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Discussion in 'The Stand' started by mstay, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. mstay

    mstay Older than most, not as old as some.

    From the first time I read this story the characters became so real. The things they were going through and the things they had to do were so interesting. I was sucked into the story until it was over. Every time I re-read it I feel like I'm visiting with old friends.

    The Stand is my favorite SK story. And I've read them all. :smile:

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Autumnlyn

    Autumnlyn BOOYA!

    The Stand is one of my favorites too.
     
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  3. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    One of my very favorite favorites, too. Was just thinking it is about time to read it again and then we got the flu! :D
     
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  4. kellykid

    kellykid Well-Known Member

    Every time I re-read The Stand I start having dreams about what I would do myself. Kind of freaks me out, but I have read it more than ten times.
     
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  5. gniknehpets

    gniknehpets Backwards Sister Member

    I think you are right on! I've read The Stand 11 times now, 5 of them the long version which I loved even more than the first! I feel such a connection to all of the characters. I laugh with them and cry with them. Everything seems so real to me. I relate to every charachter in some way. To me that is the magic of his writing. King gets inside our head. He knows our thoughts, our fears, our loves and our sorrows.
     
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  6. gniknehpets

    gniknehpets Backwards Sister Member

    And I spelled character wrong. Oh well, I also spelled it right once in the same post. Sheeez.
     
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  7. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I really didn't like it, first time I re-read it. Found it hard work. But I now know it was 'cos I was too young. Re-read this year, absolutely loved it.
     
  8. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    As much as I like other works, The Stand is my all time number one favorite still.
     
  9. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    It's number 3 on my list, behind IT and 11/22/63. I was actually a bit apprehensive about reading this, I remember thinking "how much can you like a 'good vs evil showdown' story? But when I was in one of my Wasteland/Wizard & Glass "lows" I read the intro - the soldier fleeing frantically with his family, and thought "hang on a minute, that's a frenzied start to such a big book, maybe I am ready to read this after all". When I did read it, I was awe struck at the depth of the characters and the different situations they were all in. I loved reading about all of the characters (except 'The Kid', I found him and his bits too ridiculous), I even enjoyed reading about Frannie, although her character was whiney and annoying.
     
  10. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    When I read the title . . .I've done my time popped into my head!

    Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree . . .
     
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  11. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Aside from the Dark Tower books (one story), this is my favorite book. So many great characters and situations! Stephen King is truly the master when it comes to character development.
     
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  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...forever and always will be in my Top 5-and usually sits at Numero Uno...can't live life without a little Cullen in me...
     
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  13. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor Well-Known Member

    It is definitely up there for me, and the Lincoln Tunnel scene is up there with the Oatley Tunnel and Danny Glick at the window as one of my favorite scenes in SK's writings.
     
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  14. unclelouie

    unclelouie Active Member

    I can dig that, happy crappy.
     
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  15. unclelouie

    unclelouie Active Member

    The Oatley Tunnel was from The Talisman? Or am I thinking of something else?
     
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  16. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor Well-Known Member

    Yep, it was the tunnel leading into the town where he got the job running kegs for Smokey and ran afoul of the Elroy dude.
     
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  17. bigkingfan91

    bigkingfan91 Well-Known Member

    I'm 400 pages into it, for the very 1st time. I tried reading it when I was younger but it was just too much for me so I put it down.
    So far I'm loving it, can't put it down! I'm enjoying how relentless King was with the characters, and how unpredictable everything has turned out to be. King has always been sort of relentless with characters but man, there are some real shockers in this one. Situations and shocks that make you look up from the book for a minute with your mouth gaping, lol.

    I never did watch the movie, only bits and pieces... I'm thankful for that now, since nothing has been spoiled!
     
  18. mstay

    mstay Older than most, not as old as some.

    I envy you your first time read bigking. This one is my favorite of all King's books. Enjoy your journey as I know you will!
     
  19. ghost19

    ghost19 ..."I aim with my eye."...

    I love that zombie penguin avatar....awesome.
     
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  20. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Yay! Amazing how quickly you'll read that 1000+ page novel. It's so good.
     

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