aysdo.chipichipistudio.com/chuquiago-deriva-de-la-paz-contemporneos-fuera.php It isn't Literature, in the sense of some famous names in the past. What it is, is stories about people, ordinary people, in extraordinary circumstances. In The Stand the circumstance is the possible end of the world, certainly the end of humanity in its present form. Good vs. Evil, both very real, involving the guy from down the street, you, maybe your family and friends, and what happens when the end of the world seems to be imminent. King takes people from all over the country and shows what might happen under intolerable circumstances. So do you. I'd recognize 'em on the street.
I was visiting my brother and his wife in San Diego around They were big book club members SF, Doubleday, and the like and she's reading this big thick book and chuckling to herself. When I said, "What's so funny? Incidentally, my late brother John, even more of a purist than I was, never read it. We've all heard one-can-short-of-a-sixpack and other expressions for someone not quite right in the head.
The description of Tom Cullen, a retarded but important character in The Stand :. Is this a ridiculous reason for reading something? Maybe so, but a few further quotes from the book led me to believe that this was an author who had a real feel for people, and I needed more input. One thing led to another, and I ended up reading every book King had published to that point.
All different, but all real people, even vampires and wild talents like Carrie. Just an aside: I think a young Sissy Spacek did an outstanding job portraying the latter in the movie Carrie. There are now, of course, two versions of The Stand. The newer complete and uncut edition inserted more pages originally cut from the book. King rather unhappily did the cutting himself, feeling that he could do a better job than someone in the editorial department. To reconstruct the book was a major effort on King's part, a response to tremendous reader interest.
No new characters are added, but the tales of the existing characters are expanded, one of them The Kid from just a few background lines to someone who genuinely added to the story. King states in the preface to the expanded book:. If all of the story is there, one might ask, then why bother? Isn't it an indulgence after all? It better not be; if it is, then I have spent a good portion of my life wasting my time. As it happens, I think that in really good stories, the whole is always greater than the sum of the parts.
I can't stress this recommendation enough: Even if someone flat-out gives you a copy of the original, get the expanded edition and read that.
It's worth the effort and time. No, it isn't a new story; it's a better story. I must say, the original was great; I read it many times over. I thought it sucked. It meandered all over the place. I wanted to quit so many times, but I kept at it so I could find out what all the fuss was about. What a disappointment. The ending was deeply flawed and dissatisfying considering all I had invested in the characters. Then I found out I read the uncut version. I loved the uncut version. Of course I think the genius of King is in the world building, so I didn't care if the plot wandered all over the place.
From a die-hard uncut version fan. After reading the cut 5 years after my first reading of his page release, I felt extremely unsatisfied. Almost like It was a movie adaptation of the book. So much stuff was left out. Maybe I am just saying this because I don't mind reading long books because I generally read them fast. The Uncut Stand was the first S. And it really got me onto his other books.
That being said, I do often tell my friends to read the cut version if they don't have a lot of time on their hands. I also express my love for the Uncut version. How can you not like the No Great Loss chapter? It provides a nice, almost comedic break in the story.
Just my opinion. Just finished rereading uncut version , originally read it in high school and loved it. So much time spent building up characters just to kill them for no real purpose Nadine, Glen, Larry.. The hand of God ending Wrap it up G! I still enjoyed the book, it just could have been much much shorter. King and George RR need editors who wont bend to famous authors. Towards the end I started just skimming some paragraphs. I kind of remembered why I stop reading King after the shit weasel aliens Skip to Main Content Area. Hello, if this is your first time here, login with Facebook or create a free account to get started.
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