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The Running Man

Stephen King, Richard Bachman

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense, Science fiction

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It's not just a game when you're running for your life.

Every night they tuned in to the nation's favourite prime-time TV game show.

They all watched, from the sprawling slums to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to bet not the clock, but annihilation at the hands of the Hunters. Survive thirty days and win the billion dollar jackpot - that was the promise. But the odds were brutal and the game rigged. Best score so far was eight days.

And now there was a new contestant, the latest running man, staking his life while a nation watched.

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Praise for The Running Man

  • Merely by tickling the keys of his word-processor King can make the flesh creep half a world away - The Times

  • Stephen King is one of those natural storytellers...getting hooked is easy - Frances Fyfield, Express

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Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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