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The Stand

by Stephen King

Review of The Stand by Stephen King

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       With novels such as Midnight's Children and The heart is a Lonely Hunter omitted from the list, it is hard to justify having a light-weight such as The Stand or A Prayer for Owen Meany.

The Stand by Stephen King was reviewed by macky

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       This book was sooooo long,  I loved the beginning, liked the middle, got bored at the end. Still a great book but sooooo long : ).

The Stand by Stephen King was reviewed by Sirkie

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       This is my all time favorite. It is well worth the time and effort it takes to read. This is the longest book i have ever read, but it is also the largest in scope. The story is a huge sprawling epic that takes the reader to the end off the world and far beyond into modern society's worst nightmares. The characters are easy to relate to, as they are every day american people forced into extraordinary circumstances. There is surely a plot element for everyone, as this is a genre-less book if i have ever read one. I highly recommend this one to anyone who likes to read at all.

The Stand by Stephen King was reviewed by Tyler Proctor

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       The Stand is an apocalyptic epic which brings out the best in Steven King.  His character development is pure and propels the novel to a sweeping conclusion.  Good prevails over evil but a what price?  How much sacrafice is required?  The novel has to be long because we have to arrive at the end of the world with these people, suffer their losses, feel their determination, watch them change and root for them to reaffirm what is good about all of us.  No one better creates a world, or destroys one, better than King, who is at his best confronting what we cannot explain with fully develop, conflicted people.  I find this book to be among the best reads.  It is a book that will live in you long after you put it down.  Who cares how long a book is when you can't put it down?  It is also good to see King get recognized for his talent even though I beleive the Dark Tower will be his lasting literary legacy.

The Stand by Stephen King was reviewed by Anonymous

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       This book is probably a lot longer than in needs to be.  I also thought we were going to get a nice dark ending, but in the end everything seems to work out.  Hooray!!!  If you have a lot of time on your hands and like books that you can get into for several months and really get used to the characters and what not than I would say give the stand a try.  To me it felt a bit like a teenagers book that went on for far too long.  Not at all scary in my opinion.  One thumb up, one down.

The Stand by Stephen King was reviewed by Anonymous

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