The Stand

Kobo ebook | June 24, 2008

byStephen King

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Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.
 
A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

(This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The StandThe Complete And Uncut Edition.)


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Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those w...

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Thr...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 24, 2008Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand I have read this book at least a dozen times. The characters are alive and every time I read it I discover something new. I recommend this book to anyone that's like a good story
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome It is filled with suspense and action through an through.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is by far my favorite SK book! I never get tired of reading it. The description, the characters, everything about this story makes it a wonderful break from reality. I am, and forever will be, a Constant Reader.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! King always manages to write amazing works. I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of King or the genre, or even someone who is a fan of neither, it's that good.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The stand I read it the first time when it came out I thought it was exacting then but it even better the second time around
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand..... Making my day Reading this once again, still my favorite end of the world book
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand The best by Stephen King and a twentieth century classic
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-reading for the umpteenth time Love this book!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great read, and awesome life lessons learned
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic Was a classic 35 years ago and still is.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand Great book, could not put it down. Great story of good versus evil.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of Stephen King's best! Read this a little at a time... Didn't feel like it was a long book(it is btw). You get so involved with the characters you feel like a part of the story. Excellent read!
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Stephen King Novel I have read The Stand 6 or 7 times and will absolutely read it many times more before the end of my life. This is one of my favourite S.K. books and, as always, King leaves you thinking about things in the dark. The super frightening thing about The Stand is it potentially could happen to us. We are LONG overdue for a worldwide pandemic. A great book!
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! One of King's best! Super extended version took me a very long time with my limited time for leisure reading but well worth it!
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand I was always one of those people who steered away from Horror titles. I had an image of Stephen King as an author whose books I would never think of reading. Then, I saw the movie, The Green Mile and I just had to read the book. I went on to read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Hearts in Atlantis, Bag of Bones and On Writing. Some may call his writing horror style, yet I find it is the human condition he is talking about in these titles. In his non-fiction, On Writing title, he states that the book, The Stand was written 20 years ago. He has had more comments about it than any other he has written to date. The Stand is another statement piece, the weighing of good and evil forces. What would we do if a plague wiped out the world as we know it and we had to start over again? What have we learned? What forces are at work? It is an excellent book........ encompassing all aspects of human nature, and questioning our fate.
Date published: 2001-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Reading!!! Sephen King is truly a mastermind when it comes to bringing the fears of humans out into the open. The Stand is based on the end of the world, with the concept that man will be his own undoing. How much more truth can there be to a statement like that?! It's not only the end of the world that Stephen King brings to light in this amazing novel, but also man's battle with good and evil. His novel shows how easily we can be turned if giving the right incentive. It also goes indepth into the darker side of religion and how we ourselves deal with it. It's one of the best books that I've ever read. Each time you read it, you always find something new. It truly is one of Stephen King's best masterpieces.
Date published: 2001-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand, Makes a Stand This is an exception depiction of the conflicts between Good and Evil in our world. Characters are dramatically and thoroughly developed, you build a relationship with these characters, and live thru them, and survive with them. Grow with them as they experience tremendous loss, cripling fear, unrealized courage and choices that mold a new world. When it comes down to the "end", on which side will you "Stand"?
Date published: 2000-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great epic book! this is a great story. This is king prime before he got in to the dark tower series whitch is weird laws yes this is a great book king in top form one of my faviorte king novels monn that spelles great!
Date published: 2000-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent When I picked this book up I presumed another extroardinarily long okay read. I presumed this because at the time Stephen King was spewing out an amazingly high number of books, which were alright but lacked the quality of books like The Gunslinger, and The Long Walk. But as I started to read the book, it grew beneath every thought, and actually made me think about what was going on in and around the world. It shows how God is always there behind every curtain and every door literally and metaphorically speaking, while the Devil quietly follows right behind him. One of King's best a definite recommendation.
Date published: 2000-08-22