Review: Blaze

Blaze by Richard Bachman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m confused. In the author’s note at the beginning of this book, Stephen King disclaims it as a “trunk novel,” as in, this story wasn’t good enough to publish on its own merit, so it was left in the trunk. Yet, Blaze offers the same richness in voice, expression of character, and great storytelling any Stephen King fan wants from the best of his work.

Blaze, an admitted homage to Of Mice and Men, follows the life of an idiot, the victim of a physically abusive father. Blaze, the main character, makes friends with a criminal and together they become a con duo. I don’t want to disclose much, but Blaze and his friend’s relationship is non-conventional at best.

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Craig Nybo

Craig Nybo writes novels, screenplays, and short stories. He also composes and records music. Craig lives in Kaysville, Utah with his lovely wife and children.

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