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The Running Man by Stephen King
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bookshelves: dystopias, science-fiction, fantasy

3.5 stars. This book reminded me an awful lot of The Hunger Games (I know this was written waaaaay before the Hunger Games but sometimes when you read a book and then you read another one just like it, the second one is sort of ruined. That's what happened to me with this book sadly enough :(). The main character is running for his life and he ends up finding a way out of dying. The descriptions were vague in some areas and adequate in others. The plot line was also a little hard to follow, hence the 3.5 star rating. This is probably the most to-the-point review I've written but really, that's all there is to it. The author tried to get the reader to sympathize/empathize with and connect with the main character with all the wife and child talk and the discoveries he makes on his journey but really, I just didn't feel it. At the end of the book, I didn't feel anything at all because there wasn't really any tying up of the loose ends. It was an engaging story however so that earned some points.

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Reading Progress

November 14, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
November 14, 2013 – Shelved
November 27, 2013 – Started Reading
December 30, 2013 –
page 116
36.59% "This is kind of boring but strangely addicting and reminds me of The Hunger Games in a way."
December 31, 2013 – Finished Reading
March 16, 2014 – Shelved as: dystopias
March 16, 2014 – Shelved as: science-fiction
March 16, 2014 – Shelved as: fantasy

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