Fan submitted reviews of Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition, The (Novel):|
Posted By: VAMPYYRIC - February 25th, 2013 4:10:38 pm EST
if you look at the total number of 'thoughts' you can can see that this is a special, special piece of writing. i first read this story over 10 years ago and i still revisit its pages from time to time. the way mr king has let loose all his fantasies, cruelties and love in equal measures and just let them flow from page to page is a rollercoaster of emotions that sometimes elate you and others, damn right crush you. THIS IS BY FAR THE GREATEST STORY THAT I HAVE EVER READ. i wonder if that will ever be overpassed but i doubt it. if i were to suddenly become leader of the united kingdom, i would remove bible readings from school and replace that time with a complete study of 'THE STAND'. it's more believable, has better values and i think that everyone should read this story at least once in their lifetime. the only 'must' that i insist upon is that the uncut version should be read. i couldnt find fault with any of the characters and though RF is evil personified, i loved to hate him. second to this novel would be the 'dark tower' series which i also adored but 'the stand' will always be my number 1 and i will continue to revisit it until i'm blind or dead. thank you for reading this and go ahead, read 'the stand' and love it like millions of others do.........
Posted By: David - February 18th, 2013 9:32:06 pm EST
This is a masterpiece. Even that term sells this story short. Perhaps the most endearing quality of this book is the characters themselves. Stu is the perfect good guy; quite, introverted yet resilient and stoic. He finds strength and leadership he never thought he had. Larry is the epitome of young man finding himself under extreme circumstances, Flagg; the bad guy you can't help but be impressed by for reasons good and bad. The strange and enchanting Trashcan man...I could go on and do a review on this massive cast alone. This is undoubtedly Kings finest work.Haunting, poignant and real. I wonder what a 21st Century version of The Stand would be like?
Posted By: CitizenX - February 18th, 2013 9:20:25 pm EST
The Best Book Ever. I read the abridged version in 3 days. Read the full version in 4. I think the character development and plot are superb.
Posted By: Msperry - February 2nd, 2013 2:24:05 am EST
I've been a Stephen King fan for 35 years and have taught literature for 14. I know a masterpiece when I read one. After much deliberation with academics and popular horrorphiles alike, I'm confident in shouting from the mountaintops that this is King's defining work. The epic battle between Good and Evil (personified as only King would dare) fades in epicness as the reader is swallowed by the psychology of the players. The layers of experience, need and desire in each character's profile make each increasingly sympathetic; by the end of the trip, the reader thinks the madonna character not so saintly and the Evil Guy a fairly cool dude.
Posted By: Alex - January 17th, 2013 10:11:42 pm EST
an amazing book so glad Stephen did an unedited version I loved his works since I was 12 and the stand is one of my favs it one book I will never get fedup with and go back tooand sstill enjoy reading over and over
Posted By: Name / Nickname - November 21st, 2012 9:41:48 am EST
Phenomenal book. Read the entire book in about a week as I couldn't put it down.
Posted By: Austin - November 12th, 2012 4:57:20 pm EST
this is by far the best book i have ever read..and does anyone no the signafance of akron ohio is the book the stand and the book needful things it is strange how he brings it up twice in such an ominious way.
Posted By: WM. - November 9th, 2012 12:43:46 am EST
Reading the first paperback edition at 14 was the first time i had read a book that truly made me really care about a character in a book.I compare this book to a drug....I keep going back to that first read.....trying to capture that magic/feeling again and again.A true masterpiece.
Posted By: Matt C. - November 7th, 2012 1:29:18 am EST
1,152 pages. That is the length of this epic masterpiece. 438 that is the page i got to the first time around before interruptions in life distracted me from it. So a year later i decided to pick it up again and start from page 1. 789 that is the page i got to this time around before disturbances dragged me away from my friend. 2 years later i said you know what I'm going to start fresh again. So Page 1 it was. 890 is what i got to before i was once again torn away from my friend. Today 11/7/2012 i am going to start from page 1 again i will re-meet my friends Stu, Nick, Larry and the rest. I will revisit the Post-apocalyptic Lincoln Tunnel with Larry. I will finish this book before i die. I will make sure nothing drags me away from my friend once again.
Posted By: Sgt Hittman - November 5th, 2012 12:49:23 pm EST
All I can say about completing this epic is wow! My favourite of King's works thus far (I've read 4 others as of now Nov. 2012). Truely a masterpiece, wonderful read and very in depth! Great job Mr. King,
Posted By: Anonymous - September 15th, 2012 12:32:49 am EDT
I have seen the movie many time and enjoyed every minute of it, but have never read the book. I really do not have time to invest it tha act of reading and love to be able to listen to it in audio form.
Posted By: Joseph - August 29th, 2012 2:16:51 pm EDT
This is my favorite Post-Apocalyptic novel! Although the novel is slow pacing and a little lengthy, i don't care. It has a lot of character development, so people would care what these characters go through, the writing is very effective, has some scary elements, and most importantly, I love Randall Flagg! This novel is in my top 5 favorite Stephen King novels, and I'm gonna try to read the original edition, if i ever find it.
Posted By: Cannonball - August 7th, 2012 10:55:50 pm EDT
I think this is King's greatest novel. Of all of his works this has to be at the top of the list. It has such a wonderful cast of characters. It also has one of the greatest villains of all time, The Walkin Dude, Randall Flagg. The devastation of Captain Trips and the subsequent collapse of society are captivating. Then the following journeys to Boulder and Las Vegas and finally the stand of good v/s evil are unbelievably written. I don't recommend reading if you have the sniffles though. It will freak you out. I've read the original 1978 version and the uncut edition and both are outstanding. If you only read one SK book during your life then make it this one. Stephen King's best work.
Posted By: Connor T. P. - June 27th, 2012 10:38:01 pm EDT
Come... if you dont think Stephens a great writer your lying to yourself
Posted By: TheBigOne - June 27th, 2012 6:52:12 pm EDT
I finished this book recently and have since started reading others but my mind keeps drifting back to the epic tale told in this novel and all the depth it has. I am proud to a "Constant Reader."
Posted By: Lisa - June 21st, 2012 8:09:34 am EDT
Nobody can write a story the way Stephen King can, and this is one of his finest novels ever. I have re-read this epic many times - it stands the test of time and is as fantastic as the first time I ever picked it up.
Posted By: Laborette - June 14th, 2012 10:50:15 am EDT
I have the movie and its so good. When i went to auction i saw this book and a couple bought it. I told myself where can i get this book because i want it.
Posted By: Newt - June 13th, 2012 9:28:52 am EDT
I first read this book in 1980 when I was 13. It was my first novel and first SK read. The Stand is still my favorite SK novel and is one of the best novels ever written. Thank you, Mr. King, for giving me a life long love of reading.
Posted By: Gay Guy - June 11th, 2012 6:23:01 pm EDT
This IS by FAR my favorite book by King!!! WOW!!!WOW!!!
Posted By: Lapaz62 - June 8th, 2012 9:01:57 pm EDT
That Fran was a selfish spoiled bitch is one but aside from that, I enjoyed most of the book, or in my case Audiobook, it took me a few days to get through it. As an Athiest a lot of it bored me to tears, I mean how many people have to die for Gods vision, he cant seem to do much without the help, of mortals and usually, American mortals, like God has forgotten about the rest of the world and immigrated to the American Mid West.
