NUMBER OF NOVELS STEPHEN KING ORDERED HIS PUBLISHER TO PULL FROM SHELVES AND STOP PUBLISHING
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- •It's called RAGE.
- •He wrote it in 1965 and it was published under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman, in 1977.
- •The novel tells the story of a troubled teen who enters his high school, fatally shoots his algebra teacher and then terrorizes/holds a whole class of kids hostage for hours.
- •Yeah, you know where this is going, don'tcha?
- •The book sold several thousand copies. No biggie.
- •But then, over the course of the 1980s and 90s, 4 or 5 whacko teen boys used the book, in part, as a blueprint/inspiration for their own, in-real-life school shootings.
- •You can still buy the Bachman Books anthology, but nowadays, RAGE is not included.
- •It is a great read, actually.
- •Mr. King discusses his views on gun control/ownership and why he pulled RAGE from store shelves in his Kindle Single, "Guns."
- •It, too, is a good read.
- •And thank Tesla no one has tried to pull off a copy-cat crime and mass-murder some people with a haunted car or a giant dome or a rabid dog or a strange mist or with telekinetic powers!