The Long Walk

The Long Walk

On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as "The Long Walk." If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying....

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Title:The Long Walk
Author:Richard Bachman
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:The Long Walk
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:370 pages pages

The Long Walk Reviews

  • Dan
    Aug 20, 2007
    The Long Walk is simply exhausting to read. I found myself keep drifting in and out of sleep, needing to eat, drink, and use the bathroom. But most of all, my feet ached a little more after each page. This is not because the book was bad and that I was losing attention, it was simply b...
  • Kemper
    Jun 09, 2009
    I kind of blame Stephen King for reality television. That?s not fair because he certainly wasn't the first person to do stories about murderous games done as entertainment, and it?s not like he produced Survivor or Big Brother. However, two of the books he did under the Richard ...
  • Dan Schwent
    Nov 14, 2013
    Every year, 100 boys take part in a nightmarish pilgrimage called The Long Walk, the winner receiving The Prize and a ton of cash. Ray Garraty is one of the contestants. Will he win The Prize or be one of the ninety-nine dead boys on the road? Wow. And I thought the six mile hike I...
  • Trudi
    Jun 22, 2016
    ?They're animals, all right. But why are you so goddam sure that makes us human beings?? ?They walked through the rainy dark like gaunt ghosts, and Garraty didn't like to look at them. They were the walking dead.? How much do I love this book? There are too many ways to cou...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Jul 10, 2018
    Jesus Christ. A long walk indeed, Steve. A long walk in-fucking-deed. ...
  • seak
    Feb 22, 2012
    I've been going through a kind of mild Stephen King binge at the moment. I've mentioned before that I thought I wasn't a fan of the King and had given up on him for a while, but with my high enjoyment of his Dark Tower series, I've given him a second chance. This was not a bad idea. ...
  • Justin
    Nov 08, 2018
    I hate rating a book three stars. I really hoped to come out swinging here with a hot take on how awesome or how horrible The Long Walk is, but here I am, right in the middle. Right in the middle with nothing really important to say, but I do have more rambling thoughts masquerading as...
  • Brandon
    Dec 27, 2010
    This tale takes place in the future, I'm not entirely sure when King has this marked for but it sure as hell isn't present day. You've got 100 teens and you tell them that you have to walk at a consistent pace of 4 miles per hour until you just cannot do it any longer. While you're all...
  • Ace
    Feb 24, 2011
    The story starts when a hundred boys from different states of America joined a yearly "Long walk" contest. The participants need to walk without decreasing their speeds and without stopping until they reach the finish line. Each time they fail sustaining their walks is equivalent to a ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Apr 25, 2018
    VERY GOOD. This book felt like the boys from Stand by Me had to walk for a long long time and this was the result. I really liked how the boys bonded and acted silly (like 16 year old boys are wont to do) because it felt very genuine. However, this book made me feel bad because I was s...
  • carol.
    Jan 18, 2017
    I thought about doing some clever riff on this, maybe describing how it feels to swim 500 yards in a competition (so stuck in my head), or, in light of events this week, how it feels to have a migraine on and off for the last four days. I felt like I could tap into the structure of the...
  • Bradley
    Nov 12, 2017
    It's really fascinating to go back and read books you thought you really understood as a kid, and diving into Bachman nee King writing a disturbing dystopian YA really fits the bill for the whole mind-blowing thing. :) Yeah. Dystopian YA SF. He gives credit right in the book and ...
  • Jason
    Oct 05, 2013
    The Long Walk is a book by an elusive author named Richard Bachman?whom no one has ever met?about a bunch of kids being slaughtered in a near-future (or alternate reality) dystopian America. Which, been there, done that, right? Can?t unknown authors write about something that wou...
  • Lyn
    Oct 11, 2017
    Direct and relentless, like the best of Poe?s work. Edgar Allan Poe?s work was characterized by one simple concept and a brutal and undeviating delivery. The ?Cask of Amontillado? was an inevitable march to the bricking up of the victim. ?The Tell-Tale Heart? was unescap...
  • Kay
    Feb 22, 2012
