The Stand

The Stand

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 12/05/2011
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The Stand
This epic, epic novel is something else. It really is. Defining description, it is an epic tale of humanity vs evil and is probably one of the greatest boo... READ MORE


'The Stand is a masterpiece' -The Guardian Set in a plague-decimated US, King's thrilling American fantasy epic, is a Classic. First come the days of the plague. Then come the dreams. Dark dreams that warn 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.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444720730
  • Number of pages: 1232
  • Weight: 830g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 56 mm

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The Stand
Although I have this in hardback I bought the paperback edition for holiday reading. This is the most amazing book, with a vast canvas of mindblowing event... READ MORE
The Stand
Perfect, well written book!
The Stand
Stand...up & take a bow Mr King
Excellent book. A touching portrayal of humanity & the tense balance between good & evil, told in an entertaining way. A few points people might not like: ... READ MORE
Sian Badger
The Stand
Damn, this is good.
This is a brilliant horror novel. It's lengthy but the words fly across the page, pulled along by the gripping narrative. I can only wonder at the dark d... READ MORE
Ian C
The Stand
King at his finest!
The length may seem like an offputting drag but trust me when I say every single page is worth it. No-one can write characters as real and 3-D as King does... READ MORE
Nathan Devlin
The Stand
Bucket list thriller that delivers
This is a book you live as much as read, such is the strength of the characterisation, description of places and events. Rather like a pulsating film or em... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
The Stand
Stephen King's take on Good vs's Evil
Want a book to keep you warm snuggled up in your bed the whole of winter, look no further. This gargantuan novel will keep you occupied for weeks if you pa... READ MORE
William Hadley
The Stand
A book you dont want to end
This is probably one my favourite books the story the characters everything about it I loved was genuinely gutted when I finished it
Nicholas Layton
The Stand
Classic Stephen King
This is a LONG book, but I read it in 5 days, literally couldn’t put it down once I started. This is classic Stephen King. A tale of good versus evil. It’s... READ MORE