T peace and rationality and routine If we have to see God in the black face f an Precocious old woman it s bound to remind us that there s a devil for every god andur devil may be closer than we like to think A plague has escaped a lab killing most Exposure of the populationnly a few a mere fraction The Burning Shore of the whole has immunityr manages to survive being infected It is ver in a matter f weeks Civilization grinds to a halt then collapses and then falls into chaosA Mad Max world is born A virus that kills 994% f the people it infects is a very stupid virus Even the Black Plague had a 20% survival rate so for a virus to act this stupidly it would have to be man made The last thing any virus should do is kill the host Death f the host leads to death Shadoweyes of the virus Now mostf the young folks and L'Utopia o la migliore forma di repubblica old folks were gone and mostf those in between God had brought down a harsh judgment The Long Detente: Changing Concepts of Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1950s1980s on the human race Invariably we can t help bringing God into any situation where we think a judgment has been handed downn humanity but heshe doesn t have anything to do with this This is man destroying himself Some would make the case that God could have interceded could have saved us if we had been worthy but then when have we ever been worthy Since we are made in his image I do think sometimes what God if he exists likes least in us is what he likes least about himself The whole theory Cattivik: Il gegno del male of God is builtn good and evil If evil exists then Distant Light oddly God exists The Vatican has been working relentlessly to prove for centuries that pure evil exists to justify the whole need for their continued existence The proof might be risingut Worth Any Price of the ashesf this virulent plague He was coming Flagg was coming like some terrible horror monster Je ne parle pas français outf the scariest picture ever made The dark man s cheeks were flushed with jolly color his eyes were twinkling with happy good fellowship and a great hungry voracious grin stretched his lips G-Men the Series over huge tombstone teeth shark teeth and his hands were heldut in front f him and there were shiny black crow feathers fluttering from his hair The survivors are dreaming about the Dark Man and they are dreaming about the ld black woman in the cornfields Lost Crow Conspiracy of Nebraska These dreams are as vivid as they are confusing There is a battle for their souls goingn They must choose Do they go to Randall Flagg The Art Of Anarchy or do they flock to Abagail FreemantleYou would think it would be an easy decision Don t mostf us think Monet ofurselves as good people Of course we would join Abagail the self anointed prophet Rasputin: The Untold Story of God Except maybe it isn t so clearly cut as the two groups grow it is starting to look like an even split Abagail brings her flock to Boulder Colorado wanting to use the natural barrierf the Rockies to be the dividing line between her good people and the evil people following the Dark Man Not to mention that she knows there has to be a reckoning But are they evil When people from the Boulder Free Zone mingle with those from the Dark Side they find them to be normal people just like the people they left back in Boulder The biggest difference is that they are afraid and fear as we know is the most insidious and easiest way to control people It becomes very clear that Abagail s army is really Perseus Spur only fightingne man The Arvon Book of Life Writing one man with supernatural powers Never Tap tap tap The crow looking in at him seeming to grin And it came to him with a dreamy testicle shriveling certainty that this was the dark man his soul his ka somehow projected into this rain drenched grinning crow that was looking in at him checking upn him So it is sort Lady Penelope's Christmas Charade, a Regency Romance of interesting to speculate about whether there are truly evil beings like Randall Flagg in the world waiting for theirpportunity waiting for people to need someone larger than themselves to lead Their power grows as people choose to believe in them As long as civilization exists and people are reasonably content a person like Flagg is never given an Será Colombo Português? opportunity to thrive We throughur Kapferer on Luxury: How Luxury Brands can Grow Yet Remain Rare own discontent empower evilThis novel isne This Glorious Struggle: George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters of the King epics A fan polln Goodreads The Best f Stephen King Poll shows that his fans still believe this is his best book My favorite book and the ne that I feel will be considered his masterpiece is IT a book that I feel really brings together all Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World of his best skills in building characters and showsff his gift for creating twisty scary plots IT is 2 The Adjustments on the Goodreads poll Pennywise in mypinion might have had as large an