Runner Study Guides

  • Blade Runner

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    Blade Runner follows the noir adventures of Rick Deckard, a police officer and the titular blade runner, in the grim industrial cityscape of Earth's future. Deckard hunts replicants, artificial humans built and programmed to resemble the real thing, but rendered illegal on Earth because of their strength and tendency to run amok. Deckard grapples with his doubts about the morality of his job while the replicants themselves struggle to find a solution to their artificially short lifespans.

  • The Long-Distance Runner

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  • Taming the Star Runner

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  • The Runner

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  • The Kite Runner

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    The Kite Runner is the story of Amir and Hassan, two boys in pre-Soviet Afghanistan. Amir is the son of a wealthy merchant, Hassan a servant. The two have an uneven friendship. Hassan is secretly Amir's half-brother, a product of his father's indiscretion with a servant. The two grow apart during the war and the subsequent rise of the Taliban and Amir journeys to America where his father passes away. He returns to Afghanistan to claim Hassan's son in the wake of Hassan's death at the hands of the Taliban.

  • The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner

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  • The Maze Runner

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    The Maze Runner is a novel by James Dashner published in 2009. The book is set in a science fiction dystopia and contains themes of knowledge, psychology and freedom. Thomas is unable to remember anything except his own name and finds himself with many other teenage boys in a self-enclosed world called "the glade." The boys are trying to escape through a maze off of their living quarters but have had no success. Eventually a girl arrives bearing a message and they begin to unravel the mystery behind their imprisonment.