Good dystopian thriller that keeps you reading right till the end. I just read 'The Long Walk' so I thought that this might be a good book to read next by Stephen King. I browsed the shops, Goodreads and amazon half expecting to come across 'The Jogging Men' and was relieved as well as a bit disappointed to know that there isn't any.
Well of course, the protagonist here does not participate in a running contest but instead is running and hiding from the hunters and the privileged population of the USA alike. Yup, that is the game. He has a 12 hours head start and then he receives 100 dollars an hour of his survival time. There are perks when he kills policemen and there are prizes for the people to inform on his whereabouts. So all in all, a pretty gloomy picture.And the end reminded me of a real major event that shook the world to its core for all the wrong reasons at the turn of this century.