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    Ebook / PDF The Stand Autore Stephen King 06252020 Five months later—FINISHED What a ride Glad I kept notes on how the novel impacted me throughout because January 2020 was a very different time in my life than June 2020 This review exceeds the character limit so I will post my 'uncut' final update in the comments 06042020 Dreams play an important role in The Stand Survivors of the super flu dream both of holy Mother Abigail and evil Randall Flagg but where

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    Review The Stand Stephen King Á 2 Read Download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Stephen King 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 the first 95% of his books is generally so good that

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    Ebook / PDF The Stand Autore Stephen King Oh wow it hasn't even been a year since I finished this and I'm rereading again? I'm not sure what I can say about this massive tome that hasn't been said before but I came I read and I conuered I also really enjoyed it alon

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    Review The Stand Ebook / PDF The Stand Autore Stephen King Stephen King Á 2 Read Want to catch the flu? Read The StandI caught it twice in the month it took me to read this book Twice I'm rarely sick so it's clearly a thingPost apocalyptic book where most people die from a super flu That part was my favoriteIt then becomes a battle between Good and Evil Some fantasy elements were included This part was still solid I li

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    Download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Stephen King Stephen King Á 2 Read Review The Stand M O O N spells spectacularI 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 leaving for bathroom breaks meals and sleep30 years later my re

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    Review The Stand Ebook / PDF The Stand Autore Stephen King Stephen King Á 2 Read “None of us want to see portents and omens no matter how much we like our ghost stories and the spooky films None of us want to really see a Star in the East or a pillar of fire by night We want peace and ratio

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I am finding new ways to appreciate the wonderful ife I do have I have to admit though that I had to agree with ifestyle philosophy of the sociologist Glen Bateman But Bateman himself hadn t wanted to get in on the ground floor of society s reappearance He seemed perfectly content at east for the time being to go for his walks with Kojak paint his pictures putter around his garden and think about the sociological ramifications of nearly total decimation I would hope I could ignore the siren calls of the ancient wise woman in Nebraska and the seductive pull of The Dark Man and just enjoy the peace and uiet of a tranuil world without the constant noise of people talking on their cell phones music blaring from cars planes taking off from airports and millions of electrical Lords of the Rinks: The Emergence of the National Hockey League, 1875-1936 lines humming It is truly amazing any of us can think f you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at Want to catch the flu Read The StandI caught it twice in the month it took me to read this book Twice I m rarely sick so it s clearly a thingPost apocalyptic book where most people die from a super flu That part was my favoriteIt then becomes a battle between Good and Evil Some fantasy elements were included This part was still solid Iiked how we got to follow the characters and get to know them I felt some similarities to Station Eleven so if you Tracking Serial Killers like The Stand I would give this one a shot too 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 thisThe best post apocalyptic novel ever Maybe that is a broad category teaming with great work from talented writers but King s The Stand is an epic genre defining workMy friend Michael has a profile statement something to the effect of finding our next 5 star rating Iike that sentiment and am excited by the opportunity that our next favorite book is out there waiting to be read a new best friend of an author to whom we ve yet to be introduced Here s mine I m ate to the party just reading this for the first time in 2015 I think I was always a ittle intimidated by the Doubts on Avicenna: A Study and Edition of Sharaf Al-Dīn Al-Masʿūdī's Commentary on the Ishārāt length It s a beast and I was a glutton for punishment reading the 1990 extended version weighing in at a heavyweight 1153 pages But it s a runaway train grabbing the reader up and taking him or her where Stephen King wants to take youYes it s a book about a devastating plague but also so so much King weaves in an allegory about the viruses amongst us There is also the spiritual uality of the book King shows how we are sinners in the hands of an angry God and that dreamers will survive and survivors can still dreamI could not help making a comparison with the Left Behind series and associating Flagg to Nicholai Carpathia though King s characterization is far complex and well rounded andike Milton s Satan the most interesting character here is the villain This makes me appreciate his The Gunslinger series and I want to search out Flagg and read about himThis is also an American epic and in its context an American eulogy King shows us the good the bad and the ugly of what we are and what we can be An observant reader will see references to Ursula K LeGuin word for world is woods to Jim Morison Edgar Allan Poe Woody Guthrie and hell even Rod McKuenI know Mr King and have enjoyed many of his works