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It isn’t surprising to me that people caught on fairly quickly that King was the actual author of the Bachman novel. Published April 1st by Penguin Audio first published May 1st But Ben is being hunted by some of the most elite forces on the planet.

The first is titled “Minus and Counting The Running Man- Movie. However, this cannot be considered as a writing of a standalone novel – it reads like a novelization of a movie, which disappointed me greatly. After rigorous physical and mental testing, Richards is selected to appear on The Running Manthe Games Network’s most popular, lucrative, and dangerous program.

Quotes from The Running Man. W This was a pretty good story, but quite different from what I’d expected. Want to Read saving…. The thing is, on the face of it I should really like this book. The Bachman book Thinner sold 28, copies during its initial run—and then ten times as many when it was revealed that Bachman was, in fact, King.

In fact I found it all incredibly predictable. That Stephen King Let me give you the most important information you need before you read this book: Before starting the book, I thought I was going to love it, the synopsis felt original to me, but I was wrong. There is so much offensive crap in this book that you might not even want to try it if you are sensitive in any way.

I actually liked the ending though, which he sucks at most of the time so that’s good lol – and I’ll forever adore his writing style! It’s totally plot-oriented, with very few descriptions of ‘a brand new future world’ and very few psychological insights.


Not the best King I’ve read! I’d rate this as 7. That makes for a tale that is both suspenseful and entertaining as well as far-fetched and heavy handed. The wealthy have access to luxury cars, groceries, and top notch medical care. With nothing left to lose, he calls Killian back and accepts the offer. Schwarzenegger uses some wit and the muscles to survive the death match game show that is The Running Man. That strikes me as a big red flag for the Bachman identity, but so very cool to see in print.

Futuro in cui vi sono sadiche trasmissioni TV a premi, come “Il macinadollari”, dove i malcapitati tendenzialmente cardiopatici devono rispondere a delle domande mentre corrono su di un cilindro rotante.

He observes that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played Ben Richards in the film adaptation of The Running Manportrayed the character very differently than he wrote about him in the book, saying that Richards in the book was “as far away from the Arnold Schwarzenegger character in the movie as you can get.

Richards proves to be the most resourceful contestant the Games Commission has ever seen, and while this book isn’t the best I’ve ever read – the ending makes up for whatever other flaws it may have and it has them. See all 8 questions about The Running Man…. Ben Richards, an impoverished resident of the fictional Co-Op City, is unable to find work, having been blacklisted from his trade.

Livro de Julho de 1 26 Jun 13, At the beginning of Stephen King’s career, the general view among publishers was that an author was limited to one book per year, since publishing more would be unacceptable to the public.

This book was non-stop action and I really couldn’t put it down.

The Running Man

He can travel anywhere in the world, and each day he must videotape two messages and mail them back to the studio for broadcasting. View all 4 comments.

The story follows protagonist Ben Richards as he participates in the game show The Running Man in which contestants, allowed to go anywhere in the world, are chased by “Hunters” employed to kill them.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bachman was inspired by Bachman—Turner Overdrive, a rock and roll band King was listening to at the time his publisher asked him to choose a pseudonym on the spot. When you think you can stop to breathe, someone shoots a gun or sirens blare in the background, and you’re off and running again.

The Running Man is the last of four books written by King that were published between and under the name Richard Bachman, which were reissued in one volume as The Bachman Books King provided biographical details for Bachman, initially in the “about the author” blurbs in the early novels. He Wow, I have mixed feelings about this book. Bradley also says that the Network exists only as a propaganda machine to pacify and distract the public.

Many characters did not have the chance to develop, and there are just too many questions left unanswered with a lot of plot holes.

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It was collected in in the omnibus The Bachman Books. Is it an excellent waste of time? So to bachmab up my review of The Running Man – things happen.

But then again, it is far removed from Arnold Schwarzenegger in a silver jumpsuit in the actual loosely based movie adaptation of the novelization of an action movie.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Definitely not King’s best, but will do.

Yeeeeeeah I don’t know. Other “facts” about the author were revealed in publicity dispatches from Bachman’s publishers: It’s either the Hunger Games or the Apes. Richards tries to incorporate this information into bbachman video messages, but finds that the Network dubs over his voice with obscenities and threats during the broadcast. Nevertheless, like all of Uncle Stevie’s work, it’s well-worth the read. So what did I think?

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