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 14, 2014
Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot (NEL, Feb 1977)
‘If’ novels were awarded certificates like films, this one would get a triple- ‘H” for horror. Philip Steele,THE SUN
Almost overnight, the population of ‘Salem’s Lot has gone from 1319 to nothing. At least, to nothing human.
Thousands of miles from the small New England town of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. One is an eleven-year-old boy who never speaks. Only his eyes betray the grotesque events he has witnessed. The other is a man with recurring nightmares of a placid little township transformed into a tableau of unrelenting horror, a man who know s that soon he and the boy must return to Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on there.
By the author of the great best-seller, CARRIE, and the forthcoming masterpiece, THE SHINING.
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Posted by demonik on August 1, 2012
Stephen King – Carrie (NEL, 4th edition, 1981)
Carrie White was no ordinary girl.
Carrie White had a gift – the gift of Telekinesis.
And when, one horrifying and endless night, she exercised that terrible gift on the town that mocked and loathed her, the result was stunning and macabre.
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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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Posted by demonik on October 19, 2011
Stephen King – Salem’s Lot (NEL, 1981)
We’ve already had a couple of editions of this, but here’, for little better reason than I like the cover, the TV Movie tie-in edition from 1981 when vampires were still OK.
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