The Long Walk

The Long Walk

Paperback - 2016
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In this #1 national bestseller, "master storyteller" ( Houston Chronicle ) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner--the one that survives.

"I give my congratulations to the winner among your number, and my acknowledgements of valor to the losers."

Against the wishes of his mother, sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty is about to compete in the annual grueling match of stamina and wits known as The Long Walk. One hundred boys must keep a steady pace of four miles per hour without ever stopping...with the winner being awarded "The Prize"--anything he wants for the rest of his life. But, as part of this national tournament that sweeps through a dystopian America year after year, there are some harsh rules that Garraty and ninety-nine others must adhere to in order to beat out the rest. There is no finish line--the winner is the last man standing. Contestants cannot receive any outside aid whatsoever. Slow down under the speed limit and you're given a warning. Three warnings and you're out of the game--permanently....
Publisher: New York : Pocket, 2016
ISBN: 9781501143823
Additional Contributors: Bachman, Richard


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Oct 13, 2017

Felt the pain with each step the guys took. Just a tad bit to long for me.

Aug 31, 2016

The power of the mind is stronger than one's feet. It was a powerful book of endurance from beginning to end.

Aug 27, 2015

Loved this story.

May 27, 2015

Thrilling. A beautiful masterpiece from the master himself. First off, I must say this is criminally underrated. This is brilliant and twisted. A disturbing look on the world's future. Ive never been so disturbed sine George Orwell's 1984. This is a must read. Trust me. You'll laugh, cry, scream. Your emotions will be jumping. And the mind blowing twist ending! Just brilliant. This is a flawed book in parts, but is so powerful. Outstanding work by the King of Horror and just about every other genre. Must read. You won't regret it. Disturbing, refreshing and heart pounding. Amazing. Writing is very good to. Beautiful work.

HoneyLeeLovesToRead Oct 26, 2013

I enjoyed many of his stories but this is the worst one. I always like to finish books no matter how boring it may be....when I finally finished this book (in 1 day) I threw the book down. What a waste of time....................the book was boring and the ending was lame.

calico98 Apr 20, 2012

This was also the first Stephen king book ive read. I enjoyed the book very much. Very twisted.

leng5 Oct 21, 2011

This was the first Stephen King book I ever read. I was disappointed by this book, because I had higher hopes for it. Suspenseful in the beginning, but started getting boring towards the end.


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May 27, 2015

Violence: Strong gory violence. Boys are shot and brains splatter everywhere. Very strong and intense. There are fights guns and knives. violent murders and much more.

May 27, 2015

Coarse Language: Strong language throughout. These are 100 teenage boys here. There is many uses of F***, S***, Many vulgar swears such as c***. Swearing is strong, vulgar, and aggressive.

May 27, 2015

Sexual Content: 100 boys between 13 and 18. There is a lot of vulgar sex talk. Explicit references. Looking at girls. Lust. Some very vulgar conversations. I recommend to mature 15 year old and older.


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Elafi Dec 08, 2015

Elafi thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

May 27, 2015

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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Elafi Dec 08, 2015

"Did you see Olson's...did you see his hair? Before he bought it?"

"What about his hair?" Baker asked.

"It was going gray."

"No, that's crazy," McVries said, but he suddenly sounded very scared. "No, it was dust or something."

"It was gray," Garraty said. "It seems like we've been on this road forever. It was Olson's hair getting...getting that way that made me think of it first, but...maybe this is some crazy kind of immortality."


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