The Running Man

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  • Title: The Running Man
  • Author: Richard Bachman Stephen King
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternate cover for ISBN 0451115082.It s not just a game when you re running for your life.Every night they tuned in to the nation s favorite prime time TV game show.They all watched, from the sprawling polluted slums to the security obsessed enclaves of the rich They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to beat not the clock, but annihilationAlternate cover for ISBN 0451115082.It s not just a game when you re running for your life.Every night they tuned in to the nation s favorite prime time TV game show.They all watched, from the sprawling polluted slums to the security obsessed enclaves of the rich They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to beat not the clock, but annihilation at the hands of the Hunters Survive thirty days and win a billion dollar jackpot that was the promise But the odds were brutal and the game rigged Best score so far was eight days.And now there was a new contestant, the latest Running Man, staking his life while a nation watched.

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    1. I ended up reading this book in one day! Fast-paced action pack book that will keep you on adrenaline. Would recommend!

    2. Well nowThis was not what I expected. AT. ALLE RUNNING MANis not only different from the movie (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) but has a much deeper storyline and greater sense of desperation and hopelessness among the very interesting charactersE RUNNING MAN is still a TV Reality Show (broadcast on the Free-Vee) that survives by ratings and is still corrupt in its methods of revealing less than the truth to further incite wrong-doing by the participants and gain a greater audienceE RUNNING MAN con [...]

    3. After The Most Dangerous Game, there was The Running ManBefore The Hunger Games, there was The Running ManAfter 1984, there was The Running ManBefore reality TV, there was The Running ManThis is a disturbing and enthralling cautionary tale predicted by our fore fathers, seen in new dystopian novels, and becoming all too real in this age of political turmoil, social media, and reality overload.One of King’s early novels under his Pseudonym Richard Bachman, he mentions in the foreward that it ha [...]

    4. 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 setting, and the c [...]

    5. WARNING: Do NOT read the author foreward. It totally gives away a climactic ending. Thanks to the GoodReads community for warning me. I feel like I just ran a marathon with a heart condition. As soon as I opened the book, I was swept up in the story and couldn't stop until the fiery, breathless end. I don't say this often. It takes a while for me to feel comfortable in a new book. I like to feel things out, come to my own conclusions. But Stephen King, in his insidiously masterful way, lured and [...]

    6. 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 spoils his own book's ending in it!Yeah, that really sucked because I knew what would eventually happen and it was so suspenseful that it would have been awesome to be kept wondering if this poor shlub would actually make it. But, even knowing what I unfortunately knew, I was still on the edge of my seat for the entire book. That Stephen King al [...]

    7. Relentless.Stephen King’s 1982 novel, published under the pen name of his darker alter ego Richard Bachman, describes a feral dystopian landscape where over population, under employment, financial segregation of society along cultural and class lines and woefully deficient in fundamental healthcare has led to an almost Roman decadence of survival games and cheap entertainment for the pitiful masses. King’s malnourished and desperate Ben Richards is nothing like the character played by Arnold [...]

    8. English (The Running Man) / ItalianoWhile I am enjoying the sci-fi / dystopia of acclaimed TV series such as "Black Mirror" or "The Handmaid's Tale", the novel "The Running Man" falls into my lap. The fact is that this novel inspired the 1987 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. Stephen King wrote it in his "Bachman" phase, maybe it's a minor novel. No matter, I bought it and thank God!The concept of reali [...]

    9. Η ιστορία εκτυλίσσεται σε μια παρηκμασμένη Αμερική το 2025. Ο ήρωας μας (ο Ρίτσαρντ) ο οποίος είναι πιο φτωχός και απο τον Βασιλάκη Καΐλα έχει μια κόρη η οποία έχει πνευμονία! Ο τύπος δεν έχει χρήματα να πάρει φάρμακα Ε και τι σκέφτηκε νομίζετε ο σατανάς Να λάβει συμμετοχή σ΄εν [...]

