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
Sign in. When a deadly virus escapes from a government research facility, few prove to be immune to its effects. With symptoms similar to the flu, those who come into contact with it quickly die. One survivor The plague has taken its toll and only those immune to the virus are alive. The forces of good and evil are slowly taking shape. Those that have been dreaming about Mother Abigail are slowly making
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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.
The Stand is a American television horror miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay and has a minor role in the series. It originally aired on ABC starting on May 8, On June 13, at a top-secret government laboratory in rural California , a weaponized version of influenza , called Project Blue, is accidentally released. Army soldier on guard duty named Charlie Campion escapes the lab and begins traveling across the country to his family home in East Texas , unintentionally spreading the virus along the way. As the man lays dying, he warns Redman that he had been pursued by a "Dark Man. The townspeople are taken to a CDC facility in Vermont.
My dad read it before I did. We were on vacation, and I saw him with the paperback, the edition with the silver binding and blue-black cover. There was a face on the cover—a mysterious, spooky sort of face, creepy and weirdly beautiful. I saw that face, and it worried at me, the way grown-up things always worried me back then. Stephen King novels were what made me want to be a writer.