Talk:Rage (King novel)
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Request for Expansion
Nothing much to it, really. Rage is a powerful short-story, and considered one of Stephen King's most controversial. I think a plot outline and some more general info on the story would be a welcome addition to this page, which is pretty lacking in info. --JOK3R 18:45, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Connections with actual events
This is a controversial subject - but it should be the responsibility of Wiki editors NOT to vilify this author for events that have nothing to do with his book. The tragedies at Columbine and recently at Virginia Tech (2007) do NOT have ANYTHING to do with Rage. It is irresponsible to make any connection between this novel and these events. Rage is NOT about a mass killing or massacre. It is a hostage story about a troubled teenager in which he happens to shoot two people who happens to be teachers. If you're going to relate a Stephen King story to a mass killing, see Cain Rose Up. LACameraman 19:11, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
- Take it easy, LACameraman, no one's going to accuse Mr. King (whom you're so bоldly upholding the honour of) of any (even furthest) influence upon recent tragic events. But there's also no necessity to call one's editions "exploitive" and "inflamatory", you just might write that making such links is "not desirable"... And, despite we want it or we don't, on many boards/forums this resemblence is being widely discussed. Armatura 19:58, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
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BetacommandBot 02:24, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
I eliminated this info: "Barry Loukaitis, who killed two fellow students and his algebra teacher on February 2, 1996, in Moses Lake, Washington, even quoted directly from the book ("This sure beats algebra, doesn't it?") after shooting his teacher.", since that quote is not from the book (I just checked the whole e-version). In the future, I think that we should avoid using blogs as the sources for wikipedia, since they're hardly reliable. PS: Sorry for the lack of username, but I can't seem to find my password now. And sorry for any spelling mistakes here, but english is not my native language. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 08:21, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
My previous edition was undone. Care to explain why? The facts I presented are true. The book does not include that quote, period. So that whole citation is based on a mistake, at best, or a lie, at worst. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:34, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
My memory may be faulty, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't hit his teacher with the wrench and then go get the guns, etc. I think the wrench incident happened before the actual events of the novel, and is used to explain his anger towards Mr. Denver. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:58, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Out of print
I recently brought a copy of the Bacman books and was suprised this story was missing, the introduction makes no mention of the fact its gone, and King even talks about how it was written in the forward.. its like someone ripped the pages out of the book. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:18, 26 November 2009 (UTC)Dirty Great Green Murloc