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Has this book been spoiled for me?

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by love_gun, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. love_gun

    love_gun New Member

    Hello, while I was recently researching which version of the Stand to purchase (the 1978 original or 1990 uncut) I accidently and innocently stumbled across a spoiler. Seeing this angered me as I was really looking forward to the book, the plot look absolutely intriguing.

    The spoiler was this:
    Randall Flagg dies/disappears somewhere in the novel

    Is the novel ruined? Can I still read it with enjoyment?
     
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  2. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Nope. Read away. Enjoy!
     
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  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Absolutely read the book. Follow the journey of the characters, see what brought about that spoiler. Remember, it's all about the journey, not the ending.
    ***and is that the ending of the character in the spoiler?
     
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  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    You needn't worry, it is NOT ruined for you.
     
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  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Flagg will always be around somewhere.
     
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  6. Coyo-T

    Coyo-T Well-Known Member

    I watched the miniseries from the early '90s long before I read the book and still enjoyed it despite knowing what would happen- I just finished it, in act, and it was an excellent read.
     
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  7. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Knowing that won't affect your enjoyment of the book at all. I do recommend reading the revised edition, which is really the COMPLETE story.
     
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  8. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG] ...I say welcome, and further say-evil never really dies.....read on.....
     
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  9. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I had one of those!
     
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  10. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....me too baby!.....
     
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  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    TWSS!!! Beat ya to it, Scott! GNTLGNT
     
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  12. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    TWSS!!
     
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  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Because you are a weak little girlie-man!
    hans & frans.jpg
     
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  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    ::P
     
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  17. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Agree and agree.

    Read the revised (longer) edition.
     
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  18. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Dude, iThere is no point in getting angry. It's an almost 40 year old book, massively popular, and the godfather of all apocalypse/dystopias. Spoilers are inevitable. :)

    There is much between those covers. Enjoy it all.
     
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  19. love_gun

    love_gun New Member

    Also noticed that the uncut (1990) version of the Stand is somewhere around 1152 pages. The version I bought is 1439 pages. Is this the same as the 1990 version?

    I suppose I'll start the book, just really hope it isn't ruined. I was so upset after reading that back cover and getting so invested.
     
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  20. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Wait, you read the back cover of the novel? I hardly think that would be a spoiler.
     
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