Posted By: Liz - June 8th, 2012 12:35:50 pm EDT
The Stand is my all time favorite book! I have been reading Mr. King since I was 13 and feel as if I have grown up with him. I have been finishing my degree these past few years and unable to read for fun (!), but am almost done and I am going right back to King. I have gone through at least 3 copies of The Stand and am now downloading it onto my Nook for safe keeping. Thank you for keeping me awake so many nights!
Posted By: Efra King - May 18th, 2012 3:57:46 pm EDT
i really enjoy this great book i love it thank mr. king and cheers from mexico.
Posted By: Katka - May 5th, 2012 11:22:14 am EDT
Posted By: Thomas - May 4th, 2012 8:04:01 pm EDT
This book, although lengthy, is amazing. I love Stephen's work, and this is definitely a must-read. Full of suspense, terror, and much much more.
Posted By: Helen - April 13th, 2012 4:23:41 pm EDT
I love this book so much, and have read it quite a few times over the years. But my sister, also an avid reader, never wanted to try Stephen King because she doesn't like horror. Ten years ago, she was going through my books, looking for something to read but dismissing all the 'horror'. So I handed her this book and said, 'trust me'. She did, read it, loved it, and then recommended it to all her friends who also thought Stephen King only wrote graphic horror stories and that it wasn't for them.
Posted By: QTRaven - March 21st, 2012 8:08:35 am EDT
I read all of King's works and several other authors as well, but this is one of my all-time favorites. I have re-read it several times because the narrative, the construction, the character development is just that good. It sucks me in every time. I first read this book in one night (original release) because I was so afraid that when I fell asleep I would dream about Flagg...I was laying down, holding the book up and if I drifted I dropped the book on my face and this refreshed me...
Posted By: 2kelly3 - February 22nd, 2012 5:44:39 pm EST
I eagerly await new books from Stephen King but The Stand is the best book ever. I will pick it up from time to time and just let it fall open and read from there. It is like checking in with old friends. I do this with a few of his books but this is the one i love the most!
Posted By: Marlene - February 14th, 2012 12:24:31 pm EST
This is my favourite of all the books -- I went thru 3 paperback versions and then was given the hardcovers for Christmas presents. I have all the SK books & read them over & over (sucker for punishment). In our house, if you put an SK book down for anyreason, somebody else picked it up. So there were always 4 bookmarks in the book & somebody skulking around waiting for the book to be put down. Got to be so many arguments that I started using them for bedtime stories!. Thanks Stephen for so much great reading!!
Posted By: Dampinack - January 31st, 2012 6:29:30 pm EST
Hello, what I can say..? I Love this Novel!!, Thanks for your work!
Posted By: Supermidge13 - January 25th, 2012 3:05:02 pm EST
i just got the stand yesterday and i have read the first graphic novel of the stand also. It's pretty good so far...
Posted By: Cali Bill - January 22nd, 2012 9:13:16 pm EST
I have read and re-read this book more times than I can say and am still captivated by the story. My all-time favorite hands down
Posted By: Rashelle Rashelle - January 19th, 2012 9:01:20 am EST
I read The Stand for the first time 10 years ago and I fell in love with that story. It would have to be one of the best stories, if not the best I've ever read. Over the years I've thought about that story and was thinking how I wanted to read it again. Funnily enough, it was sitting there on top of the pile of books in my storage box waiting to be read. I'm so peeved right now though, I wanted to read a couple chapters before bed and I can't find it anywhere!! I lost it while shopping and I'm devastated. I've ordered another copy on line but the thought of going to sleep and not having it next to me.... I know lighten up right? I can't help but feel gutted right now.
Posted By: Sandii - January 19th, 2012 8:30:03 am EST
I sat up all night and all the next day I couldent put the book down, I have read every one of S Kings books and hope to read meny meny more
Posted By: DShorte - January 12th, 2012 3:43:05 pm EST
My thoughts? Simple. One of THE greatest books ever written.
Posted By: Smitch - December 23rd, 2011 5:59:34 pm EST
It's taken me a while to work this out but I've got the remedy for Captain Tripps. The only problem is the side effects: dry mouth, rash, constipation, anal bleeding, vomiting, genital warts, and word salad. The motley rhododendron furnishes volcano samba twats.
Posted By: Melanie - December 13th, 2011 8:16:10 am EST
absolutely the best story ever written,i love this book
Posted By: Becca - December 11th, 2011 3:05:55 am EST
I was born one year after this book was published I read it when i was 17 three years ago and i still reference it every day in my thoughts and hopes for the future. learn to swim- aenima
Posted By: Dbob - November 30th, 2011 10:39:38 am EST
i'm only 16 and i've never liked older books, but this book is GREAT!
Posted By: John Zee - November 22nd, 2011 9:19:54 pm EST
What an interesting concept. Randall Flagg realizes that it must be the end times for the entirety of the world, because all of a sudden he can do magic. Oh yeah I can most definitely relate...The Red King.
Posted By: Kimm992 - November 21st, 2011 4:15:05 pm EST
Hands down one of the best books I have ever read. I couldn't put it down and finished the whole thing in a week. Have recommended it to LOTS of people and every single one of them loved it. If you read only one book by Stephen King...read this one!! It is a book that will stick with you forever.
Posted By: Alec Hall - November 15th, 2011 1:15:25 am EST
I just finished reading the book "It" which is the most amazing book I have read NEXT TO The Stand!! The Stand is definitely the best King novel to date. If you are deciding which King book to read start with The Stand and then read It. I have never read any book in my life for 6 straight hours until I picked up The Stand (as well as It). I recommend getting the unedited version because everyone knows when you are reading an amazing book you never want it to end, so why not read the longer more detailed version? :)
Posted By: Liz - November 6th, 2011 10:38:17 am EST
Incredible. My first of Mr. King's novels. I really enjoyed this book and it has given me some insight for my own writing.
Posted By: Jepsen46 - November 3rd, 2011 4:00:13 pm EDT
why is the stand not available on audio cd. please!
Posted By: Drkstar - October 31st, 2011 2:42:43 am EDT
loved this book!! SOOO original. Loved the tunnel scene and the dog's dreams!
Posted By: Drkstar - October 28th, 2011 5:02:49 am EDT
the best book ever!!! It is litterly my favorite book. I hate how the movie dishonered it so much though.
Posted By: Peggy - October 23rd, 2011 11:11:59 pm EDT
this is my all time favorite king novel, have read it more times than i can count...... what makes it so scary is that it could actually happen
Posted By: Maptag - October 21st, 2011 12:28:23 am EDT
I am an audiobook person. I desperately want to listen to THE STAND. I am very hopeful that soon it will be released on audiobook.
Posted By: Bumpy - October 19th, 2011 6:29:55 pm EDT
I would really, really love the uncut version of The Stand on audio book. Any chance of that in the near future? Thanks.
Posted By: Cheryl - October 7th, 2011 4:00:07 pm EDT
Loved The Stand and love audiobooks. Any plans to turn do an audio version of The Stand? Please say yes.
Posted By: MT Joe - September 21st, 2011 1:34:29 pm EDT
I loved this one in its original incarnation and then, when the complete edition came out, I couldn't buy it fast enough. Easily one of the most enjoyable reads I ever had in my life. This one has a certain flow to the narrative that makes it move along at just the perfect rhythm. Whenever I read though I find myself slowing down so as to linger as long as possible before finishing it. Considering the darkness of the subject matter, Mr. King's wiseass sense of humor is all over this one. Just a joy to read!
Posted By: Justin Shanahan Santos - September 19th, 2011 8:31:35 am EDT
What a great film. Long indeed but worth watching. Spine Chilling.