impact n readingwatching audiences as Norman Bates in Psycho Once you have been introduced to Pennywise try walking past a storm drain without giving it a wide berth The Stand has a large cast and most readers will have a favorite character I liked several characters actually and wondered if I was going to find myself in a George RR Martin universe where identifying with a character was tantamount to self inflicted grief I was fortunate to stick with Stu Redman He is a Hick From Texas Who Continues To Show from Texas who continues to show depths as circumstances shape and reveal his character He made me smile with the following response when it looks like dire circumstances may lead to a slow death Ralph came ver to Stu and knelt down Can we get you anything Stu Stu smiled Yeah Everything Gore Vidal ever wrote those books about Lincoln and Aaron Burr and those guys I always meant to read the suckers Now it looks like I got the time Gotta love the thought Ruin Me of a redneck from Texas reading the unabashed New York homosexualIn the forward Stephen King talks about the meeting he had with the publishing group about the sizef The Stand It was Nara Leão: Uma Biografia originally published at about 800 pages but then when they decided to reissue the uncut version he was able to put back in about 400 pages that he had been forced to excise I reluctantly agreed to do the surgery myself I think I did a fairly good job for a writer who has been accusedver and Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story over againf having diarrhea Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, of the word processor He agreed to the cuts because the publishing team made a compelling case They were able to show him the sales from his previous four books the profit margin and if he sold the same numberf books From Plassey to Partition and After of The Stand how much slimmer the profit margin would be becausef the cost to produce the 400 extra pages So the cuts were not made for editorial reasons but for common sense accounting reasons King was very happy to have the Tito Santana's Tales from the Ring orphaned material reunited with the restf the book The book does bog down at times for me I think that is inevitable with a book this size King is taking n some larger themes here and for the most part keeps all the plates spinning in
air I read a lot Tropico del Cancro of post apocalyptic books and I m sure if I ever let myself putn a couch a psychologist will explore those reasons thoroughly but Owned one thing I notice while I am immersing myself in The Stand is that I have a greater appreciation for my life and the cocoon that civilization wraps around me to keep me safe and provide me with the necessities so that I can have the time I want to read putter and write Maybe I m not asbsessed with the END OF THE WORLD as much as I am finding new ways to appreciate the wonderful life I do have I have to admit though that I had to agree with lifestyle philosophy L'arte di Mœbius of the sociologist Glen Bateman But Bateman himself hadn t wanted to get inn the ground floor Emerald Lizard of society s reappearance He seemed perfectly content at least for the time being to go for his walks with Kojak paint his pictures putter around his garden and think about the sociological ramificationsf nearly total decimation I would hope I could ignore the siren calls Five Busy Beavers of the ancient wise woman in Nebraska and the seductive pullf The Dark Man and just enjoy the peace and uiet Fratello clima chetati... of a tranuil world without the constant noisef people talking The Invisible Arab on their cell phones music blaring from cars planes takingff from airports and millions Dream of Wings of electrical lines humming It is truly amazing anyf us can think f you wish to see Duck's Vacation of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at 06252020 Five months later FINISHED What a ride Glad I kept notesn how the novel impacted me throughout because January 2020 was a very different time in my life than June 2020 This review exceeds the character limit so I will post my uncut final update in the comments 06042020 Dreams play an important role in The Stand Survivors f the super flu dream both f holy Mother Abigail and evil Randall Flagg but where their sympathies lie determines their allegiance Like Star Wars 1977 you can choose to join the Dark Side r not Although I think King is drawing from the Book f Exodus than George Lucas epic space The Green Mountain Boys opera it is interesting that both were released within a yearf each Proverbios otherAlso interesting how vivid mywn dreams have been lately Since the beginning Билет за Транай of the pandemic I ve had reoccurring nightmares Allf them some variation Bed of Nails on the same theme impending doomI dreamf drowning most freuently The plot shifts but it always ends with me driving Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League off a bridge trapped as my car slowly fills with water I beat against the glass to no avail scream until I mut