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the best KING's short stories collection i have read!!!!!!!!!!!!,
This review is from: The Bachman Books (Paperback)
every single story here are briliantly written and paced. they differ from one another and that is why King for me will always be unbeatable!
RAGE: A great insight in teenagers minds and how they cope with tragic situation like being held hostage by a classmate. This was way before the Columbine tragedy and that alone makes you think...
THE RUNNING MAN: Way better than the film with Schwarzeneger and surprisingly a tight thriller/chase that i never knew King could tackle so well. The setting is in cities and not some dark studio like in the movie,therefore making the chase amongst civilians way more relentless and surprising. Wonderful.
ROADWORK: I really loved the main character and his foreseeable downfall from the start had me gripped. I couldn't help cheering for him despite knowing that the guy was unhinged. This story has no element of horror and is a human nature exploration, like Dolores Claiborne's tale was. Loved it.
Finally THE LONG WALK: King's imagination again strikes gold. 100 contestants musn't stop walking for an inhumane amount of miles that even by the stretch of my own imagination i could never consider doing. Like The Running Man, King might just be the first one to have predicted the future of what TV reality will one day sadly become. Sadistic, inhumane and yet unavoidable. The contestants each had a story and I cried at the end, King has that gift of finding my sympathy with a lot of his characters.
The best 4 short novels compiled, simply unmissable.
florence, london, 30