If you are a Stephen King fan, Richard Bachman (wink, wink) will not disappoint you. The story is engrossing and confusing at first and you may (or may not) wonder what the Hell is going on (this will make sense if you've read enough King) but all comes together in the end and you are left with an appreciation of the author's creativity.
The story is an original and I'm looking forward to reading "Desperation" as well.
Going hand in hand with Stephen King's 'Desperation,' 'The Regulators' is one of the funnest, wildest, most harrowing stories I've read. If you like stories where a bunch of people are trapped in a truely extraordinary situation, then give this one a go!
King fan. Bachman fan. Didn't enjoy the reading of this book at all. The same pretty much goes for "Desperation", too. Even though they both were supposed to be tied into The Dark Tower somehow,,,I didn't "get" a lot of it and found myself ticked off at the end.
There's a place in Wentworth, Ohio where summer is in full swing. It's called Poplar Street. Up until now, its been a nice place to live. The idling red van around the corner is about to change all that. Let the battle against evil begin.
This is the companion volume to Stephen King's "Desperation", and is a great read when considering most of the characters appeared in "Desperation", too, although here they are in a completely different setting but battling the same enemy. Think of it as parallel universes with a common menace, and you'll latch on to the gimmick of "Desperation" and "The Regulators". I haven't heard that this is King's best work, but it is certainly engaging and involves his usual ensemble of characters battling against a demented, weirdly evil foe. This was a fun and thrilling read, with shocks of graphic violence interspersed in the tale of a power so evil and so great that it can bend the very fabric of reality itself. At times the situation feels hopeless, as if the characters are doomed, but the resolution and ending of this book make the arduous journey worthwhile.
I am a huge stephen king fan. But this book was a little dissapointing to me. I just could not get into it like I could with his other books. I kept reading and reading and it just was not getting my attention. Hopefully if you want this book it will be better for you. I know everybody has different opinions but to me I was not satisfied.
I don't even know how to explain this book....it was sooo strange! But a good strange, I couldn't put it down! I had to know what happened. It reminded me a little bit of From A Buick 8 because of the alternate world type thing. It was definitely different but awesome read.
It's a summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio, and on Poplar Street everything's normal. The paper boy is making his rounds;the Carver kids are bickering at the corner convenience store;a Frisbee is flying on the Reeds' lawn; Gary Soderson is firing up the backyard barbecue. The only thing that doesn't quite fit is the red van idling just up the hill. Soon it will begin to roll, and the killing will begin. A quite slice of American suburbia is about to turn to toast.
The TITLE, AUTHOR, ISBN and BOOK TYPE all match, but the photo on the front does not match. The book I have highligts RICHARD BACHMAN as the author instead of STEPHEN KING, even though BACHMAN is KING's pseudonym or doppleganger however you prefer. ONLY THE COVER IS DIFFERENT. But this is an awesome book and a must read for all Bachman and King fans.