The Long Walk (1979) – Stephen King as Richard Bachman

King’s first novel, written, not published, is a gripping thriller that terrifies and captivates, from the first page to it’s haunting conclusion. Writing under his pseudonym of Richard Bachman, the story follows Ray Garraty a young teen in an alternate timeline where a totalitarian government has assumed control, and all of it is overseen by…

The Running Man (1982) – Stephen King as Richard Bachman

Despite being a fan of the 87 Schwarzenegger flick, I’d never read the original source material, so being long past due, I dug into it and was delighted to find that the novel was a completely different experience, and worthy of a cinematic adaptation in its own right. Ben Richards lives in the slums, a…

The Hunger Games – Defending The Districts

The Hunger Games. Wow. It’s easy to dismiss a teen fiction book as just that, teen fiction, but more and more it appears that there are great stories being told in this arena. And for us here at The Mind Reels, The Hunger Games is one of those. We’re very passionate about it, and of…