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The Stand
The Stand | Stephen King
Stephen Kings apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the worlds population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emergeMother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious Dark Man, who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between themand ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.(This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published inThe Stand:The Complete And Uncut Edition.)From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Branwen
The Stand | Stephen King
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#AlphabetGame #LetterK
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I was really excited for 'K' because I love posting about one of my favorite contemporary authors of all time - Stephen King! 💕📚💕 His new book is coming out in less than a month but it feels like forever because I am so excited for it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 3d
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GinaKButler
The Stand | Stephen King
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I‘m starting this later than I hoped, but here goes: my 3rd Quarter #chunksterchallenge2022 pick! Hoping to read 20-25 pages per day.

@Amiable

Amiable Nice! Are you reading the unabridged version? I read that years ago—mostly just to say I‘d done it! I think the abridged version might have sufficed. 😀 (edited) 2w
GinaKButler @Amiable 1,153 pages…I hope that‘s not the abridged version! Now that I‘ve started it, I‘m just glad I didn‘t pick it up in 2020! 2w
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CampbellTaraL
The Stand | Stephen King
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Bailedbailed

I tried, I really really tried to push through but I'm done having only managed to reach the end of book one (unabridged version). Honestly? It's a shit lit version of the 90s shock jock; just gross.

And before I'm accused of being sensitive or just not "getting" his work, I absolutely loved The Green Mile.

LoverOfLearning Still to this day I have not read a Steven King book... crazy 2w
RamsFan1963 It might be heresy, but I prefer King's short story collections like Night Shift, Nightmares & Dreamscapes or Different Seasons to his massive tomes like It or The Stand. 2w
BarbaraBB I read various King‘s but never really like them! 2w
CampbellTaraL @LoverOfLearning Ha! As much as I really liked The Green Mile, I can't say you're missing out. 2w
CampbellTaraL @RamsFan1963 I haven't read any of those but I'm a few years, if the inclination hits, I'll keep this in mind. 2w
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TripleS
The Stand | Stephen King
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Quiet Sunday morning with the King

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FantasyChick
The Stand | Stephen King
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What's that? An entire day ALL to myself?

Making the most of it with some trash TV and my next #ReadKing

Maybe I'll tackle some cleaning later....maybe 😅

DisneyFan This is a great book! Enjoy! 2mo
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FantasyChick
The Stand | Stephen King
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I've been having a hard time reading anything that isn't an audiobook lately so if I can (finally) complete Rage and make a start on The Stand I will be happy 😊

#JoysOfJune #Readathon #PhysicalGoals #ReadKing

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 2mo
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MadDustKitties
The Stand | Stephen King
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Pickpick

A haunting read! I sat up all night finishing this book. Once I got to the last third I couldn't put it down.
The book is large and slow going in places. I stopped reading it a couple of times to read other books, but I couldn't get it out of my head so I went back to it. Living through the pandemic, I have to say, he was spot on with many things when he wrote this in 1978.

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Bklover
The Stand | Stephen King
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💠 I‘m reading tagged books because it‘s a wonderfully stormy day and it‘s one of my favorite cozy reads.
💠 I‘m reading the ebook currently but I am also reading the physical version as well. Depends on where I am. 😊😊
💠 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
💠 I would love to do that! I generally don‘t because I lose myself in the book and don‘t think of it.
Thanks again @BethM

@lirahlu @Nute @sprainedbrain @Gissy @Cathythoughts @KristiAhlers

KristiAhlers I‘m currently reading “Now Open Your Eyes” and I‘m reading it as both Ereader and physical copy. Right now I‘d give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ but I‘m only half way through. And yes I do tag reads if it‘s a book club book or if a part of the text really speaks to me 💙 3mo
sprainedbrain Oh The Stand! I read that for the first time just when covid was getting started. So good, but omg 😳 3mo
Cathythoughts Thanks for the tag 👍🏻😁 3mo
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Zoes_Human
The Stand | Stephen King
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Pickpick

This outloud reread of The Stand with my spouse was the best reading ever of one of my favorite books, because he LOVES dogs. So throughout all the bits with Kojak, he was shouting out “What a good boy!“ and it was everything about why I married him. 💖

