The Running Man

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Penguin, Aug 1, 1999 - Fiction - 336 pages
26 Reviews
In the year 2025, the best men don’t run for President, they run for their lives….

Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a doctor. For a man with no cash and no hope from the poor side of town, there’s only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Network’s Games, shows where you can win more money than you’ve ever dreamed of—or die trying. Now, Ben’s going prime-time on the Network’s highest-rated viewer participation show. And he’s about to become prey for the masses….

With an introduction by the author, “The Importance of Being Bachman”
 

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Review: The Running Man

User Review  - Nic Leach - Goodreads

I liked “Running Man” a lot. I enjoyed how the fast paced action mixed with the intelligence of the plot. I liked how “Running Man” was a lot different than other deadly competition game books. I also ... Read full review

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User Review  - José - Goodreads

Reseña en español de El fugitivo: Click Aquí *Movie Trailer Voice* In the year 2025 the world economy has collapsed. Lots of unemployed people live in misery and their only hope of getting money is ... Read full review

Contents

The Importance of Being Bachman
THE RUNNING MAN
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About the author (1999)

Stephen King has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit.

During the years 1966-1973, Stephen King was actually two men. Stephen King wrote (and sold) horror stories to magazines such as "Cavalier" and "Adam, " while Richard Bachman wrote a series of novels that would not be published until the early 1980s and were then collected as "The Bachman Books." Bachman died of pseudonym cancer in 1985, shortly after another of his novels, "Thinner, " was attributed to Stephen King; but a sixth Bachman novel, "The Regulators, " surfaced in 1995 and was published simultaneously with Stephen King's "Desperation, " to which it bore a weird resemblance. "Blaze" -- both brutal and sensitive -- was the last novel written during Bachman's early period. It is his legacy.

King's proceeds from "Blaze" will be donated to The Haven Foundation, which supports freelance artists.

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