Posted By: Anonymous - September 9th, 2011 10:40:45 pm EDT
I first saw the mini-series when I was eleven years old. I was caught in to the storyline and the characters. Then, forward five years later, I had to read a book to pass my English class. Looking through the library I saw the Stand. I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it. One of the greatest stories ever told.
Posted By: Schmidty - August 8th, 2011 4:48:53 pm EDT
Although I have not read this book yet it did look interesting when I saw it in the small book section where I work. I do plan to read eventually when I find the time.
Posted By: Heidi - August 6th, 2011 5:17:35 pm EDT
The Stand is still my most favorite book of Mr. Kings writings. Although I didn't care for the movie as the actors didn't look how I had imagined them to be.
Posted By: Anonymous - July 26th, 2011 1:57:34 pm EDT
i love this kind of novel
Posted By: Anonymous - July 21st, 2011 11:08:00 pm EDT
The best he has writen
Posted By: Sarah-Belle - July 17th, 2011 11:24:54 am EDT
I was first given this book to me by my mother. She LOVED it, and knew I am a HUGE SK fan. I now read this book every summer. The Stand is the perfect summer read. On days that are up in the 90's, I wonder what it would be like to have to travel thru the country during the blasting summer heat. Its such a great book. Thank yo for writing it!
Posted By: Constant Reader - July 15th, 2011 8:05:21 pm EDT
OMG!!! I have read some really good books in my life, but nothing compares to The Stand. I think I felt every emotion possible while reading this book. I laughed out loud with Tom, I was angry with Harold, I cried when Mother died. I dreamed about these people while reading this novel. When I finished I shed some more tears because I didn't want it to end.
Posted By: Mike - July 12th, 2011 11:01:46 pm EDT
My favorite dark fantasy. Great characters. There was this ex-navy guy used to walk around my old neighborhood. We would see him in other parts of town too. My friends and I called him 'The Walking Dude'.
Posted By: Anonymous - July 4th, 2011 1:27:51 am EDT
Love this book ! Often wish I would log onto this site and see its been posted that there is a part 2 coming out. After the lenght of this story I felt as if these were all my buddies in Colorado and always wonder what they've been up to.....
Posted By: Wendola - June 26th, 2011 12:19:16 am EDT
Wrote a stylistic analysis on this for my 400 level English class some years ago (ok, 1991) and got some flack from my professor about using a Stephen King novel instead of a more classic one. I compared two 440 word passages on the main opposing characters analyzing the style used when writing about Abagail vs. the style when writing about Flagg: concrete vs. abstract, long versus short sentences, etc, etc. Professor gave me an A and said she "might read some Stephen King". It is my favorite King book though I love so many of them. MOON spells big fan.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 23rd, 2011 10:02:14 am EDT
I first read The Stand when it first came out and loved it. I also bought the TV miniseries, which I thought was well done. Just recently I started re-reading the book because I remember it being one of the best books I'd ever read. I haven't been disappointed. It's actually so much better than any of the books I've been reading lately! It makes me appreciate Stephen King's talent even more!
Posted By: Anonymous - June 19th, 2011 11:21:35 pm EDT
I love this book, it is by far my favorite of all of his novels. Now if only The Stand was available as an audiobook!
Posted By: Jim - June 12th, 2011 10:35:47 pm EDT
I read this book every couple of years. Never get tired of it
Posted By: Victor - June 10th, 2011 11:59:36 pm EDT
I am in the 200 pgs and The Stand is completly amazing! I just found a first edition hardback for only 8 dollars and its in really good condition. My favorite charactors are Stu Redman, Nick Andros, Frannie Goldsmith, and Tom Cullen. M-O-O-N spells everything!
Posted By: Cecy - June 9th, 2011 1:19:04 am EDT
Its great, Im reading it in spanish and I just cant let it go. Thanks for making my days more enjoyable.
Posted By: Red5288 - June 5th, 2011 3:49:24 pm EDT
Is there any chance they will release this as an Audiobook? This is one of the greatest novels of all time and should be available in all formats.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 24th, 2011 1:56:34 am EDT
This was my first introduction to Stephen King, when I was 14 years old, 28 years ago! Read the first edition and then this uncut edition. It remains my all time favorite read and the one book I recommend to anyone who may ask my opinion on a good book to read. Re-read this book every few years. This book made me a fan and now read everything Stephen King writes.
Posted By: Reader Of The World! - May 23rd, 2011 9:07:05 pm EDT
i havent read this yet but ive just started king ive read two and started tree ('salem's lot, pet sematary, and It) this one is next he hasnt disaponited me so far so keepn my fingers crosed!
Posted By: Anonymous - May 20th, 2011 1:19:30 pm EDT
The original edited version was my first King book, this would have been about 25 years ago. I remember I bought it in the morning, just after the bookstore had opened, and I didn't put it down until I was done. Over 24 hours of nonstop reading and I was hooked as a King fan.
Posted By: Terreisa - May 19th, 2011 2:55:26 am EDT
I can't seem to go more than six months without reading this book. It may not have been the first (of many) King books I've read but it is by far my favorite.
Posted By: Janedalehead - May 15th, 2011 2:20:23 pm EDT
I bought this in paperback many years ago, but am trying to get all my favorite books on kindle, and haven't been able to. This is epic in the true sense of the word and I want to be able to carry it with me wherever I go in my little grey treasure box.
Posted By: Anonymous - April 26th, 2011 7:23:03 pm EDT
To describe this book is impossible. This is such an extraordinary adventure. An AMAZING read from cover to cover. The readability is unbelievable. I can read this book from cover to cover, then flip it back over and start again. I must've read this 15-20 times, it never gets old.
Posted By: Stephen King Lover - April 22nd, 2011 4:41:50 pm EDT
Hey! iam only 11and I've olny seen about 6 movies but I've read alot, i know your the other that i want to read- why because you are turely a gifed writer- keep writing and love yha
Posted By: Pumbah - April 11th, 2011 1:02:00 am EDT
I would love to be able to listen to this wonderful work if possible. Thank you
Posted By: Kim - April 2nd, 2011 11:32:01 pm EDT
I have been reading everything Stephen King put into print since 1976. He is the only one I buy first edition in hardback of every book. The "STAND" is my fav all time book. Keep it up big guy and if your ever near Nesbit,MS look me up - loyal and constant reader!!
Posted By: Dollface - March 21st, 2011 11:07:52 pm EDT
I love The Stand. I've read it every summer since its first publication. I hear the powers that be are thinking of finally making The Stand into a theatrical release.
Posted By: Flagg's Farts - February 25th, 2011 2:27:22 am EST
The best book, by far, for sheer roller-coaster fun.
Posted By: Howzy1991 - February 18th, 2011 7:50:42 pm EST
half way there best book i ever read so far the cover i have is randall flagg's face
Posted By: MR.BILL - February 13th, 2011 7:55:21 pm EST
SIMPLY PUT ,THIS IS HIS BEST PERIOD.
Posted By: DanielJ - February 12th, 2011 8:41:01 am EST
Anyone find it ironic that for a novel with 464, 218 words, we're only allowed 1000 to comment on it?
Posted By: Tzatzi - February 10th, 2011 5:12:14 pm EST
I just finished the third Dark Tower book - The Waste Lands. I am pretty sure that Randall Flagg is same dark man, which appeared at the final of this book. It seems that evil is always present, isn't it? I just love all this connections in King's works. Also love The Stand, great book. Unfortunatelly Dark Tower is not yet translated in romanian...so I am still waiting...:)))
Posted By: Kalphis - February 9th, 2011 3:58:48 pm EST
Weird, the book I have has a picture of death on a horse wearing white cloth with an eagle overhead in a dusty sky..... Doesn't show that cover in the other two covers.
