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The Bachman books

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: London : Hodder, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The long walk: 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
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Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen King
ISBN: 9780340952252 0340952253
OCLC Number: 145389728
Description: xiv, 978 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: The long walk --
Roadwork --
The running man.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman.

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A collection of three stories of future shock and suspense. This title includes: "The Long Walk", "Roadwork", and "The Running Man" - in which Stephen King also explains 'Why I was Richard Bachman'.  Read more...

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