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The Running Man is a short book, tightly written to be read and enjoyed quickly. The future world it depicts is vividly captured with a few essential details. The action is also fast paced and, though the novel differs from much of King's other work, the sardonic social commentary reveals a pleasing glimmer of King's characteristically twisted sense of humor. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Another powerful book by King! Now we know where the idea for the Hunger Games came from. All the reality TV in this book long before it's time. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Catalina Glasswing
If you want a good read try this book. Not the best but certainly worth a look. Love anything King writesPublished 17 hours ago by Gail West
Usually Richard Bachmann means a book written by Stephen King early in his career which....well...was written before he got to as good as he would later become. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Steve Reina
Dystopia story not half bad. Well-written and finely conceived for the most part, but the stereotypes were a bit much for me. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Calasade
The movie adaptation of "The Running Man" is a joke. Even "The Hunger Games" - which I quite enjoyed - is child's play compared to this reality competition, where the ultimate... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Nicole Pesce
The story was filled with a terror that very well could end up as a true future. Excellent book from beginning until the end.Published 24 days ago by Richard
Absolutely riveting. The final third was totally predictable, but King's superlative writing locks your eyes to each page and throws away the key.Published 1 month ago by Jay R. Worsham
I remember the version of the running man the movie. This was way better. Richards is alone in a world of druggies that just watch tv all the time, all day long. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jimmy Crack Corn
I love Stephen King, and this novel kept me entertained from about 10% in. A quick read.
My (kindle) version had "The Importance of Being Bachman" forward,... Read more