Posted By: Rao - February 8th, 2011 2:37:59 pm EST
its nice to learn new
Posted By: BrianB - January 11th, 2011 2:00:02 pm EST
This is by far my favorite Stephen King book. I have read it twice and listened to the audio book three times. Just cant get enough. The characters, the plot everything just flows. I never read the first edition, only the complete and uncut. After that I dont see how you can shorten that story. Just too much. I believe this is a must read for every reader. I often wonder about a sequel but fear it would ruin it. Thank you Mr. King!!
Posted By: Preh317 - January 4th, 2011 4:42:24 pm EST
This is one of the best I've ever read, couldn't put it down. Had me holding my breath when people sneezed around me, while reading on my lunch hour at work. Would love to hear it on audio.
Posted By: NeverTrustAnElf - January 2nd, 2011 7:27:40 pm EST
The Stand is one of the best reads I have ever had! Thank you Mr. King.
Posted By: Anonymous - December 27th, 2010 7:26:45 am EST
The TV movie was good, but I'd love to see it remade again Hollywood style with some top notch actors. Loved Harold even though he was on the wrong side at first. Seems RF was able to get away in the end. Maybe a sequel in the near future? C'mon King, do us all a favor...
Posted By: Meerkat33 - December 18th, 2010 10:23:52 am EST
I think this is the best Stephen King book!!!!
Posted By: Alanlambert - December 9th, 2010 5:51:05 pm EST
this is one the the greatest books ever written. I have read this over and over and I still enjoy it every time. The movie/tv series wasnt the greatest but what can you expect. Still is and always will be my favorite book.
Posted By: Bickleej - December 9th, 2010 1:38:12 pm EST
The Stand is the fourth book I've read in my Stephen King quest. There is really only one word that perfectly describes this novel; EPIC. From start to finish this book is engrossing. The multitude of characters, and the development of the characters really keeps you hooked. One thing that nobody can deny about Mr. King, he is the master of character development. This is, hands down, my favorite Stephen King book I've read so far. A very close second is Christine, but we'll get to that later.
Posted By: Dave - December 3rd, 2010 8:13:15 am EST
This is such a fantastic book. But I don't understand why it hasn't been turned into an audiobook yet. I have every SK book made into audio but this one is missing. C'mon Stephen, make it happen. Scott Brick reading The Stand. It just wouldn't get any better......
Posted By: Darren - November 25th, 2010 4:58:42 pm EST
Wow!!!! What a book, best I have read in a long while. Stephen King, you are talented talented talented man. Thank you.
Posted By: Howiedeblue - November 19th, 2010 4:37:47 pm EST
I have Just finished the extended edition of this masterpeice, and Its the best book I have ever read, from the first lines when the Security guard wakes his wife to the trip through the winter back to Boulder...pure magic!!!! Good versus evil....with loads of twists and turns.....LOVED IT!!! Thank you Stephen King
Posted By: Jason - November 17th, 2010 8:08:27 pm EST
Had a copy given to me when I was in High School(1994) and it sat on my shelve till three months ago(9/1/10) I was missing out! First book I read in as long as I can remember and it started me on my King journey. Never saw the TV series so it was fun to finally see the faces the put with some of the characters. I now read because of this book. Sounds weird but I now have been touched by the power of the written word. My collection will grow a lot this Christmas and I can't wait to get deeper into the collection of a great mind. Thanks SK!
Posted By: Bob - November 14th, 2010 8:15:36 pm EST
The best good & evil book ever written. Just finishing a re-read of the Complete & Uncut version for the 5th time. I would love to be able to listen to this on CD while driving back & forth to work someday. One of my all time favorite authors along with Tolkien, Boroughs, and Koonz. I can't tell how many of SK's books I've read & re-read many times.
Posted By: Lui - October 21st, 2010 10:08:03 pm EDT
The best ending for an epic horror novel. Randall Flagg is the best.
Posted By: Eagleblue7 - October 19th, 2010 1:08:46 pm EDT
I love to read and I loved this book (read it twice). I travel a lot and would like to have it available to listen to as an audio book. Why hasn't it been done already and when can I expect to see (hear) it released in audio format? Thank you, Stephen, for all the years of amazing stories. I look forward to your future work.
Posted By: Skeletor - October 13th, 2010 8:06:13 pm EDT
This is easily my favorite book, let alone my favorite stephen king book. i have read alot of his and other authors and many of his books are amazing but this is an amazing adventure. ive never read the cut version so i cant really comment how this one is different.
Posted By: McDave27 - September 21st, 2010 8:33:31 pm EDT
I just got this book and I'm excited to see how it relates to the Dark Tower series. Stephen King to me is like what professional athletes are to others. He is like my Michael Jordan and it would be an honor just to shake his hand. Well, enough said. Thanks for the memories and the nightmares, Mr. King.
Posted By: Anonymous - September 2nd, 2010 5:58:17 pm EDT
I love this book I am about 3/4 through it right now, and everyone I know who has read this LOVES it, and it is in their top ten of all time. I saw the movie and it was very good, but I didn't like some of the special effects. BUT They had amazing casting, and it was one of the only movies that made me cry at the end because it was simply so........beautiful. I hope the ending of the book is just as good.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 19th, 2010 11:38:19 am EDT
THIS SHOULD BE AN AUDIO BOOK ALL THE OTHERS ARE!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Jim - August 5th, 2010 8:42:13 pm EDT
When my dad recommended this to me I was skeptical aboout reading it, but once I started it I couldn't put it down! The story was very interesting and I had heaps of fun reading it.
Posted By: CSH - August 1st, 2010 8:06:20 am EDT
Just finished reading The Stand. I have read a number of other novels by Stephen King but this is undoubtedly my favourite and one of the best books I have ever read.
Posted By: Csr1476 - July 31st, 2010 11:11:56 pm EDT
This is my all time favorite book, bar none....have read the original edition close to 30 times and the uncut version 10 or so...and each time i read either edition i pick up some random subtlety i missed on one of my previous passes. To me it is truly a living work of art worthy of far more accolades than it has ever received. I will have to admit that I am not a huge fan of the mini series, but not because it is not a good movie....It has some pretty good acting and it moved along rather well, but, as with all other screen adaptations of a King novel, it just some how is devoid of all of the subtle nuances that have captured me since the tender age of 12 when i first read Pet Sematary....I am forever a fan and rue the day when his literary career comes to an end.
Posted By: Luke - July 30th, 2010 6:04:26 pm EDT
I just started reading it. I'm sure its as good as the other SK books, I've read (Misery, Christine, Cujo, Desperation).
Posted By: Andre Linoge - July 27th, 2010 7:58:18 pm EDT
My all time favourite King book !!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Chan - July 8th, 2010 12:25:56 pm EDT
Fantastic book. In the bookstore I was skeptical about purchasing The Stand. It would've been my first Stephen King, plus it ran over a thousand pages; if I didn't like it, I'd be up the creek until I finished it (I have to finish a book once I start, pet-peeve of mine). Luckily, I bought it, and I throughly enjoyed every word. It was something of an inspiration to me. A few novels later (The Dark Tower, Carrie, Duma Key), I declared Stephen King as my idol. Thanks for the fantastical work.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 17th, 2010 11:06:54 am EDT
I haven't finished the book yet I'm about half way done with it. It is a great book, I am just so frustrated because my teacher is making me write an essay about the Cultural Icons in the story and it is so difficult. I read the complete and uncut edition so to find a few allusions here and there is pretty darn rediculous. Anyway this is a great read.
