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The Running Man by Richard Bachman (2 star ratings)

What a miserly review of my first Stephen King. I got none of that here. Plot Summary Our main character is Ben Richards. Richaard, before anyone gets too self-righteous over King’s originality, The Vachman Man borrows heavily from as well as some In many ways, The Running Man reads like the novelization of an action movie, but one that is written by someone really trying to interject some deep-rooted social meaning into it all.

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He says he deliberately released the Bachman novels with as little marketing presence as possible and did his best to “load the dice against” Bachman. Ina brain tumour was discovered near the base of Bachman’s brain; tricky surgery removed it.

The Running Man

All the while pollution, corruption and elitism run rampant. It’s not hopeful, but it’s hard not to hope that he will somehow topple the powers that be.

One place as good as the next, the important thing is that you never stop in the same place for more than one day. In Boston, he is tracked down by the Hunters and only narrowly escapes, setting off an explosion in the basement of a YMCA building that kills five police officers.


Not enough emphasis was placed on any type of social movement to disrupt “The Network” that the protagonist may have begun. I’m bummed because this is the first book I’ve read under King’s pseudonym that I didn’t absolutely love.

King said this is also the fastest he’s ever written a novel. 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 contestants rlchard always portrayed as horrible criminals, so the public generally wants to see them killed and feel it is justified. It totally gives away a climactic ending. 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! Paperbackpages. Apesar de agridoce, acho que gostei de como tudo terminou.

The prose is littered with some anachronistic slang.

Amei o universo onde ele acontece. Westlake’s long-running pseudonym Richard Stark.

After Bachman’s true identity was revealed, later publicity dispatches and about the author blurbs revealed that Bachman died suddenly in late of “cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia”. King My second surprise was of course that the book was good. If this book says one thing, it says that we can defeat the powers that seek to suppress our voices. It’s either the Hunger Games or the Apes. King concludes that he has yet to find an answer to the “talent versus luck” question, as he felt he was outed as Bachman too early to know.

I didn’t give a shit. Second, it was oddly prescient, in hindsight. This is a story that relies on t Two and a half stars. Pages to import images to Wikidata. 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.


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. And you know you’re off on a bad foot when you can’t even relate to the person you’re meant to be rooting for.

Richards is hesitant to take the offer, worried that his family will become a target. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hey, Stephen, pal, believe it or not there are people out there who have not read your books. Actually, apart from a couple character names, the dystopian setting, 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.

I would have liked it so so so very much more if the author hadn’t spoiled the entire story in the introduction.

I could see the grungy, dark back alleys in which the very poor hustled. His job consists of hunting down Running Man contestants and killing them on national TV. He kills the flight crew and McCone, but suffers a mortal gunshot wound from the latter. View all 9 comments. Maybe I’ve fugituvo too many books, but it just seemed a bit too cliche. And, just in case you bachmann yet to figure out that the story doesn’t center on the earlys dance move, I’ll leave you with this little hint. It is still an action ride more than a book about feelings, but the emotion is there.