and I have now been amazed by his finest 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 Nyuil while Stephen King describes the grisly deaths of almost every one on Earth from a superflu On top of feeling ike crap you l be terrified BonusAfter a bio engineered virus that acts Forest of Darkness like a revved up cold escapes from a US governmentab it takes only weeks for almost all of humanity to succumb to the disease A handful of survivors are mysteriously immune and begin having strange dreams some of which are about a very old woman called Mother Abigail asking them to come see her MORE DISTURBING ARE NIGHTMARES ABOUT A disturbing are nightmares about a figure named Randall Flagg also known as the Dark Man or the Walkin DudeAs they make their way through an America almost entirely devoid of people the survivors begin to unite and realize that the flu was just the beginning of their problems While some are drawn to the saintly Mother Abigail in Boulder Colorado who tells them that they have been chosen by God others have flocked to Flagg in Las Vegas who is determined to annihilate all those who refuse to pledge their allegiance to himIf King would have just written a book about a world destroyed by plague and a small number of people struggling in the aftermath it probably would have been a compelling story What sets this one apart is the supernatural element Flagg is the embodiment of evil and chaos He s a mysterious figure who has been giving the wrong people the push needed for them to make things worse for everyone and he sees the plague as his chance to fulfill his own destiny as a wrecker of humanity And on the other side we have God Yep that God The Big Cheese himself But this isn t some kindly figure in a white robe with a white beard or George Burns or Morgan Freeman This is the Old Testament God who demands obedience and worship while usually rewarding his most faithful servants with gruesome deaths King calls this a tale of dark Christianity in his forward and one of the things I ove about this book is that it does feel ike a Biblical story complete with contradictions and a moves in mysterious ways factor Stories don t get much epic than this and King does a great job of depicting the meltdown of the world through the stories of a variety of relateable characters Larry Underwood remains among my favorite King creations One of my few complaints is that this "features a ot of King s anti technology themes that he d use in several books ike "a ot of King s anti technology themes that he d use in several books ike or The Dark Tower series We re told repeatedly that the old ways Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance like trying to get the power back on in Boulder are a death trip The good guys gather in the Rocky Mountains but if they try to get the juice going so they won t freeze to death in the winter they re somehow acting in defiance of God s will and returning to the bad habits Not all tech is bad tech Mr King Nature is a bitch and will kill your ass uicker than the superfluHere s another thing I m not wild about When this was published in theate 70s the bean counters at King s publishers had decided that the book as written would be too pricey in hardback and no one would pay a whopping 13 for a Stephen King hardback So King cut about three hundred pagesAround 1990 after it had become apparent that King could publish his shopping ist as a best seller he put those pages back in and released the uncut version Which I m fine with The original stuff was cut for a financial reason not an editorial one and there s some very nice bits of story added in If King would have stopped there we would have had a great definitive final version as originally created by the authorUnfortunately he seemed to catch a case of Lucasitis and decided to update the story a bit and change its original time frame from 1980 to 1990 I m not sure why that seemed necessary to him Yes the book was a bit dated by then but it was of its time He didn t rewrite the text Which I m grateful for but just stuck in some references to Madonna and Ronald Reagan and Spuds McKenzie This ed to a whole bunch of anachronisms Would students in 1990 call soldiers war pigs Someone in New York picks up a phone book to ook up the number to call an ambulance instead of dialing 911 A song called Baby Can You Dig Your Man is a huge hit None of it uite fits together There s also a ayer of male chauvinism and ack of diversity that you can overlook in a book written in the ate 70s but seems out of place for a book set and updated for 1990The things that irritate me are still far outweighed by one of my favorite stories of an apocalyptic battle between good and evilI m also glad to get a Entranced (The Donovan Legacy, long overdue audio edition of this book Great narration and 40 hours of end of the world horror make for a damn fineistening experience Wow So I have had this awesome paperback door stopper for some time Gift from friend I decided to get the audio through the ibrary and of course now I have added it to my Audible wishlist The narration is freaking awesome The whole damn book is freaking awesome The thing is I didn t think I would ike it because I barely remember the movie and am not sure I iked it That was a I oved this book I read the uncut version years back when I ived in the States maybe in 2002 I oved 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 the first 95% of his books is generally so good that I can forgive the endingOne of the things I ike best about King s writing is the way he breathes ife into characters and every day settings For a horror writer this is crucial You have to make everything utterly believable so that when the monster