    10. With rumours of real Hunger Games being played out in Siberia, I found this sickeningly scary in its implications. Beware of governments who will make it compulsory to watch dystopian TVBBC report 6/12/2017Description: The Running Man is set within a dystopian future in which the poor are seen more by the government as worrisome 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 [...]

    11. أكتر حاجة تضايق الواحد لما تكون رواية كويسة وفكرتها شيقة وممتعة وثورية وكاتب زي سيتفن كينج وفى الاخر الرواية متعجبكش وتبقي سيئة جدا بسبب الترجمةأسوأ ترجمة قرأتها فى حياتي لرواية , المترجم بيترجم ترجمة حرفية بحتة ده لو بيترجم مقال علمى مش هيترجم كدا, اكتر رواية خدت فيها وقت ف [...]

    12. The Running Man completes my read of the four early Bachman Books. What a fine way to go out. We’ve all seen the movie (well, maybe only us older GR folk). Schwarzenegger uses some wit and the muscles to survive the death match game show that is The Running Man. Once again, the movie is the reason I never bothered to read the book, and once again I made a mistake by not doing so. Hint: They changed the story.Some aspects of the book found their way into the movie. A bit of the persona that is [...]

    13. Halt! If you have yet to read this Stephen King as Richard Bachman book, let it be known that the introduction should be cordoned off with ‘spoiler warning’ tape…but it's not. I would chalk it up to King's beef with the outing of Bachman (which I totally respect), but the same thing happened to me with Pet Sematary, so that theory's a bust. (Shoutout to Richard for attempting to save me from myself after that first debacle.)Wasn't my favorite King or Bachman adventure, perhaps because thes [...]

    14. Este es uno de los libros que más me sorprendieron de Stephen King. No lo tenía pensado leer, ya que no me atraen mucho las novelas de ciencia ficción/futuristas o las llamadas distópicas. Sin embargo, al ver que recibía muy buenas criticas, me decidí por darle una oportunidad.Fue toda una aventura. No podía soltar el libro en ningún momento. Es soberbiamente adictivo, no te da descanso. Tiene uno de los mejores inicios que tuve el placer de leer, y con respecto al final por Dios ¡Qué [...]

    15. I loved this book. I know I saw the movie years ago, but I don't know if I ever read the book. It was a fast paced book full of action. I was feeling tense for the main character the whole time. The futuristic setting and societal make up was interesting to me. The ending was a surprise for me and it was a perfect end to the book. A 5 star read for me!

    16. When I was young and not quite so jaded, I still believed that film adaptations were a good idea.  I am pretty sure The Running Man was the book/movie that changed my mind about that.I'd seen the movie more times than I care to admit before I read the book for the first time (my dad was/is a HUGE fan of all things Schwarzenegger [wow, really spellcheck, you recognize that name?]) and I almost DIDN'T read it because I thought the movie was TERRIBLE and that meant the book had to be, too, right?W [...]

    17. This was thumping good fun!This is probably the fastest I've ever paged through a King novel. King said this is also the fastest he's ever written a novel. He wrote it in the space of a week-long vacation. Impressive.I'd say The Running Man veers slightly away from the typical King novel. Most King novels are fleshed out, the characters really developed over time, and the novels themselves quite lengthy. But The Running Man is fast paced right from the beginning. Yet, even with that in mind, you [...]

    18. Audiobook – Narrated by Kevin Kenerly – Good narration.My first Kevin Kenerly audiobook and I enjoyed it very much. And no background music!!***Ebook:My second read for this novel and, as for the first time, the protagonist Ben Richards spoiled it for me. While I understand the reason for his anger and bitterness, I couldn’t bring myself to feel any sympathy for him.“You’ll have to make allowances for Mr. Richards,” Killian said, smiling. “He seems afflicted with an extreme case of [...]

    19. Dear Mr. Stephen king,If you met with this review by some chance/ miracle one day, please make sure to break your contract with "Arab scientific publishers".If the reading process add more lives to your own, the translation of your books by them actually wastes the only life you will ever have.السيد المحترم / ستيفن كينجإن صادفت يوما هذه المراجعة بالصدفة البحتة أو المعجزة الفريدة، فضلا تأكد من فسخ عقد ترج [...]

