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DGRachel
The Running Man | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #TheRunningMan!

Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

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BookwormAHN I listened to the audio version and in the intro King was clearly not happy about the movie version. I was wondering if anyone has seen it and what were their thoughts on it. I really enjoyed the book. 4y
DGRachel @BookwormAHN I didn‘t even realize there was a movie based on the book. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I‘m also curious if King has liked any of the adaptations. I know he hated a lot of the earlier films, especially The Shining. 4y
Karkar @BookwormAHN I did not realize it was a movie either. 😮 4y
Readingismyescape @BookwormAHN I watched the movie after I read the book. It‘s completely different. In the movie Richards was a soldier who disobeyed orders, escaped prison, then was recaptured and “encouraged “ (read: forced) into being part of the game. Also, the hunters looking for him were cartoonish characters with gimmicks that he easily “got rid of” (read: killed). 4y
Readingismyescape I listened to the audio version and was annoyed that the intro revealed the end of the book. ☹️ 4y
Readingismyescape Also, in the movie there are three other contestants running at the same time. That Schwarzenegger has to save (when he can). 4y
Readingismyescape I enjoyed the book. I can see a similar premise in many of the popular ya dystopian books of the past couple of years. The book‘s ending was quite abrupt which I had forgotten about. It‘s kind of jarring. 4y
BookwormAHN @Readingismyescape I was also annoyed that the ending was revealed and how abrupt it was. 4y
Readingismyescape @BookwormAHN Right? Why reveal the ending in the prologue. At least include a spoiler warning. 🙄 4y
Readingismyescape @BookwormAHN Right? Why reveal the ending in the prologue. At least include a spoiler warning. 🙄 4y
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DGRachel
The Running Man | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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Discussion starts NOW! #LosersClub

Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a SPOILER. Find the post for #TheRunningMan & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag any of us & we‘ll jump in to discuss with you. See you there!

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DGRachel
The Running Man | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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JulAnna 😊I mixed up the months. I read this one already and am waiting for my copy of Cujo to come in the mail! Duh! 😂 4y
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DGRachel @JulAnna No worries! You‘re all set to comment when we have discussion and you can always go back to the Cujo discussion at any time! 4y
AnansiGirl A couple weeks late, but I finally made it to the library to check it out! 😄 4y
SexyCajun Wait March 18th for discussion? 4y
SexyCajun Oh it says it started in February. Whoops 4y
DGRachel @SexyCajun Yes - each book has a month to be read before I post the discussion thread. I know it can be a bit confusing, but I don‘t know how else to phrase the posts and I‘m using the template developed by the original host. We‘ll discuss this one next week and reading starts for a graphic novel & The Gunslinger 3/19. I give a reminder for the following month‘s read in case people need time to obtain a copy. 4y
SexyCajun @DGRachel The Bachman Books. I'm confused on why some explanations say it's someone else's work. 4y
DGRachel @SexyCajun Whose explanations say they‘re someone else‘s work? My understanding is that Richard Bachman was a pen name used by Stephen King. They‘ve even republished a lot of those books with King‘s name on the cover to sell more copies. Now, I‘m going to have to go Google...😂 4y
SexyCajun @DGRachel ok I must've misunderstood or just flat out didn't know!!! Actually I did NOT know that he ever used a pen name!! Son that explains it😳😳😳 4y
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restingwitchface
Misery | Stephen King
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This weekend past I took part in the #24in48 readathon. I managed just over 16 hours of reading, which was pretty reasonable since I was sick. I loved my tbr stack and made it through 3 books, Misery, The Running Man and Final Girls (which was thrown in at the last minute).

#misery #stephenking #therunningman #richardbachman #thegoneworld #tomsweterlitsch #finalgirls #rileysager

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DGRachel
The Running Man | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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Just a reminder that February‘s #losersclub read takes us back to Bachman for #TheRunningMan! Buy, borrow, or beg your copy and check back in next month when we begin reading this one. I‘ll be #ghosthosting this one, but everyone is welcome to join in!

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mellisarock
One More Day | Kelly Simmons
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Do you like coffee? Only with my oxygen. -Lorelei Gilmore
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It's official: I broke my #bookbuyban & I'm pathetic. 😆But y'all understand don't you? There's nothing like the new smell of books! #bookish
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I got:
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#onemoreday
#themountainbetweenus
#therunningman
#hatelist
#allisnotforgotten
#readyplayerone
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Who else is pathetic & has no chill around books?
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#sorrynotsorry #nochill #bookhaul #targetbookhaul #bombookhaul #gilmoregirls

rubyslippersreads Me! 😄 5y
aa_guer2021 It has actually been some time since I bought a new book. 😱 Getting my fix from the library. 5y
DGRachel Me! I'm a menace to my bank account in a bookstore. 😱 5y
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bbackes Hahaha Sometimes this kind of thing happens! Enjoy the new books! 5y
Tamra I did, earlier this week & today. 😬 5y
mcipher Love this picture!! @ruskigurl16 I'm usually all about the library, too. But Litsy is a bad influence and I've bought (used) books three times this week. 5y
Aaronlisa Me. I have given up on trying to ban myself from buying books. The only time it works for me is when I am saving up to go to a particular book store a few cities away from where I live. This photo is great by the way. 5y
Caroline2 Love the photo! I'm a huge Gilmores fan! I broke my book buying ban to get Ready Player One too if it's any consolation! 😆 5y
JaclynW New books! 😍 Nice picture!! 5y
CoffeeCatsBooks Yeah, I had a book buying ban for last two months but bought about 30 books each month. Book buying bans seem to backfire for me. 📖❤️ (edited) 5y
Zelma You picked some good ones. Ready Player One is quite fun and Hate List was very good. 5y
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mellisarock
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It's a #GilmoreGirls kind of day.
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I'm stuck in my #library #bookhaul & every time I step foot inside their walls I find another that I MUST read. These are my past, current & future reads!
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Last night I almost broke my book buying ban! @holden_beerfield posted about #therunningman & I almost bought it. Thankfully my husband suggested I look at the library first.
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Happy #saturdaymorning & #threedayweekend
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What are you reading?

kspenmoll Right now, fiction, 5y
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