View Full Version : Group 4: The Long Walk

05-12-2010, 06:56 AM
The Long Walk, 1979

Please grade The Long Walk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Walk) in the following three areas using the grades A, B, or C:

Strength of Plot
Character Development
Quality of the Story's Ending

If you haven't read this book yet, please vote Never Read. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to select only one grade in each grading area. For complete instructions, see this post (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showpost.php?p=314275&postcount=1).

05-12-2010, 06:58 AM

perfection incarnate

05-12-2010, 08:04 AM
Wow, looks like I have a reread to do...:lol:
For some reason, I only remember how tragic
and down right scary the story was.

05-12-2010, 09:24 AM
Straight A's. There exists no better Bachman story than this one. It's one of King's best works too.

05-12-2010, 05:09 PM

perfection incarnate

I only wish I could give it more.

05-12-2010, 07:25 PM
I loved this book.
This is one of the few stories (of any author) that actually reminded me of my childhood.
The hanging out with friends, walking around the neighborhood during the summer talking about anything and everything. We'd sneak out some nights and walk to other neighborhoods to meet other friends.
Was a fun time.

05-13-2010, 12:40 AM

05-13-2010, 12:11 PM
I felt bad that I gave it a B for ending. Primarily b/c I can't name WHY I didn't like the ending...it just felt like such a let down. But maybe (in retrospect) it was supposed to. Like after all that walking, the prize didn't mean as much as one would have thought. I'd love to hear from others who gave it a B for ending to see what they think.

Definitely my favorite of the Bachman books, though!

05-14-2010, 08:21 AM

Ben Mears
05-14-2010, 04:19 PM
CCB. Decent book but highly overrated.

05-15-2010, 06:35 PM
All A's. I love, love, love this story, particularly because King really gets into the characters.

05-15-2010, 11:09 PM
Great...complete with a "dry hump."

DT Music Project
05-19-2010, 04:17 PM
Damn, too late to vote.

I loved this story but it took me so long to finish! I really felt the agony of the characters and so I couldn't read it for too long at a time, seriously it was painful to read.

05-21-2010, 07:15 AM
The poll has closed. This round The Long Walk has earned an OAG (overall average grade) of 2.566666667 or 85.56% in addition to its FAS (final average score), making it 7.060173161 or 88.25%. In 2009, The Long Walk received an OAG of 2.661290322 for a FAS of 7.149095200, so it lost 0.088922039 (-1.24%) this time.

Grade breakdown:
Strength of Plot: 2.680000000 (89.33%)
Character Development: 2.500000000 (83.33%)
Quality of the Story's Ending: 2.520000000 (84.00%)

stone, rose, unfound door
05-25-2010, 12:30 PM
All A's. The best Bachman book and one of King's best.