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The Long Walk by Richard Bachman
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Jan 25, 08

bookshelves: pre-summer-1999

The word "Horror" as a genre gets thrown around an awful lot, but how many books actually give you a pervasive feeling of utter horror the entire time you're reading them? In a near-future contest, a group of boys are chosen from countless volunteers for "the walk," which offers a grand prize of anything you want for the rest of your life for the lucky winner. The only drawback is the literal elimination of the other contestants; you must keep up at a pace of 4mph, or you will be given a warning. Three strikes and you're out. And don't worry, the answer to the question, "What if I have to take a dump?" is answered.
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