The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1978-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 148 Ratings
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Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.
A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those 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.

(This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The StandThe Complete And Uncut Edition.)

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Big and great book.

    By Bou2011
    What a great epic story. The only book I read twice. Stephen King at his best.
  • Great Read

    By mushyman
    Still his best book this is my 2rd time to reed it and 1st on a IPad King is a master of Horror and it will scare you too
  • One of my favorite King novel

    By eric_trepanier
    I've read a lot of Stephen King novels and I wouldn't hesitate to put The Stand on my top-5 list, maybe even in the top-3. Lots of beautifully-written characters, a lot of heart and food for thought. Highly recommended!
  • The Stand

    By Portia McG
    My favourite book other than the DarkTower series..... But most books serve the beam... Portia 2013
  • The Stand

    By SneakyPete72
    The Best, Definitely One I would have to have on a Deserted Island. A Must Read for any King Fan.