Nikki_E I love The Stand. How long did it take you? 4mo
Zoes_Human @Nikki_E We started in mid-November of 2020 and finished today, so longer than the time period covered in the book. 😂 4mo
Zoes_Human @Nikki_E It took a bit longer than our aloud book usually does, not only because it's bigger, but also because I did all the reading this time so I could stop before we got into some bits that he wasn't going to want to reading. He's the gentler half of our partner ship, so I summarized some of the worst bits. 4mo
Bklover Any guy who yells “what a good boy!” In the dog parts is a keeper!!! 4mo
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Kimberlone
The Stand | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Controversial opinion incoming 🚨

To preface, I 100% understand why this book is considered King‘s masterpiece. I don‘t know if it was just overhyped to me, but it just did not live up to expectations. I think it represents all the best and worst in King‘s writing. It is an epic story (in both premise and length), but ultimately the length feels like it does a disservice to the story and its characters. More thoughts below, spoilers hidden 👇🏼

Kimberlone The publishing history is fascinating, since there are abridged versions that are much shorter than the final uncut version. I truly do wonder if a shorter version with less of King‘s unnecessary tangents (Ex: the extended section describing random people dying who have no connection to the core characters or main plot) could possibly be better? In his foreword King acknowledges the extreme length but refuses to admit the book could use editing. 4mo
Kimberlone While the premise of a viral pandemic that kills nearly all of humanity was certainly much more novel at the time King wrote and updated the various versions of this book, I think there have been better takes on this premise since then: Station Eleven and The Passage series stand out to me. But credit to King for being the inspiration for many of the more modern pandemic literature. 4mo
Kimberlone As impressive as certain aspects of the book are, my biggest criticisms are the excessive length (I‘ve also read It and 11/22/63 with no complaints so length isn‘t automatically a deal breaker for me), too many characters who aren‘t given enough development, and excessive repetition of certain details (seriously, how many times to I need to be reminded of Larry‘s hit song Baby, Can I Dig Your Man?). 4mo
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Kimberlone The most effective characters for me ultimately were Stu and Tom, and that‘s mainly only because they got a whole section at the end of the book to further their character development. The chapter describing their journey through the Rocky Mountains back to the Free Zone was the most emotionally affecting part of the entire book, and pushed it out of being a PAN. Having recently broken my leg, it was also so visceral experiencing Stu‘s recovery. 4mo
Kimberlone Finally, the female characterization is awful; and that is being kind, I think. I know that King is capable of writing intriguing, fully-fleshed women, but that‘s not present in this book at all. Frannie just becomes a simpering housewife and baby incubator who is treated as an object of fetishization by Harold. Nadine is a fickle and frigid virgin who uses Harold and is entranced by Flagg for no apparent reason. 4mo
vivastory I really like King, but I 100% agree with this review. 👏 👏 (edited) 4mo
Kimberlone @vivastory thank you! I‘ve really only heard positive things about The Stand, so I was starting to feel crazy that this book wasn‘t clicking for me. I loved It, 11/22/63, and The Outsider, so I‘m not a King hater by any means, I just really feel like the book highlights his worst impulses as a writer. 4mo
Bookwormjillk I‘ve read both the original edited version and the later unedited version and I think the edited one is much better. 4mo
Alfoster Sooo agree!❤️👊 4mo
Kimberlone @Bookwormjillk wow that is so interesting! But especially during the sections that felt superfluous I couldn‘t help but imagine the abridged must be better. 4mo
Kimberlone @Alfoster 👊🏼 back at ya 4mo
APLitlife I read this way back when I was in high school (30 years ago) and it became my favorite book to date. I may need to read it again as an adult and see if I see it the same. 4mo
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Kimberlone
The Stand | Stephen King
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Is April the month I finally finish The Stand? I finally broke past 50% and am making lots of progress the past week.

Heads up: my final review will probably be an #unpopularopinion 🤫

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freeatlast1137
The Stand | Stephen King
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Pickpick

After the superflu wipes out most of the population, a battle of good versus evil takes over the country.

Definitely worth the 48 hours of listening. I‘m beginning to consider myself a Stephen King fan.

AmyG My last name is Goldsmith. I always wanted to name a daughter Frannie. My husband would have no part of it. 😂 5mo
ErinSueMreads Omggggg @AmyG I never thought about that 😂😂😂 5mo
TrishB @AmyG brilliant!! 5mo
freeatlast1137 @AmyG that‘s awesome 5mo
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Kimberlone
The Stand | Stephen King
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WTF Stephen King, why are these chapters SO long?!

