library ("How did this get here?!"), and decided that with a little revision it ought to be published.Blaze is the story of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr. -- of the crimes committed against him and the crimes he commits, including his last, the kidnapping of a baby heir worth millions. Blaze has been a slow thinker since childhood, when his father threw him down the stairs -- and then threw him down again. After escaping an abusive institution for boys when he was a teenager, Blaze hooks up with George, a seasoned criminal who thinks he has all the answers. But then George is killed, and Blaze, though haunted by his partner, is on his own. He becomes one of the most sympathetic criminals in all of literature. This is a crime story of surprising strength and sadness, with a suspenseful current sustained by the classic workings of fate and character -- as taut and riveting as Stephen King's The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.


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    Title
    Blaze
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Bachman, Foreword by Stephen King
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 285
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416554844
    ISBN 10: 141655484X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC030000
    B&T Approval Code: P26100496
    LC classification: PS3561.I483 B59 2007
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    12 June 2007