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    Default Re: I really didn't like the ending

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragan View Post
    I loved the ending of the Stand.

    It just wasn't the brutal battle between good people and evil people in the streets of Las Vegas that people might have been expecting. The characters spend the majority of the books not understanding the supernatural events around them, sometimes being angry about it and lashing out at God for it. Flagg spends the book sure of himself and his invincibility, he sees and knows everything. So God's side doesn't send an army, or even warriors. It's just a few simple people with a lot of issues, and they were there just to stand up with faith. That was the whole point, I think, to prove their faith in the worst moment and show Flagg that he didn't actually have control. He didn't see everything, and didn't know what was going on after all. So a few people who were uncertain (a rock star, an retired atheist professor, a farmer) and didn't look like the best the world had to offer turned to God and defied evil knowing it would kill them. It was a devastating defeat for evil, because it rubbed the failure in Flagg's face. It used Flagg's own devices against him. Flagg wanted the battle, but God never did. I like the idea, evil prepares an army, gathers weapons and nukes, uses magic to watch its enemies, and plans a massacre, and good reacts by sending an old man with arthritis to insult it, and still wins.
    Excellent post!

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    without explanation breaks his leg.
    ...falling into the ravine seemed pretty self-explanatory to me...but you seem dead-set on disliking it, so more's the pity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhamade View Post
    Not Stu because he conveniently and without explanation breaks his leg.
    It didn't seem particularly convienient to me. There was an explanation, he fell and slipped where the others did not. You are quite entitled to your opinion, but I think you may have a waaaay different version inyour head. It kind of sounds like you were slagging it off as you read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhamade View Post
    Not Stu because he conveniently and without explanation breaks his leg.
    "Without explanation"? He's climbing to the top of a ravine and the ground gives way beneath him. It's neither convenient nor unexplained.

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    I was a bit disappointed that the humans who had the courage to take a stand weren't the ones to banish Flagg but I was glad Trashy had a part in it. Just goes to show... even evil entities need to be careful of the friends they choose lol

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    Default Re: I really didn't like the ending

    Quote Originally Posted by bhamade
    Also, what's up with the cover art of the guy in white and the man in black fighting with a katana and scythe respectively? There were zero scythes or katanas in the entire novel.
    This is what kept me away from reading this book in the first place...never wanted to read a SK "fantasy" novel....actually I'm about 3/4 into the complete unedited version and all I can say about it is "bloated bore".....corny dialogue/unlikeable characters/slow action.......so far probably my least favorite book by King besides Faithful, Colorado Kid and Regulators/Desperation......a snoozefest.
    Last edited by FlakeNoir; September 1st, 2013 at 04:48 PM. Reason: fixed quote tags

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    I also felt the cover was very theatrical in nature. Old School stage. Which made me think of:

    "All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
    Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
    And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
    And shining morning face, creeping like snail
    Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
    Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
    Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
    Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
    Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
    Seeking the bubble reputation
    Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
    In fair round belly with good capon lined,
    With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
    Full of wise saws and modern instances;
    And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
    Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
    With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
    His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
    For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
    Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
    And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
    That ends this strange eventful history,
    Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
    Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."
    "You've been here before, but things are about to change. I know it. I feel it. There's a storm on the way." -- Stephen King

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    Default Re: I really didn't like the ending

    Some of us loved it and some of us hated it. I don't know if I ever heard anyone say that it was just okay. I count this one as my all time favourite SK novel and others put it in their least liked list. To each his own, I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Jean View Post
    I also felt the cover was very theatrical in nature. Old School stage. Which made me think of:

    "All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
    Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
    And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
    And shining morning face, creeping like snail
    Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
    Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
    Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
    Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
    Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
    Seeking the bubble reputation
    Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
    In fair round belly with good capon lined,
    With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
    Full of wise saws and modern instances;
    And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
    Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
    With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
    His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
    For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
    Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
    And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
    That ends this strange eventful history,
    Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
    Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."


    I think somebody once said, maybe even like a gazzillion times or two even maybe, that they just ain't no bidness likes showbidness!

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    Default Re: I really didn't like the ending

    Quote Originally Posted by TEDG65 View Post
    Also, what's up with the cover art of the guy in white and the man in black fighting with a katana and scythe respectively? There were zero scythes or katanas in the entire novel.
    This is what kept me away from reading this book in the first place...
    Really?
    Last edited by FlakeNoir; September 1st, 2013 at 04:50 PM. Reason: fixed quote tags

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