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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 have just finished today! It seems to have taken me ages to finish but I got there!

    I Loved it! :D All of the characters were great and I felt like I knew them all by the end. My favourite without a doubt was Tom Cullen.

    I will miss it now I've finished!
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  2. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    I actually liked Swan Song better, if you can believe that. I'm not sure I can articulate why, maybe I just felt there were more memorable scenarios playing out in it. I still enjoy The Stand; it's a great read, just not in my top 5.
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  3. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    M-o-o-n - that spells "done"!

    Congratulations - that's quite the book

  4. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    Laws Yes it is! =D
  5. kingricefan

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

    Swan Song is a little more optimistic than The Stand is, IMHO.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....what I recall of reading that many m-o-o-n-s ago, I would concur....
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  7. Great Dane

    Great Dane Well-Known Member

    I am so glad you immersed yourself in The Stand, arguably our generation's War & Peace. I've read it a few times now, and every time feels like the first time (My apologies to the band Foreigner).
    Wait until you read it again, picking up on little things you may have missed the first time around.
  8. Great Dane

    Great Dane Well-Known Member

    Swan Song, while similar in some ways, is a different animal. I didn't feel Mc Cammon fleshed out the characters as well as Mr. King did in The Stand. Although, Swan and Josh were pretty rich characters. Still a very enjoyable read.
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