The Long Walk
What's it about?
The Long Walk is a novel by Stephen King published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1979. Set in a near future, the plot revolves around the contestants of a grueling walking contest that is held annually by a despotic and totalitarian version of the United States of America.
In 2000 the American Library Association listed The Long Walk as one of the 100 best books for teenage readers published between 1966 and 2000.
How is it like The Hunger Games?
- Contestants are chosen by lottery.
- The game ends when one contestant is left.