As morbid as it sounds concidering the nature of this book I have to say it one of my favorite King books. In fact I have read it more than once, it is one of my keepers. It kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it. A great read by King, I recommend it to all King fans!
My favorite Stephen King book. Great character development, eerie premise, plot is well set up and develops nicely.
4.5 stars out of 5
Stephen King is my favorite author but can get too wordy. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I think if the book was shorter it would be a lot better but I still enjoyed it. It's about a boy named Ray Garraty, participating with 99 others in the annual Long Walk. The boys have to walk 4 miles per hour, no less. If they do, they get a warning. They get a warning every minute or two and are allowed 3 ... then they "buy a ticket". When you realize what that means, the hairs on your neck will stand up on end as you wonder how and why these kids would get involved in this. It's no Boy Scout march.
Not the best King book Ive every read ,but it was the hardest to put down. I usually take a few weeks to read a king book this one i read in 48hrs I just kept wanting to know what happened next.... still a great read
This was so good! Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman. I missed it somehow when it came out, but thanks to this book club I was finally able to read it! This is about the ultimate contest, where the losers die. This book really makes you think about life, and what's important.