The Long Walk (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Long Walk (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Stephen King

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On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as "The Long Walk." If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying...


On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as "The Long Walk." If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying...

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Turtleback Books
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A modern retelling of ''Beauty And The Beast'' from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
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4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.25(d)
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12 - 17 Years

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Few authors have tapped into our secret fears as adeptly as Stephen King, Master of the Macabre and one of the most widely read novelists writing today. With his trademark blend of fantasy, horror, and psychological suspense, this prolific and immensely popular contemporary writer continues to remind us that evil is still a potent force in the world.

Brief Biography

Bangor, Maine
Date of Birth:
September 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Portland, Maine
B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

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The Long Walk (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 502 reviews.
Sanders More than 1 year ago
The Long Walk is the story of 100 boys who must complete an unimaginable long walk to obtain a prize; a prize that everyone desires. This book is a masterpiece. Stephen King does such a great job relating the characters with the reader. Whenever a likable character or friend to Garraty (protagonist) dies, you feel as if you have lost a good friend. King's creativness is really hit home in this book. From the very beginning, you do not want to stop reading because you want to know many answers. Throughout the book, King reveals those answers and sometimes they're a bit shocking. The end is great. This book is wonderful and any Stephen King fan will love it. The only flaw with the book is the language. You cannot read a page without curse words. This isn't too big of a deal and doesn't take away from the book. If you are looking for a thrilling and exciting read, this is the one.
quanticokid More than 1 year ago
This is the first Stephen King novel I've read, but not the last if the rest are as good as this one. I actually cried when two of the boys died--that is how deeply you get involved in this story. The characters are well developed and the story is unique. This is a must-read for any book enthusiast. It's heartbreaking, touching and sometimes painful to read, but well worth the time and discomfort. I still haven't gotten this story out of my mind. Definitely one of my favorites....
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Long walk by Stephen King, is a disturbing report of a contest, in which the losers pay with their lives. The Long Walk consists of one hundred walkers. Only the elite of those who registered, were entered into the contest. The prize being literally anything that the winner would ever desire, plus a monetary prize of millions of dollars. Throughout the story the reader watches the main character develop mentally, while he watches those around him die. Unlike most authors, King develops his characters through their experiences, as opposed to just describing them. This gives the reader a better feel of the personality of the individuals in the novel. This kind of understanding of characters makes the story much more enjoyable. The morbidity of this story evolves even the reader. A new understanding of the brutality transpiring within the military is reached through the novel. King¿s depiction of this military sponsored escapade, showed his respect for military obedience, and lack of respect for their morals. He shows them to be robots to the commands of the `beloved general.¿ Of course the soldiers were respected, until peers started dying. Most people respect the authority of the military. The military has an excess of power, and lacks the ethics to back the authority, implies King through this book. The only alternate novel by King that is as thought provoking as this is The Rage. It is another shorter novel, This novel is remarkably illuminating. Never had I imagined that my life could be changed by a book. This book convinced me that my previous beliefs were wrong. This fiction forced me to revise all of my moral beliefs, for it makes one realize all of the death and destruction going on in the world. I would instantly reccomend this book to anyone wishing for something different, and eye opening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now this book I admit was good reading. I kept reading and reading and reading. Pretty predictible. Then it seems like the writer got tired and just did not feel like closing the story. POW!!! Just dropped you. I ended up with a cheated feeling and angry that I wasted my time reading.
Gabriel Montelongo More than 1 year ago
The psychological roller-coaster not withsranding nor the character development and twisted plot. I think most of the responses on here are absurd. This book is fantastic. No action? It's a book. If there is not enough action for you, you either- have no imagination or, need to stick to your xbox and, leave the reading to someone else.
Yessenia Gutierrez More than 1 year ago
In general the book was fantastic. It was full of suspense, humor, and a little scary but the ending gets u really pissed off..... i knew that the ending was not great before i read it but the book was really good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Long Walk is an excellent book. It has got a very simple story line, but very descriptive. I don't recommend it to the youngen's because it has got descriptive violence and sexual content, but i do recommend it to many adults. It is definitely a suspensful book, and don't read it if you plan to put it down
Tahjay Louis More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book i got so far and will always stay with me it just kept pulling me in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normally write reviews a few days after i have read the book, so i know what has stuck with me, and if it even warrants a review. Now, looking back three or so days later, i can trully tell you that this is a good one! King wrote this as Bachman, which i've come to notoce is his "cloudy day" type of personality. This book is dark in its own way, and scary in that you hate to watch characters die even though its self explanitory that only one muat live at the end. This book has really impactd me. I find muself womdering if im walking four miles an hour (the mandatory speed for which i really hope you read about) and analyzing the paims in my feet to see how much longer i could walk. In conclusion, i really hope you read this. Its very well written, and im quite sure you will ne thinking about it long after you have finished reading. After all, isnt that what a book is for? To take you away from this world?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Kings books and, to me, "The Long Walk" is one of the most unforgetable. It was one of four stories published together. The other stories, Roadwork... etc. were memorable but The Long Walk really stood out. I remember actually feeling the fatigue of Ray as if I was walking with him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminded me a little of the book series the hunger games. I liked this book. Pretty good. You should read it.
Stephanie Lambert More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stephen King's The Long Walk was very well written. Behind ever page was another suprise. When I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I think this book had a very interesting ending leaving it up to the imagination of the reader to decide what happens. I rate this book with five stars because it was very well written with great suspense with yet a touch of horror. The characters were great. The whole plot was outstanding and I thought the book was one of the best in his Bauchman series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. You know everything and nothing at the same time. King/Bachman had me laughing, gagging, and crying all at the same time. The only downside is the end, a little confusing and disappointhing
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book just seems to latch on to you. I would recomend this book to every one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a very suspenseful and also dramatic book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book, it was one of the best books he ever wrote.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Long Walk is an incredibly good book. Once I started reading I couldn't stop.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book was very entertaining and creepy. At some points I had the chills. It was also emotional and I got choked up towards the end. Definitely an unforgettable story with great characters. I did not quite understand the ending but I guess it is for each reader to interpret for themselves. My first of many King books!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Nothing short of a masterpiece. King IS king!
ncpower More than 1 year ago
Excellent King book written under his pseudonym Richard Bachman. This was my first of his Bachman books so didn't know what to expect. Although the book was written very early in his career, he still had a gift for developing interesting characters that are injected into a surreal experience. As a runner, I enjoyed this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the best Stephen King book but pretty damn good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this for a school project and I am glad I chose this book! Definitely read this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still can't figure out the ending. All in all a real thinker. Loved every sick and twisted line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a King "oldie;" however, a goodie. You'll ask yourself: why do I keep reading this but you won't stop!