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 ...Show synopsisFirst 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.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very good; Collectible. 1978 Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden...Very good; Collectible. 1978 Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, First edition, First printing. Octavo. 823 pages; all issue points for the first printing present, First Edition is stated on the bottom of the copyright page, with 1978 on title page, and "T39" gutter code on page 823. Boards are mustard with gold lettering on a black cloth spine. The first issue dust jacket has a price of $12.95 on the front flap, and a 35-line quote from the book on the back. The author bio on the back dust jacket flap mentions earlier books only-Carrie, The Shining, Salem's Lot, and Night Shift. In a dj with short tears and minor chips to top spine, tiny chips to lower spine, a few light creases to edges, minor tanning to spine. (see photos) Original price of $12.95 on flap. Binding is tight. The pages are clean and undamaged, with no creases, dog-ears or tears. No marks, underlining, notes, highlighting, bookplates. Photographs available; NO remainder mark, it is NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. This is a well-preserved copy from a private collection. More photographs are available, please feel free to email with any questions, or special requests. All Orders will ship from San Francisco, California within 24 hours of order confirmation, most orders placed by 2: 00 pm Pacific Time will ship same day. All orders carefully packaged, and shipped in a sturdy box, shipped with tracking numbers. No Delay Money-Back Guarantee if not absolutely satisfied. Shipping 2nd day and expedited international delivery is available.
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.
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.
"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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