Another solid and riveting King/Bachman work, The Long Walk pulls you into its narrative and never lets go until the final pages. A story about determination, perseverance, and strength set in a dystopian world where 100 teen boys are pitted against each other for one ultimate prize.

Published in 1979, four years before King’s/Bachman’s Running Man (which has similar themes), The Long Walk is an early precursor to the fixation people now have with reality TV and sports competition shows. 

King/Bachman delivers a shrewd commentary on the public’s odd lusting for carnage as entertainment, and novels like The Hunger Games series show that this type of concept is far from extinct.  

The Long Walk is a must-read for Stephen King fans and one I highly recommend.