The Stand - Stephen King

The Stand

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1978-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Stand book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 3,324 Ratings)

The Stand Stephen King Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden.

When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother 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 them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

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User reviews about this book

  • Must read

    By Raye Antons
    I’ve read this three times and it becomes more and more pertinent every single time
  • Phenomenal

    By Cupton512
    This book is awesome and a must read!!
  • Wow!

    By Stridder41
    The Stand has changed with time. Now I wish I haven’t donated my old hard cover to the library. After reading this version I would love to go back and read the original again. Just like any other book by the Man I loved it with the original characters and the way it was more about the people of the story and a lot of information about them.
  • One of the all time greats

    By Shifty545
    One of the all time greats
  • The Stand

    By kn94chevy
    I wanna read it again
  • The Stand

    By B. Kitty's Mom
    I read this when it first came out and found it fascinating. My opinion hasn’t changed. If anything, I find it more horrifying now as we deal with COVID and the state of chaos in the United States. What an incredible mind and imagination Mr. King has.
  • The Stand

    By Charming Carmen 66
    It is the very best book King has ever written. I’ve read everything of his I can get my hands on. Some are so-so, but still worth the read! But the Stand.....we are living it right now. Instead of captain trips, we call it COVID!!!! The man is a master of the macabre!!!!! He does like to kill off your favorite characters though!!! Best book ever!!! Charming Carmen 66
  • All the time you need

    By The Joelest
  • 3rd time around with this one! Love it every time

    By NebraskaValley
    Great book cover to cover
  • An Amazing Story!

    By Keith Sk.
    It became apparent as I read this book that what Steven King wrote was reminder of COVID-19. Hopefully, we will not have to go through what the characters in this novel experienced in our battle with our plague.

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