The Long Walk
written by Richard Bachman and Stephen King
Date: July 1979
This Book refers to John Keats
McVries mentions he read Keats to a girl
Set in the near future, the plot revolves around the contestants of a horrific walking contest, held annually by a somewhat despotic and totalitarian version of the United States of America. Note: This book was originally published under Stephen King's alter ego, "Richard Bachman".