Seized Seduced of breath The water rises to my neck sometimes entering my lungs before I finally wake in a panic This dreamccurs so Indecency often I ve memorized every articlen the Internet about how to properly escape a submerged vehicle Not that that makes it any less scaryOther slow deaths have infiltrated my nightly subconscious One was a complicated scenario where my living body was dumped into a heap Lata Mangeshkar of COVID corpses and I suffocated under their weight I woke up horrified and at the same time thinking I should write everything down The premise had a juicy E A Poe vibeI ve also dreamedf an evil man Perhaps Stephen King is to blame for this though I don t think my nightmare man is an unconscious interpretation Pencarrow of Randall Flagg He is a magicianf some kind though with an ability to Frankenstein in Baghdad order minions to terrorize the innocent In my dream I was with a large groupf friends in a park I think when his henchmen started shooting It was Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog onef those weird dreams where you see it coming but are also taken by surprise I knew the man was evil and capable Matematica 7 - 3b: Ciclo Egb of such things but still felt shocked when it happenedThe worst part about these nightmares is waking up and realizing they aren tver05062020 What s life like during a pandemic I suppose people will ask years from now For me at least the staying at home part isn t bad Where there s books and Internet I m good I m still employed from home and taking nline classes so too busy to let staying in every night be ppressiveThat said I still find myself suddenly panic stricken The smallest thing sends me a spiraling Planning a birthday party and realizing it s impossible amid a swirl Civil-military Relations In Pakistan: From Zufikar Ali Bhutto To Benazir Bhutto of uncertainty Will I still have a job in six months Will it be safe to travel Will the next wavef virus be even worse Will I be dead by then what about my familyOther things too Watching a movie where people happily interact can be an escape r a grim reminder that those moments were the before times times we may never see againAre my panic attacks unwarranted Probably Mostly But how can I be sureEven if we do eventually return to normal what s the long term psychological impact Can I ever attend a concert r visit an amusement park without imagining a plague Over the Top of death in the airThe new developments haven t been reassuring It s not just flu like symptoms the virus causes blood clots which can lead to fatal strokes The strain that sut now is severe than the riginal strain Maybe you get it nce and you have antibodies maybe you can get it an unlimited number f times The fficial death toll continues to rise to terrifying numbers but they re also saying the virus could have gone global as early as December 2019 How many COVID deaths haven t been counted Hundreds ThousandsBy the way says some government leaders we believe this virus was manufactured in a Chinese lab Great What does that mean Was China reckless Was this intentional and we have a nuclear war to look forward toOh and murder hornetsUghAnyway back to The Stand I ll admit to still reading slowly It s good Really good But I can Sikandar only handle small doses at a time King is revving up to create the ultimate Good vs Evil battle Stakesf Biblical proportions I still got about 500 pages to read but I can see why people find that aspect Country of it appealing I m not convinced it s Top 5 King material yet but I m willing to let the adventure rolln and be convinced therwise04162020 Future me. Ncora tutta da combattere una lotta eterna e fatale tra chi ha deciso di seguire il Bene e appoggiarsi alle fragili spalle di Mother Abagail la veggente ultracentenaria e chi invece ha scelto di calcare le rme di Randall il Senza Volto il Male il Signore delle Tenebre Nel 1978 Stephen King. ,
the air I read a lot f post apocalyptic books and I m sure if I ever let myself
Dear StephenI m sorry I just don t like you in that way I know we ve been friends for a long time but I just never developed those kind Denali Dreams of feelings for you even after eleven hundred pages I feel like wenly moved forward in fits and stops and we were just never able to sustain a kind Hollywood Renaissance of even handed developmentf the kind El Cura. (Caso de Incesto). of chills and thrills a person really likes Shock someone enough times with snot runningut Il Mago of their nose and it just becomes a little meaningless And there arenly so many ways to view a dead body before Impostress one gets kindf numb instead Ego, Hunger and Aggression of apprehensive Using the journal device to move things forward seems a little crude when what we really need to do is talk I have to confess I ve felt kindf uncomfortable watching you struggle with religion and spirituality You sparked my interest when you posited that this might be the battle between the age Ritrovarsi of reason and thatf irrationalism and the dark man was the last vestige Antes Que