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  • Hodder & Stoughton

The Long Walk

Richard Bachman, Stephen King

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories

Travel a road of horrors with Stephen King's alter ego Richard Bachman.

In the near future, where America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life.

The game is simple - maintain a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings, and you're out - permanently.

(P)2009 Penguin Audio

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Praise for The Long Walk

  • Among King's finest works: a horrifying piece of not-horror that's as powerful today as it was when it was released in 1979. - Guardian

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Richard Bachman

In his 'lifetime', Richard Bachman published five novels. A sixth, THE REGULATORS, was published after he died of pseudonym cancer (a relatively painless way to go) in 1985. He developed a cult following both before and after his death. Two of his novels (THINNER and THE RUNNING MAN) were made into motion pictures.

BLAZE--both brutal and sensitive--is his final legacy. The last of the Bachman novels, written in 1973 and published for the first time. Stephen King's 'dark half' may have saved the best for last.

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