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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.

Genre: Horror
 
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Used availability for Richard Bachman's Blaze


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Hardback Editions

October 2007 : USA Library Binding
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
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 0-340-95222-9 / 978-0-340-95222-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2007 : USA Hardback
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

December 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King, Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-4447-2351-0 / 978-1-4447-2351-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 0-340-95224-5 / 978-0-340-95224-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-4165-7298-8 / 978-1-4165-7298-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon + Schuster Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-4165-4858-0 / 978-1-4165-4858-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-4165-5504-8 / 978-1-4165-5504-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King, Richard Bachman
ISBN: 0-340-95223-7 / 978-0-340-95223-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 0-7435-7270-X / 978-0-7435-7270-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
Availability: Amazon   

June 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
ISBN: 0-7435-6978-4 / 978-0-7435-6978-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King, Richard Bachman
ISBN: 1-84456-629-3 / 978-1-84456-629-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman, Stephen King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Blaze
Author(s): Stephen King, Richard Bachman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Blaze: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bachman
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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