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Old 01-29-2007, 05:17 PM
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I know it's an oldie, but i really like this book. I've always wondered what it would be like if i was the only one..or part of the few left on the earth. it's a long book but now that i'm almost done, i want it to go on.
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:18 PM
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i have that book...i read it years and years ago. it's awesome.
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:36 PM
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i got mine about three weeks ago off ebay and have been trying to finish it since i think i have about 200 more pages to go. i really like it, too. it's scary to think about it though.
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I know it's an oldie, but i really like this book. I've always wondered what it would be like if i was the only one..or part of the few left on the earth. it's a long book but now that i'm almost done, i want it to go on.
Don't know that book, but another one dealing with a similar topic to what you just mentioned is Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:42 PM
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I loved The Stand. I read it years and years ago, and will periodically re-read it so that now it is completely beat-up and worn. It remains one of my favorites; very thought-provoking.
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what is it about? plague or end of days??
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what is it about? plague or end of days??
It's about a world set in the future after humans have ruined themselves by overdoing biotechnology. I can't tell you exactly how, because that would ruin the book for you, but there is only one man left, named Snowman, and it's about his life in that world. I guess you could call it speculative fiction about where medical science/genetic engineering has the potential of going.

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That sounds pretty interesting. i'll have to check it out. i went a little nuts on ebay and bought about 15 books in one month. i have some reading to do, but i'll but that one on my list
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If you're into that genre, there's a great one by Robert R MacCammon called "Swan Song". It follows the same general premise. I've read everyone of his books and would consider him a favorite author.
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Ive always heard The Stand is the Stephen King book that fans like the most. I read the uncut version and I thought it drug on unnecessarily long in many parts of the book. I have a feeling I would have liked the edited version better...it was a good book and I loved the premise, though. Did you guys read the uncut version?
My favorite SK book has to be Dolores Claiborne.
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i'm currently reading the uncut version. he went in there to make it more "up to date" and added too much. i agree with you on that one. it really is good though. i love all his books but i think my favorite so far has been...well, i can't say. i really liked Rose Madder, Insomnia, and The Shining.
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I love The Stand, but my all time favorite SK is Different Seasons, and of the 4 novellas, I love Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption the most. That book and movie inspire more than almost anything except the Sermon on the Mount and Buddha's Four Noble Truths. And the last two words get me every time..."I hope"
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is The Stand written by the same people who wrote Left Behind?

Anyone read that?
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:05 PM
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no. The Stand was written by Stephen King.
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is it scary? I need some good reads but can't be scared while hubs is away... Wouldn't be good for my toddlers...
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I loved The Stand! It is a bit scary, but more just a really interesting dystopia type story. I DON'T recommend the movie though- total letdown after such a good book.
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yeah, it's not scary...just a great "what if" type of story. i loved it.
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