The Long Walk by Stephen King as Richard Bachman
Reviewed by David Hannon
"How far could you walk without stopping? First released in 1979 under King's pen name Richard Bachman, The Long Walk may force you to rethink your answer. In King's strangely surreal early novel, the rules are simple: maintain a constant speed of four miles per hour; don't deviate from the set course; don't interfere with the other walkers; and do not stop. If a walker stops or slows below four miles an hour, they receive a warning. Thirty seconds later if they have not resumed pace another warning is issued, and a third thirty seconds after that. A walker will not receive a fourth warning; instead they will be unceremoniously executed on the roadway. The walk only ends when one walker remains...." Read the entire Powells.com review.