The Stand. :-)

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TarkDower

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Are you referring to the stand?

If so be prepared for 77 chapters
Yes! I've been burning through books too quickly lately. It seems I either have too much in the queue, or I'm scrounging through my books looking for one I haven't read in a while. The Stand definitely qualifies as a book I haven't read in a while, and it's a whole lotta book so it should keep me paged-up for at least a week!
 

John Excell II

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Yes! I've been burning through books too quickly lately. It seems I either have too much in the queue, or I'm scrounging through my books looking for one I haven't read in a while. The Stand definitely qualifies as a book I haven't read in a while, and it's a whole lotta book so it should keep me paged-up for at least a week!

How long did it take you to read The Stand the first time around?

I'm reading it & I have 40 chapters to go!!
 

John Excell II

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One man escapes from a biological weapon facility after an accident, carrying with him the deadly virus known as Captain Tripps, a rapidly mutating flu that -in the ensuing weeks - wipes out most ofthe world's population. Inthe aftermath,survivors choose betweenfollowingan elderlyblack womanto Boulder or the dark man, Randall Flagg, who has set up his command post in Las Vegas. The two factions preparefora confrontation betweenthe forces of good andevil.

Notes:

This edition is no longer in print following the 1990 publicationofThe Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition
 

Neesy

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What did you guys think of
the stand ? And how long did it take you guy's to read it?

I've got 50 more chapters to read!!
Just did a reread of the Stand - the first time around I read the one that was published back when he was forced to edit it, as the publishers thought it was too long. This was right around the time the book came out or perhaps one or two years later.

This time I read the uncut version. It was almost like reading a new book as so much time had passed since the first time.

I paced myself and enjoyed it very much.
 

FlakeNoir

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I so Love this book . I Re read this book every year in fact I just started reading it again. I like to read it during the flu season and I work for a Dr.'s office. (yes I have a sick sense of humor).
I've just finished watching the miniseries and it's flu season here, I've had two sick kids home this week and.... yeah, I getcha! :biggrin2: