Posted by demonik on June 7, 2014
Stephen King – The Running Man (NEL, 1993)
THE RUNNING MAN
Every night they tuned in to the nation’s favourite prime-time TV game show:
They, all watched, from the sprawling polluted slums, to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to beat, 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.
The Running Man is also available as part of the one volume edition The Bachman Books by Stephen King
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Posted by demonik on April 8, 2012
Richard Bachman – The Long Walk (NEL, Sept. 1989)
Cover: Gerald Grace
In the America of the not-too-distant future, authority wears a uniform and stands above the law.
The nation’s top sports event is a 450-mile marathon walk, a gruelling road race for the fittest young men in the land, a terror trek where a single wrong slip is probably the last.
Victory means fortune and fame. There’s only one winner and there are no losers.
Tomorrow’s world is a place where failure is against the rules.
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