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[eBook] The Stand by Stephen King $3.99 Kindle @ Amazon Cloud Reader

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Was keen to watch the series but I'd heard great things about the book so I thought I'd give it a whirl first. At $3.99, it seemed like a no brainer.

About 20% into the book right now and it's pretty incredible.

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. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail — and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

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  • I owned this book when I was younger and it wasn't a book, it was a brick! I think it was 1000 pages long so definitely getting your moneys worth.

  • Anyone else watch the show?

    I watched 4 episodes and thought it was just ok, not sure I'll continue watching.

    Book is probably great though

    • The remake is so so. The book, of course, and the 90s mini series are much better.

    • It's absolute tripe. Basically a snapshot of 90s/early 2000s cable TV and some producers/execs thinking they can just bring something from the past without updating a single part like we're all just mindless sheep its almost insulting. Not sure where upto but that seen with the former soldier and general I was just waiting for a big salute one of those "thankyou for your service' beyond cringe US moments. Characters are just stupid, in no way does any character present as a plausible actual person. Villian was stupid, all that hovering crap just why?? The ending so stupid..Worst show I have watched in a very long time.

  • Gary sinese was awesome on this show

  • my recommended order for consumption -> book -> Marvel comic series -> 90s mini series

  • Ok just out of interest I can never get the deals on the kindle. Always says it’s not available.
    Any ideas?
    I’m in au account with prime.

  • Any idea if this is the original or the expanded edition?

    Apparently the original is much better (and shorter)

    • It's the expanded but I hear that it's pretty divided as to which is better, the expanded version gives more depth to the characters apparently.
      It does add another 200-300 pages though…

    • I read the expanded edition and I cannot recommend it. I tried watching the series and got PTSD after the first episode. I won't be watching another episode. Do I blame the book? Yes, yes I do.