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The Stand is like that. You either love it or hate it, but you can't ignore it. Stephen King's most popular book, according to polls of his fans, is an end-of-the-world scenario: a rapidly mutating flu virus is accidentally released from a U.S. military facility and wipes out 99 and 44/100 percent of the world's population, thus setting the stage for an apocalyptic confrontation between Good and Evil.
"I love to burn things up," King says. "It's the werewolf in me, I guess.... The Stand was particularly fulfilling, because there I got a chance to scrub the whole human race, and man, it was fun! ... Much of the compulsive, driven feeling I had while I worked on The Stand came from the vicarious thrill of imagining an entire entrenched social order destroyed in one stroke."
There is much to admire in The Stand: the vivid thumbnail sketches with which King populates a whole landscape with dozens of believable characters; the deep sense of nostalgia for things left behind; the way it subverts our sense of reality by showing us a world we find familiar, then flipping it over to reveal the darkness underneath. Anyone who wants to know, or claims to know, the heart of the American experience needs to read this book. --Fiona Webster --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read the edited version when it first came out and I couldn't imagine it being any better than that. Now many years later I got to see how much better it could be. And was. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by John Zion
I understand this revised, updated book was originally written three decades ago and I am just now reading it for the first time ... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Robert Steven Thomas
Loved this book. Told in the classic style of Stephen King it was an adventure with every turn of the page.Published 3 days ago by a-440
Second time reading this book. This is a great book and I highly recommend.Published 4 days ago by Paul Wiesehan
A lengthy yet amazing book. I have read this 3 times over the past 13 years and I still uncover new perspectives and gain a greater understanding after each read.Published 4 days ago by Mr. Richard James Hustwit
I am a huge fan of Stephen King's and this is one of my favorite books of his. I reread it in between him publishing new novels.Published 4 days ago by LMH