comes and the stakes are raised the reader feels it s all real and cares about what s at stake The short story The Body on which the film Stand By Me is based is a great example of King s genius at making complicated flawed awkward real charactersAnyway The Stand is not typical King as the main core of it is an apocalypse and the super natural horror element is rather secondary and ow key for most of the story The apocalypse is a believable one a flu pandemic with a mortality rate so high that only a tiny fraction of the population survives King tears the world down in terrifying slow motion and playing on our fears of pandemics it is at once horrifying touching and fascinating King is great at slowly pulling everyday reality apartThe cast of characters who survive this catastrophe is sizeable diverse and interesting A pyromaniac with an array of mental issues a man with Buried learning disabilities a singer who was in the act breaking big others ordinary but noess fascinating under pressureThe iterary institutions of this world sniff at horror writers as much as they do fantasy writers but I find King s prose and insights into the human condition to be as powerful as those in many of the plodding works of iterary fiction I ve read Readers often don t notice it because it s not what they came for But King is interested in people and how pressure acts on them No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become No one can chart that blue and onely section of hell There are no maps of the change You just come out the other side Or you don t King shows us the inception of the disaster plots its course through his scattered and varied cast and slowly brings THOSE ACTORS TOGETHER INTO TWO COMMUNITIES actors together into two communities the aftermathThe two communities we focus on centre on the supernatural aspect of the book one of them is home to the good folk and the other to the bad The bad camp is ruled over by Randal Flagg who roams through the pages of uite a few of King s books The Dark Tower in particularThe book concludes with the fight between these two camps and ultimately the ending was a touch unsatisfying for me though not awful by any means The journey to that ending however was a fascinating thrill ride and well worth the price of entryIf you ve not tried Stephen King before then this is a fine place to jump in be warned though it is perhaps the ongest of his books with a page count to rival GRRM at his most ong winded Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes Dear StephenI m sorry I just don t ike you in that way I know we ve been friends for a ong time but I just never developed those kind of feelings for you even after eleven hundred pages I feel ike we only moved forward in fits and stops and we were just never able to sustain a kind of even handed development of the kind of chills and thrills. Ha pubblicato una prima versione di uesto romanzo; dopo oltre dieci anni 'autore o presenta per a prima volta restituito alle forme e alla unghezza originali riscrivendo di fatto il romanzo per una nuova generazione di A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, lettori e sviluppando a ruotaibera a sua titanica impresa narrativ. M O O N spells spectacularI first read THE STAND in the early 80 s It was during the Christmas break I Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies 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 onlyeaving for bathroom breaks meals and sleep30 years ater my reading experience was a ittle different I read it with my Goodreads friend Lisa who had the uncut version while I had the original I stopped and started as she caught up there were huge amounts of messages back and forth on the characters the differences in editions who we The Power Of A Choice loved who we hated and everything and anything we could think of to discuss It was a monthong readbut the one thing both experiences did have in common was I LOVED IT each timeAt a remote US Army base a strain of influenza is accidentally released Despite a ock down soldier Charles Campion is able to escape with his wife and child By the time the military is able to track his whereabouts Campion has spread the disease around parts of Texas triggering a pandemic which kills off 99 percent of the population The one percent are eft in survival mode spread out over the entire country and plagued by strange dreams about two individuals which eventually draw some to Nebraska and some to Las VegasHemingford Home Nebraska Is the home of Abagail Freemantle Mother Abagail a 108 year old woman who receives visions from God She is the embodiment of goodLas Vegas Nevada is where Randall Flagg has set up shop Randall is also called The Dark Man and The Walking Dude He ives to cause death and destruction and has supernatural powers which allow him to be human animal or demon He is the embodiment of evilKing said that he wanted to write a fantasy epic ike The Lord of the Rings only with an American setting and that is just what he did THE STAND is a wonderful epic fantasy adventure about good vs evil One that I would recommend to anybody who hasn t read it yet and even to those who have Oh wow it hasn t even been a year since I finished this and I m rereading again I m not sure what I can say about this massive tome that hasn t been said before but I came I read and I conuered I also really enjoyed it along the way which says a The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right lot due to my struggle with committing to massive books Does anyone know if there will be a new book to screen adaptation of this one in the near future or if the old mini series is worth the time Anyway I m satisfied and a tiny bit relieved to be finished 3 