First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. When a man crashes his car ...Read MoreFirst came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. When a man crashes his car into a petrol station, he brings with him the foul corpses of his wife and daughter. He dies and it doesn't take long for the plague which killed him to spread across America and the world.Read Less
Fair in Fair jacket. A really rough copy which looks like it has gone thru WWIII and just barely survived. This copy has what resembles skid marks to the foredge of the text block along with other light soil, is missing the front board, the black cloth spine is sort of flapping in the breeze. The plain paper jacket is missing the front flap, is soiled, has tears, chipping wear to most edges. This copy also has a gift inscription to the FFEP. The only things that it has going for it are the fact the the text is complete and that it is a Frirst Edition. I know I am making this sound pretty bad because it is...proceed slowly at your own rick.
Good. Standard used condition. May have some wear, highlighting, notes, creasing, previous owner's name, etc (the dust cover may be missing), might be ex-library book. Fast & reliable delivery. Exceptional customer service. May ship from alternate location depending on your zip code and availability.
0385121687. Very Good-in a Good dust jacket. Chipping and tearing to jacket. Pen markings to front and rear panel, FEP, REP and rear pastedown. Owner name to front pastedown. Spine is slightly concave. Bottom corner of front flap is clipped, not price clipped. Creasing to FEP. Smudging to page edges.; 2.6 x 9.2 x 6.5 Inches; 823 pages.
Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" Tall. First printing. Stated first edition; code T39 at page 823. Tan boards, black cloth spine, gilt spine titles, moderate shelf, bottom edge wear. Deckled pages good; little residue inside frt., bk. brds., card pocket inside bk. cover. Bind solid; hinges intact. Rare true first printing w/o jacket. A devastating flu escapes from its containment in a military biowarfare lab, killing most of the population of the United States, and by implication, the world. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99% of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man, " who delights in chaos and violence. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" x 2 1/4" design. 823 pages. Insured post.
i have really enjoy the book the stand I feel it is one of the b est books that he had written also I would reconned it to anyone. the book actually give more stuff than the movie. It keep you on your seat wondering what going to happen next. thanks for getting it for me kathy cox.
Apr 16, 2009
another great book....also series on tv....will add to collection for birthday gift.
May 11, 2007
Good Read for summer
This is a long and detailed tail in the King tradition. You must be a dedicated reader in order to start this one. But it's worth it.
Apr 6, 2007
Possibly the greatest novel?
Well in my humble opinion it is the greatest piece of fiction I have read. The depth that you get to go into the lives and mins of each one of these characters is staggering. What a more over-played out theme (the struggle of good verses evil) to take onand truely do something original with. I can't say enough about the style this book was written in. The attention to detail the history of each player laid out so that the reader can form whole opinions based the merit or character flaws of every piece on the chess board. no stone left unturned so that when the books apocalyptic theme starts to develope you are actually in a position to feel like you can pass judgement on who should triumph or fal.
It is often hard for me to find characters in mass market novels that really scare me, and make my skin crawl. The killer who takes on the identity of Vincent Mungo in the Shane Stevens novel "By Reason of Insanity", or the pretyy rich boy nut job in Bret Easton Elliss' "American psycho" both hit the mark. But evil pound for evil pound, the "waking dude" in "The Stand" scared the crud out of me. With an understated grace almost he draws people in to a living nightmare that surrounds him and dictates his every move and thought.
And on the good side of the Rocky Mountains,lovable heroes by the truck load. a team of misfits that despite being as mixed up and challenged as the scumbags out to get them, mange to succeed in winning the readers hearts and leave them cheering.
Just great entertainment for hours and hours. I've reread it 6 times since my first go around the lonely highways of Stephen Kings imagination.
Apr 3, 2007
One of my top 5 favorite books!
"The Stand" is by far my favorite of King's books! I was taken by surprise the first time I read it...I was expecting the usual horror that I had read previously (and enjoyed), like "The Shining," "'Salem's Lot," and "Carrie." But this was completely different! This is one of the best good vs. evil books ever written...the characters come to life as they proceed through the pages of the book; the events unfold and keep you reading (even when you are too tired to continue!); and I knew upon finishing it that I had to read it again. And I did...then I read the "extended version," and fell in love with this book all over again! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a "page-turner" and who likes characters with depth and humanity! Way to go, Stephen King!
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