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by Stephen King, Grover Gardner
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
One of my favourite SF books was Stephen King's 1979 "The Stand", which I read in the full unadulterated double-doorstop version released in 1990, which was considered far to voluminous to release in 1979. This is the second time I'm re-reading it. How did it fare? This is the sort of SF that is a...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 3 years ago
Thanks to Orion Publishing Group Gollancz and to Net Galley for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. I have read three books by Joe Hill before, enjoyed them and I was excited when I saw his new novel on offer at Net Galley. In short, the book offers a post-apoca...
Moonlit Pages
Moonlit Pages rated it 3 years ago
Jennifer's scorecard:5) Essential purchase4) Recommended purchase3) Recommended purchase during a sale 2) Not recommended unless heavily discounted and/or is being used as decor 1) Not even recommended as decoration.So it took me 7 weeks to read this book. It's massive but the number of pages wasn't...
IntoTheMacabre
IntoTheMacabre rated it 4 years ago
For many, The Stand needs no introduction. If you're a King fan, chances are you've already tackled this behemoth. Others seem to be intimidated by the sheer size of this monster and move on to his other stories that don't weigh as much a Buick. For those of you who may be trying to decide on whethe...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
This is a tough book to rate and review. As a book club selection, this novel is completely outside the realm of what I would choose to read on my own, so I was surprised at how much I liked certain elements of King's story. I was less surprised by how little I liked a few other elements. It was riv...
 Spooky's House Of Books
Spooky's House Of Books rated it 4 years ago
about the author:Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was a...
DoctorDonna
DoctorDonna rated it 4 years ago
I love this book. It was quite a bit slower than I remembered but still a fantastic read. The ultimate good vs evil story.
The Wombat's Book Blog
The Wombat's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
As good as advertised. Very bulky, I don't think I'll be rereading it, but still a great ride.
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 4 years ago
How does one even begin talking about The Stand, Stephen King's masterpiece? Since its publication in 1978 and re-release (with over 400 pages of originally deleted material added back in) in 1990, countless reviews and articles have been written about King's self-proclaimed "long, dark tale of Chri...
learn by going
learn by going rated it 4 years ago
My favorite part of this gigantic King novel is the beginning: seeing how the superflu wipes out humanity and how the remaining characters survive and come together. After that, things got dicey for me. So much time is spent in the Free Zone that I wondered what was happening in Vegas, and when we g...
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