Thanks to everyone who pushed me to make 2019 the year I picked up The Stand and for all the people who cheered me on along the way 06252020 Five monthsater FINISHED What a ride Glad I kept notes on how the novel impacted me throughout because January 2020 was a very different time in my Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling life than June 2020 This review exceeds the characterimit so I will post my uncut final update in the comments 06042020 Dreams play an important role in The Stand Survivors of the super flu dream both of holy Mother Abigail and evil Randall Flagg but where their sympathies ie determines their allegiance Like Star Wars 1977 you can choose to join the Dark Side or not Although I think King is drawing from the Book of Exodus than George Lucas epic space opera it is interesting that both were released within a year of each otherAlso interesting how vivid my own dreams have been ately Since the beginning of the pandemic I ve had reoccurring nightmares All of them some variation on the same theme impending doomI dream of drowning most freuently The plot shifts but it always ends with me driving off a bridge trapped as my car slowly fills with water I beat against the glass to no avail scream until I m out of breath The water rises to my neck sometimes entering my ungs before I finally wake in a panic This dream occurs so often I ve memorized every article on the Internet about how to properly escape a submerged vehicle Not that that makes it any ess scaryOther slow deaths have infiltrated my nightly subconscious One was a complicated scenario where my iving body was dumped into a heap of COVID corpses and I Suffocated Under Their Weight suffocated under their weight woke up horrified and at the same time thinking I should write everything down The premise had a juicy E A Poe vibeI ve also dreamed of an evil man Perhaps Stephen King is to blame for this though I don t think my nightmare man is an unconscious interpretation of Randall Flagg He is a magician of some kind though with an ability to order minions to terrorize the innocent In my dream I was with a arge group of friends in a park I think when his henchmen started shooting It was one of those weird dreams where you see it coming but are also taken by surprise I knew the man was evil and capable of such things but still felt shocked when it happenedThe worst part about these nightmares is waking up and realizing they aren t over05062020 What s ife ike during a pandemic I suppose people will ask years from now For me at east the staying at home part isn t bad Where there s books and Internet I m good I m still employed from home and taking online classes so too busy to et staying in every night be oppressiveThat said I still find myself suddenly panic stricken The smallest thing sends me a spiraling Planning a birthday party and realizing it s impossible amid a swirl of uncertainty Will I still have a job in six months Will it be safe to travel Will the next wave of virus be even worse Will I be dead by then what about my familyOther things too Watching a movie where people happily interact can be an escape or a grim reminder that those moments were the before times times we may never see againAre my panic attacks unwarranted Probably Mostly But how can I be sureEven if we do eventually return to normal what s the ong term psychological impact Can I ever attend a concert or visit an amusement park without imagining a plague of death in the airThe new developments haven t been reassuring It s not just flu ike symptoms the virus causes blood clots which can ead to fatal strokes The strain that s out now is severe than the original strain Maybe you get it once and you have antibodies maybe you can get it an unlimited number of times The official death toll continues to rise to terrifying numbers but they re also saying the virus could have gone global as early as December 2019 How many COVID deaths haven t been counted Hundreds ThousandsBy the way says some government eaders we believe this virus was manufactured in a Chinese Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, lab Great What does that mean Was China reckless Was this intentional and we have a nuclear war toook forward toOh and murder hornetsUghAnyway back to The Stand I l admit to still reading slowly It s good Really good But I can only handle small doses at a time King is revving up to create the ultimate Good vs Evil battle Stakes of Biblical proportions I still got ultimate Good vs Evil battle Stakes of Biblical proportions I still got 500 pages to read but I can see why people find that aspect of it appealing I m not convinced it s Top 5 King material yet but I m willing to et the adventure roll on and be convinced otherwise04162020 Future me whenever you decide to re read The Stand which I m sure you will at some point remember that the end of Book 1 gets boring But don t give up because the adventure really starts with Book 2 There s a ot of direct homage to The Wizard of Oz ike there is in The Dark Tower series Slightly cheesy I suppose but Oz is up there among the great uest novels so it s worthy And ike Oz King populates his journey with unexpected characters who become close to your heart You l fear for them and really hope they don t die even though in the back of your mind you suspect they willHopefully you won t Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition live to see another global pandemic but if you do don t read The Stand during it You will be tempted because it is perhaps the definitiveiterary achievement of pandemic stories but it won t make you feel better It will make you feel worseIf it s been 19 days since you Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom last updated your reviewblog remember thatooking back at what s happened in the world will be depressing For example 19 days ago only 1000 Americans were documented as succumbing to the virus Now that number is 34000 and growing rapidly Globally there s been 144341 deaths These numbers include only those who were officially counted of course The world is unfair and you know that there are many who society didn t deem important enough to be included in the statisticsOne good thing about revisiting The Stand will be recognizing that no matter how horrible your current political situations are remember that most political situations are horrible In the 1970s King imagined a president who refused to take any responsibility for the handling of a pandemic Had King s president Sexual Secrets livedong enough for the other branches of government to approve stimulus checks there s no doubt he would have demanded that those checks bear his name Situations change but people generally don tIf you are absolutely determined to re read The Stand during another pandemic remember that it s okay to take a break and read other books before coming back to it I recommend gothic romances They re a good melodramatic distraction from all the real drama swirling around03282020 The Stand did get good again I m at 35% Been reading faster than normal because I have this conspiracy in my head that the coronavirus will finally end the day I finish reading this book Unfortunately even at my current pace that might be several months I m trying world I m trying LolAs for current affairs today is sadly noteworthy because over 2000 people have officially died from COVID 19 in the United States Just two days ago we hit 1000 dead The way things are going it s very realistic for those numbers to continue doubling every few daysThe virus itself is still somewhat mysterious Is it airborne Kinda yes kinda no How ong can it stay on surfaces Several daysish Can you get it from touching cardboard boxes Maybe Will warmer weather do any good Don t count on it Who can you trust No one of course because even the seemingly healthy can spread it all aroundThe president expects everything to be fixed in a few weeks so churches can be packed on Easter Sunday We d all get a good augh out of a comment ike that except the situation is too direWhat else has been going on So much I can t even keep track The government somehow came up with 2000000000000 to infuse the economy save businesses and give people enough money to hopefully keep the ights on Pretty cool I guess but I think we re all wondering what will happen next if this goes on for several monthsA number of celebrities and politicians have caught the virus some have died from it A grim reminder that this really does impact everyone You can t buy your way out of this mess03192020 Today marks my first full week of not eaving the house There s ittle incentive to at this point Movie theaters restaurants and book stores are all closed And even if they weren t the risk of getting COVID 19 isn t worth the reward Fortunately we saw this coming and our house is stocked with food water and other essentials I m thinking we can Purely Sexual last another two weeks before needing to venture out againBeing honest I ve struggled to pick up The Stand as ofate King usually delivers a delicious dose of escapism disaster but under the circumstances it s all hitting too close to home Like reading Cujo while The West Transformed: A History of Western Civilization, Vol 1, to 1715 living with a rabid dogI also think theast few chapters have been really boring though I m at 26% which probably translates to page 350ish and the most recent characters have really snoozed the action I know I still have a bazillion pages to go so I l hold off before giving final judgement but in this present state I wouldn t call it his best work Of course this wouldn t be the first time that a King book had a engthy ull before aunching back into ife changing thrillsWe l see how I feel after another week Hopefully I l have better things to say about The Stand and will not have yet descended into madness03132020 It s a misty Friday the 13th I m reading The Stand on L'errore di un computer 'incoscienza di pochi uomini e si scatena The Anathema Cell la fine del mondo Il morbo sfuggito a un segretissimoaboratorio semina morte e terrore Il novantanove per cento della popolazione della terra non sopravvive all'apocalittica epidemia e per i pochi scampati c'è una guerra Y break which happens to be at home now The office is still open but we ve been instructed to work from home for the unforeseeable future This doesn t come as a surprise since nearly all gatherings have been cancelled Talk shows are without an audience theme parks are closed movie releases are all delayed The upcoming presidential debate has been relocated to avoid cross country travel Entire countries are on ockdownIt s all playing out eerily similar to Stephen King s doomsday scenario The book so far has been a crystal ball for what happens next Within hours of reading a passage where King s president delivers a cough filled address stating that virus concerns are blown out of proportion and a vaccine will be delivered next week Mr Trump appears in the oval office and assures all Americans will have access to testing and free medical treatment Surprise surprise both presidents iedWhat s still to be determined is just how deadly this virus is On one hand you have 22 dead in a single Seattle nursing home but on the other it s been suggested that hundreds of thousands of infected people are running around who don t even know it because they don t have symptoms or they aren t serious It seems Pookie-Pie like either way I m not