I first read this book many years ago and I will never forget it. I’m not sure I can do it justice but let me just say it was powerful!
“In this number-one national best seller, “master storyteller” (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, written as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can be only one winner – the one who survives.
In the near future, when America has become a police state, 100 boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is 16-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules – keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you’re out – permanently.
With an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman”. ~~~from Amazon.com