End of the Road

The Long Walk

The Long Walk is a novel by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King). The story revolves around the contestants of a gruelling walking contest set in an alternative totalitarian United States.


Each “Walker” must maintain a speed of at least four miles per hour; if he drops below that speed for 30 seconds, he receives a warning. If a walker slows down after receiving three warnings he is “ticketed”; it soon dawns on the reader that “buying a ticket” means being shot dead by the soldiers supervising The Long Walk. Walkers are shot immediately for attacking the soldiers or trying to leave the walk and warnings are given for minor violations such as interfering with other participants. The event is run by a character known as “The Major” whom the Walkers initially hold in awe and respect but start to ridicule as the novel progresses.

To me The Long Walk…

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