personally at high risk but I am worried about those who areThese are certainly interesting times to say theeast03032020 have to share this frightening uote from the book before I forget The President is scheduled to speak tonight at 600 PST and his press secretary Hubert Ross has branded reports that the President will speak from a set mocked up to ook ike the Oval Office but actually deep in the White House bunker hysterical vicious and totally unfounded Advanced copies of the President s speech indicate that he will spank the American people for overreacting and compare the current panic to that which followed Orson Welles s War of the Worlds radio broadcast in the early 30s02282020 Up to 15% Starting to uestion my Calling Home logic that reading this during a pandemic will make it fun I became physically disturbedast night while reading in bed Like on the brink of a panic attack It s all getting too real The careful pacing particularly Stephen King prophet that he is describes our current world too well One case spreads to ten to fifty to a thousand The government doing all it can to prevent blame to avoid panic Of course that s making it worseFor historical reference what s going on right now is that there are coronavirus cases outside of ground zero China than in Last I heard that includes 56 countries with rates rising every day Other than China Iran Italy South Korea and Japan seem to have it the worst The WHO just raised its risk assessment from high to very high which is their most extreme rating outside of declaring an outright pandemic Saying the world is under pandemic essentially succumbs to the realization that the virus is unstoppable and everyone on the planet will eventually be exposedThe death rate for the coronavirus is somewhere between 2 3% I calculate that 2% of the world population is 154 millionThere s also been a case where someone previously cured of the coronavirus caught it a second timeAt home our president has censored the CDC from making any announcements about the virus without approval by the vice president When asked why the stock market is tanking he blamed the recent Democratic debateStill unclear which is scarier right now Stephen King s novel or reality02112020 I ve been reading this a while but only at 10% My main thought right now is that it s entirely unfair for Stephen King probably writing most of this while still in his 20s to be this good Old characters female characters rich poor they all come across so real it s startling How can one mind comprehend so much How does he articulate it so well He builds this terrifying world one person at a time and it s so much scarier that way I m in aweIn other news over 1000 deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus That s approximately 2 3% death rate for those infected Better than the 99% death rate in The Stand so there s a bright side Of course there are Internet rumors circulating that China is under reporting and the real count is significantly higher01272020 What better time to see what The Stand is all about than during a global coronavirus pandemic Given this book s epic ength I m going to do a review journal with spoiler free reactions over the many months I suspect it will take me to finishThree chapters in and of course I m hooked Would expect nothing ess from King It may be a big ass book but he doesn t wait around to get started For this rollercoaster you skip the ine and sit right up front Clickity clank clickity clank then a straight drop If the rest of the ride is this intense and the coronavirus doesn t kill me first I m going to be one frazzled mess by the end None of us want to see portents and omens no matter how much we ike our ghost stories and the spooky films None of us want to really see a Star in the East or a pillar of fire by night We want peace and rationality and routine If we have to see God in the black face of an old woman it s bound to remind us that there s a devil for every god and our devil may be closer than we The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents like to think A plague has escaped aab killing most of the population only a few a mere fraction of the whole has immunity or manages to survive being infected It is over in a matter of weeks Civilization grinds to a halt then collapses and then falls into chaosA Mad Max world is born A virus that kills 994% of the people it infects is a very stupid virus Even the Black Plague had a 20% survival rate so for A Virus To Act virus to act stupidly it would have to be man made The ast thing any virus should do is kill the host Death of the host eads to death of the virus Now most of the young folks and old folks were gone and most of those in between God had brought down a harsh judgment on the human race Invariably we can t help bringing God into any situation where we think a judgment has been handed down on humanity but heshe doesn t have anything to do with this This is man destroying himself Some would make the case that God could have interceded could have saved us if we had been worthy but then when have we ever been worthy Since we are made in his image I do think sometimes what God if he exists ikes east in us is what he Date Me likeseast about himself The whole theory of God is built on good and evil If evil exists then oddly God exists The Vatican has been working relentlessly to prove for centuries that pure evil exists to justify the whole need for their continued existence The proof might be rising out of the ashes of this virulent plague He was coming Flagg was coming Comfort And Joy like some terrible horror monster out of the scariest picture ever made The dark man s cheeks were flushed with jolly color his eyes were twinkling with happy