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Stephen King – The Running Man

Posted by demonik on June 7, 2014

Stephen King – The Running Man (NEL, 1993)

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Blurb:
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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Richard Bachman – The Long Walk

Posted by demonik on April 8, 2012

Richard Bachman – The Long Walk    (NEL, Sept. 1989)

Cover: Gerald Grace

Blurb:
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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Richard Bachman – Thinner

Posted by demonik on August 10, 2009

Richard Bachman – Thinner (New English Library, 1986)

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Blurb

THINNER – the old gipsy man barely whispered the word. Billy felt the touch of a withered hand, gentle on his cheek.
Billy Halleck, prosperous if overweight citizen, happily married, shuddered, then turned angrily away. The old woman’s death had been none of his fault. The court had  cleared him. She’d just stumbled in front of his car. Now he simply wanted to forget the whole messy business.

Later, when the scales told him he was losing weight, it was what the doctor had ordered. His wife was pleased – as he should have been.
But…

THINNER -the word, the old man’s curse, had lodged in his mind like a fattening worm, eating away at his flesh, at his reason. And with his despair came violence.

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Underwood & Miller – Kingdom Of Fear

Posted by demonik on June 26, 2009

Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller (eds.) – Kingdom Of Fear: The World Of Stephen King (New English Library, 1987)

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There’s only one way to really understand fear ….

Eighteen unique insights into the fastest-selling authhor of horror today.

Essays by celebrated critics and master horror novelists on the leading writer of the 80s.

What ten things scare Stephen King The Most?

Who first found out Richard Bachman was really Stephen King?

Why does Andrew Greelry think King’s horror has a healing power?

Why has King sold more books than there are people in Britain?

KINGDOM OF FEAR

A fascinating, frightening and unforgettable collection of amazing facts about Stephen King.

Read it now. Before the nightmares come ….

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Richard Bachman – The Running Man

Posted by demonik on June 18, 2009

Richard Bachman – The Running Man (New English Library, 1983)

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Blurb:

Every night they tuned into the nation’s favourite prime-time TV game show. 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. Now there was a new contestant, the latest Running Man, staking his life while a nation watched.

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