Fiction

The Running Man

A Novel

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143859

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4928

A desperate man attempts to win a reality TV game where the only objective is to stay alive in this #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman. It was the ultimate death game in a nightmare future America. The year is 2025 and reality TV has grown to the point where people are willing to wager their lives for a chance at a billion-dollar jackpot. Ben Richards is desperate—he needs money to treat his daughter’s illness. His last chance is entering a game show called The Running Man where the goal is to avoid capture by Hunters who are employed to kill him. Surviving this month-long chase is another issue when everyone else on the planet is watching—and willing to turn him in for the reward. With an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman.”
Juvenile Fiction

The Running Man

Author: Michael Gerard Bauer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061455083

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 294

View: 2740

Fourteen-year-old Joseph reluctantly agrees to draw a portrait of his reclusive neighbor, Tom, for a class assignment, and over time, like the silkworms Tom raises, both men come out of their cocoons and face their fears.
Biography & Autobiography

The Running Man

Flying High for the Glory of God

Author: Orville Rogers

Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing

ISBN: 9781942557906

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 2031

A fascinating look inside the life of an extraordinary man who at the age of 98 continues to inspire, motivate, and challenge others to always keep the door open to new adventures.
Biography & Autobiography

Running Man

A Memoir

Author: Charlie Engle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476785805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8360

Charlie Engle’s “fascinating account of the high and low points of his life as an ultramarathon runner…is uplifting and inspirational” (Publishers Weekly) as he describes his globe-spanning races, his record-breaking run across the Sahara Desert, and how running helped him overcome drug addiction—and an unjust stint in federal prison. After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren’t far enough, he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for thirty-five, fifty, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race. The Matt Damon-produced documentary, Running the Sahara, followed Engle as he lead a team on a harrowing, record breaking 4,500-mile run across the Sahara Desert, which helped raise millions of dollars for charity. Charlie’s growing notoriety led to an investigation and a subsequent unjust conviction for mortgage fraud for which he spent sixteen months in federal prison in Beckley, West Virginia. While in jail, Engle pounded the small prison track, running endlessly in circles. Soon his fellow inmates were joining him, struggling to keep their spirits up in dehumanizing circumstances. In Running Man, Charlie Engle tells the surprising, funny, and emotional story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles—from coping with addiction to serving time in prison—and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. “A fast-paced, well-written account of a man who accepts pain, pushes beyond imagined limits, and ultimately finds redemption and peace” (Booklist), this is a raw and triumphant account about finding the threshold of human endurance, and transcending it.
Fiction

Night of the Running Man

Author: Lee Wells

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373621125

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7099

After a gangster leaves half a million dollars in his cab, Jerry Logan becomes a fugitive, only one step ahead of a hit man, until he meets a woman who convinces him that he can't run forever
Fiction

Indian Summer

The Return of the Myth of the Running Man

Author: Vance Cornell

Publisher: Polar Bear

ISBN: 9781882190447

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7293

A secret Templar sect uses the media to harness revolutionary internet technology linked with mythical forces of nature. Jesus is a misunderstood everyman reincarnated into social forces pursuing him for the Final Sacrifice. Eight lovers on two continents must harmonize with runes encoded in Shakespeare'ss monument, releasing pagan deities. A wild, anti-Armageddon, a paranormal love story with pathos and comedy. FIC000000
Burundi

The Running Man

How the Voice in My Heart Helped Me Survive Genocide and Realise My Olympic Dream

Author: Gilbert Tuhabonye

Publisher: Metro Publishing, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Burundi

