Friday, October 2, 2009

CHALLENGE: The Stephen King/Richard Bachman Challenge

    The Stephen King/Richard Bachman Challenge
    Perpetual Challenge

    Meaghan at Book Geek 2.0 is hosting this challenge. A new lover of Stephen King, she is trying to read every book of his and has challenged everyone else to do the same. I've been a fan of King since I was 12 and read The Stand, so it wasn't hard to convince me to hop on the challenge wagon!

    This is a perpetual challenge, with no deadlines and few restrictions. Simply read EVERY SINGLE book by Stephen King/Richard Bachman. It's okay if you skip the hard-to-find limited editions.
    • You aren't required to re-read books you've already read
    • You are welcome to watch his movies AS WELL, not in place of, his books
    • You are also welcome to review all of his books, if you wish
    A complete list of his books may be found here. Here is my list as it stands. Bold and italicized titles I am considering completed.
    • 1960 - People, Places, And Things - Volume 1 (limited edition with Chris Chelsey) I DON'T EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO READ THIS
    • 1964 - The Star Invaders (limited edition) I DON'T EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO READ THIS
    • 1974 - Carrie
    • 1975 - Salem's Lot
    • 1977 - The Shining
    • 1978 - Night Shift (DONE)
    • 1978 - The Stand (DONE many times now)
    • 1979 - The Dead Zone (DONE)
    • 1980 - Firestarter (DONE)
    • 1981 - Cujo (DONE)
    • 1981 - Danse Macabre (nonfiction about horror)
    • 1981 - Roadwork
    • 1982 - Creepshow (comic book, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson)
    • 1982 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
    • 1982 - Different Seasons (DONE)
    • 1983 - Christine (DONE)
    • 1983 - Pet Sematary (DONE)
    • 1983 - Cycle of the Werewolf
    • 1984 - The Talisman (written with Peter Straub)
    • 1985 - Skeleton Crew (DONE a long time ago, and may want to reread!)
    • 1985 - The Bachman Books (DONE)
    • 1986 - It (DONE)
    • 1987 - The Eyes of the Dragon
    • 1987 - Misery (DONE)
    • 1987 - The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
    • 1988 - The Tommyknockers (DONE)
    • 1988 - Nightmares in the Sky (Photo book with text by King)
    • 1988 - Dark Visions
    • 1989 - The Dark Half (DONE)
    • 1989 - Dolan's Cadillac (limited edition) I DON'T EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO READ THIS
    • 1989 - My Pretty Pony (limited edition) I DON'T EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO READ THIS
    • 1990 - The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (DONE- I've read both versions multiple times)
    • 1990 - Four Past Midnight (DONE)
    • 1991 - Needful Things (DONE)
    • 1991 - The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
    • 1992 - Gerald's Game (partially read)
    • 1993 - Dolores Claiborne
    • 1993 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes (stories)
    • 1994 - Insomnia
    • 1995 - Rose Madder
    • 1995 - Umney's Last Case
    • 1996 - The Green Mile (originally published as a monthly serial consisting of six parts: The Two Dead Girls, The Mouse on the Mile, Coffey's Hands, The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix, Night Journey, and Coffey on the Mile)
    • 1996 - Desperation (DONE)
    • 1997 - Six Stories (stories)
    • 1997 - The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
    • 1998 - Bag of Bones
    • 1999 - Storm of the Century
    • 1999 - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
    • 1999 - The New Lieutenant's Rap (limited edition) I DON'T EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO READ THIS
    • 1999 - Hearts in Atlantis
    • 1999 - Blood and Smoke (audio book)
    • 2000 - Riding the Bullet (electronically published novella)
    • 2000 - The Plant (electronically published)
    • 2000 - Secret Windows
    • 2000 - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (nonfiction autobiography)
    • 2000 - Dreamcatcher
    • 2001 - Black House (written with Peter Straub)
    • 2002 - From a Buick 8
    • 2002 - Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
    • 2003 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (revised edition)
    • 2003 - The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
    • 2004 - The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
    • 2004 - The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
    • 2004 - Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
    • 2005 - The Colorado Kid
    • 2006 - Cell (DONE)
    • 2006 - Lisey's Story
    • 2008 - Duma Key
    • 2008 - Just After Sunset
    • UR (e-novella available only on Amazon.com's Kindle) I DON'T EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO READ THIS
    • 2009 - Under the Dome (DONE)
    • 2010 - Full Dark, No Stars
    Richard Bachman's Published Books
    "Richard Bachman" is a pseudonym that King used until Bachman's true identity was discovered by fans, after which he only published one more Bachman novel.
    • 1977 - Rage (DONE)
    • 1979 - The Long Walk (DONE)
    • 1981 - Road Work
    • 1982 - The Running Man (DONE)
    • 1984 - Thinner (DONE)
    • 1996 - The Regulators (DONE)
    • 2007 - Blaze

    This may be a lifetime commitment! He is a very prolific author! Let the challenge begin!

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