Book Reviews of The Running Man

The Running Man
The Running Man
Author: Stephen King
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451197962
ISBN-10: 0451197968
Publication Date: 8/1/1999
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 127 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
captivating book. i read it in one sitting.
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Much better than the movie (a decent flick, but made VERY different by casting). A wonderfully dark commentary on social justice issues. If it doesn't make you uncomfortable at one point or another, there might be something wrong...
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good Book I reccomend reading it
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A quick, intense read. I don't really rate S. Kings books very high on a personal enjoyment level, but this book is realllly an exception. The usual S. King foul language and so forth are in this book, but again the intensity and pace of the story is awesome. Also, dont let the crap Arnold movie stop you from reading it.
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Great book! Very entertaining but a scary look at a very real possibility of what t he future of our country could be like. Suspenseful and thought-provoking until the very end.
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Very intense book that's hard to put down. This story is also very different from the movie, and in my opinion far better.

Note: Some versions of this book have an introduction titles "The Importance of Being Bachman". Do not read this before completing the book! In it, Stephen King gives away the ending.
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This is a good book and is not really like the rdiculous 80's movie with Arnold that was based on it. The basic premise is the same (a man being hunted as part of a futuristic game show), but aside from that it is completely different. It's fast paced and interesting and is a quick read.
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This book was interesing, but to me it was a little too unreal. But then again, that is what Stephen King is famous for. So if you like Stephen King, I am sure you will like this.
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One of King's older books, when he was writing under the penname "Richard Bachman."
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Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a doctor. For a man from the poor side of town with no cash and no hope, there's only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Network's Games, shows where you can win more money than you've ever dreamed of - or die trying. Now Ben's going prime-time on the Network's highest-rated viewer-participation show. And he's about to become prey for the masses...
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Predictable.
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Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman.
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older book, pages yellowed