Posted By: Anonymous - June 17th, 2010 1:23:44 am EDT
I'm reading it at this time, this isn't the first of his books I read I read (in order) 'Salem's Lot (age 13), The Running Man (age 13), The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (age 14), The Dark Tower:The Drawing of the Three (age 14 as well), The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands (age 14 once again), The Dark Tower: Wizards and Glass (age 14).
Posted By: Anonymous - June 16th, 2010 10:16:21 pm EDT
One of my favorite books. Would LOVE to see it as an Audiobook!
Posted By: S.K.Rules - June 12th, 2010 5:50:41 pm EDT
Really great story from the begining to the end.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 26th, 2010 10:25:54 am EDT
i read it last year when i was 14 and i thought it was sooo good!! my first book i read by him and i want to read more :)
Posted By: Anonymous - May 11th, 2010 11:50:24 am EDT
Wow this is the first book I read when I was about 12 or 13, I admire the style Stephen King has for writing these kind of books. I really enjoyed the Book and I literally ate it while working with my father during the summer I guess is the only thing that keep me from going nuts and crazy. The person who reccomend me to read the book was my eight grade teacher and I am very glad that I listen to him. Great Work.
Posted By: Lizard74 - May 10th, 2010 2:04:16 pm EDT
I just finished reading it!! I have to say that this is one of the greatest books i have ever read! I read the Dark Tower a couple of months ago and i wanted to know a little bit more of Randall Flag, so I picked up a copy of The Stand. I must admit that this story puts a lot of depth in the character.
Posted By: Ken - May 8th, 2010 3:57:34 am EDT
I have worn out my vhs copy of The Stand and I have watched the dvd copy about 1,000 times (it's my going to sleep movie) but I still find parts I missed. This is King's greatest work.
Posted By: A2G - May 4th, 2010 7:56:44 am EDT
One of the great novels that a person should take the time to read. Thank you Stephen King!
Posted By: Ally - April 26th, 2010 8:00:48 pm EDT
I have read this book several times each time i enjoyed it more than the 1st time. GREAT BOOK!
Posted By: John Doe - April 20th, 2010 2:24:17 pm EDT
excellent book, it has to be one of his best perhaps even # 1,Or is it dreamcatchers which is the best? hmmm.
Posted By: Maddrow - April 20th, 2010 12:44:56 am EDT
This book has done 2 things for me: 1) made me realize how much every other book sucks in comparison 2) made me realize how to truly write a book Thank you, Stephen King. you are truly amazing!
Posted By: SFisher - April 18th, 2010 3:45:40 pm EDT
This is the greatest book I have ever read and easily one of the greatest stories ever told. I'm so glad that the Uncut version was released.
Posted By: Tribe3215 - April 17th, 2010 11:59:59 pm EDT
The best book i have ever read. I love the SK books with large casts of characters. I have never hated and loved characters from a book before this book. i love this book. and it was kind of freaky that right when i started reading it, the whole H1N1 thing started up. had me worried for a while haha
Posted By: Annmarie - April 11th, 2010 1:16:11 pm EDT
this is my favorite movie and book. i lost my book and let my sister borrow my movie she lost ha i say i think she just will not give it back.
Posted By: Big G - March 25th, 2010 9:04:20 am EDT
Masterful. For years I had wanted to read this book but never had the time. I regret not getting to it sooner now. The characters were so well defined I felt I was in their lives, and seriously hating Randall Flagg. S.K. led me through the story looking from the eyes of Stu, Frannie, Glen, Ralph, Nick, even that asshole Harold, and I loved every minute of it. If I had to sum it up in one word I guess to use Tom's terms, M-O-O-N, that spells AWESOME!
Posted By: Maxyman101 - March 23rd, 2010 10:24:12 am EDT
I just got the first edition of the complete & uncut edition of The Stand on eBay. I have to say that so far the book is the best that I have read of King. :)
Posted By: Captain Trips - March 17th, 2010 3:55:00 am EDT
I've read through The Stand a few times over the years, and will probably read it again someday. Some people accuse S.K. of being long winded, but they must not get the same things out of his stories that I do. The depth and background of the characters in The Stand, are what make them seem so real. I didn't just read about Frannie, Stu, Nick, or Larry.....I was with them when the shit went down. To me, being able to relate to these characters, make them all the more interesting. A writer that can draw you into a tale and keep you there, is one worth reading again.
Posted By: Happy - March 16th, 2010 6:36:29 pm EDT
this is one of the greatest books of our generation, it hooks you right from the start, i think everyone links with the feature good vs evil and it realy brings it home, multiple characters but easy to follow each one of them. a must read for all fans of king or just of horror
Posted By: Jeff Hill - March 12th, 2010 12:50:23 pm EST
I'm thirteen and I found this in the attic, and I haven't put it down since! only 200 pages in and over half of the world is dead.
Posted By: Ilessthan3stephenking - March 11th, 2010 8:03:24 pm EST
Misery was the scariest book up until now. this book is awesome. ( havent finished it yet though)
Posted By: Anonymous - March 9th, 2010 12:04:02 pm EST
The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition should be published as an audio book, unabridged of course.
Posted By: Tress - February 24th, 2010 1:58:09 pm EST
this is by far my fav. SK book i read it the first time at 8 and have read it at least 30 time since then and i allways discover somthing new in it. he is a true genius who puts the best mental images into my mind,through his writing. love it for life
Posted By: Josefa - February 11th, 2010 10:24:39 pm EST
The first time i read this book, i was 10 years old, and i loved it. A few years later, i read this version and its my favourite of many SK books. I can be the whole day sitting while im reading this, i just can quit it. It was the firts book of Stephen King i read, and since then, i'm always reading one of his books. There're no words to express what this book means to me.
Posted By: Patterth - January 27th, 2010 3:06:47 am EST
im 15 and im almost finished the book i just read the part where harold and nadine killed nick andros it has been a good book so far i cant wait to finish.
Posted By: Darren - January 24th, 2010 1:10:07 pm EST
When I first tried to read this book, I couldn't get into it. Too hard to follow I thought. Then I tried it again, AFTER reading the whole Dark Tower series. It is incredible. King is a true artist.
Posted By: Resetman - January 14th, 2010 7:21:45 pm EST
funny how this is listed as being published in 1990 when the original version was published in 1974 and is not listed at all as i have the hardcover in my hand with the original dust jacket on it
Posted By: Noods - January 12th, 2010 12:43:52 pm EST
This is my all time favorite SK book. I have read it at least 8 times.
Posted By: Cody - January 3rd, 2010 4:14:25 pm EST
Amazing book. I've read almost every book by Mr. King and this is by far my favorite. I'm only sixteen and hopefully have a lot of years left so don't you quit writing any time soon. What would life be without Stephen King novels??
Posted By: Anonymous - December 30th, 2009 7:42:12 pm EST
The first time I read this book, I had just turned 12 a few days before. I finished it in a few weeks, and after that I couldn't stop talking about it with everyone around me, and everytime someone still brings it up to me, I can pretty much talk about it forever. It's just one of those books that will stick with you. I've read it a few other times in the past year and a half. It is my all time favorite book by any author there is. This is the best book out there.
