The Stand: American Nightmares

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Marvel, Nov 25, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 144 pages
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The deadly super flu Captain trips had devastated the country and now the few survivors must pick up the pieces and go on. Larry Underwood seeks escape from New York City. Lloyd contemplates an extremely unsavoury dinner option in jail, and Stu Redman makes a desperate bid for freedom from his interrogators.

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Well, it's pretty interesting, but one question came to mind as I followed these survivors.
What is happening in the rest of the world? Nobody bothers to say one way or the other. Obviously
, there's no more news, but still, look at it this way:
If Al Qaeda is not dying from the influenza superflu bug, then guess who's coming to dinner? Or the Japanese, or better the Chinese, or Muslims in general. With only about 1% of American left alive, don't you think the rest of the world would see this as a lucky break for them?
So, since no Chinese military people, or Al Qaeda, have showed up, I assume the rest of the world has also been decimated by the superflu. What is your guess, or did I miss something saying what happened in other countries. For example, Larry is on his way to Maine, before he turns around. Does he think it might be safe in Canada?
It did say, I think in volume 1, that there were some cases in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. But, hey, those places are prone to illnesses anyway. What about England, France, Germany, and Scandinavia. What about China and Japan, for that matter, and Russia. All dead or dying?
Boy, the Walking Dude, Randall Flagg, he gets around, considering he goes everywhere on foot. Or does he fly when he has to go to China from America and back?

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Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. He is number 2 on the Hollywood Reporter's '25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List. King's title's Mr. Mercedes and Revival made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. He won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2015 for Best Novel with Mr. Mercedes. King's title Finders Keepers made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

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