The Stand by Stephen KingThis 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.
Rereading Stephen King: week six – The Stand
The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes very close to killing herself. Fran puts aside her personal feelings for Harold aside, and goes with him to the place in her dreams, to Boulder, Colorado. On their way, they meet up with six people from various states in the United States who joined them on their journey. Fran is disturbed by her dreams, as all of them are by their own. She dreams of an old lady named Abigail, in Colorado. This lady is kind and loving and promises to protect them from the evil.
The Stand — the original version of it, something I'll talk about later — was published in I read it 16 years after that. I can remember the time and place: on holiday in Turkey with my family. I can remember that the copy I had was already falling apart, because it was enormous, and the binding wasn't made to be opened, I don't think. The glue melted as I read the thing; page by page, it fell apart.
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The Stand is the sixth book published by Stephen King ; it is his fifth novel, and the fourth novel under his own name. The book was the last of King's novels published by Doubleday in September Incidentally in ,when the first paperback publication of The Stand was released by Signet, the date of the story was moved from to It stayed until the release of the longer edition in The novel has been translated into at least a dozen languages. A deadly virus called " Captain Trips ", engineered as an advanced biological weapon by the government , is accidentally released across America and the world, causing The 0.