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The Long Walk
The Long Walk
Author: Stephen King, Richard Bachman
Phenomenal bestselling horror. On the first day of May, one hundred teenage boys meet for an event known throughout the country as "The Long Walk," a deadly contest of endurance and determination, where each step could literally be their last.
ISBN-13: 9780451196712
ISBN-10: 0451196716
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 344 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Members Wishing: 8
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Helpful Score: 6
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!
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Helpful Score: 5
My favorite Stephen King book. Great character development, eerie premise, plot is well set up and develops nicely.

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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
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
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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mrsfox avatar reviewed The Long Walk on + 22 more book reviews
I was really able to become friends with the characters and forget I was reading a book and that I didn't know the people. I cried. I loved this book!
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It's a very dark coming-of-age novel, though I wouldn't say that it's horror. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and Ray Garraty might be my favorite fictional character. I would actually describe this as being thematically similar to the also excellent "Hunger Games" trilogy, although with less of a political bent and more psychological insight. Stephen King is great at getting inside the minds of characters in extraordinary circumstances, and you will feel the impact every time one of these boys "gets their ticket."
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This was a great read. One of King's best definately. Any King fan will like it.

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