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In the year 2025, the best men dont run for President, they run for their lives
Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a doctor. For a man with no cash and no hope from the poor side of town, theres only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Networks Games, shows where you can win more money than youve ever dreamed ofor die trying. Now, Bens going prime-time on the Networks highest-rated viewer participation show. And hes about to become prey for the masses
With an introduction by the author, The Importance of Being Bachman”
“Under any name King mesmerizes the reader.”—Chicago Sun-Times
From the world's bestselling novelist, Stephen King, comes a gritty tale of a futuristic game of life-or-death!
In 2025, the world is sliding towards ruin. Darkness and paranoia rule the day as economies collapse and violence escalates. In this madness, Ben Richards is about to take the biggest risk of his life to save his family. He is about to play the world's deadliest game where he must survive for thirty days for one billion dollars. All alone, hunted everywhere he goes, Richards knows only one thing...he must keep running.
The runaway bestseller about the ultimate reality show.
The year is 2025. The Running Man is America's favorite television game show. Ben Richards is the program's latest contestant- and the Hunters' latest target in a rigged game of death.
This No. 1 bestseller, which tells a gritty tale of a futuristic game of lifeor death, has been repackaged with a new cover.
About the Author
Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.