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The Long Walk (book)

25 Ratings: 3.6
A 1979 novel written by Stephen King under the nom de plume Richard Bachman.

Written under the nom de plume Richard Bachman.

Author: Richard Bachman
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Publisher: Signet Books
Date Published: July 1979
ISBN: 0606169245
5 reviews about The Long Walk (book)
review by . June 19, 2010
What would be the ultimate form of entertainment?  What would not only push the envelope, but shred it to pieces?  These are two questions the early Stephen King novel  The Long Walk (written as Richard Bachman) strives to answer.  Set in a bleak future that is governed by a shadowy, vague figure called The Major, The Long Walk takes the reader on a journey where we see a nation's lust for entertainment fed by a high-stakes walking competition.      …
review by . October 14, 2010
Originally released under King's alter-ego, Richard Bachman, THE LONG WALK is one of the most haunting and enduring novels that King has ever written. Apparently, King wrote the book when he was a freshman in college. He had attempted to get the book published, but after several rejection letters, gave up until he was able to release the novel under the Bachman name.      Told from the perspective of "Maine's Own" Walker, Ray Garraty, the story is set in a fascist …
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
A disturbing look at the future, The Long Walk explored the darker side of the competitive nature of humans and the gore-filled future of entertainment.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Powerful and haunting, this book has stuck with me. Whenever I feel a little bit too tired to go run or take a walk in the evening, I think about this book.
review by . December 31, 2009
Dystopian America's most cherished past time...The Long Walk.
Ray Garraty is a young man who has decided to participate in a grueling walking contest that lasts until 99 of the 100 competitors are dead.  The winner of the game is granted what their heart desires (usually a huge monetary sum).  200 contestants are chosen from a pool of qualified candidates and then a 100 are picked via a lottery system.  The unchosen 100 are slotted as replacements.  The contestants are given a number from 1 to 100 and they must keep up a pace at 4 MPH.  …
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