The Stand

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MarcAnn - Fiction - 729 pages
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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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The book is easy to follow, easy to read. - LibraryThing
Also, the ending blew my mind! - LibraryThing
It depends on how you like your character development. - LibraryThing
Also, the writing just isn't that good. - LibraryThing
Hauntingly plausible end-of-world and afterward plot. - LibraryThing
My advice: don't let the length scare you. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Vane - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Roberta Pearce - Goodreads

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

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The Stand is the sixth book published by Stephen King; it is his fifth novel, and the fourth under his own name. The book was the last of King's novels published by Doubleday in 1978. 


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