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So far so good

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by Toni_S_UK, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    I Started reading the Stand a couple of days ago, only 12 chapters in so no spoilers, but I am really enjoying it so far, even if it does give me hand cramp because it is so chunky :D
     
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  2. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    If you like The Stand you might also try Robert McCammon's "Swan Song" and Brian Hodge's "Dark Advent." Both are pretty good books with similar themes.
     
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  3. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I will check those out :)
     
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  4. kingricefan

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

    Enjoy your ride!!
     
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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....oh man, this is just to easy....shooting wisecracks in a barrel.........TWSS!!!!!!!.....
     
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  6. kingricefan

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

    ;-D
     
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  7. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    Swan Song is awesome and a must-read. Then read Boy's Life - not horror, but great fun just the same. I've not read Dark Advent - but I'll put it on my list for when I finish A Game of Thrones.
     
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  8. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Like during the reading of The Dark Tower books, there's much to ponder and consider while reading The Stand. Though it is chunky, reading it is well worth the haul. And I'm hoping (praying) you're reading the complete and uncut version.
     
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  9. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    the stand is pretty epic. one of his best. have fun.
     
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  10. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Just out of curiosity: is it the Cut or Uncut edition? (GNTLGNT , yes I know what I did there, behave yourself!)
     
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  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    .....hehehehehehehe.......
     
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  12. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    :rofl::rofl:
     
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  13. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    Its the uncut edition :D
     
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  14. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is the complete version ;) I do have a copy of both but assumed the full version was the best option. I haven't read the DT series yet, am really looking forward to those too!
     
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  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...as one who has read both versions, and also to reiterate what has been said here before-the "cut" version didn't perturb the flow of the story at all, but with all the original material added back in-it certainly made the word soup even tastier.....
     
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  16. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    Be sure to keep us posted. The Dark Tower sparks many varying opinions.
     
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  17. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    In the Foreword to The Stand, complete and uncut, Mr. King explains the reason for both versions. You decide.
     
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  18. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Nice. It's the version Mr King originally intended for publication and the only one I'd recommend. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.
     
  19. Ian_C

    Ian_C Member

    This my favorite book of all time! I've read it at least a half dozen times. Personal fave characters were Tom Cullen and Harold Lauder, but there really isn't a weak character in it.

    For those that mentioned Swan Song, I just read that for the first time a couple of months ago. It's easy to see the influence of The Stand on it, from the apocalyptic setting to the supernatural, shape-shifting main villain. It was good, not great. Funny, though, I actually read up a bit on it, and it seems McCammon has made statements showing frustration that it was perceived as a Stand copycat.
     
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  20. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Are you done yet? What'd you think?
     
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