    20. This was a pretty good story, but quite different from what I'd expected. Of course I knew it was a dystopia, and centered around a game-show, but other than that, I didn't have much idea about the story. I've never seen the movie - and looking at right now, that's probably a good thing - so I didn't even have those misconceptions to deal with. Ben Richards is not an ex-cop who was wrongfully accused of anything. He was born into the wrong economic situation and grew bitter because of it. Worki [...]

    21. Vamos começar dizendo que eu amei a premissa desse livro. Amei o universo onde ele acontece. Todos os elementos distópicos e a mistura com uma periferia futurista são muito bacanas. Já o protagonista é ok, enquanto todos os outros personagens acabaram sendo apenas "cenário" pra mim.Acredito que a escrita tenha sido o meu ponto fraco nesse livro. Simplesmente não consegui ceder. Não consegui visualizar muita coisa, tive dificuldades em me situar em algumas cenas de ação, e algumas descr [...]

    22. I was pretty surprised to see this book lurking around a second-hand store. You see, I've been familar with the film since growing up. If you'd asked me prior to seeing this document I would have bet on that movie NOT even beeing based on a book, let alone a book by the famous S. KingMy second surprise was of course that the book was good. I probably shouldn't have been so naive as to think the book would be anything like the spandex rubbish that the movie was, but whatever.Running man depicts a [...]

    23. si legge col fiatoneBeh, ogni tanto bisogna concedersi qualche "americanata" come svago mentale.Non per altro da questo libro hanno tratto un film ("L'implacabile") con protagonista il muscoloso Schwarzenegger.Pubblicato con lo pseudonimo di Richard Bachman ne "L'uomo in fuga" ci s'immagina un futuro 2025(per noi ormai prossimo!!!) in cui il dominio di vizi e perversioni di ogni sorta è diventato normalità.(view spoiler)[ La società è prigioniera della Tri-tivù dove 24 ore su 24 vengono tra [...]

    24. 4,5Para mí, una obra imprescindible del genial Stephen King, de esos libros que te mantienen enganchado desde el principio hasta el final.Lo mejor sin duda ha sido la manera en la la que King construye el escenario en el que se desarrolla esta distopía, se refleja perfectamente una división de clases brutal, en las barrios bajos, a los pobres los mata el hambre, la enfermedad y la contaminación, y la descripción de sus calles es completamente apocalíptica, mientras que los ricos nadan en l [...]

    25. It’s the year 2025 and society is very different then what we know today. Unlike those that claim today the United States is the land of the free and that the ultimate “American Dream” is attainable by anyone, the system is now designed to keep those who are below the poverty line to stay just where they are. However, there is a way out, sign up as a participant in “The Games”. Yes, you can compete on a variety of dangerous game shows in an effort to obtain large cash prizes and get yo [...]

    26. "In the year 2025, the best men don't run for President, they run for their lives"The Running Man is a story set in a dystopian United States in the year 2025. In order to obtain money to cover his sick daughter's health costs, Ben Richards takes part in a game show called The Running Man, wherein the contestant is allowed to run anywhere as a pack of "Hunters" chase them and try to kill them within a certain time frame.The Running Man is the first Bachman novel I've read and I felt like I could [...]

    27. The biggest problem with this book is that I decided to read Stephen King's introduction first -- where he gave away the ending. Bah! Still, it was a good journey to see how the protagonist got there, though the end was anti-climactic for me. For a writer just learning his chops when this was written, it's pretty damn good.

    28. I didn't enjoy this as much as I did the first time. I haven't decided if it's the story, the age I read it(both times) or the narrator for this go-round. Let me think about this and then I'll write a review. ;)

    29. I really really enjoyed this book. Little different from King's usual but riveting nevertheless. Was a little disappointed with the ending but I would still highly recommend this one.

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