Blaze

The legendary Stephen King unleashes a new blockbuster from his crime noir alter-ego Richard Bachman.

Clay Blaisdell is one big mother, but his capers are strictly small-time until his mentor introduces him to the one big score that every small-timer dreams of: kidnap. But now the brains of the operation has died - or has he? - and Blaze is alone with a baby as hostage. The Crime of the Century just turned into a race against time in the white hell of the Maine woods.

Review:

'BLAZE feels like an essential missing piece in King's oeuvre...compelling' -- Independent on Sunday 'King's brilliance is in making his readers root for the kidnapper rather than the authorities' -- Daily Telegraph 'Tightly written and compelling' -- Daily Express 'Storytelling - the ability to make the listener or the reader need to know, demand to know, what happens next - is a gift. Stephen King, like Charles Dickens before him, has this gift in spades' -- The Times on CELL 'Thrilling, genuinely terrifying, beautifully textured and full of wonderful invention' -- Daily Mail on LISEY'S STORY 'A consummate and compassionate novel - one of King's very best' -- Guardian on LISEY'S STORY
Author:
Bachman R
Format:
Paperback

Description

The legendary Stephen King unleashes a new blockbuster from his crime noir alter-ego Richard Bachman.

Clay Blaisdell is one big mother, but his capers are strictly small-time until his mentor introduces him to the one big score that every small-timer dreams of: kidnap. But now the brains of the operation has died - or has he? - and Blaze is alone with a baby as hostage. The Crime of the Century just turned into a race against time in the white hell of the Maine woods.

Review:

'BLAZE feels like an essential missing piece in King's oeuvre...compelling' -- Independent on Sunday 'King's brilliance is in making his readers root for the kidnapper rather than the authorities' -- Daily Telegraph 'Tightly written and compelling' -- Daily Express 'Storytelling - the ability to make the listener or the reader need to know, demand to know, what happens next - is a gift. Stephen King, like Charles Dickens before him, has this gift in spades' -- The Times on CELL 'Thrilling, genuinely terrifying, beautifully textured and full of wonderful invention' -- Daily Mail on LISEY'S STORY 'A consummate and compassionate novel - one of King's very best' -- Guardian on LISEY'S STORY

Product details

Author:
Bachman R
Publisher:
Hodder UK
ISBN:
9780340952245
Audience:
General
Pages:
352
Width (mm):
115
Length (mm):
190
Additional Info:
In his 'lifetime', Richard Bachman published five novels. A sixth, THE REGULATORS, was published after he died of pseudonym cancer (a relatively painless way to go) in 1985. He developed a cult following both before and after his death. Two of his novels (THINNER and THE RUNNING MAN) were made into motion pictures. This novel--both brutal and sensitive--is his final legacy. The last of the Bachman novels, written in 1973 and published for the first time. Stephen King's 'dark half' may have saved the best for last.
Weight (g):
19

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