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Written on: 18/01/2009 by stoiclion (1 review written)
The Stand by Stephen King is a classic story of good versus evil. It starts with the spreading of a virus from a government research facility that goes on to ravage the population of the United States - I can't recall other continents being mentioned - save for a few survivors.
The survivors are then seperated into two camps. Those that serve evil (in the shape of randall flagg) and those that serve good (in the god-like form of Abigail). As the good camp, set-up in Boulder, Colorado attempt to… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/12/2008
It's a long book buy i'd rather have a long fulfilling book then a short but poor one… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/04/2008 by andkidmakes3 (1 review written)
Stephen King, The Stand leads up to things bit by bit and just gets better and better. It really makes you thing about what people could do with one tube of super flu that breaks and one man who spreads it to everybody without knowing it. It makes you make up how the characters look with a little imagination and a willingness to read a long, good, book. It is also a religious story, but in a good way I mean. I do hope I can find another book thats like it. Once I saw the movie I just had to… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/02/2007 by fryera2 (16 reviews written)
I first read the Stand when I was in hospital for a few days and the book lady came round. Up until that point I had never read any of his books, but I thought I would give this a try and from that moment on I was a massive Stephen King fan - to the extent I now have every book he has ever written. The Stand is still, for me, the best book he has ever written though.
The plot concentrates on an apocalyptic plague that hits America after accidentally being released from a military experiment… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/09/2005 by Mdldave (1 review written)
As Mr. King knows, The Stand is the favorite book of his loyal readers. I am one of them. I first read this book when it came out in 80? I forget the year. The people that put it down for the religious aspects must be devil worshipers. Evil loses. Just like in the real world in the end.
As far as the story, it will grab you from the beginning and will not let go. If you have not read this book, you are so lucky. It is huge and dynamite. Just the way I like a good book. This is a… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/08/2005 by bojanglesk8 (4 reviews written)
Out of all the King books I've read so far, The stand complete and uncut, is my favorite out of all of them, so far that is. It is about (Synopsis): A chemical warfare facility in California who apparently, have a chemical spill. They kill all the occupants inside, of what will later be known as "SuperFlu" or "Captain Trips." Charles Campion, the guard of the facilitation escapes, but he has a container of the new Superflu made, and spreads it across America, killing 99% of all occupants.
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Written on: 18/03/2005 by shen (1 review written)
The book's great apart from the end, where it all goes supernatural...
Why did King add all this holy rubbish and God into this potentially great book?
After the masterpiece that was Wizard and Glass, he screwed up Wolves of the Calla, too, so King is NOT perfect, in-case you were wondering what I thought about that too… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/11/2004 by weesteev (40 reviews written)
Stephen King, The Stand - Definitely the most engrossing book you will probably ever read. What life would be like if only a handful of people survived a huge epidemic. The imagery in the book, the characters are all fantastic. This book is hard to put down and if you didn't have respect for King before then read this book as it will surely change your mind !… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/08/2004 by Dreadlocksmile (358 reviews written)
Stephen King, The Stand - Synopsis:
"First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms".
The Stand first appeared in 1978 and has since been regarded by many as Stephen King's greatest book. However, a considerable amount of the… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/06/2004 by JACQUI DALBY (1 review written)
I have read lots of Stephen King's books but this one is the best by far. I first read it about 8 years ago and have read it at least 7 times since. All of the characters in the book Frannie, Harold, Stu, Mother Abigail, Trashcan to name a few have excellent personalities and you really feel that you know them intimately. If I was to be stranded on a desert island this would be my first choice of reading material and I would reccomend it to everyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2004 by Bully306 (1 review written)
Stephen King's novel the stand is simply awesome. Most definitely the best book I have read so far. The description of the world being wiped out is first class literature. Put on the top of that the battle of good and evil, moral message and the religious tinge. This book is a must read for any fan of literature… Read Full Review
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