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The Running Man - Richard Bachman


Published: 1st December 2012
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It's not just a game when you're running for your life.

Every night they tuned in to the nation's favourite prime-time TV game show.

They all watched, from the sprawling slums to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to bet not the clock, but annihilation at the hands of the Hunters. Survive thirty days and win the billion dollar jackpot - that was the promise. But the odds were brutal and the game rigged. Best score so far was eight days.

And now there was a new contestant, the latest running man, staking his life while a nation watched.

About the Author

Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.



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Completing my SK collection


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
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      Merely by tickling the keys of his word-processor King can make the flesh creep half a world away - The Times

      Stephen King is one of those natural storytellers...getting hooked is easy - Frances Fyfield, Express

      Richard Bachman

      Richard Bachman (1977 - 1985) was an author of horror fiction, and the husband of Claudia y Inez Bachman. He is the pseundonym fashioned by Stephen King to circumvent the conventional wisdom of the 1970's and 1980's that claimed that genre authors could release no more than one book per year.

      He was quite nearly named Gus Pillsbury after King's mother's father, but was ultimately named after Donald Westlake's pseudonym "Richard Stark" and the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

      Having published five novels, Bachman "died" in 1985 of "cancer of the pseudonym" after he was discovered, and his death served as the inspiraton for King's 1989 novel The Dark Half. Two further "trunk novels," written by Bachman, were "discovered" by Claudia and subsequently published; the first of them, The Regulators, was released in conjunction with Desperation, as the two books presented different versions of the same story and cast of characters.

      The second "trunk novel" was, in fact, a reworked manuscript that had been turned down by Doubleday in order to publish `Salem's Lot.

      Visit Richard Bachman's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9781444723540
      ISBN-10: 1444723545
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 256
      Published: 1st December 2012
      Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 13.1  x 1.6
      Weight (kg): 0.18
      Edition Number: 1