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The Regulators

Bachman, Richard (Stephen King)

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ISBN 10: 0525941908 / ISBN 13: 9780525941903
Published by E P Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Tan cloth over tangerine boards, gilt titles. First printing. Book near fine with little wear. DJ likewise fine. 466 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 9458

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Title: The Regulators

Publisher: E P Dutton, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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On a perfect summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio, many of the citizens who live on Poplar Street are killed mysteriously, and at the center of the mystery is a young boy named Seth Garon, whose supernatural powers are just awakening. 1,250,000 first printing. Lit Guild, Doubleday, & Mystery Guild Main.

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Richard Bachman is really Stephen King, and The Regulators is a kind of companion novel to Desperation, which was published simultaneously. These books mark the return of the Stephen King of old; the Stephen King of The Stand and Pet Sematary, where good and evil were at war and blood and gore flowed through the pages. The companion novels center around a new personification of evil that goes by the name of Tak, unearthed by an evil mining company that's destroying the earth in the name of profit. In each, the characters and situations are altered as King plays with questions of identity and form. But the real point here is what's on Tak's mind? Does it want to "Eat pork rinds? . . . Screw some NFL cheerleaders? . . . Rule the earth?"

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