Does explain how I could be on chapter 43/78 and still not have hit 50% progress…

Bookzombie I think Salem‘s Lot was the same when I listened to it. 6mo
WJCintron 😳 😳 6mo
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Diannajc11
The Stand | Stephen King
Pickpick

So long and so many characters it was sometimes hard to keep track but really good just wish it was suspenseful the entire time

guidosophia you did it!! 6mo
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yoavshai
The Stand | Stephen King
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 182.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Chrissyreadit
The Stand | Stephen King
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Stephen King #preach !
@ElizaMarie I‘m so glad you shared this on IG ❤️😘❤️

TheBookHippie ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 7mo
TheSpineView 🙌 7mo
AmyG I just read this on Twitter. He‘s the best! 7mo
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Tamra Ohhh, yes. 7mo
Kdgordon88 Love this! 7mo
LKK526 Agree 100% 7mo
ElizaMarie He is the best! Banning books makes me so angry. Its so dumb! 7mo
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Rebesta
The Stand | Stephen King
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Pickpick

There are times when I feel uppity and swear Stephen King isn‘t that talented of a writer. Then I pick up a book like The Stand and am humbled by King‘s ability to tell a really great story. His characters are real. The settings are real. The emotions are real. I found myself wanting to stay up way past my bedtime to finish a few more pages. Was this the best choice to read during a pandemic? Yes. I think so. It puts it all into perspective.

JamieArc I read this in June 2020 and thought I was making a bad decision to read it during the pandemic, and a reading slump at that, but it ended up being a great choice and you‘re right - put things into perspective. Because at least our pandemic wasn‘t THAT bad! 7mo
Rebesta @JamieArc - I hear ya! The Stand makes our pandemic look like the common cold. And we didn‘t have the whole “good vs. evil” political spin… Or did we? ☺️🙃 7mo
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Kimberlone
The Stand | Stephen King
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My boyfriend has been challenging me to read this since the pandemic started, and I‘ve finally succumbed.

Listening to Stephen King audiobooks has become a couple activity for us whenever we go on a road trip. We‘ve done It, The Outsider, 11/22/63, and Salem‘s Lot.

This is considered King‘s masterpiece, and it is the longest one I‘ve read yet. These first chapters sure are eerie now that we‘ve experienced the onset of a pandemic.

BkClubCare It with Steven Weber narrating is my favorite audiobook ever. 7mo
Kimberlone @BkClubCare yes the narration for It is soooo good. I also loved Will Patton, who does The Outsider. To be honest, so far The Stand narration is not my favorite. 7mo
BkClubCare Will Patton narrates a few others. Bag of Bones, maybe? I do like a good King audiobook. 7mo
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Pip2 I bailed on this one a bit ago. One of my best friends convinced me to read it. He loved it, I couldn‘t get through it, I‘m not sure if it was King‘s writing style, which it seems I can never get through or the fact that I‘m a nurse in the pandemic and the last thing I want to read is anything related to something I have such an aversion for. Most people I know have enjoyed the book though and I hope you do too 😊 (edited) 7mo
Reggie The miniseries is on YouTube all six hours in one video. It‘s pretty good. The old one not the new one. The new one is trash. 7mo
youneverarrived Brilliant book! 7mo
Kimberlone @Reggie my boyfriend also said the 90s version was really good. We were excited to watch the new one when I finish, so bummed to hear you didn‘t like it! 7mo
readordierachel @Reggie The 90s stand with Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald was one of my favorites growing up. I had it on vhs. I was so excited for the new one and then didn't watch because of the bad reviews. 7mo
Reggie @readordierachel I couldn‘t even get through the first episode. Baaad. Meanwhile, every so often I‘ll be gaming and just turn on the old one on YouTube in the background and that sequence with Fear the Reaper comes on and everything is alright. 7mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
The Stand | Stephen King
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My third and fourth King books, both about pandemic-like events. Can you tell it‘s been on my mind more lately? Is it safe to go “back to normal life” yet? 😷

Johanna414 I loved both of those! 7mo
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Noveldrama
The Stand | Stephen King
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Just sharing.

