The novel is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy story that re-works the scenario of King's earlier short story, "Night Surf." A longer edition of the novel was later released in May of 1990; King restored some text originally cut for brevity, added and revised sections, changed the time frame of the very good story from 1980 to 1990, and updated several pop culture references accordingly to the time.
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A man who worked in a US biological testing facility escapes from it because he notices something is wrong. He manages to get to his family and tell them to run away, without knowing he was infected ... Read full review
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I'm not sure how many times I've read The Stand – I picked up a battered copy of the original a few years ago on a summer afternoon at a garage sale and started reading as I languished in a hammock ... Read full review