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The Stand, current edition.

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by Rosario DiPeri, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Hi all... Im glad tobe a part of the forum here.
    I love the Stand. My problem is that the current edition has the blue cover with the guy that has a bullet in his teeth.
    Thats the one I am reading now.
    My problem is the type font is very small and difficult to read.

    Do you see the current edition od IT? the book is like a deluxe volume, big, with big type font easy to read.
    Why cant they do this with the Stand????

    Who do we write to about this?
    Are there any larger print editions available? Not interested in Kindle.

    Thanks for any info!
  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Welcome to the Board!

    Who is the publisher of this edition of The Stand?
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  3. Anchor Books, a division of Random House.
    I just bought it on Amazon. Its the newest one.
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  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hello and welcome!
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  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Will see if I can find anything out about a large print edition.
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  6. Thanks so much!
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  7. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  8. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  10. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain. I struggle with reading small fonts.
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  11. Spideyman ... Im gonna buy the mass market edition you said has larger type. Thats the one with the cover pic of a highway with dead bodies in it?
  12. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I had to read 'Shardik' with a magnifying glass. It was difficult to get used to at the start but well worth the effort. It was one of those round glass magnifiers. I think I may invest in one of those magnifiers that are shaped like a book page. We'll see though. 'Shardik' was my first challenge where the dollar store reading glasses didn't come through for me. Maybe I should finally clean those damn things.
  13. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Yes, that is correct.
  14. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I know that Rosario DiPeri said Kindle was not an option, but for those who do struggle with small print and are not opposed to a Kindle, they are a godsend. You can make the font whatever size you want plus adjust the light/dark so it is easy on the eyes.
  15. If I have to read legal papers, or a bill, I will use a magnifying glass. But reading for pleasure? No. Thats not pleasure. I already wear glasses.
    I dont like Kindle because I usually make notes in books as I read them.
    With a popular author like King, and with older classics, the publishers often do not care about type size because they are selling a famous book.
    They are more concerned with saving paper.
    A lot of famous books have small print, e.g. Dover classics. You have to look for premium versions, e.g. Penguin deluxe classics.
    I have a few books now I wish I could read but just cannot get through them because of small type. When I say small Im talking about smaller than maybe 8.5 type set.
    The type in the "new" Stand is probably 7 point.
  16. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    According to my Google search, it is possible to take notes while you're reading on a Kindle.

    Edit: Also possible if you're using an iPad with the Kindle App.
  17. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Rosario DiPeri would something like this link be helpful. I do not see The Stand listed.
  18. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    You can easily make notes when using a Kindle.
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