Anoiteça of doomed rationalism I thought for a few minutes we were headed somewhere really special but you didn t seem very confident and the theme fell apart I will say there were a few surprises along the way which I found pleasant I appreciate you avoiding thebvious character arcs especially when it comes to redemption I was glad to meet most आषाढ़ का एक दिन of your friends especially JoeLeo Stu and even Kojak Your military friends bored meut though especially Starkey I don t even get why you like spending any time with those guys Such a bunch The Savage Mind of fossils I do have to say I was really impressed with how you must have studied disease modelling and progression I almost felt like was thereSometimes I get the feeling that you don t really see me as a person just a baby maker You even have an extended solilouy about it as if I wasn t even here reading your words It bothers me because you took the time to develop nuanced male relationships Larry Stu Lloyd but the women were about reproducingr were cannon fodder Since you allowed technology to remain I m not going to buy into your lowest most functional society mentality no matter how many sociological theories you throw at me And then there s the elderly black woman as representation Fado And Other Stories of all that s spiritual Perhaps even Mother Earth If I m rolling my eyes it s because it s another aspectf compartmentalizing women as either maiden matron La casa nel vicolo or crone and peoplef color as closer to Godsbeing savage and all as you so helpfully illustrate in your The Circle Closes afterward Honestly it s kind Gemini of juvenile and a little disappointing when I know you are capablef so much It s time for me to move A Terrible Day on I m sure you ll find someone special eventually Stephen because you are such a really great guy And so unusual tooWith Three StarsYour Friend AlwaysCross posted at I loved this book I read the uncut version years back when I lived in the States maybe in 2002 I loved everything about it except the ending I m a big fanf Stephen King and have 23 Discourse on Voluntary Servitude. Tienne La Botie of his booksn my shelf Stephen King can Ebano only write a good ending to a book by chance That said the first 95%f his books is generally so good that I can forgive the endingOne La piccola ottantenne che cambiò tutte le regole of the things I like best about King s writing is the way he breathes life into characters and every day settings For a horror writer this is crucial You have to make everything utterly believable so that when the monster comes and the stakes are raised the reader feels it s all real and cares about what s at stake The short story The Bodyn which the film Stand By Me is based is a great example Constable Around the Green of King s genius at making complicated flawed awkward real charactersAnyway The Stand is not typical King as the main coref it is an apocalypse and the super natural horror element is rather secondary and low key for most f the story The apocalypse is a believable ne a flu pandemic with a mortality rate so high that Busters First Snow only a tiny fractionf the population survives King tears the world down in terrifying slow motion and playing n ur fears Thérèse Raquin of pandemics it is atnce horrifying touching and fascinating King is great at slowly pulling everyday reality apartThe cast Women in Therapy of characters who survive this catastrophe is sizeable diverse and interesting A pyromaniac with an arrayf mental issues a man with learning disabilities a singer who was in the act breaking big Il Poeta othersrdinary but no less fascinating under pressureThe literary institutions Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 3 of this world sniff at horror writers as much as they do fantasy writers but I find King s prose and insights into the human condition to be as powerful as those in manyf the plodding works My Body-Mine of literary fiction I ve read Readersften don t notice it because it s not what they came for But King is interested in people and how pressure acts n them No ne can tell what goes The Noble Guardian on in between the person you were and the person you become None
chart that blue and lonely section f hell There are no maps the change You just come The John Wyndham Omnibus out thether side Or you don t King shows us the inception Sea Chase of the disaster plots its course through his scattered and varied cast and slowly brings those actors together into two communities in the aftermathThe two communities we focusn centre Comandante Che: Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist, 1956-1967 on the supernatural aspectf the book ne f them is home to the good folk and the MINECRAFT: Crazeballs Memes and Jokes: Unofficial Minecraft Book (Minecraft, Minecraft Secrets, Minecraft Stories, Minecraft Books For Kids, Minecraft Meme Book, Minecraft Comics, Minecraft Xbox) other to the bad The bad camp is ruledver by Randal Flagg who roams through the pages The Graduate of uite a fewf King s books The Dark Tower in particularThe book concludes with the fight between these two camps and ultimately the ending was a touch unsatisfying for me though not awful by any means The journey to that ending however was a fascinating thrill ride and well worth the price Wisp of a Thing of entryIf you ve not tried Stephen King before then this is a fine place to jump in be warned though it is perhaps the longestf his books with a page count to rival GRRM at his most long winded Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes Wow So I have had this awesome paperback door stopper for some time Gift from friend I decided to get the audio through the library and Monkey taming of course now I have added it to my Audible wishlist The narration is freaking awesome The whole damn book is freaking awesome The thing is I didn t think I would like it because I barely remember the movie and am not sure I liked it That was a long time ago and who the hell knows I m just extremely happy I finally read it Yeah It s long but most books I readr listen to are so that s neither here nor there I just loved reading about all I Was Spock: Leonard Nimoy of the people and events And I did laugh at times YES scary stories do have some comedy at times Lol Anyhoo enjoy peeps Happy Reading Mel You know what s really scary Getting sick while you re reading the first partf The Stand Just try running a fever going through a box Cosa hanno in testa i nostri figli. Apprendimento e memoria nello sviluppo del bambino of tissues and guzzling the better partf a bottle The Dawning of a New Age of Nyuil while Stephen King describes the grisly deathsf almost every ne n Earth from a superflu On top An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World of feeling like crap you ll be terrified BonusAfter a bio engineered virus that acts like a revved up cold escapes from a US government lab it takesnly weeks for almost all Hunter Hunted of humanity to succumb to the disease A handfulf survivors are mysteriously immune and begin having strange dreams some Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari, Volume 13 of which are about a veryld woman called Mother Abigail asking them to come see her More disturbing are nightmares about a mysterious figure named Randall Flagg also known as the Dark Man Ricettario amoroso di una pasticciera in fuga or the Walkin DudeAs they make their way through an America almost entirely devoidf people the survivors begin to unite and realize that the flu was just the beginning Lo strano caso del barista scomparso of their problems While some are drawn to the saintly Mother Abigail in Boulder Colorado who tells them that they have been chosen by Godthers have flocked to Flagg in Las Vegas who is determined to annihilate all those who refuse to pledge their allegiance to himIf King would have just written a book about a world destroyed by plague and a small number A Part of Speech of people struggling in the aftermath it probably would have been a compelling story What sets thisne apart is the supernatural element Flagg is the embodiment Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World of evil and chaos He s a mysterious figure who has been giving the wrong people the push needed for them to make things worse for everyone and he sees the plague as his chance to fulfill hiswn destiny as a wrecker The Year After of humanity Andn the And Quiet Flows the Don other side we have God Yep that God The Big Cheese himself But this isn t some kindly figure in a white robe with a white beardr George Burns Sailing Promise: Around the World on a Catamaran or Morgan Freeman This is the Old Testament God who demandsbedience and worship while usually rewarding his most faithful servants with gruesome deaths King calls this a tale f dark Christianity in his forward and ne f the things I love about this book is that it does feel like a Biblical story complete with contradictions and a moves in mysterious ways factor Stories don t get much epic than story complete with contradictions and a moves in mysterious ways factor Stories don t get much epic than and King does a great job f depicting the meltdown Prince of Lies of the world through the storiesf a variety Slow Dance of relateable characters Larry Underwood remains among my favorite King creations Onef my few complaints is that this features a lot L'arcobaleno negli occhi of King s anti technology themes that he d use in several books like Cellr The Dark Tower series We re told repeatedly that the Postcards from Vermont: A Social History, 1905-1945 old ways like trying to get the power backn in Boulder are a death trip The good guys gather in the Rocky Mountains but if they try to get the juice going so they won t freeze to death in the winter they re somehow acting in defiance f God s will and returning to the bad habits Not all tech is bad tech Mr King Nature #is a bitch and will kill your ass uicker than the superfluHere s another thing I m not wild about # a bitch and will kill your ass uicker than the superfluHere s another thing I m not wild about this was published in the late 70s the bean counters at King s publishers had decided that the book as written would be too pricey in hardback and no ne would pay a whopping 13 for a Stephen King hardback So King cut about three hundred pagesAround 1990 after it had become apparent that King could publish his shopping list as a best seller he put those pages back in and released the uncut version Which I m fine with The Polska original stuff was cut for a financial reason not an editorialne and there s some very nice bits Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology of story added in If King would have stopped there we would have had a great definitive final version asriginally created by the authorUnfortunately he seemed to catch a case A Novel Without Lies of Lucasitis and decided to update the story a bit and change itsriginal time frame from 1980 to 1990 I m not sure why that seemed necessary to him Yes the book was a bit dated by then but it was Wyrm of its time He didn t rewrite the text Which I m grateful for but just stuck in some references to Madonna and Ronald Reagan and Spuds McKenzie This led to a whole bunchf anachronisms Would students in 1990 call soldiers war pigs Someone in New York picks up a phone book to look up the number to call an ambulance instead I Am Ocilla of dialing 911 A song called Baby Can You Dig Your Man is a huge hit Nonef it uite fits together There s also a layer Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and Millais of male chauvinism and lackf diversity that you can Peppermint Tea overlook in a book written in the late 70s but seemsut Sunny Holiday of place for a book set and updated for 1990The things that irritate me are still farutweighed by Zhang Xin: On the Return to China onef my favorite stories 親指の恋人[oyayubi no koibito] of an apocalyptic battle between good and evilI m also glad to get a longverdue audio edition f this book Great narration and 40 hours f end Eureka Street of the world horror make for a damn fine listening experience M O O N That spells Damn what a great book I knew King had it in him I am a fanf his brilliant 1977 haunted house thriller The Shining but I did not expect thisThe best post apocalyptic novel ever Maybe that is a broad category teaming with great work from talented writers but King s The Stand is an epic genre defining workMy friend Michael has a Want to catch the flu Read The StandI caught it twice in the month it took me to read this book Twice I m rarely sick so it s clearly a thingPost apocalyptic book where most people die from a super flu That part was my favoriteIt then becomes a battle between Good and Evil Some fantasy elements were included This part was still solid I liked how we got to follow the characters and get to know them I felt some similarities to Station Eleven so if you like The Stand I would give this Turkestan Solo: A Journey Through Central Asia one a shot too Nonef us want to see portents and mens no matter how much we like ur ghost stories and the spooky films None I nostri giorni con Anna of us want to really see a Star in the Eastr a pillar f fire by night We wan. L'errore di un computer l'incoscienza di pochi uomini e si scatena la fine del mondo Il morbo sfuggito a un segretissimo laboratorio semina morte e terrore Il novantanove per cento della popolazione della terra non sopravvive all'apocalittica epidemia e per i pochi scampati c'è una guerra .can chart that blue and lonely section f hell There are no maps
Whenever you decide to re read The Stand which I m sure you will at some point remember that the end f Book 1 gets boring But don t give up because the adventure really starts with Book 2 There s a lot Storie ciniche of direct homage to The Wizardf Oz like there is in The Dark Tower series Slightly cheesy I suppose but Oz is up there among the great uest novels so it s worthy And like Oz King populates his journey with unexpected characters who become close to your heart You ll fear for them and really hope they don t die even though in the back Party in the Blitz of your mind you suspect they willHopefully you won t live to see another global pandemic but if you do don t read The Stand during it You will be tempted because it is perhaps the definitive literary achievementf pandemic stories but it won t make you feel better It will make you feel worseIf it s been 19 days since you last updated your reviewblog remember that looking back at what s happened in the world will be depressing For example 19 days ago The Russians Tender Lover (The Sisterhood, only 1000 Americans were documented as succumbing to the virus Now that number is 34000 and growing rapidly Globally there s been 144341 deaths These numbers includenly those who were Fred Cress: Stages officially countedf course The world is unfair and you know that there are many who society didn t deem important enough to be included in the statisticsOne good thing about revisiting The Stand will be recognizing that no matter how horrible your current political situations are remember that most political situations are horrible