Regarding The Stand..

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by CM Bertellotti, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Lisey Landon
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    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    I only have the uncut as audiobook. I loved it, and have had an order in amazon.de for a year now to get the book. They still have no delivery date, but I leave it in there, and hope!
    I would totally read the uncut version first.
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  2. Shoesalesman
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    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Started my first read of The Stand a few days ago, the one released in '78. Up to page 120 now. Good flow, so far.
  3. Christine62
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    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    It seems to me there are way too many characters which got me bogged down in Under The Dome---Is there one or two characters I can root for?
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  4. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    To me, from what I can recall of "The Stand", it ended up being a battle of good vs. evil - like the world had somehow been divided into two camps. The idea of too many characters has never bothered me. Even in Under the Dome I could keep them all sorted out.
  5. not_nadine
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    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    The characters in the Stand were not a problem for me. The beginning of the book pretty much has a chapter on each of the main ones.

    Sounds like a re-read is in order for you, Neesy :calm: I would have put some of you posts in spoilers! :numbness:

    You know you have to read The Drawing of the Three first, right?
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  6. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I do not think I gave anything away with my post above actually. I did pick up a copy of the revised version of the Stand while on holiday in Mexico last year for my son's wedding.

    The first time I read "The Stand" was probably around 30 - 35 years ago so don't expect me to remember all the details! :wink::laugh:
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  7. CriticAndProud
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    CriticAndProud Straya Mate !

    Finished the uncut version this morning. LOVED IT. Haven't read the original cut,like No1FanUK , I dunno how the hell they cut 400 or more pages out of it. I can see 70-100 pages (absolute maximum) that could be sliced without major detriment to the story, and cutting even those pages would reduce some of my involvement in the story I think.

    Well that is enough of my happy crappy....
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  8. Garriga
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    Garriga Well-Known Member

    Read the uncut version. If you read te original You'll miss out on memorable characters and vivid scenes.
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  9. Shoesalesman
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    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Just finished the cut version. Characters and interactions were great, but a few hundred pages in the middle seemed to lag and sputter for me. A great book, no doubt, but not an excellent one. In comparing the last two SK books I've read (11/22/63 and The Stand), I liked 11/22/63 better. Just an opinion, that's all. Looking forward to reading the uncut version of The Stand, though.

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