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Thread: Bracket #3: The Running Man (1982)

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    Default Bracket #3: The Running Man (1982)

    The Running Man, 1982

    Please vote for The Running Man using the following scale:

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

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    of the first 5 Bachman books, all read around the same time, (when Thinner came out) this is the one I remember most.
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    King captured the feeling of claustrophobia and panic in this story perfectly - a true classic!!!

    “We all have our time machines don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…
    And those that carry us forward, are dreams.” – H.G. Wells

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    Possibly the tensest, most gripping thing I’ve ever read, right up to the end. I will never forget my first read.

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    I have never read this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I have never read this one.
    Then you need to get on it - it's the shit!

    “We all have our time machines don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…
    And those that carry us forward, are dreams.” – H.G. Wells

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    I hear good things!

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    Nothing like the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Nothing like the movie.
    Which is very much a good thing.

    “We all have our time machines don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…
    And those that carry us forward, are dreams.” – H.G. Wells

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    Actually I liked the movie too. If you think of it as an Arnold movie rather then a movie "based" on a SK (RB) book, then I think you will enjoy it more. (at least its not the Lawnmower man, ouch!)
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    One of the few I have not read yet. I saw the movie many times as a kid though. Interesting to hear it's nothing like the film.

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    Anyone else think the book could be turned into a pretty good Black Mirror episode?
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    The movie (which I suppose could be enjoyed as vacant popcorn fare if viewed without consideration of the source) missed every point of the original work.
    May the light of Derek's invincible diamond shine through you

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    2. Scraping the bottom for me.
    Sloth Love Chunk

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    The poll has closed. The Running Man has earned a FAS (final average score) of 3.583333333 or 71.67%. It received a rating of 3.5 with 7 votes.

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