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".

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What Television Series are referenced by this Book?

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street

Date: November 10, 1969
This Television Series is referred to by The Long Walk
A quote from Count von Count starts Chapter 10. "Do you know why they call me the Count?" Because I love to count! Ah-hah-hah."

What Books are referenced by this Book?

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What Songs are referenced by this Book?

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Molly Malone
performed by Traditional

This Song is referred to by The Long Walk
Garraty thinks about this Irish lullaby his mother used to sing which included the lyrics "cockles and mussels, alive, alive-o".
The Star-Spangled Banner composed by John Stafford Smith; written by Francis Scott Key

The Star-Spangled Banner
composed by John Stafford Smith; written by

Date:
This Song is referred to by The Long Walk
A marching band plays this along the route.

What Poetry are referenced by this Book?

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To His Coy Mistress written by Andrew Marvell

To His Coy Mistress
written by

This Poem is referred to by The Long Walk
While passing "the boneyard", McVries quotes this poem when he says that cemeteries are "A fine and quiet place, as the poet said."

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