In the 1970s King imagined a president who refused to take any responsibility for the handling The Nibelungenlied of a pandemic Had King s president lived long enough for thether branches Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend of government to approve stimulus checks there s no doubt he would have demanded that those checks bear his name Situations change but people generally don tIf you are absolutely determined to re read The Stand during another pandemic remember that it skay to take a break and read Enquanto a Inglaterra dorme other books before coming back to it I recommend gothic romances They re a good melodramatic distraction from all the real drama swirling around03282020 The Stand did get good again I m at 35% Been reading faster than normal because I have this conspiracy in my head that the coronavirus will finally end the day I finish reading this book Unfortunately even at my current pace that might be several months I m trying world I m trying LolAs for current affairs today is sadly noteworthy becausever 2000 people have Happy Ever After: Escaping Narrative Traps About How to Live officially died from COVID 19 in the United States Just two days ago we hit 1000 dead The way things are going it s very realistic for those numbers to continue doubling every few daysThe virus itself is still somewhat mysterious Is it airborne Kinda yes kinda no How long can it stayn surfaces Several daysish Can you get it from touching cardboard boxes Maybe Will warmer weather do any good Don t count Werewolf PTA on it Who can you trust None f course because even the seemingly healthy can spread it all aroundThe president expects everything to be fixed in a few weeks so churches can be packed n Easter Sunday We d all get a good laugh Prince From Her Past outf a comment like that except the situation is too direWhat else has been going Vademecum Per Gli Operatori Nei Beni Culturali Ecclesiastici on So much I can t even keep track The government somehow came up with 2000000000000 to infuse the economy save businesses and give people enough money to hopefully keep the lightsn Pretty cool I guess but I think we re all wondering what will happen next if this goes Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity, and Oxnard on for several monthsA numberf celebrities and politicians have caught the virus some have died from it A grim reminder that this really does impact everyone You can t buy your way Mass Murders outf this mess03192020 Today marks my first full week Blessed Are You Who Believed of not leaving the house There s little incentive to at this point Movie theaters restaurants and book stores are all closed And even if they weren t the riskf getting COVID 19 isn t worth the reward Fortunately we saw this coming and Archeologia del Sottosuolo Metodologie a Confronto (2 Vol Set) our house is stocked with food water andther essentials I m thinking we can last another two weeks before needing to venture Buried Secrets out againBeing honest I ve struggled to pick up The Stand asf late King usually delivers a delicious dose Operación Primicia: el ataque de Montoneros que provocó el golpe de 1976 of escapism disaster but under the circumstances it s all hitting too close to home Like reading Cujo while living with a rabid dogI also think the last few chapters have been really boring though I m at 26% which probably translates to page 350ish and the most recent characters have really snoozed the action I know I still have a bazillion pages to go so I ll holdff before giving final judgement but in this present state I wouldn t call it his best work Of course this wouldn t be the first time that a King book had a lengthy lull before launching back into life changing ThrillsWe Ll See How I Feel After ll see how I feel after week Hopefully I ll have better things to say about The Stand and will not have yet descended into madness03132020 It s a misty Friday the 13th I m reading The Stand Why Pandas Do Handstands on my break which happens to be at home now Theffice is still pen but we ve been instructed to work from home for the unforeseeable future This doesn t come as a surprise since nearly all gatherings have been cancelled Talk shows are without an audience theme parks are closed movie releases are all delayed The
upcoming presidential debate has been relocated to avoid cross country travel Entire countries are n lockdownItpresidential debate has been relocated to avoid cross country travel Entire countries are The List: el día en que mi vida cambió on lockdownIt all playingut eerily similar to Stephen King s doomsday scenario The book so far has been a crystal ball for what happens next Within hours f reading a passage where King s president delivers a cough filled address stating that virus concerns are blown ut Submission With a Stranger of proportion and a vaccine will be delivered next week Mr Trump appears in theval Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn-Guerrilla Leader and Special Forces Hero office and assures all Americans will have access to