Posted By: Alex Otero - December 23rd, 2009 4:48:16 pm EST
this is one of my fsvorite books ever I've read this over 5 times since the late 80's and will read it again it just calls for me over and over again
Posted By: Susan - December 12th, 2009 6:40:34 pm EST
My Favorite Book ever. I read it about once a year since 1984. As I grow and change in my life I find something different in it that changes how I feel about the book.
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Posted By: Dch - December 8th, 2009 7:53:14 pm EST
Its the best book I ve ever read!, in spanish the name is "apocalipsis". I first read it when I was 15 or less, and its still the best book.
Posted By: Mj - December 4th, 2009 9:12:13 pm EST
best book by sk! i started reading his books when i was 11 and i've read every one. this is by far the best for me. i read it at least once a year... but not this year... swine flu comes too close to that!!!!
Posted By: Corey - November 29th, 2009 7:22:28 am EST
The Stand will always be Stephen King's greatest work. The premise was very realistic that it would be a disease like the superflu which would bring down humanity and the survivors will be at war with each other.
Posted By: Tweird - November 3rd, 2009 8:15:01 pm EST
the stand complete and uncut is the best book i have read. several relatives have also read this book and enjoyed it. other than this book my favorite book is corky the blind seal
Posted By: Scotpsych - October 31st, 2009 5:44:39 am EDT
My favourite SK book. The best post-apocalyptic novel I've ever read. I've read it four times since 1980, and I will be reading again at least once more in my life. Great cast of characters and the suspense is tremendous. Flagg is a naughty man!
Posted By: James - October 28th, 2009 10:12:05 am EDT
I never really liked reading books, but I decided to give them a try, The Stand was the first book i ever read (outside of education, ect.) and it is still the best book i've read. I honestly couldnt put the book down, it was fantastic.
Posted By: Vizzor - October 25th, 2009 6:59:33 pm EDT
Id like to say that its an outstanding novel, no doubt there, has great characters, with a deep moral and spiritual search and a great epic - symbolic batlle between good and evil. But I wouldnt go as far as to say its his best book. Personally I prefer The Dead Zone, Pet Sematary, or The Dark Tower series in spite of the Stand but must admit that its a helluva nightmare!
Posted By: Warsaz - October 17th, 2009 3:20:56 pm EDT
I honestly did not like this book. I was having trouble reading it. (I got through the first 70 or so pages) It was confusing.
Posted By: Elliott - October 15th, 2009 6:57:44 pm EDT
Simply the best book ive EVER read another very good book by SK is the running man writing as richard bachman
Posted By: Justin - October 6th, 2009 7:39:38 am EDT
The book was just addictive.Whenever I put it down I found myself picking it back up.
Posted By: Natedog - October 3rd, 2009 1:26:37 pm EDT
this is one of the most amazing books ever by stephen king!!! whats happening right now in the world with the swine flu is a little bit like the stand... almost as if we're imitating the book...
Posted By: Jen - October 3rd, 2009 12:48:39 am EDT
this is honestly my favorite novel written by Stephen King! because of this novel i have read every single novel by Stephen King that i can get my hands on
Posted By: Anonymous - September 29th, 2009 8:13:50 am EDT
one of my most favourite books dont know how many times i've read it the scariest thing about it is that it could come true more power to you
Posted By: Anonymous - September 25th, 2009 11:08:49 am EDT
When i started reading this book my school had an out break of the swine flu... you can imagine how worried i was that the world was ending... good stuff though, keep 'em comin'.
Posted By: Heavy Metal God198 - September 19th, 2009 4:53:36 pm EDT
The stand is the best book ever !!!!!! It rocks!!! Im 12 and ive not yet finished it !
Posted By: Cathyroo - September 17th, 2009 9:22:38 pm EDT
OH yeah,,,I agree, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE release an audio version of The Stand!!! and IT too if it's not too much trouble. These too books give me great hope and great fear and I'd love to have them with me as I ride to work & school. :)
Posted By: Cathyroo - September 17th, 2009 9:19:04 pm EDT
I read this book for the first time when I was 18. For 16 years now, I read it at least once a year. Thank you Stephen for writing my most favorite book.
Posted By: Iam12yearsold - September 15th, 2009 11:02:02 pm EDT
I love stephen king an this bok changed my life ^_^ great reading
Posted By: Ldinaustin - September 15th, 2009 1:02:44 am EDT
Please please please release on Audible.com. I love to listen to the novels (I'm a multi-tasker). It's also fun to look very horrified while driving down the highway, weeding, mopping, etc...
Posted By: Joseph Garza - September 12th, 2009 9:09:34 am EDT
I've read this book 5 times, at least. 'Nuf said. Gracias.
Posted By: Gopuppy01 - September 9th, 2009 9:10:37 am EDT
The Stand-when was the original version written/published? You'd think I'd know, I read it, LOVED it (fave SK) and re-read the newer version...But it's been so long-I started reading Stephen King in Junior High-and considering my name is Carrie (or should that make me dislike SK?), it's no wonder I love him! It's time to read it again & want to make sure I get "complete/uncut"
Posted By: LJ - August 22nd, 2009 10:47:17 pm EDT
Just wondering if the new Kindle edition is this uncut and complete or the shorter edition for wimps? (yes of course I'm in the LoveIt! column but I refuse to pick a favorite!).
Posted By: 4 8 15 16 23 42 - August 19th, 2009 8:02:42 pm EDT
I absolutely LOVE this story. I love the movie as well. However I am disappointed in the amount of detail and loss of charactrers that the movie had.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 12th, 2009 3:40:26 pm EDT
This is the first book that I really put my mind into and let it escape. Thank u Mr. Stephen King. U are my favorite author. When I read ur books, it is like I am in a different world, that is hard for me to come back to the real world. Please keep up the good work and make us fans want more imaginative worlds.
Posted By: Camille Cannon Eide - August 1st, 2009 2:37:11 pm EDT
Wasn't there an earlier hardback edition of The Stand before 1990? I was sure I'd read it as a teen (circa 1977-1980). Still one of my top fav books ever. I just read "On Writing" and laughed when I read that I'm one of those narrow minded saps who still says this after decades. Sorry, Stephen. It really is a phenomenal, sweeping story. But my preference here isn't a reflection of the rest of your work since I haven't read many of your later stuff. I afraid of nothing as a teen... my life in those days was far scarier than any of your books. But later, this 'seasoned', motorcycle riding, bass playing novelist (inspired to be a writer early on by your writing style) wimped out. MIddle aged women are known for bladder control issues, so I'm more careful about what I read now. :-) BTW, thanks loads for On Writing. I'm trying to tackle a 1st novel revision as per agent directive, and your book helped me re-ignite a much needed passion for the fossil. Best to you and your upcoming work, and thanks for being my inspiration in at a time when inspiration turned out to be an unexpected life-line for a pretty messed up kid. God bless you!
Posted By: Kevyn Hawke - July 27th, 2009 2:31:45 pm EDT
I am a big fan of The Stand and have read it a number of times in my youth. I was wondering when a audible version will be available to download to an ipod for those of us whose reading ability has diminished.
Posted By: Will - July 27th, 2009 2:00:43 pm EDT
It is truly hard to believe someone wrote this - that one person created a story so vivid, unique and personal to all in every way. In the past, I have read your (Stephen King) work particularly for study purposes (I'm an engineer from North Caroline and I desperately would like to become a writer one day); however, if I were to say I started reading this book because I wanted to study good writers, it would be an awful lie. Though I am yet to finish The Stand (I just finished Book 1 as of 5am this morning and I'm a software engineer who has to get up early and be on time for work), I felt inspired to at least put a message on your site, because it is, being only 1/3 of the way through, one of the best novels I've read. I hope your next novel, coming out this year, is just as good. Thanks, Stephen.
