Rage by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King)
Finished: Jan. 21, 2008
Reason for Reading: I'm reading Stephen King in order and this was the next book.
First Published: 1977
The morning I got it on was nice; a nice May morning.
Comments: This is the first book Stephen King published under the nome de plume of Richard Bachman. This is very different from the other books he had published at this time. I'm not sure if it really fits in under any specific genre other than just fiction. This is an angry story of an angry youth who, in his last year of high school, thinks he is going insane and one day takes his algebra classroom hostage at gun point after killing two teachers in the process. The story turns into a "Breakfast Club" type of scenario as the hostages and the hostage taker tell stories and learn about each other. Interesting story, well-written and thought-provoking. Recommend.
Next book up for my chonological Stephen King reading project is The Shining. I am looking forward to this one!