Page: 260

View: 9332

Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago the centuries-oldattle between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes of Africa came to his school.uelled by hatred, the Hutus forced more than a hundred Tutsi children andeachers into a small room and used machetes to slash most of them to death.he unfortunate ones who survived were doused in petrol and set on fire.fter hiding under a heap of his smouldering classmates for more than eightours, Gilbert heard an inner voice saying, "You will be alright; you willurvive." Gilbert was the lone survivor of the school attack and thanks hisnduring faith in God for his survival. Today, Gilbert is a world classthlete, running coach, and celebrity in his home town of Austin, Texas. Theoad to this point has been a tough one, but he uses his survival instinctso spur him on to the goal of qualifying for the 2008 Olympic summer games.n his own words Gilbert recounts not only the horrific event back in 1993,ut the transformative power of forgiveness and faith: a truly compelling andmotive tale.
Fiction

The Bachman Books

Author: Richard Bachman,Stephen King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848941048

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 6698

The name on the covers was Bachman. But the imagination could only belong to one man. This is a compelling collection of three spellbinding stories of future shock and suspense. It includes: "The Long Walk", "Roadwork", and "The Running Man" - in which Stephen King also explains 'Why I was Richard Bachman'.
Fiction

The Ever-Running Man

Author: Marcia Muller

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446197304

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7594

Sharon McCone is hired by her husband's security firm to track down "the ever-running man," a shadowy figure who has been leaving explosive devices at their various offices. She doesn't have to search for long. When McCone narrowly escapes an explosion at the security firm's San Francisco offices, she catches a glimpse of his retreating figure. The ever-running man is dangerously close--and anyone connected to the firm seems to be within his deadly range. To complicate matters, McCone is forced to question her intensely private husband, Hy, about his involvement in some of the firm's dark secrets. The history of corruption may jeopardize their marriage, but uncovering the secrets of the firm may be the only way she can save her husband's life, and her own.
Accident victims

The Running Miracle

The Story of a Young Man's Determination to Overcome a Crippling Childhood Injury

Author: Lamont J. Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984496938

Category: Accident victims

Page: 136

View: 5865

The Running Miracle is the remarkable true story of a young man's desire to overcome a terrible childhood accident. At two years old, Lamont Thomas was hit by a car that shattered his body and caused severe brain trauma. His doctors did not believe a recovery was possible. Driven by the desire to live a normal life, Lamont Thomas did the impossible: He learned to walk, and then, he learned to run. Lamont runs every day in his neighborhood north of Seattle, where he is an inspiration to many, and is famously known as The Running Man.

The Running Man

A Ralph Lindsey Mystery

Author: Ben Benson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 190

View: 671

Biography & Autobiography

Ultramarathon Man

Confessions of an All-night Runner

Author: Dean Karnazes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585424801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

View: 3911

Presents the story of a marathon runner as he describes the conditions that must be endured during competitions whose distances extend hundreds of miles and discusses why he is driven to participate in such an extreme sport.

The Running Man

A Novel

Author: W. A. Harbinson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542656016

Category:

Page: 142

View: 8876

Set in the red-light district of King's Cross, Sydney, in the turbulent 1960s, THE RUNNING MAN is the violent story of the relationship between an urban Aboriginal, two white men, and a beautiful, tormented woman. An early work by W.A. Harbinson, bestselling author of 'Genesis' and 'Revelation', this is a unique Australian novel with true impact. Filmed in 1983 as 'The City's Edge', this new publication has been slightly revised by the author.

