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JW_BM853 karma

Welcome to Reddit, Mr. King.

Your fiction has done more for me than I can express. At 13 I was crippled by a neuromuscular syndrome, left bedridden and in constant pain that would last for the rest of my life. I often wanted to die up there in my bunk. Often the only company I had came from books or audiobooks, and yours, including Nightmares & Dreadmscapes, The Regulators, and Needful Things, made up many of my favorites. There were many nights when I couldn't fall asleep for the pain, and on hundreds of those nights I only found the will to live to dawn because I wanted to know what happened next to your characters. I'm 31 now and that's in part thanks to you. So thank you.

So, a question: what is the relationship between The Regulators and Desperation? Was it just throwing off the covers of Bachman by naming everyone the same? Or is there more thematic connective tissue?

JW_BM158 karma

That's fascinating! I'll have to re-read them with that in mind. I always drew that vibe from Tak, David and Marinville.

JW_BM7 karma

Are you going to answer any of the top-voted questions that matter? Or pick off low-hanging fruit like this?

If the latter, how do you think that will help your chances with the voters reading this thread?