Originally Posted by Degenerate39
Speaking of Bachman. Did anyone ever read Rage?
That's a hard one to find now. You can find original copies of the Bachman books, but King refuses to allow that one to be reprinted now.
From the Wikipedia page about Rage:
In a footnote to the preface of Blaze (dated 30 January 2007) King wrote of Rage: "Now out of print, and a good thing."
In a keynote address King delivered to the Vermont Library Conference, he explored the complex sociological and cultural issues surrounding this novel and its apparent link to school shootings, which he placed within the broader context of America's fixation on violence.
"The Carneal incident was enough for me. I asked my publisher to take the damned thing out of print. They concurred." King went on to describe his view on this subject, which acknowledged the role that cultural or artistic products such as Rage play in influencing individuals, particularly troubled youths, while also declaring that artists and writers can not be denied the aesthetic opportunity to draw upon their own culture—which is suffused with violence, according to King—in their work.