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 are chosen.

Title:The Stand
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385199575
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    The Stand Reviews

  • Kemper

    You know whats really scary? Getting sick while youre 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 w...

  • carol.

    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...

  • Lyn

    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 e...

  • Justin Tate

    3/19/2020 Update - Today marks my first full week of not leaving the house. There's little incentive to at this point. Movie theaters, restaurants, and book stores are all closed. And even if they wer...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    Want to catch the flu? Read The Stand.I caught it twice in the month it took me to read this book. Twice! I'm rarely sick so it's clearly a thing.Post-apocalyptic book where most people die from a sup...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    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 conquered. I also really enjoyed it along the way, which says a lot due to my struggle with ...

  • Mark Lawrence

    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 ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Wow!! So I have had this awesome paperback door stopper for some time. (Gift from friend) I decided to get the audio through the library and of course now I have added it to my Audible wishlist. The n...

  • Delee

    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 myse...

  • Petrik

    3.5/5 starsM-O-O-N. That spells I am done with this MOONstrosity of a tome.This is the biggest single book Ive ever read in my life so farIts 470k words and its even bigger than Oathbringer by Brandon...