The Long Walk

By Stephen King

The Long Walk - Stephen King
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 771 Ratings


In this #1 national bestseller, master storyteller Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner—the one that survives.

Against the wishes of his mother, sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty is about to compete in the annual grueling match of stamina and wits known as the Long Walk. One hundred boys must keep a steady pace of four miles per hour without ever stopping...with the winner being awarded “The Prize”—anything he wants for the rest of his life. But, as part of this national tournament that sweeps through a dystopian America year after year, there are some harsh rules that Garraty and ninety-nine others must adhere to in order to beat out the rest. There is no finish line—the winner is the last man standing. Contestants cannot receive any outside aid whatsoever. Slow down under the speed limit and you’re given a warning. Three warnings and you’re out of the game—permanently...


  • Dragged on and on…

    By Kristofor Parmley
    Confusing and boring.
  • Waste of time

    By Belliemay
    Stupid story. Ending? Pffft. Don’t waste your time or money.
  • Can’t

    By AtomicCoug
    say that I liked many of the characters in this one. But, still, it’s Stephen King and so…4 stars.
  • Meh

    By dck2213
    Good book, I know it’s kings style to not tell you much of anything about backstory which you know is fine I guess but, the ending blew, like bad. So yeah it was worth my time but it only broke even.
  • Skip it

    By VSabio
    Stupid. ……….>>>…….>…………..
  • Long walk

    By Wizard1569
    Only King could come up with this bazar story .I kept thinking more than one would be standing when said an done , no maybe the winner was the loser in all of this . Great read !!
  • The long bore

    By Elaper111
    Stephen King once again proves that generative AI tools such as ChatGPT can produce more exciting works of fiction. Like all his stories, the long walk is dry, talentless, and reads like it’s written by a depressed teenager for a creative writing class.
  • Great book

    By Arielskoll
    Stephen King kills it again, great book. Slow build but it helps you go “insane” with the characters!
  • The Long Walk

    By #Dungda8
    While the novel is pretty good overall there are several issues needed to be discussed. The novel is severely outdated which big problem sometimes. The novel is slow as well, which makes it drag and dry. Other than that a clear page turner and Classic.
  • Slow until about halfway through

    By Whittiab0102
    I love Stephen King, don’t get me wrong, but this was just kind of mediocre. I predicted what was going to happen about 3 chapters from the end. Overall not a bad read, has a good message, just not my PERFECT book