As you all know, I’m an avid collector of Stephen King. There is one book, however, that I am collecting multiple copies of and that is his Richard Bachman title, THE REGULATORS.
This particular story is one that I read many years ago – shortly after it was published. I have an attachment to it that can’t quite understand. It’s a story that hits hard and doesn’t quit. It’s a quick and dark read. Most of the Bachman titles are incredibly dark and have a feeling of hopelessness. I know that it’s counterpart, DESPERATION, is much more popular. I’m usually in the minority when it comes to loving this book, and I’m completely ok with that 🙂
I have a few foreign editions: Finnish, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and now I can add French to the list!
Here’s the synopsis (again):
The peaceful suburban life on Poplar Street in Wentworth, Ohio is shattered one fine day when four vans containing shotgun-wielding “regulators” terrorize the street’s residents, cold-bloodedly killing anyone foolish enough to venture outdoors. Houses mysteriously transform into log cabins and the street now ends in what looks like a child’s hand-drawn western landscape. Masterminding this sudden onslaught is the evil creature Tak, who has taken over the body of an autistic boy whose parents were killed in a drive-by shooting several months earlier.
I’ll be sure to do an updated photo soon of my collection of THE REGULATORS! I’m up to 9 different editions right now.