The Stand

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Signet/NAL, 1991 - Fiction - 1141 pages
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Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. 'The Stand' - The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral comlexity of a true epic. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.

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The book is easy to follow, easy to read. - LibraryThing
Unnerving imagery: weasels in the corn. - LibraryThing
Also the ending in this book is great. - LibraryThing
Also, the writing just isn't that good. - LibraryThing
It depends on how you like your character development. - LibraryThing
Also, the ending blew my mind! - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Bob Mayer - Goodreads

Classic. Stephen King did admit the book Earth Abides was part motivation for writing this. But he took it in another direction and with a wide cast of characters. The ability to bring in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicholas Doran - Goodreads

The Stand is a horror epic, and nothing less. It was well-written with an alright plot. The only reason I gave this work 3 stars was for it's jumping around from one story to the next, never focusing on one storyline. Not that not focusing on one storyline is bad, but you get the point. Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

His Dark Tower books include: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower.

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