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Blaze

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
The 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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Hardback Editions

October 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Blaze (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print))
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-60285-061-5 / 978-1-60285-061-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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June 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 0-340-95222-9 / 978-0-340-95222-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-4165-5484-X / 978-0-7394-8463-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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2007 : USA Hardback

Title: Blaze [LARGE PRINT]
Author(s): Richard; Foreword by King, Stephen Bachman
ISBN: 0-7394-8463-X / 978-0-7394-8463-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner/Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-5011-9591-3 / 978-1-5011-9591-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King, Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-4447-2351-0 / 978-1-4447-2351-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 0-340-95224-5 / 978-0-340-95224-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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February 2008 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): NA
ISBN: 1-4165-7298-8 / 978-1-4165-7298-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon + Schuster Inc.
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January 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-4165-4858-0 / 978-1-4165-4858-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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January 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-4165-5504-8 / 978-1-4165-5504-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King, Richard Bachman
ISBN: 0-340-95223-7 / 978-0-340-95223-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

January 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 0-7435-7270-X / 978-0-7435-7270-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
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June 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 0-7435-6978-4 / 978-0-7435-6978-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King, Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-84456-629-3 / 978-1-84456-629-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman, Stephen King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman, Stephen King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King, Richard Bachman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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June 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
Publisher: Scribner
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