Posted By: LeoN WiNgsteiN - July 22nd, 2009 7:03:02 pm EDT
I read this book recently, and it was so real that last night I dreamt I wanted a new video game. In the dream, I was bummed because I didn't have the money for the game, but I thought, "Oh, I can just take it if I want it; everyone's gone." Soo In my mind, this was real. Thank you, Stephen King.
Posted By: Aeikinetos - July 21st, 2009 10:00:40 am EDT
greetings from croatia, europe i liked book very much, great journey!!!! dreamcatcher and this book completely changed my perception on retarded persons. was disappointed when nick-my favourite character died anyway, its classic
Posted By: The Old Path - July 17th, 2009 3:28:53 pm EDT
i like "The Stand".because of the Biblical source... WHAT IS THE WORLD'S ALL-TIME BEST-SELLER??? THE HOLY BIBLE!!! (read the King James version). TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! PRAISES AND GLORY BE TO GOD AND THE LORD CHRIST!!!
Posted By: Jim - July 14th, 2009 11:39:42 am EDT
I just finished The Stand for the third time in 15 years. It remains one of my top 5 books of all time. A remarkable journey, I now find myself missing Stu and Frannie!
Posted By: Brady12 - July 5th, 2009 9:58:21 am EDT
I just finished reading this one yesterday and I have to say this book was awesome. When I first started reading it I noriced that it had 1141 pages and I thought that I wouldnt be able to keep interest in it. MAN WAS I WRONG!! Once I started I couldnt stop! Today I am started on Firestarter, I have no doubts that it will be just as good.
Posted By: Kaitie - July 2nd, 2009 6:26:58 pm EDT
omg i loved this book it was freaking amazing ... STEPHENKING YOU ROCK MY SOCKS OFF!!!
Posted By: SomethingLikEvil - June 24th, 2009 7:24:52 am EDT
Fantastic book, though it is linked to an eerie experience I had when I just started to read it here in Iraq. I showed up to work, and nobody was in the office, I found out that they were all sick with some kind of flu. Let me just say, it send shivers down my spine, as I said, I had just started reading this story.
Posted By: Ariadne - June 4th, 2009 11:01:56 pm EDT
This is my all time favorite SK book!!! I have read this book so many times. Each time I read it, I feel like I'm going on an epic adventure. As a matter of fact, I feel that way about most SK books. I know when I open the book and slip between the pages, I'm going to be totally transported to another reality. Sometimes I have to stop reading and remind myself that I am safe and sound. I am the reader, the observer, not involved. And if I keep my hands inside the covers the thing under my bed can't get me. Thanks, SK.
Posted By: Breather Of Derry Air - June 3rd, 2009 8:35:46 pm EDT
Well, the subject isn't really a zombie holocaust. I can't recall there being zombies in any sense of the word the 2 times I read it. However, I still believe it is the best book I have ever read, and I have read quite a lot. I'm sure I'll read this one a 3rd time soon.
Posted By: Insomniak - June 2nd, 2009 5:08:06 am EDT
I have only read pieces of it and the very begining, but I need to buy it. It looks very cool since it's subject is a zombie holocaust-whats not cool about that??? I didn't even know anything about a virus breaking loose either I had no idea what the hell this book was. so a few years ago I first started looking at it and then I started to get into it- I got further on The Shinning, Mr. King can uh really type Lol-LONG
Posted By: The Burning Book. - May 28th, 2009 7:40:07 pm EDT
A true work of art that left me addicted for hours.I almost never works like this anymore.These days there be about a thousand "TeenyBoop" for every classic novel.It's sad really...How much authors these days have to learn from TRUE authors like Stephen King.
Posted By: Stephen King Fan - May 28th, 2009 4:25:24 am EDT
man i must say u are my idiol i just started reading the stand a few days ago and i can't put it down i was the same way with the shining i got a long way to go cause it is over a thousand pages but im prepared for the ride thanks for all of your knowledge u have shared with us!!!
Posted By: Anonymous - May 24th, 2009 7:20:36 pm EDT
The Stand is a timeless classic which take the reader not only into the world of the supernatural but also the world of the natural. this would have to be my personal favorite book of all time
Posted By: Anonymous - May 19th, 2009 11:20:41 pm EDT
Undoubtedly a masterpiece, the stand took me on a journey unlike no other. However, I felt cheated in the end, the epic battle I was waiting for never happened, it all just sort of blew up. No pun intended. However as Mr. King himself states at the end of the Dark Tower, he doesn't write tales for the endings, and we shouldn't read them for that. He writes to write, we should read to get immersed in his plot.
Posted By: Jordan Schick - May 16th, 2009 1:03:31 pm EDT
This book has shown me the light - now I truly appreciate the sanctity of the written word. This book is divinely enjoyable, as long as it is. Took it with me everywhere - read it everywhere, something which I haven't done since with any other book. Truly special, truly spectacular, truly epic.
Posted By: ZachLegend - May 15th, 2009 7:23:58 pm EDT
This is an epic masterpiece of American literature. "The Stand" focuses on the psychological profiles on each character and allows it to bloom into one of the greatest novels ever. It also tells the classic battle between good and evil while keeping the reader turning pages and finding realistic characters, enviornments, and the true face of fear...all in one book.
Posted By: Panum - May 14th, 2009 7:11:04 am EDT
I've not read this book yet but I know absolutely that this is the one book I should purchase truely. It's going to impact me like the other I've read, The Body, Shawshank Redemption and The Shinning.
Posted By: Anonymous - May 3rd, 2009 10:17:22 pm EDT
This book is more truth right now than anything. Stephen King knows something.
Posted By: Calvin - April 27th, 2009 9:34:54 pm EDT
Easily the best novel I've ever read. King can tell a story like no other. Truly Epic. In my mind, King is better than Steinbeck, Hemmingway, Tsu, Twain, Verne, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Wells, Swift, Shakespeare, and Homer.
Posted By: Anonymous - April 21st, 2009 4:35:37 pm EDT
All I can say is: WOW. Not only Mr. King's best work, but one of the best novels I've ever read. Truly epic, and a modern classic, this work will withstand the test of time. And let's not forget, Randal Flagg, the Walkin Dude, makes for one of the coolest villains ever, so much that I found myself rooting for HIM throughout!
Posted By: Chris - March 25th, 2009 9:33:51 pm EDT
this is an awsome book to read and would like to read it again
Posted By: Anonymous - March 25th, 2009 6:39:07 pm EDT
The stand so deeply affected me upon the first reading. Best book of all time in my opinion. If I had a son I would have named him Stuart and Called him Stu! But I had a daughter and named her fran!
Posted By: Aisha - March 22nd, 2009 5:48:08 pm EDT
E! Very Sick
Posted By: Larry H. - March 7th, 2009 1:32:51 am EST
i am totally amazed by this mans imigination. I read IT, and then Duma Key, the dark tower series, and of course the stand.....the man is a genius. He is so versitile in his writing style, I would die a happy man if there was a the stand 2 out. to where the world goes after the end of flagg. God knows there will always be chaos.
