I was lucky enough to come across this particular Bachman collection during a hunt to replace books from a destructive move to Florida.

Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and The Running Man are early works by Stephen King written between 1977-1982 under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

It seems that these stories share themes of reaching personal limits, both emotionally and physically, of acting out repressed aggression through risk and violence.

It is thought-provoking to sit in the raw emotions of each character and wonder how you would navigate in the same place of desperation, to watch the human condition play out in powerful moments of disaster and victory.

I highly recommend this collection as a good introduction to King and his story-telling abilities . . . these gems are essential reading and more dystopian in nature rather than fully seated in the horror genre.

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