Stephen King – The Long Walk

The Long Walk by Stephen King was released in July 1979 under the pen name Richard Bachman.

This was the 7th book released by the author, although it was actually the first novel that he had ever produced, having written it between the fall of 1966 and the spring of 1967 when he was a college freshman.

The Long Walk book description

In an ultra-conservative America of the not-too distant future when America has become a police state, the annual marathon is the ultimate sports competition.

One hundred boys are selected each year to enter a grueling 450-mile marathon walk.

The game is simple: maintain a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings, and you’re out – permanently.

The winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life; but a single misstep could be the last….

Stephen King The Long Walk

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