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The Long Walk, Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman)

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Man, the one time I actually know one…

The Long Walk may be my favorite King novel. He really sticks the landing for once.

Ironically, the very ending is up for debate.

That’s what I love about it.

I liked that book, but not nearly as much as some of his others (The Stand, 'Salem’s Lot, Firestarter, The Dead Zone, 11/22/63 and Misery are my favorites). I was intrigued, though, by King’s allusions to the alternate history underlying its dystopic setting, including a U.S. commando raid against Nazis in South America IIRC.