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The Stand, by Stephen King

vininho's review against another edition

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dark emotional hopeful mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

 Eu amei muito! Fiquei completamente apaixonado por todos personagens, e o final foi muito doloroso por esse motivo - já que não queria abandonar eles. Tenho algumas críticas a alguns comentários que o autor faz na narrativa, mas talvez devidas a quando o livro fora escrito. Marquei como favorito e não esquecerei tão logo dessa história. Stephen King você irá pagar minha terapia! 

bellelouallen's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

I love anything by King, so even though this isn’t my favorite, it’s well worth a read. The characterization is God- tier and I loved the spooky ending. 

bookswithemilyfox's review against another edition

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4.0

Want to catch the flu? Read The Stand.

I caught it twice in the month it took me to read this book. Twice! I'm rarely sick so it's clearly a thing.

Post-apocalyptic book where most people die from a super flu. That part was my favorite.

It then becomes a battle between Good and Evil. Some fantasy elements were included. This part was still solid. I liked how we got to follow the characters and get to know them. I felt some similarities to Station Eleven so if you like The Stand I would give this one a shot too!

whitneeaboo's review against another edition

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5.0

I gobbled The Stand up, uncut edition and all, and even though I sometimes complained about being stranded in the middle of 1400 pages of Stephen King, it was never actually work. I enjoyed every second of it -- the tonal shift from disaster porn to post-apocalyptic survival, how viscerally angry Harold Lauder's existence made me, M-O-O-N that spells reading, laws yes. I've not read a ton of Stephen King's mainstream canon (none of the other Big Ones, except unless you count the first three books of the Dark Tower or On Writing), so I'm not a King superfan, but this book had always been kind of haunting me. So I picked it up at a library book sale and here I am a month later.

In a post-millennium world where our pop culture is flooded with and burdened by post-Apocalyptic narratives -- zombie or not, mostly survivalists, mostly with less forced religious allegory -- something about The Stand still felt fresh and kind of timeless.

coffeepotoo's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

brad7111's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

caitlins_bookshelf's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

djinn_n_juice's review against another edition

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3.0

This book gets sillier and sillier as it goes on. I found it compelling for the first 500 or so pages, but the more things got superheroey, the less I liked it. I don't even remember the end, other than it seemed very over-the-top.

lahberry1225's review against another edition

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3.0

I'll be honest: I think reading the uncut edition was a mistake for me. If I had read the original, and loved it, and wanted more, then the uncut edition would have been perfect, like having bonus episodes of a favorite tv show or the extended editions of the Lord of the Rings movies. But as it was, I didn't get into this until I was well over halfway through. Once I did get into it, I loved it; it just could have been 400 pages shorter (and it was, at one point). That extra 400 pages was... well, it was a whole freakin' lot to wade through.

luise_neubig's review against another edition

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5.0

Epic with some disturbing scenes. The ending was a bit disappointing. It has a few lengths, but nevertheless a great book!