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Amiable
The Stand | Stephen King
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So sorry I forgot to post this earlier, Erika! You deserve your kudos for bringing this chunkster to its knees. :)

Way to go!
#chunksterchallenge2021
@airykah13

Bookwormjillk 👏👏👏one of my favorites 8mo
BarkingMadRun Omg my absolute favorite! 8mo
Texreader Way to go @Airykah13 !!!! I hope you enjoyed it! It is an old favorite of mine. 8mo
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Nute Way to go!🙌🏽 8mo
Mollyanna Congrats! @Airykah13 Nicely done. 🎉 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl Fantastic! We‘ll done @Airykah13 👏👏🎉🎉🙂 8mo
Airykah13 Thank you! 8mo
Airykah13 @Texreader it was really good! 8mo
Freespirit Great work!! @Airykah13 👍🏼 8mo
Megabooks Congratulations @Airykah13 ! 🥳 8mo
Ash.on.the.line Congrats!! 🎉 8mo
GinaKButler Woo-hoo! This is on my list for a chunkster in 2022. Congrats, @Airykah13 🙌🏼 8mo
rockpools Congratulations! 🥳🎉📚 8mo
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Kammbia1
The Stand | Stephen King
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I got a notification today from Bookbub the eBook version of The Stand is $1.99. Well, I bought the Kindle version a few minutes ago. I'm not a big Stephen King reader even though Bag of Bones was a very good novel & Misery (the book) was a solid read. The Stand is considered his magnum opus. My reading is booked for the rest of the year. But, I going to read The Stand & see why it's so polarizing for readers. Has anyone else read it?

ItsAnotherJen Loved this one! 9mo
Texreader I loved it and it was my favorite novel for at least a decade after I read it 9mo
Kammbia1 @TexReader I would have never thought The Stand would be your favorite novel from your posts. What has made it your favorite? (edited) 9mo
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Roary47
The Stand | Stephen King
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Pickpick

4✨ The biggest challenge in writing a review for a beast of a book is where to start. There is 3 books in this 1000+ page read. The first is set to talk about a super flu that wipes out just about everyone. Some characters are in the story long enough for King to state: “No great loss.” I mean wow to be written in just to get that brush off? In book 2 we see there is two sides the God side and the Flagg side who is basically the dark one.⬇️

Roary47 We follow the God side more in this book and then book 3 switches to the Flagg side with our spies and all the twisty characters we met in the first two books. The conclusion was a blast and the last chapter kept you wondering what the heck? 10mo
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Rissreads
The Stand | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Fantastic book! I loved reading about a pandemic in a pandemic. I‘m glad I didn‘t get a cold or flu whilst reading this! 😬

DrexEdit I read it last year and had the same thoughts! If I so much as sneezed while reading I was freaking out! 🤧 10mo
CarolynM Hi Nerissa, great to see you here again. Hope you're well😘 10mo
Rissreads Hi @CarolynM I‘m doing ok. Lots happening this year. I plan to write you a real letter so I will explain it all then. I hope you are doing ok after your last lockdown and I really hope it is your last! Enjoy your new freedoms! X 10mo
CarolynM Thanks, I hope so too😬 It's a bit daunting to be going out into the world again. I'll look forward to hearing from you😘 10mo
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Airykah13
The Stand | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Not sure I‘m going to watch the show now that I‘ve finished but I did really enjoy the book. Long as hell but very entertaining. #chunksterchallenge2021 1,326pgs

Amiable Yay! Congratulations on completing it! 10mo
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Roary47
The Stand | Stephen King
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Sorry I‘m a little MIA I‘ve been reading the tagged beast! Not even halfway there. 😅

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Nelnjali
The Stand | Stephen King
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Pickpick

5🌟 I finished this monster of a book, and I am so happy I have finally read it. It has definitely crept up into one of my favorite of King's books, and probably just one of my favorite books in general. Reading it alongside my re-read of the Dark Tower books has been an eye-opening treat as well.

