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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.
This is one book that I have read several times over the years. To me, re-readability is what determines if the book is really good. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Daniel F Taylor
I normally don't read Stephen King - my son-in-law told me to read this book - it was great! I hated to put it down. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by mawmaw
In Summation: If you read only one Stephen King book I stand by the general assessment that this should be the one. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by GrungeStealth
he is just such a great storyteller. good versus evil and nobody ever really wins. stephen king, God of the mega novels that we want to read over and over.Published 22 hours ago by Joyce Burns
"The Stand" by Stephen King is one of my most favorite books and for the longest time I have wanted to own a copy of it on CD. Read morePublished 23 hours ago by M. E. Newell
I love Stephen King books and although this particular book was the long version, I really enjoyed itPublished 2 days ago by Maddie
Many people think The Stand is King's best book. I think that is because he incorpperates some more traditional values. ie, Christianity and the american way. Read morePublished 3 days ago by John S Mical