• Fiction

The Running Man

A Novel
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501143859
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 8882
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: 985
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: 7280
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: 9399
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.

    • 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: 8105
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

Indian Summer

The Return of the Myth of the Running Man
Author: Vance Cornell
Publisher: Polar Bear
ISBN: 9781882190447
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 7312
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

    • Fiction

The Bachman Books


Author: Richard Bachman,Stephen King
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848941048
Category: Fiction
Page: 992
View: 8562
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'.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Ultramarathon Man

Confessions of an All-night Runner
Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781585424801
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 295
View: 5127
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.

    • Fiction

Night of the Running Man


Author: Lee Wells
Publisher: Harlequin Books
ISBN: 9780373621125
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 4827
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

    • 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: 5570
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: 7136

    • Fiction

The Ever-Running Man


Author: Marcia Muller
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446197304
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 6002
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.

The Running Man


Author: Stephen Book
Publisher: ALMAN .BOOK.LTD
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 3273
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

The Running Man

A Novel
Author: W. A. Harbinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542656016
Category:
Page: 142
View: 7662
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.

    • Religion

The Gospel According to the Running Man

The Road to Glory
Author: Everton L. Hohn
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759623104
Category: Religion
Page: 97
View: 5771
Fulfilling Your Destiny Reveals the secret of how to win in the real world against the odds Finding life's purpose in the middle of life's struggles Solving life's problems with intuition Understanding the body, mind and spirit connection Overcoming "impossible" outer situations with inner power Understanding the connection between the body, mind and spirit is the key to solving life problems. A quiet mind and an open heart unlock the inner wisdom of intuition, the language of the spirit. Only then do dreams come true.

    • Social Science

On the Run

Fugitive Life in an American City
Author: Alice Goffman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250065674
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 2728
A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system, but for their family members and working neighbors. Alice Goffman spent six years in one Philadelphia neighborhood, documenting the routine stops, searches, raids, and beatings that young men navigate as they come of age. In the course of her research, she became roommates with Mike and Chuck, two friends trying to make ends meet between low wage jobs and the drug trade. Like many in the neighborhood, Mike and Chuck were caught up in a cycle of court cases, probation sentences, and low level warrants, with no clear way out. We observe their girlfriends and mothers enduring raids and interrogations, "clean" residents struggling to go to school and work every day as the cops chase down neighbors in the streets, and others eking out a living by providing clean urine, fake documents, and off the books medical care. This fugitive world is the hidden counterpoint to mass incarceration, the grim underside of our nation's social experiment in punishing Black men and their families. While recognizing the drug trade's damage, On The Run reveals a justice system gone awry: it is an exemplary work of scholarship highlighting the failures of the War on Crime, and a compassionate chronicle of the families caught in the midst of it. "A remarkable feat of reporting . . . The level of detail in this book and Goffman's ability to understand her subjects' motivations are astonishing—and riveting."—The New York Times Book Review

    • Fiction

Lovecraft Country

A Novel
Author: Matt Ruff
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062292080
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 9920
The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction. A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.