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He’s selected for The Running Man.

The Running Man- Movie. In order to obtain money to cover his sick daughter’s health costs, Ben Richards takes part in a game show called The Running Man, wherein the contestant is allowed to run anywhere as a pack of “Hunters” chase them and try to kill them within a certain time frame. Brown wrote to King’s publishers with a copy of the documents he had uncovered, and asked them what to do.

He based The Dark Halfa horror novel published inon the outing of Bachman. King therefore wanted to write under another name, in order to increase his publication without over-saturating the market for the King “brand”.

I really enjoy the rawness that you get when King writes as Bachman, it draws me in every time! Yet, the reality is that the cards are stacked against us, just as the odds were always stacked against Ben Richards in The Running Man. The book has a total of chapters, laid out in a “countdown” format.

His goal is to stay alive as long as possible while there is a nationwide man-hunt for him. The game show, though is about the man being chased after by law enforcement, hunters, and society wanting to turn you in if they find you in order to kill the person. View all 8 comments. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The context is enough to get it, but it would add a lot if it just had that extra something.


After Bachman’s true identity was revealed, later publicity dispatches and about the author blurbs revealed that Bachman died suddenly in late of “cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia”.

My second read for this novel and, as for the first time, the protagonist Ben Richards spoiled it for me. Funny, Bachman predicting the rise of reality tv decades before it came to pass. Actually, apart from a couple character names, the dystopian setting, and the c When Ben Richard’s daughter gets pneumonia, he turns to the Network for help and becomes a contestant on the deadliest of reality shows, The Running Man.

Luckily The Running Man is fast paced and I got into the action from the start, something was always happening to keep me turning the pages and the short and snappy chapters helped too. The cynical part of me kept wondering how people could trust their promises to pay and not rig the game. I like to feel things out, come to my own conclusions.

His fifth novel was dedicated to his wife, Claudia Inez Bachman, who also received credit for the bogus author photo on the book jacket. This was thumping good vugitivo I enjoyed the book – it is fast, the writing is short and sweet, and the ideas are quite fun. It makes me wonder if Stephen King secretly wants to stick it to the big guy and sees himself completely in the main character of this book.

Mar 21, Thomas Edmund rated it it was amazing. King My second surprise was of course that the book was good.

The Running Man

Richarf the while pollution, corruption and elitism run rampant. Audio0 pages. I thought it was a good ending. Richard Bachman really liked his dystopias, didn’t he?

Not my favourite of King’s but it’s only short so was an alright book to whiz through. El Fugitivo es con diferencia el concurso mas peligroso y por tanto el mas seguido de los que emite la Cadena.

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The fact is that this novel inspired the movie of the same name. There is racism, homophobia, offensive language, and gruesome violence. The foreward is a very interesting addition to the story and was updated from the foreward included in the original Bachman Books which is where I first read this story.


Ben Richards is unemployed with a sick daughter and a wife that’s willing to turn tricks to buy the groceries. View all 5 comments. In that, I suppose this is truly a Bachman book. Do NOT read the author foreward. Many characters did not have the chance to develop, and there are just too many questions left unanswered with a lot of plot holes. Maybe I’ve read too many books, but it just seemed a bit too cliche.

Yet, even with that in mind, you This was thumping good fun!

The Running Man by Richard Bachman (2 star ratings)

THE RUNNING MAN le hopefuls, as our Ben Richards are all miserable, hungry and filled with despair knowing the only way left to survive in their dark world is to qualify for the game of death and outrun the hunters for as many days as possible to earn the much needed New Dollars for their families. And the fact is that I am one of the few that loved that movie.

Ricgard book can be scary for people who have paranoia or anxiety thinking they are being watched. In his introduction to The Bachman BooksKing states that adopting the nom fugitibo plume Bachman was also an attempt to make sense out of his career and try to answer the question of whether his success was due to talent or luck.

But, as with The Hunger Games, the horrific and paradoxically entertaining premise gets you right from the start. I was probably 12 at the time — likely too young to be reading this, but, hey, I did it anyway!