The Stand

The Stand

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen.

Title:The Stand
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385199575
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    The Stand Reviews

  • Kemper

    You know what’s really scary? Getting sick while you’re reading the first part of The Stand. Just try running a fever, going through a box of tissues and guzzling the better part of a bottle of Ny...

  • carol.

    Dear Stephen,I'm sorry. I just don't like you in that way. I know we've been friends for a long time, but I just never developed those kind of feelings for you, even after eleven hundred pages. I feel...

  • Justin Tate

    06/25/2020 - Five months later—FINISHED! What a ride. Glad I kept notes on how the novel impacted me throughout, because January 2020 was a very different time in my life than June 2020. This revie...

  • Lyn

    M-O-O-N. That spells “Damn, what a great book!”I knew King had it in him, I am a fan of his brilliant 1977 haunted house thriller The Shining, but I did not expect this.The best post apocalyptic n...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Oh wow, it hasn't even been a year since I finished this and I'm rereading again? *******************I'm not sure what I can say about this massive tome that hasn't been said before, but I came, I rea...

  • Mark Lawrence

    I loved this book. I read the uncut version years back when I lived in the States, maybe in 2002. I loved everything about it except the ending. I'm a big fan of Stephen King and have 23 of his books ...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    Want to catch the flu? Read The Stand.I caught it twice in the month it took me to read this book. Twice! I'm rarely sick so it's clearly a thing.Post-apocalyptic book where most people die from a sup...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Wow!! So I have had this awesome paperback door stopper for some time. (Gift from friend) I decided to get the audio through the library and of course now I have added it to my Audible wishlist. The n...

  • Delee

    M-O-O-N spells spectacular!I first read THE STAND in the early 80's. It was during the Christmas break- I lived out in the boonies with my family, and after the holiday hoopla was over -I planted myse...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    “None of us want to see portents and omens, no matter how much we like our ghost stories and the spooky films. None of us want to really see a Star in the East or a pillar of fire by night. We want ...