View Full Version : Bracket #8: The Regulators (1996)

03-24-2010, 07:22 AM
The Regulators, 1996

Please vote for The Regulators (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Regulators) using the following scale:

5: I loved it
4: It was good
3: Average
2: Only so-so
1: I didn't like it

If you haven't read this book yet, please vote Never Read. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.

03-24-2010, 07:29 AM
3 from bears

03-24-2010, 07:34 AM
3 from bears

But I see only a vote for a 2?

03-24-2010, 07:43 AM
yes, it was mine. You're right as usual. I voted 2, then when I was posting I remember Seth and auntie, and thought I had given a 3... now, however, I think I was right to make it 2, so let it be 2...

03-24-2010, 10:23 AM
A 4 from me

03-24-2010, 12:12 PM
my favorite book by sais bachman and king

03-24-2010, 01:18 PM
Definitely. 2

Ageless Stranger
03-24-2010, 03:31 PM
I gave it a 3. It was entertaining but not one of my absolute favorites.

03-24-2010, 04:23 PM
I really like this one. Don't approve of it being called Bachman though, it has absolutely nothing in common with the rest of the RB novels and so strikes me as a flawed concept. If King wanted to mirror two novels simultaneously, he should have done Desperation, then a mirror image of it with nothing supernatural whatsoever. Collie in Desperation seems more fit to be in a Bachman novel too.

03-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Three. Liked it, didn't love it.

03-24-2010, 05:26 PM

Not the most profound of Bachman's books, but it was still entertaining.

03-24-2010, 05:37 PM
1. Hated it.

03-25-2010, 08:21 AM
3. It was okay. I probably shouldn't have read it right after Desperation though, because it certainly pales in comparison.

03-25-2010, 08:25 AM
I much preferred it to Desperation. Desperation was too brutal for me to enjoy it -although, as Jean wisely pointed out it's called Desperation for a reason ;)

03-25-2010, 08:41 AM
Desperation = Itchy & Scratchy
The Regulators = Tom & Jerry

03-25-2010, 08:57 AM
I think it blows desperation out of the water

03-25-2010, 09:07 AM
3. It was okay. I probably shouldn't have read it right after Desperation though, because it certainly pales in comparison.

I did this last year, and I know exactly what you're talking about. Reading them back-to-back definitely detracted from The Regulators for me.

Mrs. Underwood
03-25-2010, 12:16 PM
Loved it. It was full of energy with crazy stuff happening around every corner, and I couldn't put it down. of course, it's only a good read if you read Desperation FIRST, in my opinion.

03-25-2010, 02:55 PM
I think it blows desperation out of the water

There we go. Staples....That was easy.

03-26-2010, 08:55 AM

03-27-2010, 07:00 AM

The absolute worst King book. There is nothing in The Regulators that makes me want to read it again. Plot, character, story....nothing. In fact, I feel that just having a copy on my bookshelf detracts from the value of my collection. :P

03-28-2010, 05:43 AM
Well, if you have the limited I'll be happy to help you raise the value...I mean as a favor of course. :innocent:

03-31-2010, 07:48 AM
The poll has closed. The Regulators has earned a FAS (final average score) of 3.594202899 or 71.88%, placing 5th (last) in this bracket. It will not be moving on to Round 2. In 2009, The Regulators placed 4th with a FAS of 3.571428571, so it gained 0.022774328 (+0.64%) this time.

03-31-2010, 08:18 AM

I demand a recount!

This act of aggression towards one of my favorite novels will not stand!

i suppose the only thing I can do is go read it again:wtf:

03-31-2010, 08:27 AM
oh man, go and see what happened to Desperation....................

::disconsolate bear::