good fellowship and a great hungry voracious grin stretched hisips over huge tombstone teeth shark teeth and his hands were held out in front of him and there were shiny black crow feathers fluttering from his hair The survivors are dreaming about the Dark Man and they are dreaming about the old black woman in the cornfields of Nebraska These dreams are as vivid as they are confusing There is a battle for their souls going on They must choose Do they go to Randall Flagg or do they flock to Abagail FreemantleYou would think it would be an easy decision Don t most of us think of ourselves as good people Of course we would join Abagail the self anointed prophet of God Except maybe it isn t so clearly cut as the two groups grow it is starting to ook ike an even split Abagail brings her flock to Boulder Colorado wanting to use the natural barrier of the Rockies to be the dividing Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health line between her good people and the evil people following the Dark Man Not to mention that she knows there has to be a reckoning But are they evil When people from the Boulder Free Zone mingle with those from the Dark Side they find them to be normal people justike the people they eft back in Boulder The biggest difference is that they are afraid and fear as we know is the most insidious and easiest way to control people It becomes very clear that Abagail s army is really only fighting one man one man with supernatural powers Never Tap tap tap The crow ooking in at him seeming to grin And it came to him with a dreamy testicle shriveling certainty that this was the dark man his soul his ka somehow projected into this rain drenched grinning crow that was ooking in at him checking up on him So it is sort of interesting to grinning crow that was ooking in at him checking up on him So it is sort of interesting to about whether there are truly evil beings ike Randall Flagg in the world waiting for their opportunity waiting for people to need

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larger than to The Game of Love lead Their power grows as people choose to believe in them Asong as civilization exists and people are reasonably content a person ike Flagg is never given an opportunity to thrive We through our own discontent empower evilThis novel is one of the King epics A fan poll on Goodreads The Best of Stephen King Poll shows that his fans still believe this is his best book My favorite book and the one that I feel will be considered his masterpiece is IT a book that I feel really brings together all of his best skills in building characters and shows off his gift for creating twisty scary plots IT is 2 on the Goodreads poll Pennywise in my opinion might have had as arge an impact on readingwatching audiences as Norman Bates in Psycho Once you have been introduced to Pennywise try walking past a storm drain without giving it a wide berth The Stand has a arge cast and most readers will have a favorite character I iked several characters actually and wondered if I was going to find myself in a George RR Martin universe where identifying with a character was tantamount to self inflicted grief I was fortunate to stick with Stu Redman He is a hick from Texas who continues to show hidden depths as circumstances shape and reveal his character He made me smile with the following response when it ooks ike dire circumstances may The Lady in Pink lead to a slow death Ralph came over to Stu and knelt down Can we get you anything Stu Stu smiled Yeah Everything Gore Vidal ever wrote those books about Lincoln and Aaron Burr and those guys I always meant to read the suckers Now itooks Eyes like I got the time Gottaove the thought of a redneck from Texas reading the unabashed New York homosexualIn the forward Stephen King talks about the meeting he had with the publishing group about the size of The Stand It was originally published at about 800 pages but then when they decided to reissue the uncut version he was able to put back in about 400 pages that he had been forced to excise I reluctantly agreed to do the surgery myself I think I did a fairly good job for a writer who has been accused over and over again of having diarrhea of the word processor He agreed to the cuts because the publishing team made a compelling case They were able to show him the sales from his previous four books the profit margin and if he sold the same number of books of The Stand how much slimmer the profit margin would be because of the cost to produce the 400 extra pages So the cuts were not made for editorial reasons but for common sense accounting reasons King was very happy to have the orphaned material reunited with the rest of the book The book does bog down at times for me I think that is inevitable with a book this size King is taking on some arger themes here and for the most part keeps all the plates spinning in the air I read a ot of post apocalyptic books and I m sure if I ever Sinner's Heart let myself be put on a couch a psychologist will explore those reasons thoroughly but one thing I notice while I am immersing myself in The Stand is that I have a greater appreciation for myife and the cocoon that civilization wraps around me to keep me safe and provide me with the necessities so that I can have the time I want to read putter and write Maybe I m not as obsessed with the END OF THE WORLD as much as. Ncora tutta da combattere una otta eterna e fatale tra chi ha deciso di seguire il Bene e appoggiarsi alle fragili spalle di Mother Abagail a veggente ultracentenaria e chi invece ha scelto di calcare e orme di Randall il Senza Volto il Male il Signore delle Tenebre Nel 1978 Stephen King. ,

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