The Running Man

The Running Man 1

by Stephen King and Richard Bachman

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 12/02/2013

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It's not just a game when you're running for your life.

Every night they tuned in to the nation's favourite prime-time TV game show.

They all watched, from the sprawling slums to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to bet not the clock, but annihhilation 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.
ISBN:
9781444723540
Category:
Horror & ghost stories
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
12-02-2013
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
196x133x17mm
Weight:
0.18kg
Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers.

His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014. His second bestseller to feature Hodges, FINDERS KEEPERS, was published to outstanding critical acclaim.

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

 

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3 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • A great movie and a fantastic book.

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    Stephen King wrote this under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman, but his cover didn’t last long. This novel was later made in to a movie, but it’s worth reading the book (or listening to the audio book) as The Running Man is better in the original form. Typical Hollywood!

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