- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books (28 Jun. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1501143824
- ISBN-13: 978-1501143823
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.3 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Long Walk Mass Market Paperback – 28 Jun 2016
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About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy--Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Finders Keepers, and End of Watch; the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams; Revival; Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures. He 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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Previously published in Stephen King's "The Bachman Books" which also contained "The Running Man" amongst others.
However, one cannot have too much of a good thing!
At the end of the book I found myself questioning everything, not because the ending left me unfulfilled but because it made me realise so much about life.
The Long Walk is depressing, exhausting and brutal. But ultimately it is a beautiful story that makes you aware how great it is to be alive.
At this time of writing this review (1st August 2007), the rights to making a film have been bought by Frank Darabont, director of the Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. I read The Long Walk as part of the Richard Bachman compilation of 4 novels, Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork and The Running Man.
The basic plot is 100 young and fit men (teenagers, mostly), walking. Sounds pretty boring, but it gets better. When a walker breaks a rule, such as stopping to tie his shoe, he gets a "ticket." The last boy walking wins "the prize." The mystery of what these terms mean is part of the plot, and their definitions are truly terrifying.
King spins a yarn, and reveals horribly gruesome facts about the walk as the story goes on. He pulls you in further and further until the shocking end and the bitter realization that winning always comes with a price-and sometimes that price is your very sanity.
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My 17year old daughter could not put this book down! She loved it and is insisting I hurry up and read it too!Published 3 months ago by Carolyn Jacques
It's kind of hard to give this book a start rating on this scale as it probably sits somewhere between three and four for me. So why? Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kritical
Read this story in 4 x Stephen King for the first time when I was around 12-13 years and still love it. Disturbing thriller that kept me reading till the end.Published 5 months ago by laros76
This is one of King's earliest works and it is just as good. Written when he was in college I believe, it has somewhat similar undertones to and clearly has had an influence on his... Read morePublished 6 months ago by P Griffiths
A typical Stephen King, stayed up until 4.00 am to finish it.Published 8 months ago by Brian in Spain