The Running Man

The Running Man

The Running Man is set within a dystopian future in which the poor are seen more by the government as worrisome rodents than actual human beings. The protagonist of The Running Man, Ben Richards, is quick to realize this as he watches his daughter, Cathy, grow more sick by the day and tread closer and closer to death. Desperate for money to pay Cathy’s medical bills, Ben enlists himself in a true reality style game show where the objective is to merely stay alive.

Title:The Running Man
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451197962
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  • Kat

    dnf @ 80% so, there was one thing that killed this entire book for me. in my copy (1999 signet mass market) there is an introduction that king himself writes, “the importance of being bachman”, wh...

  • Luca Ambrosino

    English (The Running Man) / ItalianoWhile I am enjoying the sci-fi / dystopia of acclaimed TV series such as "Black Mirror" or "The Handmaid's Tale", the novel "The Running Man" falls into my lap. The...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    I ended up reading this book in one day! Fast-paced action pack book that will keep you on adrenaline. Would recommend!...

  • Matthew

    After The Most Dangerous Game, there was The Running ManBefore The Hunger Games, there was The Running ManAfter 1984, there was The Running ManBefore reality TV, there was The Running ManThis is a dis...

  • Lyn

    Relentless.Stephen King’s 1982 novel, published under the pen name of his darker alter ego Richard Bachman, describes a feral dystopian landscape where over population, under employment, financial s...

  • Henry Avila

    The future for Mr. Ben (Benjamin ) Richards is not grand, not bright in the year 2025 it's dreary, the economy has sunk the poor are poorer, the harsh government doesn't care they just want to rule. S...

  • Carol

    Well now........This was not what I expected. AT. ALL.THE RUNNING MANis not only different from the movie (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) but has a much deeper storyline and greater sense of desperation ...

  • Jilly

    Let me give you the most important information you need before you read this book: Do not read the forward by Stephen King before you read the story!! He spoils his own book's ending in it!Yeah, that...

  • Dan Schwent

    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. Can Richards run long enough to earn the money...

  • Kay

    WARNING: Do NOT read the author foreward. It totally gives away a climactic ending. Thanks to the GoodReads community for warning me. I feel like I just ran a marathon with a heart condition. As soon ...