#Scarathlon @StayCurious
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#BookSpinBingo - square 19 (of course!)
#SpookoweenReadathon
#Wickedathon

Chrissyreadit This is one of my all time favorites too. 10mo
4thhouseontheleft This is my favorite Stephen King book too 10mo
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Kimberlone
The Stand | Stephen King
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#FallTreasures #Day21 #WaitingToBeRead

This book has been on my #TBR since I first started exploring Stephen King‘s writing a few years ago. This is my boyfriend‘s favorite King novel, and he has been bugging me to read it for awhile, especially since the beginning of COVID. It‘s my goal to start and finish this before the end of the year. Content and length-wise, it‘s rather intimidating, which is why I‘ve been putting it off.

TiredLibrarian @Kimberlone Same; I had it checked out from the library but returned it unread. Maybe we could do a buddy read for motivation! 11mo
TrishB It‘s my fave too. 11mo
SlytherinBookLady It‘s so good!!! The movie is fantastic too 11mo
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TieDyeDude I started it a couple times before really getting into it this year, right before COVID hit. I found an old, beat up paperback of the original, edited version. I've heard the unabridged edition is a beast! 11mo
Eggs It is intimidating!! But worth it 📖 11mo
TH3F4LC0N I know it‘s gonna sound contrarian, but this is the one that showed me that King could actually do wrong. It broke my brief adolescent love affair with King. 😅 11mo
Kimberlone @TiredLibrarian I am so bad at buddy reads (especially long books), but it would be good motivation! 11mo
Kimberlone @SlytherinBookLady @TrishB @Eggs I know it‘s many people‘s favorite and often considered King‘s masterpiece. I think that is also adding to the intimidation factor…I would be so disappointed if it doesn‘t hold up for me! Especially considering how long it is…. 11mo
Kimberlone @TieDyeDude I have the unabridged version (what my bf recommended) and I think it is ~1300 pages! 11mo
Kimberlone @TH3F4LC0N that is really interesting! I feel like it the one most people point to as King‘s masterpiece, so I hope I won‘t be disappointed! 11mo
SlytherinBookLady @Kimberlone I hope you enjoy it. I‘ll agree it‘s intimidating but once I started it, I couldn‘t put it down 11mo
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Branwen
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🎈🎈🎈Happy Birthday, Stephen King! 🎈🎈🎈

Thanks for being one of my favorite contemporary authors! 💕📚💕

sharread Impressive wow! Awesome. 11mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
The Stand | Stephen King
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What's your favourite book of Stephen King's?

Which one would you like to read next?

JanuarieTimewalker13 Probably 11/22/63 or The Institute. Not sure what I want to read next, I own 3 or 4, so one of those. Maybe Gerald‘s Game. 11mo
TrishB I‘m up to date 👍🏻 11mo
Kimberlone The Stand is next on my list 11mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I haven't read a ton, but I really liked The Shining. I want to read Salem's Lot. 11mo
ShelleyBooksie The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and Elevation are tied for me. 11mo
JacqMac I love them all. I‘d say Salem‘s Lot next. Though I think Bag of Bones is underrated. 11mo
Ast_Arslan I read only few of them, but the best one so far is Salem's Lot. One of the next one should be The eye of the Dragon 11mo
dylanisreading 'Salem's Lot so far. Next, probably Doctor Sleep, 11/22/63 or The Stand. 11mo
Reggie Salem‘s Lot, and I would want to read either Carrie or Cujo. 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @JanuarieTimewalker13 I love 11.22.63, I really liked The Institute also. Wasn't a big fan of Geralds Game, it was alright for a once-read. 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @TrishB You've read them all? I've read 57 of them I think. 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Kimberlone My fave! 🖤 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Both of those I'd say are his best horror novels, incredible. 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @ShelleyBooksie Not read those ones yet. 🤷‍♂️ 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @JacqMac I've yet to read Bag of Bones, Salems Lot is fantastic and my most read book of his. 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Ast_Arslan Salems Lot is incredible. The Eyes of the Dragon though, I thought it was okay...a read once book in my case. 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Bianca The books you mentioned = brilliant!! 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Reggie Can't go wrong with Salems Lot. Carrie was very good 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Reggie Cujo though is exhausting because there's no chapters, it's just continuously written right through. 11mo
TrishB I‘m old! I‘ve been reading them since the 70s. Ive read them as they‘ve been published. 11mo
bthegood 11/22/63 was fun to read after reading so many of his books - since he references characters/places from other novels. 😊 11mo
Ast_Arslan @TheNeverendingTBR 👍🏻 We will both have my opinion soon about this one, I guess 😂 11mo
bookishbitch I will always love The Stand as my number one. But the beginning of Cell was pretty amazing. I can't think of a book of his that has disappointed me. 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I want to read Carrie so badly. 11/22:63 was only the 2nd book I read from him, so I missed the references!! Darn. I can‘t do a reread bc I still have so many of his to read!! Especially The Stand! 11mo
phantomx For the short story collections, my favorite is Everything's Eventual 10mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
The Stand | Stephen King
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Missed yesterday‘s #LittensDressedInBlood prompt for Enter Sandman.
I immediately thought of Randall Flagg from The Stand. He‘s definitely “the beast under your bed, in your closet, in your head.”

