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    @revelarts Been meaning to suggest this to you for awhile. Actually for more than a year

    "The Running Man" is one of I believe 4 books in a book called "The Bachman Books". Richard Bachman was a pseudonym used by Stephen King for whatever reason.

    If you read books, I think you would find "The Running Man" interesting. If you've seen the campy Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, it barely resembles the book. The book is more 1984-ish.
    “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Edumnd Burke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    @revelarts Been meaning to suggest this to you for awhile. Actually for more than a year

    "The Running Man" is one of I believe 4 books in a book called "The Bachman Books". Richard Bachman was a pseudonym used by Stephen King for whatever reason.

    If you read books, I think you would find "The Running Man" interesting. If you've seen the campy Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, it barely resembles the book. The book is more 1984-ish.
    I'll check it out too. I loved the movie.

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    I have seen the movie...
    But I'll give the book a try. Thanks for the heads up.

    Sad thing is, seems we're living a slow-motion, low-budget tv mishmash of 1984, Fahrenheit 357(?) brave new world, Logan's run, and a few other sci-fi stories.

    One of the things that amazes me though that seems to play out through all those kinds of books ,
    and seems the most consistent with reality, is the compliance and\or outright embrace of much of society with whatever the dominant oppression or horror is.

    The main characters usually find themselves struggling against, not just the crazy system, but the majority of people who go along with it.
    Out of fear, ignorance, being deceived, personal security or gain, blind obedience or some weird near religious devotion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revelarts View Post
    I have seen the movie... But I'll give the book a try. Thanks for the heads up.Sad thing is, seems we're living a slow-motion, low-budget tv mishmash of 1984, Fahrenheit 357(?) brave new world, Logan's run, and a few other sci-fi stories.One of the things that amazes me though that seems to play out through all those kinds of books , and seems the most consistent with reality, is the compliance and\or outright embrace of much of society with whatever the dominant oppression or horror is.The main characters usually find themselves struggling against, not just the crazy system, but the majority of people who go along with it.Out of fear, ignorance, being deceived, personal security or gain, blind obedience or some weird near religious devotion.
    You can add apathy to those.
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelarts View Post
    I have seen the movie...
    But I'll give the book a try. Thanks for the heads up.

    Sad thing is, seems we're living a slow-motion, low-budget tv mishmash of 1984, Fahrenheit 357(?) brave new world, Logan's run, and a few other sci-fi stories.

    One of the things that amazes me though that seems to play out through all those kinds of books ,
    and seems the most consistent with reality, is the compliance and\or outright embrace of much of society with whatever the dominant oppression or horror is.

    The main characters usually find themselves struggling against, not just the crazy system, but the majority of people who go along with it.
    Out of fear, ignorance, being deceived, personal security or gain, blind obedience or some weird near religious devotion
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    It's that kind of book. Not what I would expect from Stephen King. If I was to try and pin it to a genre, I would say Orwellian, futuristic sci-fi. The futuristic part being already partly upon us at this point. The book was written in the 80s-ish or earlier (not sure on date).

    The movie simplifies the "bad guy", and creates a cartoonish action-adventure for Arnold to flex in.
    “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Edumnd Burke

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