The Long Walk By Richard Bachman #KeeperofKing

The Long Walk

Title: The Long Walk

Author: Richard Bachman

Pages: 348 pages

Format: Audiobook

Source: Scribd

My Rating: 4 stars


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.

My Thoughts

We took a break from reading King because everybody in our #KeeperofKing reading group was getting burnt out but we are back this month reading his stories that he wrote as Richard Bachman.

I listened to this on audio and I was absolutely loving it. It amazes me how he can take something as simple as walking and turn it into an interesting immersive story. I went into this completely blind so I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it so lets just say that something happens throughout this book and the first time that it happened I was shocked.

As I mentioned I was loving this story. I was sucked in just waiting for all my questions to be answered unfortunately that didn’t happen. I was listening thinking I still had a lot more to go and then all of a sudden I finished the book and was like no that can’t be it.

I want to give this 5 stars because I really did love it however I personally don’t like cliffhangers and I like for things to be spelled out for me pretty much. I don’t like being left with questions and because of that alone I can’t give it 5 stars. Had he elaborated on things just a little it would have totally been a 5 star read for me.


20 thoughts on “The Long Walk By Richard Bachman #KeeperofKing

  1. Thanks for sharing! This is on my actual bookshelf at home, waiting to be read.

    Glad you liked it. I’ll definitely be giving it a chance sometime this year, I just put other authors before King usually since I’ve read so many of his books.

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    1. I read this book a long time ago, and really liked it. I often think about it on my long runs — especially during the several ultramarathons I have done, and it gives me an extra little incentive.

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      1. I don’t know which King books you’ve read, so I don’t want to list the ones I have issues with regarding the end. But I always go in expecting for his endings to be less than appealing. His storytelling until that point usually makes up for it

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    1. A few years ago I could have said the same thing. I’ve read so many in the past couple of years thanks to the Instagram group I joined. We read at least 1 every month. This month we’ve done 1 a week although I couldn’t get ahold of 1 of them.


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