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Nelnjali
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Well, my usual D&D game with my besties got cancelled today, but I'm going to make the most of it by having a lazy, reading day, which I haven't had in ages. I have my favorite coffee in one of my favorite mugs, a book by one of my favorite authors, and a beautiful day that is just beginning to feel a bit like fall.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Enjoy!! 🧡🍂📚 11mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful spot! 11mo
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Nelnjali
The Stand | Stephen King
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Smokey takes his role as reading companion quite seriously. "Don't worry, Mom. I got your back!" ?

Branwen SO cute! 😸 11mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 11mo
TiredLibrarian How are you liking this? I have it checked out from the library but haven't started it yet. Oh, and cute kitty! 😻 11mo
Nelnjali @TiredLibrarian I'm loving it so far (about halfway through). It is definitely dark in places and has some dense/slower parts, but it is quickly creeping up into my favorites by King. Current favorites are Salem's Lot, 11/22/63, Eyes of the Dragon, and the Dark Tower series. 11mo
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Traci1
The Stand | Stephen King
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I'm a sucker for a good fat book, and Stephen King is a master of them. The Stand is one of my favorites, and as you can probably tell by the state of this one, I've read my copy quite a few times.

#FallTreasures Day 3: Over 500 pages
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs

deeannloso Is that the unabridged version? 11mo
Traci1 @deeannloso yes. It's the 1991 expanded version. 1,141 pages. 11mo
deeannloso @Traci1 Cool! It‘s long, but worth it. 11mo
MartinaLove Omg I love the little bookmark of him. 11mo
Eggs ❤️📖💗 11mo
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natashalb
The Stand | Stephen King
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I finally got round to reading this after years of being recommended it as I am a big fan of dystopia and post apocolyptic fiction. I really enjoyed it although it did go into perhaps too much detail at some points (I did read the extended version) and possibly the ending was a little anti-climactic, I never the less found myself very emotionally connected to the characters and the world building was fantastic.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂
Check out #LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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Eggs
The Stand | Stephen King
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Cathythoughts Great picture/ cover 👍🏻❤️ 11mo
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Nelnjali
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My reading buddy making sure I don't get too scared.

Leftcoastzen 👏😻 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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This is my favorite Holiday- and I love that Neil Gaiman created http://www.allhallowsread.com/ and that @MaleficentBookDragon spreads the love on Litsy! Her swap is now open for sign ups.

HeathHof Love the video😅 12mo
Chrissyreadit @Mynameisacolour as if there are not enough reasons to love Neil Gaiman in this world 🥳🧛‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧙‍♂️👺 12mo
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Nelnjali
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Sunshine may indeed make me happy, but the rainy, cool day making it possible to sit comfortably on my porch for the first time in weeks is making me happier.

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mandarchy
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I love the What Ya Reading segment on the Late Show. This week Stephen King was featured. I have only read a couple of his books, but I find it interesting that when you ask the question, what is the one book you should read by an author - no one can agree on what his ONE book is. He has so many greats. Some authors it's obvious, they may have a one hit wonder or the ONE that put them on the map. He is truly a genius. https://youtu.be/m3n79Zst9ac

Leftcoastzen That segment was so fun ! Thanks for posting 12mo
mandarchy @Leftcoastzen I hope Colbert gets more celebrities to share what they are reading. We often don't think of authors as readers. 12mo
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ErinSueMreads
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I took this for my Instagram last night and couldn't resist sharing here too. It came out soo good aside from my ugly walls 🤣🤣

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Love it! 😍 12mo
Seekingtardis 😍😍 love it!!! 12mo
AmyG 🙌🏻 12mo
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ValerieAndBooks Awesome 👏!! 12mo
Leftcoastzen So great ! 12mo
5feet.of.fury Great photo and great collection! 12mo
Ruthiella That did turn out well! Nice spooky vibe. 12mo
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Nelnjali
The Stand | Stephen King
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We've reached a compromise where I can see most of my book at least.

