The Stand

The Stand

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casu...

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Title:The Stand
Author:Stephen King
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:The Stand
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:1153 pages pages

The Stand Reviews

  • Kemper
    Sep 22, 2007
    You know what?s really scary? Getting sick while you?re reading the first part of The Stand. Just try running a fever, going through a box of tissues and guzzling the better part of a bottle of NyQuil while Stephen King describes the grisly deaths of almost every one on Earth from ...
  • Jessica
    Oct 21, 2007
    I read this book ages ago, but it's fresh in my mind every time I wind up stuck in traffic underneath the Hudson. It's about almost everyone in the world basically catching a bad case of the Plague and dropping dead. This premise doesn't seem very far-fetched, which could make it ei...
  • Chris
    Jan 31, 2008
    And so the Apocalypse Trifecta is complete, with my one, true favorite End of the World book. I have no idea how many times I've read it now - I know the first time was in junior high school, though, and a lot of time's gone by since then. I also think I have about three different copi...
  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    Apr 15, 2012
    The first time I read The Stand I was home sick from school with some illness, the German measles I think. Maybe not a good time to be reading a book about a super flu, but I was young and not so bright. This had to have been in 1981 or so, because that?s the year MTV debuted, bac...
  • Whitaker
    Jun 29, 2011
    I?ve said before that romance fiction taps into a primal desire for comfort. It?s a fantasy, a snuggie to wrap up in curled up with hot chocolate and toasty roadhouse cookies. The Stand falls squarely into that category, and adds hot rum to the mix as well. The subtitle of The ...
  • Evan
    Jul 24, 2009
    Are 1100 pages enough to stop a bullet? This was the question that came to mind when my roommate asked if I had anything to use as target practice for when we would go shooting. Well, that was not the exact question. More of a theoretical situation, really. Suppose you are being shot a...
  • Carol.
    Jul 05, 2011
    Dear Stephen, I'm sorry. I just don't like you in that way. I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just never developed those kind of feelings for you, even after eleven hundred pages. I feel like we only moved forward in fits and stops, and we were just never able to su...
  • Mark Lawrence
    Mar 20, 2011
    I loved this book. I read the uncut version years back when I lived in the States, maybe in 2002. I loved everything about it except the ending. I'm a big fan of Stephen King and have 23 of his books on my shelf. Stephen King can only write a good ending to a book by chance. That said,...
  • Lyn
    Oct 10, 2015
    M-O-O-N. That spells ?Damn, what a great book!? I knew King had it in him, I am a fan of his brilliant 1977 haunted house thriller The Shining, but I did not expect this. The best post apocalyptic novel ever? Maybe, that is a broad category teaming with great work from ta...
  • Delee
    Mar 23, 2012
    M-O-O-N spells spectacular! I first read THE STAND in the early 80's. It was during the Christmas break- I lived out in the boonies with my family, and after the holiday hoopla was over -I planted myself in my favorite chair and sat there for 4 days devouring every page-(only leavin...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    Nov 05, 2011
    I never get tired of reading this book. It's my absolute all time favorite reads. Every once in a while I have to go back and read it again and again....and it's just as good as the first time I read it those many years ago. 1st Review The end of the world where humanity takes a ...
  • Celeste
    Apr 29, 2017
    Full review now posted! Original review can be found at Booknest. Rating: 6/5 stars. Yes, you read that right. Six out of five stars. This is one of the best books I?ve ever read. M-O-O-N, that spells phenomenal. Going into this book can be intimidating. It?s 1153 pages i...
  • Evgeny
    Dec 23, 2016
    Humanity in general loves to play god trying to meddle in some very dangerous things. Military is not an exception as they are obsessed with creating more effective and devastating weapons. Considering the progress from a simple stone to an atomic bomb we became quite efficient at kill...
  • Brenda
    May 19, 2017