    If this book does not make you feel physical pain, I don't know what will. This isn't a book about killer clowns or haunted hotels. It's not a Hunger Games type of book, despite the "game show" element of the Long Walk, nor is it a world attached to any tower, Dark or not. This book...
  • Stepheny
    Dec 21, 2017
    The Long Walk is a short story by Richard Bachman, aka a much younger and much more cynical Stephen King. It centers around Ray Garraty, one of the 100 boys selected to participate in this year?s Long Walk. What is the Long Walk you ask? Exactly what it sounds like: a long fuckin...
  • Celeste
    Jan 26, 2018
    Full review now posted! Before The Hunger Games, there was The Long Walk. Except this was way, way more disturbing. There are going to be spoilers ahead for the overarching plot, though not specifics regarding individual characters. I can?t think of any other way to review thi...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Mar 26, 2014
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ There?s only two things you need to worry about when taking The Long Walk: picking them up and laying them down. Outwalk the other 99 contestants in this most twisted of games and you?ll win the grand prize ?...
  • Matthew
    Mar 04, 2014
    Updated Review - Re-read May 2019 Have you ever been watching a movie in the middle of summer that takes place in the middle of a very cold winter? Even though it is 90 degrees outside you start to feel like you need to bundle up under a blanket. That happened to me with the movie T...
  • Jilly
    Aug 30, 2017
    I admit that I have about 10 books going right now. Hurricane Harvey has thrown me off my groove. I have attempted to start books and then set them down to deal with shitty reality for a while, and then not gotten back to them. But, I picked this one up and devoured it. It was so compe...
  • Dita
    Feb 22, 2018
    This is Stephen King at his creepy best. I?m on vacation and I ripped through this in a day. As I read, the water became less blue, the beach became less sunny, the drinks stopped getting the job done...LOL. You get the idea, getting pulled into Stephen King?s world, even for a day...
  • Amelia
    Mar 30, 2018
    6 April 2019 After reading this for the second time my mind has completely changed about it. When I last read it I did not like it, I had many problems with it (you can read this below). Now, I completely disagree with everything I have said. Something made me change my mind a...
  • Lisa
    Jan 03, 2015
    Man, I've read this book at least 10 times and it is just as horrific as all the other times I've read it. Definitely in my roving top 10 of Mr. Kings stories. I would actually like to thank my library, "Lewis and Clark" and all library's that do ebooks. What a difference! I've got har...
  • Matt Tandy
    Jul 16, 2018
    A relentless, horrifying journey into the extremes of human physical and mental endurance, The Long Walk is a harrowing novel, not an outright horror tale, but a terrifying trip that gets under the readers skin as the walk wears on. Bachman (sai King) is able to get the reader to exper...
  • Kerri
    Jul 27, 2018
    My third reading of this, and I think it gets more harrowing each time. It's incredibly compelling and a difficult story to move on from. It was one of the first Stephen King books I read, and I find myself thinking of it often - it really burrows it's way into your mind. ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Sep 26, 2017
    (4.5) Every time someone asks me which Stephen King book I would recommend, I mention this one. After reading quite a few of his books, it's still my favorite! The downward spiral into madness and overall despair were very well written. Reading this book literally made my body ache....
  • Petrik
    Mar 12, 2018
    To think something so dark and depressing could come out of a premise so simple. I'll keep this brief, Richard Bachman (a pseudonym of Stephen King) has made something short and great here. The premise of the book is annually, 100 teenagers entered a competition called "The Long Wal...
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    Apr 30, 2018
    4/5 stars ???? Favorite Quotes: "99 bottles of beer on the wall and if one of those bottles should happen to fall.." "But of course it had hurt. It had hurt before, in the worst, rupturing way, knowing there would be no more you but the universe would roll on ...
  • J.K. Grice
    Oct 05, 2017
    Stephen King did a superb job with the premise, characters, and tension that escalates in this excellent novel. ...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Aug 12, 2018
    "They walked through the rainy dark like gaunt ghosts, and Garraty didn't like to look at them. They were the walking dead." On the first day of May each year, one hundred boys will take part in "The Long Walk". Breaking the rules results in warnings. More than three warnings and yo...