Books & Nachos

Rage by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)

January 31, 2014

Author Stephen King, feeling stifled by Doubleday's mandate that he not publish more than one novel per year, made an agreement where he could publish novels under a pseudonym--Richard Bachman. In 1977 the first book under that assumed name was released -- Rage. Started by King while still in high school, this tale of a teenage gunman taking his class hostage has inspired at least four real-life shooting situations and has been pulled from print. Now Arnie continues his look back at all of King's works with a review of Rage, discussing its impact on real world violence, analyzing King's decision to take on an assumed name, and asking if this book deserves to be kept in King's bibliography.