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An edition of The Running Man (1982)

The Running Man

Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st printing (3)
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An edition of The Running Man (1982)

The Running Man

Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st printing (3)
  • 3.50 ·
  • 14 Ratings
  • 64 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading
  • 26 Have read
Publish Date
Language
English
Pages
219

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WELCOME TO AMERICA IN 2025 WHEN THE BEST MEN DON'T RUN FOR PRESIDENT, THEY RUN FOR THEIR LIVES--IN THE ULTIMATE DEATH GAME.

Each night all Americans tune in to the nation's favorite TV game show--The Running Man.

Each night they see if the contestant has evaded death at the hands of the Hunters just one more day. Thirty days of survival takes the prize--one billion dollars.

The record is eight days...

But now a new contestant, Ben Richards, has set out to beat the brutal odds, beat the rigged game, beat the entire savage system. He's betting his life that he can...
--back cover

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Edition Availability
Cover of: The Running Man
The Running Man
2009-11, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Printing ($4.99 edition) (1)
Cover of: Vlucht naar de top
Vlucht naar de top
2001, Poema Pocket
Mass Market Paperback in Dutch - Tweede druk
Cover of: Running Man
Running Man
1996-11-04, J'ai Lu
Mass Market Paperback in French - Movie Tie-In Edition
Cover of: The Running Man
The Running Man
1987, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st printing (3)
Cover of: The Running Man
The Running Man
1986, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag
in German - 1. Auflage

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New York, USA

First Sentence

"She was squinting at the thermometer in the white light coming through the window."

Edition Notes

A Signet Book

Copyright Date
1987

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
219

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7572318M
Internet Archive
runningman00step
ISBN 10
0451151224
ISBN 13
9780451151223
OCLC/WorldCat
16724583
Google
_6su5Gf4HRAC
Library Thing
109376
Goodreads
45322501

Work Description

The Running Man is a dystopian thriller novel by American writer Stephen King, first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1982 as a paperback original. It was collected in 1985 in the omnibus The Bachman Books. The novel is set in a dystopian United States during the year 2025, in which the nation's economy is in ruins and world violence is rising.

The story follows protagonist Ben Richards as he participates in the reality show The Running Man in which contestants, allowed to go anywhere in the world, are chased by the general public, who get a huge bounty if they kill him.

The book has a total of 101 chapters, laid out in a "countdown" format. The first is titled "Minus 100 and Counting ..." with the numbers decreasing, ending with the last chapter called "Minus 000 and Counting" (or, in some versions, simply "000").



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She was squinting at the thermometer in the white light coming through the window.
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January 29, 2020 Edited by Lisa Edited without comment.
April 28, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added edition details from linked copy.
April 28, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
March 4, 2019 Edited by JeffKaplan merge authors
April 29, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from amazon.com record.