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Publisher Description

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....

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
5.5
MB

Customer Reviews

khanny218 ,

Intense!

I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. This book was a great and VERY intense read! The only thing I didn’t really understand was the ending — it left me a bit confused. I highly recommend reading this if you’re a fan of Stephen King and/or these types of books.

tuneloonn ,

One of the Best

I had to review this book, as I've never read such a novel that would slip into my mind during the day, as if it were a true and ongoing situation. I'd wonder during my day, where the boys (the walkers) were 'by now' and how they're doing as they walk and aren't allowed to stop. I'd find myself actually thinking about these fictional characters - all walking until only one boy is left - the winner! The only one left alive. We get to know these boys extremely well, via Stephen King's incredible writing. Good horror!

hsnsmkskskd ,

amazing

Just finished 30 seconds ago. Such a heartfelt, raw and believable book about teenage boy friendship, determination and love. One of my favorite King books, up there with The Body.

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