The Running Man

Author: Stephen Book

Publisher: ALMAN .BOOK.LTD

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3817

The runaway bestseller about the ultimate reality show. The year is 2025. The Running Man is America's favorite television game show. Ben Richards is the program's latest contestant and the Hunters' latest target in a rigged game of death. Amazon.com Review Stephing King (writing as Richard Bachman) crafted The Running Man early in his career, though hater such mega-hits as Carrie and The Shining. A bit of a departure from the supernatural horror that is most frequently asociated with his work, the novel describes a science fiction dystopia where market capitalism and television game shows have spiraled out of control, and the separation between the haves and the have-nots has been formalized with separate currencies. King establishes characters quickly, creating sympathy in the first few pages for Ben Richards--whose 18-month-old baby girl is suffering from a horrible cough, perhaps pneumonia. Not able to afford medicine, Richards enters himself in the last-chance money-making scheme of the Free-Vee games. The games that include Treadmill to Bucks, in which heart-attack prone contestants struggle to outlast a progressively demanding treadmill, or the accurately named Swim the Crocodiles. After a rigorous battery of physical and mental examinations, Richards is assigned "Elevator Six"--the path of a chosen few--that leads to The Running Man game. In this game, the Stakes and the prizes are raised. Success means a life of luxury. Failure means death. Unfortunately, few ever win the game; in fact, as the producer tells Richards, in six years no on has survived. The Running Man is a short book, tightly written to be read and enjoyed quickly. The future world it depicts is vividly captured with a few essential deatils. The action is also fast paced and, thought the novel differs from much of King's other work, the sardonic social commentary reveals a pleasing glimmer of King's characteristically twisted sense of humor. --Patrick O'Kelley Review Merely by tickling the keys of his word-processor King can make the flesh creep half a world away --The Times Stephen King is one of those natural storytellers...getting hooked is easy --Frances Fyfield, Express An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading. --Guardian
Biography & Autobiography

This Voice in My Heart

A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness

Author: Gilbert Tuhabonye,Gary Brozek

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060817534

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5651

Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert's school. Fueled by hatred, the Hutus forced more than a hundred Tutsi children and teachers into a small room and used machetes to beat most of them to death. The unfortunate ones who survived the beating were doused with gasoline and set on fire. After hiding under burning bodies for over eight hours, Gilbert heard a voice inside saying, "You will be all right; you will survive." He knows it was God speaking to him. Gilbert was the lone survivor of the genocide, and thanks his enduring faith in God for his survival. Today, having forgiven his enemies and moved forward with his life, he is a world–class athlete, running coach and celebrity in his new hometown of Austin, Texas. The road to this point has been a tough one, but Gilbert uses his survival instincts to spur him on to the goal of qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Summer Games. THIS VOICE IN MY HEART will portray not only the horrific event itself, but will be a catalyst for people to understand real forgiveness and the gift of faith in God.

The Running Man (video).

Author: Duyhu Aban

Publisher: HECTOR.BOOK

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3766

The runaway bestseller about the ultimate reality show. The year is 2025. The Running Man is America's favorite television game show. Ben Richards is the program's latest contestant and the Hunters' latest target in a rigged game of death. Amazon.com Review Stephing King (writing as Richard Bachman) crafted The Running Man early in his career, though hater such mega-hits as Carrie and The Shining. A bit of a departure from the supernatural horror that is most frequently asociated with his work, the novel describes a science fiction dystopia where market capitalism and television game shows have spiraled out of control, and the separation between the haves and the have-nots has been formalized with separate currencies. King establishes characters quickly, creating sympathy in the first few pages for Ben Richards--whose 18-month-old baby girl is suffering from a horrible cough, perhaps pneumonia. Not able to afford medicine, Richards enters himself in the last-chance money-making scheme of the Free-Vee games. The games that include Treadmill to Bucks, in which heart-attack prone contestants struggle to outlast a progressively demanding treadmill, or the accurately named Swim the Crocodiles. After a rigorous battery of physical and mental examinations, Richards is assigned "Elevator Six"--the path of a chosen few--that leads to The Running Man game. In this game, the Stakes and the prizes are raised. Success means a life of luxury. Failure means death. Unfortunately, few ever win the game; in fact, as the producer tells Richards, in six years no on has survived. The Running Man is a short book, tightly written to be read and enjoyed quickly. The future world it depicts is vividly captured with a few essential deatils. The action is also fast paced and, thought the novel differs from much of King's other work, the sardonic social commentary reveals a pleasing glimmer of King's characteristically twisted sense of humor. --Patrick O'Kelley Review Merely by tickling the keys of his word-processor King can make the flesh creep half a world away --The Times Stephen King is one of those natural storytellers...getting hooked is easy --Frances Fyfield, Express An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing, like Truman Capote's, is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading. --Guardian