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Desperation and The Regulators Hardcover – 1996

4.3 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067077605X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670776054
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 6.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #630,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on September 26, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed Desperation and it was good to see King get back to his horror "roots". I wasn't sure about Regulators at first because, although I knew it somehow tied in to Desperation, I thought it might get too corny. And although it is a tad corny, the way King has created two completely different stories with the same characters is amazing and ingenious. I recommend them both. (Remember Cynthia Smith from Rose Madder?)
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Desperation is an awesome book! I'm only 12, and this is one of my favorite books of all time? I've got a few questions:

1. Are Stephen King and Richard Bachman the same person?

2. Should I have read The Regulaters before Desperation, or does it really matter?

Thank you! You can e-mail the answers to me at andrew_c_d@hotmail.com

Thank you very much!!!
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By A Customer on January 21, 1997
Format: Hardcover
With the miraculous discovery of a new Bachman script, King returns to his first, best style: dark terror with supernatural undertones. It is his particular genius that ties the two books together in a rather warped way, same character names, completely different characters. Each book is different and yet the same, just as Bachman and King are. Not since "It" has King taken us into the dark realm of our inner fears like this. His introduction of Saturday morning cartoon characters that become our worst nightmare is classic King stuff, just like Pennywise the clown haunted our dreams, so too will the Moto-Kops.
Well worth the price of admission, and the companion covers alone will be a collectors piece
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I made a mistake. Frist I read Desperation, and then the Regulators.It must be other vay around. Desperation is very good description of primal evil, and The Regulators are just a mirror of the same evil. Personally, I like Stephen King's books. But the best one I ever read was Insomnia. To write that kind of book one must be really inspired. When you compare Desperation/The Regulators with Insomnia, you will see that those two lose the game. Desperation and The Regulators are describing the battle with outside evil, and Insomnia describes the one who lives in every one of us. I really hope that we will read moore good Stephen King's books
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I bought Desperation and The Regulators when they first came out, two years ago. I tried to read The Regulators, i found it ridiculous... so I just assumed Desperaton was the same, and forgot about the books for two years. A couple of days ago I decided to read Desperastion, boy was I wrong!! This was the best book I've read in a long time. It was written so cleverly. I could hardly put the book down. It took me about a full 24 hours to read the book. I totally recommend Desperation.
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I gave these books 4 stars but Desperation alone would probably get 2 from me. The Regulators displayed that fantastic twist I loved so much. And how the horror mixed in with the peacful suburban backdrop...wow! After reading the other reviews on this page, I realize not a lot of people will agree with me, but I don't care. The Regulators is up there with The Stand, Thinner and Misery. Stephen King/Richard Bachman's reign lives on.
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After reading both books, I was glad to see that the Stephen King I know, love, and have been reading for upwards of twelve years is back.. Gone is the commerciality of previous books. Your imagination has to do some twisting to be able to fully reap the satisfying rewards of this set, but reap you will!! Wonderfully gruesome, expertly written, and marvelously mind twisting. Highly recommended!!
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By A Customer on July 29, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I read "Desperation" first, and didn't even know what "The Regulators" was about when I picked it up. I stumbled on the tie between the two, and was hooked. Read "Desperation" first. Half the fun of "The Regulators" is the way the characters from the first book end up with completely different outcomes to their lives. I thought it was an amazing experience.
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