The Regulators

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Thorndike Press, Nov 1, 1997 - Fiction - 584 pages
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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. Here come "The Regulators". "Call him Bachman or call him King. . . . He hits hard with a white-knuckler knockout. A devilishly entertaining yarn of occult mayhem and mordant social commentary . . . a paragon of action-horror".--"Publishers Weekly".

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Decent writing, but nothing to go nuts about. - Goodreads
And the ending baffled me. - weRead
And the ending gives one food for thought. - Goodreads
Great book, but the ending was a little abrupt. - weRead
The premise was WAY out there...even for King! - weRead
The ending, for me, left something to be desired. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bridgey - LibraryThing

Written under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, Regulators was released the same time as Desperation. Many of the character names are replicated as are items and places in both novels. However the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Bolderston - Goodreads

The Regulators was written by King as his more hard-boiled pseudonym Richard Bachman. I have to confess, I can't tell the difference much - this one was full of people being shot at point blank range ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Richard Bachman is a pseudonym of author Stephen King. Bachman was born in New York. He spent several years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and the merchant marine before settling down on a New Hampshire dairy farm. Bachman published four novels in paperback between 1977 and 1982. The hardcover novel "Thinner" was published in 1984. In 1994, Bachman's widow discovered a carton containing a manuscript of the novel "The Regulators," which was published posthumously in 1996. Bachman died in 1985. His identity remained a well-kept secret until a bookstore clerk confronted King with his suspicions that King was Bachman. The clerk, Steve Brown, could not believe that Bachman and King were not one and the same. Brown located publisher's records at the Library of Congress and discovered a document naming King as the author of one of Bachman's novels. Afterwards he sent a letter to King's publishers, with a copy of the found documents, and asked them what to do Two weeks later Stephen King phoned Brown personally, and suggested he write an article about how he discovered the truth, allowing himself to be interviewed. This led to a press release heralding Bachman's "death" supposedly from "cancer of the pseudonym," and an article written by Brown in the Washington Post.

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