Soul @Nelnjali awwwwwweeee.... that's so cute.... 12mo
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐱 12mo
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ErinSueMreads
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Here is a slight bit of randomness I wrote for the evening.

http://mylifewithinthepages.com/2021/08/02/reading-through-a-pandemic/

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Roary47
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@Littlewolf1 and I did a challenge she found and wanted to try. Basically, 15 minutes in a store and you find your book buddy a book you think they will like. We decided to pick 3 just in case we already had it, we couldn‘t be near each other, and it couldn‘t be on our Good Reads. This was so much fun and she picked out 3 winners, but this was the one she bought me to take home. 😍🥰😱🤓

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DaveGreen7777
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Thank you for this #Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView 😀

1️⃣ Hmmm…🤔 When I think of chunksters, I automatically think of the Wheel of Time series, so since the “shortest” book in the main series is around 700 pages long, I‘ll say 700 is the magic number of pages that makes a book a chunkster.📖

2️⃣ I prefer to read one, mainly because if the audiobook narrator isn‘t very good, it can make for a long listen! 😴

Also, tagging the largest book I‘ve read!

TheSpineView You're welcome and Thanks for playing! 🤩🌞📖😊 13mo
DaveGreen7777 @TheSpineView 😀😀😀 13mo
The_Penniless_Author Funny you mention that, I'm reading the Wheel of Time books right now, and even though I gave "500 pages" as my answer to question 1, that number feels a lot less chunky at the moment. ? Especially since I'm on book 4, which is a thousand pages (a "double chunkster"?) 13mo
DaveGreen7777 @The_Penniless_Author HA HA, that‘s how I feel about Brandon Sanderson right now! All his Stormlight Archive books are double chunksters! 😱 13mo
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Nelnjali
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Don't you just love when you discover pictures and such under a book jacket? I discovered this on my copy of The Stand.

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simplycourtney
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Who‘s your most owned author? Mine is Stephen king 😍

TrishB Same. 13mo
RaeLovesToRead Agatha Christie, I think! 😁 13mo
BookDadGirlDad Louis L'Amour. I own all them plus some of the leather bound editions 13mo
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KathyWheeler King is my most owned author as well. Joe Hill comes close in that I own most of his books, but his output is nowhere near as large as his dad‘s. (edited) 13mo
dragondrool Agatha Christie and Stephen King.
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simplycourtney @BookDadGirlDad Louis is one of my husband favorite as well 💚 13mo
BookDadGirlDad Coming back for #2 Anne McCaffrey....Love the Pern books!!! 13mo
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ItsAnotherJen
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Reading this book has lit a fire in me over the genius that is Stephen King! It's been a while since I read a book by him. He's brilliant with his characters and creates such intense stories.
This is obviously an iconic display of good vs evil...and of course you root for the 'good' side but delving into the minds of the people on the 'evil' is so very interesting.
Now I'm looking forward to reading more of King.
A great #summerread
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Becker I‘m reading this right now too! 14mo
book_em_danno My favorite King book 14mo
ItsAnotherJen @Becker Are you enjoying it?! I think I'll read The Shining next. 14mo
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ItsAnotherJen @book_em_danno For me it's tough to decide between 11/22/63 and this one as a favorite (so far)... Gunslinger is also high on my list. 14mo
Trashcanman My favorite King book 8mo
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simplycourtney
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What‘s your favorite genre? Mine is apocalypse/post apocalyptic. I love a good doomsday book. I‘m fascinated the challenges and obstacles people have to over come along with how the world fell apart.

RaeLovesToRead I like mystery followed by fantasy. Have read lots of post-apocalyptic fiction though... I liked Station Eleven and I loved The Day of the Triffids. Other dystopian faves are 1984, The Handmaid's Tale and The Long Walk by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman) - I've got a dedicated shelf on my Goodreads ❤ 14mo
simplycourtney @RaeLovesToRead I love fantasy too. 💚💚 some of the worlds these authors create are beautiful 14mo
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