Posted By: Jasonbobdude - March 5th, 2009 9:01:56 pm EST
This is undoubtedly Stephen King's greatest work. The plot and character development were amazing. It's the most suspenseful story I've ever read, I was genuinely worried about what would happen to the characters. If anything better than this ever comes out, I will definitely want to read it, but I doubt anything ever will.
Posted By: Soapboxwilly - March 4th, 2009 4:23:50 am EST
After I had finished my first King book, The Shining, I was left hooked like a trout. Many people use drugs to experience a high of sorts. My drug was Mr. Kings books. I am now over 50 and am still waiting for a sequel to this story. After opening the book I could not put it down. I took it to lunch with me, in the bathroom, on holiday. Over the years I have read it several times and came away with a new a different feeling. I also watched the movie version, and can say that the movie was a slap in the face to say the very least. Please Mr King inject me with another chapter....
Posted By: Nanna K - March 3rd, 2009 3:59:33 pm EST
I have read and re-read this book almost every year for 10 years. It is timeless and scary in everyway. It feels so real, the characters, the places and events feel so real. I do have to say, that when the mini-series of the Stand came out, I was disapointed. Unlike the book, the TV characters seemed almost empty. The back-grounds on Frannie, Harold, Stu and Larry helped make the people real as well as to understand why such ordinary people are so extraordinary. Heck even Flaggs right hand man Lloyd's prior life was of impact. I just wish I could find it in hard copy, I too read the pages out of the soft backs!
Posted By: Nikki - February 24th, 2009 10:53:34 am EST
I actually owe my father a copy of this book. I've read the cover off of his original hardcover edition. I've bought myself two paperback editions because I read the pages right out of the book! This is phenomenal story telling. If someone tried to make me choose between The Stand and IT, I would probably die before ever making the decision!
Posted By: Bessie - February 3rd, 2009 2:36:43 pm EST
This was the third SK book I read...followed by The Shining and It......but this one was truly amazing!!! I couldn't put it down!!! One of my all time favorites.
Posted By: Lindsay - January 3rd, 2009 1:47:51 pm EST
Brilliantly written, every page hooks the reader, impossible to put down. I'm convinced King has sold his soul to the devil because that's the only I can concieve of explaining how such epic storytelling is possible.
Posted By: Joylyn33020 - December 6th, 2008 9:45:21 am EST
I think this one even cancels out Carrie and The Shining as my all time favorite! I have read this at least eleven times and get chills every time! Spectacular!!
Posted By: The Chronical King - December 4th, 2008 3:39:54 am EST
This book has the distinction of being one of only four books that I have read more than once in my life. The others are: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley, Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, and Animal Farm. The Stand is better than all of them! The connection to that book is what got me into "The Dark Tower". My all time favorite!
Posted By: Morgan Shepard - November 29th, 2008 12:51:36 am EST
"The Stand" is quite possibly the most beautifully written novel I have read to date. This is a great feat in my mere 18 years of age, but it is incredible. I loved it. I have actually purchased three copies of it for myself. My favorite novel, along with The Long Walk story.
Posted By: Larry Hensley - November 21st, 2008 10:55:02 am EST
This is one of my all-time favorites by Stephen King as well as Apt Pupil, and The Dark Tower series
Posted By: El Grogg - November 21st, 2008 8:37:38 am EST
i remember being truly devastated when i finished the stand. for a solid week it was my life and as is the case with all great novels, i felt empty when there was no more to read. the first 700 pages or so of this novel, chronicling the spread of captain trips throughout america is possibly the best and most engaging fiction i have ever read. the attention to detail is unrivalled. i love the topeka scene in wizard and glass and it was this that made me read the stand. i'm so glad i did
Posted By: Char - November 18th, 2008 9:52:03 pm EST
My first Stephen King book! Hooked me forever! I fell in love with all the characters, and nearly died when I came to the last page..nooooooooo! It can't end. lol. I think I've read nearly everything by our Mr. King.
Posted By: Anonymous - November 18th, 2008 12:32:43 am EST
this is seriously a brilliant novel from what is easily the most amazing author of the world since Shakespeare. No one has captured my heart and skipped a beat in the way that Mr. King has and I salute him. The Stand is a---, i don't know.
Posted By: Maria Sarcione - November 9th, 2008 8:48:12 pm EST
I know you've been getting 'fan mail' for @40 years and I'm one of them. I think the The Stand (unabridged) has got to be the best novel I ever read and I'm still reading parts over again. Paperback fell apart and Hard cover almost tore my shoulder out. Maria Sarcione
Posted By: Explorer - October 28th, 2008 8:43:38 pm EDT
I'd love to hear this novel in audio format. I'm an old guy and reading is too tough anymore. Just one more time before I die.......
Posted By: Steve - October 23rd, 2008 4:53:19 pm EDT
Thank god this book came out and pretty much replaced the original put out that was around 600 pages, this one is somewhere around 4 or 500 more pages worth of subplot and character development. It's superior, no question about it. :D
Posted By: Linda Shephard - October 23rd, 2008 12:54:31 am EDT
I really think The Stand should be made into a book tape!!!
Posted By: MARE - October 14th, 2008 4:25:18 am EDT
THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Jk123 - September 6th, 2008 9:01:39 pm EDT
best book anyone has ever written and will ever write.
Posted By: Rinn - August 14th, 2008 10:11:13 am EDT
Has to be my favorite book!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Angelika - August 13th, 2008 9:26:48 am EDT
I have to say "Thank you" for this journey. "The Stand" is one of my favorite novel, I`ve read and re-read it for 9 times and the charakters are like well known friends now. Im so sorry that my english isnt good enough to describe you what this book means to me. So thank you again. Greetings from Germany, Bavaria, yours Angelika
Posted By: Magjak - August 7th, 2008 10:35:15 pm EDT
So much the best book / film I have ever experienced. This illustrates so much in nature, human or otherwise.
Posted By: El Greco - August 7th, 2008 5:02:31 pm EDT
Just finished the book (extended version) and it was indeed a great one. Similar (in some ways) to Cell - Same concept : The world changes forever and is not as we now know it... The plot & the characters in the Stand are all so 'alive' as if you can see what you read. Another great book by King
Posted By: Doc - July 28th, 2008 6:03:18 pm EDT
I have to say, I like the abridged version better, the one published in 1978. Both are extraodinary. It's the kind of book you just want to inhabit; the characters are so well-drawn and likeable...even the villains. I think my favorites are Nick Andros and Tom Cullen, because King creates such a memorable pair and you feel like you really go on a journey with them.
Posted By: Dreadius - July 28th, 2008 2:43:30 am EDT
One of King's greatest novels. This novel definitely shows how amazingly talented King is - both when it comes to the characters and the environment. "The Stand" is definitely an amazing blend of adventure and mystery, but also horror. I love how you get to follow these people - both the good and evil - when they're, because of the dreams, heading towards this free zone, Boulder. The excitement in this novel is amazing and you just can't put the book down. I give this novel 10 out of 10.
Posted By: Rjt65 - July 24th, 2008 11:49:47 am EDT
Simply Wow. An epic tale, so many characters, all with tough decisions to make. This is most King junkies favorite book, outside the Dark Tower series. Relates with the DT series.
Posted By: Kimmy - July 22nd, 2008 8:33:33 pm EDT
I really don't know how to put how I feel about this book into words. It's one of my favorite movies ever and so far one of my favorite books by Stephen King. I fell in love with the character Stu Redman; he's a man every woman would be lucky to find. I think this is some of the best writing you can find. Stephen King is a genius when it comes to writing. I am a huge fan of both the books and movies.