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If I could make everyone read one Stephen King book, it would be The Long Walk. There isn't a finer psychological horror book in existence, and it's also one of his strongest works prose wise, in my opinion. Metaphors like whoa. He brings a situation most of us would never conceive of in even our darkest nightmares to vivid life through top notch storytelling and an uncanny understanding of the physical, mental, and emotional toll a Long Walk would have on a group of young people. It's deeply disturbing in its realness, but weirdly beautiful too.
it inspired all kinds of films including the Hunger Games, like the other one said....it was pulp fiction as R. Bachman.....held back nothing and got very personal...good read
An intense and focused work, grueling in its storyline. It's somewhere between Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and The Hunger Games. But it's very intriguing because, unlike most novels by King and others, it has only one continuous plot. There are no subplots or jumping around in time. It's hard to put down, you get absorbed in the story, as uncomfortable as it is.
The power of the mind is stronger than one's feet. It was a powerful book of endurance from beginning to end.
Thrilling. A beautiful masterpiece from the master himself. First off, I must say this is criminally underrated. This is brilliant and twisted. A disturbing look on the world's future. Ive never been so disturbed sine George Orwell's 1984. This is a must read. Trust me. You'll laugh, cry, scream. Your emotions will be jumping. And the mind blowing twist ending! Just brilliant. This is a flawed book in parts, but is so powerful. Outstanding work by the King of Horror and just about every other genre. Must read. You won't regret it. Disturbing, refreshing and heart pounding. Amazing. Writing is very good to. Beautiful work.
I enjoyed many of his stories but this is the worst one. I always like to finish books no matter how boring it may be....when I finally finished this book (in 1 day) I threw the book down. What a waste of time....................the book was boring and the ending was lame.
This was also the first Stephen king book ive read. I enjoyed the book very much. Very twisted.
This was the first Stephen King book I ever read. I was disappointed by this book, because I had higher hopes for it. Suspenseful in the beginning, but started getting boring towards the end.