Title: The Long Walk
Author: Richard Bachman
Pages: 348 pages
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.
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.