I read The Long Walk, written by Stephen King under the pseudonym Richard Bachman (The Bachman books, I believe a collection of four stories in one volume? correct me if I'm wrong, it was over twenty years ago). Anyway, the storyline of The Long Walk is memorable.
When my son saw The Hunger Games, he was telling me about it and I instantly recognised the plot, as that of The Long Walk.
There has been some discussion about this on the internet, what amazes me is this:
Has there been any definitive acknowledgement from either author of the similarities between these stories, has there been some kind of settlement or contractual agreement allowing the use of such a similar and unique storyline, or am I just thinking they are alike and Stephen King is not?