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
Edition: First edition. 1st British edition thus, 1st printing.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd,
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. book: couple of creases...Very good in very good dust jacket. book: couple of creases running down length of ffep, glued on headband slightly separated from top of spine edge, tiny bump to bottom corner of front board, very minor edge toning throughout. dj: VG+ very tiny scuff to top & bottom edge of front flap fold, very minor wrinkling along bottom of spine edge, very minor wrinkle to top edge of rear flap fold. tightly bound unread copy with bright jacket in mylar protection.
Description:Fine in N-Fine jacket. A square solid tight clean un-read...Fine in N-Fine jacket. A square solid tight clean un-read veryyyyyyy near new copy. The text block is very slightly concave at the top of the spine. The 24.95 jacket has some light edgewear, some wrinkles in the lamination which probably occured during the printing process, some puckering in the laminate aroung the raised letters of the author's name. A monster at 1100+ pages with NONE of the wear and lean usually associated with a book of bthis bphysical size. If yoy were looking for an addition to you collection you might just have found it. A veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice copy.
Description:Fair. No Jacket. Book First ed. Fair condition, over all wear,...Fair. No Jacket. Book First ed. Fair condition, over all wear, spine worn and faded, binding weak. Stated first ed. with code 'T39' in gutter of last page.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 1200...Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 1200 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 1990 Complete and Uncut. First Edition. Very Fine book in Near Fine dust jacket. Some very light wear to jacket, but is exceedingly bright, clean and well cared for.
Description:Bernie Wrighton. Very Good in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12"...Bernie Wrighton. Very Good in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall This is the complete and uncut editon. the D/W has a small tear on the top edge.
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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