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Blaze: A Novel

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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 (from "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., and 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.

©2007 Stephen King; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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"This diverting soft-boiled crime novel reflects influences ranging from John Steinbeck to James M. Cain." (Publishers Weekly)

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    mega06 Kitzbühel, Oesterreich 04.06.2008
    mega06 Kitzbühel, Oesterreich 04.06.2008
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    "I can well recommend this story"

    It was a very sad and touching story. One really gets to like Blaze as he "tumbles" through his life. The author understands well how to keep up the tension, by skipping now and then into the past for more of Blaze's background. One soon realizes that poor Blaze has a lot of good in him. The ending gave me an "it's all for the best" feeling. Well written and funny in places. I had to get used to the strong American dialect at first. But it fits to the characters.I'm glad Stephen King alias Bachmann decided to publish this book after all.

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