    Traveling sister read with Norma and Kaceey I am feeling wow right now and what an achievement reading The Stand. 2 weeks on this amazing book and the best part the discussions it created with Norma and Kaceey. Great book for a group read. Norma has posted the full review on h...
  • Samadrita
    Nov 26, 2012
    One of the reasons why I would never club Stephen King together with any of the other best-selling writers of his generation (Grisham, Archer, Patterson, Sheldon and so on) is this :- None of them match King's calibre as a story-teller. They don't even come close. If somebody spins...
  • Kaceey
    May 20, 2017
    A heartfelt thank-you to Norma and Brenda for including me in this 1,300 page marathon journey of a novel. I was kindly offered the opportunity to become part of the ?traveling sister read? earlier this month. Such a great concept and what an incredible experience. I enjoyed ev...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Mar 01, 2017
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  • Matthew
    Jan 16, 2013
    The Stand Abridged: 5 Stars The Stand Unabridged: 3.5 to 4 Stars I hope that Goodreads lets both of my star ratings of this book go through as I already rated The Stand Abridged years ago, but in case it doesn?t, I am combining my review of the two into one. The original Stand...
  • Matthew
    Oct 05, 2016
    The Stand Abridged: 5 Stars The Stand Unabridged: 3.5 to 4 Stars I hope that Goodreads lets both of my star ratings of this book go through as I already rated The Stand Abridged years ago, but in case it doesn?t, I am combining my review of the two into one. The original Stand...
  • Paul O'Neill
    May 15, 2015
    M-O-O-N, that spells one of the best books ever! This is King at his very best. ...
  • Will M.
    May 11, 2014
    The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet. So I finally finished this gigantic brick. This freakin' gigantic heavy brick, and all I can say is, this is probably the best freakin' brick ever made. With a heaping 1439 pa...
  • Franco  Santos
    Apr 11, 2014
    Uno de mis favoritos de mi autor favorito, y uno de los más complejos y mejor elaborados. No voy a escribir 1000 palabras para convencerlos de que lo lean, solo confíen en estas pocas líneas y en mi calificación perfecta. Cuando digo que es de lo mejor de lo mejor, lo es. Fantásti...
  • Phils Osophie
    Apr 22, 2017
    Ach du heilige Kacke. 1700 Seiten. Und ich habe sie tatsächlich ENDLICH durch! O man, was für eine Achterbahnfahrt dieses Buch doch war. So überragend stark es auch gestartet ist, so zäh waren einige Stellen im Mittelteil... Ehe das Buch mit einem lodernden Inferno ausgegangen i...
  • Luvtoread
    Nov 24, 2017
    The Stand is one of my all-time favorite books, and I think it is the most unforgettable. A must read if you are a SK fan, and a must read if you love Good vs Evil! ...
  • Norma
    May 06, 2017
    Traveling Sister Reads Review by NORMA, BRENDA and KACEEY!! Let?s take a stand against evil!! 5 epic stars for THE STAND by STEPHEN KING as we all thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience of reading this masterpiece of a novel together. With not too many of Stephen King?s ...
  • Diane Wallace
    May 23, 2015
    Haunting read! scary good and well written (paperback!) ...
  • Hasham Rasool
    Apr 06, 2017
    I haven't read any horror book for 5 years. I have heard of Stephen King a many times. He is one of most popular authors. I never thought I would have read his book one day. This is the first book I have read by Stephen King. Stephen King has used very powerful vocabulary and it ...
  • Petrik
    Mar 10, 2018
    3.5/5 stars M-O-O-N. That spells I am done with this MOONstrosity of a tome. This is the biggest single book I?ve ever read in my life so far?It?s 470k words and it?s even bigger than Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson?and although it doesn?t go into my personal favorit...
  • J.K. Grice
    Oct 03, 2017
    I know THE STAND is considered King's magnum opus by many, but I had a hard time staying fully engaged with this epic tale. Maybe in part because I'm not the biggest fan of post apocalyptic fiction. This book seemed overly long to me, and I was more than ready for it to end. 2.5 stars ...
  • Ɗắɳ  2.☊
    Jul 05, 2016
    I'm sorry but I cannot, in good conscience, give this anything less than 5 stars. Even though there were a few parts that aggravated me--mostly in book 3--the good far exceeded the bad. It took me nearly three weeks to read this 1153 page monster, and amazingly I was never bored with i...