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The fact is that this novel inspired the movie of the same name. And the fact is that I am one of the few that loved that movie. Therefore, I immediately buy the novel.

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Stephen King wrote it in his “Bachman” phase, maybe it’s a minor novel. No matter, I bought it The concept of reality shows is exacerbated, and actual life live turns into death live in the future that King presents us. Future in which there are sadistic TV prize contests, such as “Treadmill to Bucks”, where the unfortunate individuals usually with cardiac disease must answer some questions as they run on a rotating cylinder.

But the crown jewel of the prize contests on live TV is the “The Running Man”, a manhunt that practically pushes you against everyone, against the world. Prestigious hotels, decadent motels, sewer. One place as good as the next, the important thing is that you never stop in the same place for more than one day. Quindi compro immediatamente il libro.

Stephen King lo ha scritto in fase “Bachman”, forse si tratta di un libro minore. Non importa, lo compro. L’idea dei reality show viene esasperata, e la vita in diretta del nostro presente diventa morte in diretta nel futuro che ci presenta King. 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.

Alberghi, motel decadenti, fogne. THE RUNNING MAN contestant hopefuls, as our Ben Richards are all miserable, hungry and filled with despair knowing the only way left to survive in their dark world is to qualify for the game of death and outrun the hunters for as many days as possible to earn the much needed New Dollars for their families.

This intense and suspenseful sci-fi thriller does have a few graphically expressed gross-out moments that are hard to stomach but is filled with “crazy” good non-stop action all the way and worth the read! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Stephen King Goodreads Author. The Running Man is set within a dystopian future in which the poor are seen more by the government as gugitivo rodents than actual human beings. The protagonist of The Running Man, Ben Richards, is quick to realize this as he watches his daughter, Cathy, grow more sick by the day and tread closer and closer to death.


Paperbackpages. Published August by Signet first published May 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Running Manplease sign up. Is this richrd good book, or should I not even try fugitlvo Thomas Bachmqn Jameson Very good book! Read it in one go! Is it like I would picture a Stephen King book, a horror story that would give a kid nightmares like IT?

Or is it different? Joseph I would say it is not like a horror book with some supernatural element or demonic like entity such as an evil clown.

The plot of the book is about a …more I would say it is not like a horror book with some supernatural element or demonic like entity such as an evil clown. The plot of the book is about a man who decides to join a game show to earn money for his wife and daughter.

The game show, though is about the man being chased after by law enforcement, hunters, and society wanting to turn you in if they find you in fl to kill the person. The book can be scary for people who have paranoia or abchman thinking they are being watched.

See all 8 questions about The Running Man…. Lists with This Book. I ended up reading this book in one day! Fast-paced action pack book that will keep you on adrenaline. Hell of a ending, direct, essential, minimal. Hell of a future. Gran bel finale, diretto, essenziale, minimale. Nov 07, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: This was not what I expected.

View all 12 comments. The foreward is a very interesting addition to the story and was updated from the foreward included in the original Bachman Books which is where I first read this story. Oh, and that jogs another memory. I was probably 12 at the time — likely too young to be reading this, but, hey, I did it anyway! I had seen the move The Running Man, which, while it is not much like the book is, in my opinion, a fantastically campy and entertaining 80s action flick.

Some people think it is awful — I fugitjvo King even believes that — but I am not ashamed to say that I loved it! Anyway, I knew my dad was into Stephen King and had all his books up to that point so I figured that I should give it a go. I was not disappointed at the time and I was not disappointed this time either.

If you like cautionary dystopian tales, I think you have to read this. There is just too much going on here for dystopian fans that you do yourself a disservice if you do not read it. View all 26 comments. Dec 09, Dan Schwent rated it liked it Shelves: When Ben Richard’s daughter gets pneumonia, he turns to the Network for help and becomes a contestant on the deadliest of reality shows, The Running Man.

Can Richards run long enough to earn the money for his daughter’s medicine? And what will he learn as he runs for his life for the amusement of the public watching The Running Man? This is the best book made into a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger I’ve ever read.

Actually, apart from a couple character names, the dystopian eo, and the c When Ben Richard’s daughter gets pneumonia, he turns to the Network for help and becomes a contestant on the deadliest of reality shows, The Running Man.


Actually, apart from a couple character names, the dystopian setting, and the concept of a reality show where the contestants will likely die, it has very little resemblance to the Arnold flick. Richard Bachman really liked his dystopias, didn’t he? This one bears a startling resemblance to our current reality tv situation.

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Funny, Bachman predicting the rise of reality tv decades before it came to pass. Ben Richards is an unemployed loser with a wife that occasionally turns tricks to make ends meet. In order to make some money, he winds up on The Running Man, running for his life in a polluted world that’s falling apart. The suspense in this ffugitivo builds and builds as Richards gets deeper into the game.

Can he trust anyone? How is the Network tracking him? Will his daughter still be alive when the much needed money gets to her? Things start falling apart for him near the end and the tension is almost fuvitivo. Richards is a much deeper character than the Arnold version. As his sense of desperation grows, one can’t help but imagine him or herself in Richard’s situation. That’s pretty much all I can say. It’s a gripping, breezy read, far from the bloated gargantuas of Stephen King’s Richard Bachman’s later books.

Fugitibo all 9 comments. Let me give you the most important information you need before you read this book: Do not read the forward by Stephen King before you read the story!! He cugitivo his own book’s ending in fugihivo Yeah, that really sucked because I knew what would eventually happen and it was so suspenseful that it would have been awesome tugitivo be kept wondering if this poor shlub would actually make it. But, even knowing futitivo I unfortunately knew, I was still on the edge of my seat for the entire book.

That Fugktivo King Let me give you the most important information you need before you read this book: That Stephen King always gets me. But, he’s damn good. So, this book was written in the ‘s and basically shows that SK was a psychic or something because he predicted reality television shows would rule the world by now.

Granted, they are a little more brutal than what we have right now, but within the next few years, when the book is set, I’m sure we’ll have advanced to this level of evil entertainment. Here are the names of some of the reality shows that are popular: Dig your own Grave and Treadmill to Bucks you have to have a heart condition to play this one In some of these shows, you are just maimed or end up in a hospital, but the biggest show, “Running Man”, is the most popular.

The contestant in that one ends up dead. Sometimes you just have to take one for the richarx. Our MC is on Running Man.