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THE RUNNING MANis not only different from the movie (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) but has a much deeper storyline and greater sense of desperation and hopelessness among the very interesting characters.
THE RUNNING MAN is still a TV Reality Show (broadcast on the Free-Vee) that survives by ratings and is still corrupt in its methods of revealing less than the truth to further incite wrong-doing by the participants and gain a greater audience.
This is the best book made into a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger I've ever read. Actually, apart from a couple character names, the dystopian setting, and the c ...more
I feel like I just ran a marathon with a heart condition. As soon as I opened the book, I was swept up in the story and couldn't stop until the fiery, breathless end. I don't say this often. It takes a while for me to feel comfortable in a new book. I like to feel things out, come to my own conclusions. But Stephen King, in his insidiously masterful way, lured and ...more
Beware of governments who will make it compulsory to watch dystopian TV
BBC report 6/12/2017
Description: The Running Man is set within a dystopian future in which the poor are seen more by the government as worrisome rodents than actual human beings. The protagonist of The Running Man, Ben Richards, is quick to realize this as he watches his daughter, Cathy, grow more sick by the day ...more
أكتر حاجة تضايق الواحد لما تكون رواية كويسة وفكرتها شيقة وممتعة وثورية وكاتب زي سيتفن كينج وفى الاخر الرواية متعجبكش وتبقي سيئة جدا بسبب الترجمة..
أسوأ ترجمة قرأتها فى حياتي لرواية , المترجم بيترجم ترجمة حرفية بحتة ده لو بيترجم مقال علمى مش هيترجم كدا, اكتر رواية خدت فيها وقت فى حياتي اربع ايام عشان اخلصها لأني زهقت منها وبقت مملة جدا بسبب الترجمة .
وكمان تفاصيل كتيرة لوصف الاماكن والاشخاص , فطبعا مع ترجمة سيئة هتكون مش طايق نفسك .
تقييمي قليل بسبب الترجمة لكن الرواية والنهاية تستحق اربع نجوم.
Some aspects of the book found their way into the movie. A bit of the persona that is Be ...more
Wasn't my favorite King or Bachman adventure, perhaps because ...more
Fue toda una aventura. No podía soltar el libro en ningún momento. Es soberbiamente adictivo, no te da descanso. Tiene uno de los mejores inicios que tuve el placer de leer, y con respecto al final... por Dios... ¡Qué fina ...more
I'd seen the movie more times than I care to admit before I read the book for the first time (my dad was/is a HUGE fan of all things Schwarzenegger [wow, really spellcheck, you recognize that name?]) and I almost DIDN'T read it because I thought the movie was TERRIBLE and that meant the book had to be, too, right?
Acredito que a escrita tenha sido o meu ponto fraco nesse livro. Simplesmente não consegui ceder. Não consegui visualizar muita coisa, tive dificuldades em me situar em algumas cenas de ação, e algumas descrições em e ...more
Audiobook – Narrated by Kevin Kenerly – Good narration.
My first Kevin Kenerly audiobook and I enjoyed it very much. And no background music!!
My second read for this novel and, as for the first time, the protagonist Ben Richards spoiled it for me. While I understand the reason for his anger and bitterness, I couldn’t bring myself to feel any sympathy for him.
“You’ll have to make allowances for Mr. Richards,” Killian said, smiling. “He seems afflicted with an extreme case of the rudes.”
If you met with this review by some chance/ miracle one day, please make sure to break your contract with "Arab scientific publishers".
If the reading process add more lives to your own, the translation of your books by them actually wastes the only life you will ever have.
السيد المحترم / ستيفن كينج
إن صادفت يوما هذه المراجعة بالصدفة البحتة أو المعجزة الفريدة، فضلا تأكد من فسخ عقد ترجمة مؤلفاتك مع " الدار العربية للعلوم" - ناشرون ؛ فإن كانت القراءة تضيف للفرد أعمارا فوق عمره، ...more
My second surprise was of course that the book was good. I probably shouldn't have been so naive as to think the book would be anything like the spandex rubbish that the movie was, but whatever.
Running man depicts a ...more
فلم يحمل الفيلم من الرواية سوي الفكرة الرئيسية فقط،ولم افهم لم وافق ستيفن كينج علي أن يكون الفيلم بهذا الشكل..
رواية من نوعية الديستوبيا،في عالم مرعب تعيش به الأغلبية علي هامش الحياة في حين تتمتع النخبة بكل متع الحياة..
للدرجة التي جعلت من حياة هؤلاء قد تساوي رهان علي تلفزيون الواقع للحصول علي المال..
احداث سريعة ومتلاحقة وترقب مستمر للنهاية..
في الوقت الذي يضحي فيه المتسابق بحياته علي أمل الحصول علي المال اذا نج ...more
There's the book.
And there's a huge, enormous barrier between us.
That's what I felt while reading The Running Man
The blurb says that Richards joined a Game for the sake of his one year old daughter to try saving her from the illness. And what do I get from that? My two favourite genres. Dystopia and family love. Plus, it's a Stephen King book and so far I liked his books, so it didn't really matter if he wrote this book as Richard Bachman or not.
The book starts off by ...more
*Movie Trailer Voice* In the year 2025 the world economy has collapsed. Lots of unemployed people live in misery and their only hope of getting money is participating on extremely violent reality shows like The Crocodile Bath or The Gun Race. Ben Richards's daughter is sick an in desperate need of medication, his only hope of saving his little girl's life is to participate on a show that nobody has survived.
When Benjamin Richards baby girl gets emphysema from the shitty environment they live in his only hope of making some real money is to participate in the Federal Games. A variety of television shows with various risks and rewards and played 24 hours a day through the Free-vee, a television that can not be turned off, but ensures the propaganda of those in charge is spread far and wide. The ...more
I u ovom romanu se glavni lik uključuje u igru , koju teško da može pobjedi . The Running man . Pravila igre su jednostavna: BJEŽI!! Glavni lik dobija prednost od 12 sati , i nakon toga ga traže stražari po cijelom futurističnom SAD- ...more
It reads very quickly and is highly addictive. The gist of the story is that in the year 2025, Ben Richards is out of work. His 18 month old daughter is sick with the flu and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a real doctor. Ben is from the poor side of town and decides the only way to save his daughter is to become a contestant on on ...more
Well of course, the protagonist here does not participate in a running contest but instead is running and hiding from the hunters and the privileged population of th ...more
الأسلوب سيئ جدًا .. الأحداث مملة .. الترجمة ركيكة
كانت سعادتي لاتوصف حينما أنهيت قرائتها ...
حتى الفيلم الذي تم انتاجه بناء على الرواية كان سيئ لأبعد الحدود
مع أن الفكرة أعجبتني وشدني العنوان لكني صُدمت تمامًا حال انتهائي من قرائتها
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At the beginning of Stephen King's career, the general view among publishers was that an author was limited to one book per year, since publishing more would be unacceptable to the public. King therefore wanted to write under another name, in order to increase his publication without over-saturating the market for the King "brand". He convinced his publisher, Signe ...more