I had very high expectations about this book. Whole didn’t disappoint me, but not left a big 'wow' or any other great affection. The book was just good.
I accompanied these boys from the start to the end, sometimes with more and sometimes with less interest. I must admit that I pulled up the strongest at the end, it remains few friends that we got to know through the entire book and then grew tension and expectation, of what really happens and how The Long Walk will end. Then we got to know some of the reasons which motivated the characters by notifying to the Long Walk, their concerns and their fear.
Earlier, despite the omnipresent death, everything was presented devoid of any feeling, as if all those people really were characterized by insensitivity to death, every minute another participant walked away, just like that, fell like a tree beside the road, and life went on, and the audience clapped and cheered. This caused a thrill on the skin and the true horror.
Why I’m not fully satisfied? I missed some origins, a more detailed description of the world in which The Long Walk is the largest entertainment for the people living there, a more detailed description of the reasons, why young people voluntarily going to die. I missed the competition, struggle these young people to survive, I thought that the dramatic situation triggers the wildest instincts in them, and that not only the soldiers with weapons will be a threat to them, but also themselves. And a little disappointing ending. At the finish the action took place too quickly. I haven’t felt this, as I should.