WorldCat Identities

Bachman, Richard

Works: 59 works in 381 publications in 20 languages and 16,437 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Horror tales  Adventure stories  Psychological fiction  Allegories  Paranormal fiction  Legal fiction (Literature) 
Roles: Author, Translator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Bachman
The regulators by Richard Bachman( Book )

58 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a mining town in Ohio, a boy is invaded by an evil spirit living in a nearby silver mine. The spirit organizes a bloody massacre of the boy's neighborhood by characters from B-movies and Saturday morning TV cartoons which the boy regularly watches
Blaze : a novel by Richard Bachman( Book )

56 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written thirty-five years ago but never published, a crime novel chronicles the life and times of Clayton Blaisdell, Jr.--the crimes committed against him and the crimes he himself commits, including a kidnapping he is doomed to attempt
Thinner by Richard Bachman( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "extraordinary" (booklist) novel of one man's quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes ... nothing at all. this #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, "pulsates with evil ... it will have you on the edge of your seat" (publishers weekly)"--
The Bachman books : four early novels by Stephen King( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rage: A high school show-and-tell session explodes into a nightmare of evil -- The long walk: Only death can keep you from the finish line- in the ultimate competition of the all-too-near future-- Roadwork: What happens when one good-and-angry man fights back is murder- and then some-- The running man: In the year 2025, the best men don't run for president. They run for their lives--"--Page 4 of cover
Blaze by Richard Bachman( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., nicknamed Blaze, is a mentally retarded giant of a man living in a decrepit old house. Blaze's best--and only--friend's name is George, and George is a bad influence. It is George who goads Blaze into kidnapping the baby and holding it for a million dollar ransom
The regulators by Richard Bachman( )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of a midsummer's day, life seems idyllic on Poplar Street. However, in the house of Seth, an eight-year old autistic child, something is amiss, something which will change the entire neighborhood's concept of reality
The running man by Richard Bachman( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This No. 1 bestseller, which tells a gritty tale of a futuristic game of lifeor death, has been repackaged with a new cover
Thinner by Stephen King( Recording )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Halleck has a great life until he accidentally hits an old gypsy women as she crosses a street in their quiet little town. Though a judge finds him blameless, Billy soon finds himself under the ancient gypsy's curse
Roadwork by Stephen King( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a highway project leaves him unemployed and threatens to destroy his home, one man takes on the forces of progress as he embarks on a vengegful showdown of epic proportions
The long walk by Richard Bachman( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an ultra-conservative America of the not-too distant future when America has become a police state, the annual marathon is the ultimate sports competition. One hundred boys are selected each year to enter a grueling 450-mile marathon walk. The game is simple: maintain a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings, and you're out--permanently. The winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life; but a single misstep could be the last
Roadwork by Stephen King( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lone man takes on the wheels of progress in a showdown of cataclysmic proportions. When a highway project puts him out of work and threatens to destroy his home, he has more than enough time on his hands to plot his revenge. Driving his wife and friends away with his obstinate refusal to give in, he pushes the powers-that-be to the limit, taking a stand against what he sees as a criminal act in progress
The running man by Stephen King( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 2025, and reality TV has progressed to the point where people are willing to wager their lives in exchange for a chance at enormous wealth. Ben Richards is desperate: he needs money to treat his daughter's illness. His last chance is entering a game show called The Running Man. The objective is to elude police and specially trained trackers for a month. The reward is a cool billion dollars. The catch is that everyone else on the planet is watching and willing to turn him in for a reward
Marche ou crève : roman by Richard Bachman( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garraty, un jeune adolescent natif du Maine, va concourir pour la "Longue Marche". Mais ce n'est pas une marche comme les autres, plutôt un jeu sans foi ni loi
Rage : roman by Richard Bachman( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le moins bon des cinq romans écrits sous ce pseudonyme par Stephen King
CHANTIER by Richard Bachman( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un récit quasi naturaliste racontant la lutte d'un homme seul contre la société, à l'occasion d'une expropriation. Un Stephen King différent mais toujours efficace
Qual by Stephen King( )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grausam, packend, anrührend Ein grosser Coup soll den geistig zurückgebliebenen Blaze aller Sorgen entledigen. Er entführt das Baby einer reichen Familie. Was wird er dem Kleinen antun? Während alle Welt ihn jagt, um den Horror zu beenden, geht in Blaze eine Verwandlung vor. Das Lösegeld interessiert ihn längst nicht mehr ... Die Kindheit des jungen Blaze ist schrecklich: Die Mutter ist gestorben, und sein Vater, ein Trinker, verprügelt ihn ständig und wirft ihn so oft die Treppe hinunter, bis das Kind einen bleibenden Schaden davonträgt. Der leicht behinderte Junge kommt in ein Kinderheim, wo sich die kommenden Jahre jedoch erst recht qualvoll gestalten. Als Jugendlicher begeht er mit seinem Kumpel George harmlose Straftaten, bis dieser bei einer Stecherei umkommt. Aber George meldet sich aus dem Totenreich und flüstert Blaze ein, einen grösseren Coup zu starten. Um an wirklich viel Geld zu kommen, entführt Blaze schliesslich das Baby einer reichen Familie. Allein mit dem kleinen Bündel Leben, erwacht in ihm eine ungeahnte Fürsorge. Die Flucht vor dem gigantischen Polizeiaufgebot führt in eine Katastrophe
Regulator : Roman by Richard Bachman( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4x Stephen King (Richard Bachman) by Stephen King( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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El fugitivo by Stephen King( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an America of the future, the nation's most popular television game show offers a life-or-death contest in which contestants must evade the lethal hunters to win a one-billion-dollar jackpot
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Alternative Names

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