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The Regulators - Stephen King


Published: 12th February 2013
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Wentworth, Ohio: a small friendly town where the Carver children bicker over sweets in the E-Z shop and writer Johnny Marinville is the only resident who minds his own business.

On Poplar Street, apart from the impending storm, it's just a normal summer's day - with Frisbees flying, lawn mowers humming and barbeques grilling. As the paperboy makes his round, he is unaware of the chrome red van idling up the hill...

Soon the residents will be caught up in a game of wills as the regulators arrive in force to face a child whose powers of expression are just awakening.

If you like The Regulators, don't miss Desperation, written as a pair.

About the Author

Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.

Popular fiction's most prolific terror-monger - The Times

Slides slickly down an eager gullet - Telegraph

Stephen King

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

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Richard Bachman

Richard Bachman (1977 - 1985) was an author of horror fiction, and the husband of Claudia y Inez Bachman. He is the pseundonym fashioned by Stephen King to circumvent the conventional wisdom of the 1970's and 1980's that claimed that genre authors could release no more than one book per year.

He was quite nearly named Gus Pillsbury after King's mother's father, but was ultimately named after Donald Westlake's pseudonym "Richard Stark" and the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Having published five novels, Bachman "died" in 1985 of "cancer of the pseudonym" after he was discovered, and his death served as the inspiraton for King's 1989 novel The Dark Half. Two further "trunk novels," written by Bachman, were "discovered" by Claudia and subsequently published; the first of them, The Regulators, was released in conjunction with Desperation, as the two books presented different versions of the same story and cast of characters.

The second "trunk novel" was, in fact, a reworked manuscript that had been turned down by Doubleday in order to publish `Salem's Lot.

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ISBN: 9781444723526
ISBN-10: 1444723529
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 12th February 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 14.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1