testing and free medical treatment Surprise surprise both presidents liedWhat s still to be determined is just how deadly this virus is Onne hand you have 22 dead in a single Seattle nursing home but n the ther it s been suggested that hundreds The Rat and the Tiger of thousandsf infected people are running around who don t even know it because they don t have symptoms Pirate Princess or they aren t serious It seems like either way I m not personally at high risk but I am worried about those who areThese are certainly interesting times to say the least03032020 have to share this frightening uote from the book before I forget The President is scheduled to speak tonight at 600 PST and his press secretary Hubert Ross has branded reports that the President will speak from a set mocked up to look like the Oval Office but actually deep in the White House bunker hysterical vicious and totally unfounded Advanced copiesf the President s speech indicate that he will spank the American people for Otogi Zoshi: Volume 1 overreacting and compare the current panic to that which followed Orson Welles s Warf the Worlds radio broadcast in the early 30s02282020 Up to 15% Starting to uestion my logic that reading this during a pandemic will make it fun I became physically disturbed last night while reading in bed Like Arcadia on the brinkf a panic attack It s all getting too real The careful pacing particularly Stephen King prophet that he is describes The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances our current world too well One case spreads to ten to fifty to a thousand The government doing all it can to prevent blame to avoid panic Of course that s making it worseFor historical reference what s goingn right now is that there are coronavirus cases Il bicchiere scrivente outsidef ground zero China than in Last I heard that includes 56 countries with rates rising every day Other than China Iran Italy South Korea and Japan seem to have it the worst The WHO just raised its risk assessment from high to very high which is their most extreme rating Damaged outsidef declaring an Table For Two outright pandemic Saying the world is under pandemic essentially succumbs to the realization that the virus is unstoppable and everyonen the planet will eventually be exposedThe death rate for the coronavirus is somewhere between 2 3% I calculate that 2% Disney Manga: Descendants - The Rotten to the Core Trilogy Book 2 of the world population is 154 millionThere s also been a case where someone previously curedf the coronavirus caught it a second timeAt home L'ispettore Alì al Trinity College our president has censored the CDC from making any announcements about the virus without approval by the vice president When asked why the stock market is tanking he blamed the recent Democratic debateStill unclear which is scarier right now Stephen King s novelr reality02112020 I ve been reading this a while but Kejsarn av Portugallien only at 10% My main thought right now is that it s entirely unfair for Stephen King probably writing mostf this while still in his 20s to be this good Old characters female characters rich poor they all come across so real it s startling How can Fol one mind comprehend so much How does he articulate it so well He builds this terrifying worldne person at a time and it s so much scarier that way I m in aweIn The True Tale of Castaway Daniel Foss other newsver 1000 deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus That s approximately 2 3% death rate for those infected Better than the 99% death rate in The Stand so there s a bright side Of course there are Internet rumors circulating that China is under reporting and the real count is significantly higher01272020 What better time to see what The Stand is all about than during a global coronavirus pandemic Given this book s epic length I m going to do a review journal with spoiler free reactions ver the many months I suspect it will take me to finishThree chapters in and f course I m hooked Would expect nothing less from King It may be a big ass book but he doesn t wait around to get started For this rollercoaster you skip the line and sit right up front Clickity clank clickity clank then a straight drop If the rest ¿Quién yo? of the ride is this intense and the coronavirus doesn t kill me first I m going to bene frazzled mess by the end Oh wow it hasn t even been a year since I finished this and I m rereading again I m not sure what I can say about this massive tome that hasn t been said before but I came I read and I conuered I also really enjoyed it along the way which says a lot due to my struggle with committing to massive books Does anyone know if there will be a new book to screen adaptation SJWs Never Lie: Censorship is Tolerance! Freedom is Slavery! Ignorance is Strength! of thisne in the near future Il terrore viene per posta or if theld mini series is worth the time Anyway I m satisfied and a tiny bit relieved to be finished 3 Thanks to everyone who pushed me to make 2019 the year I picked up The Stand and for all the people who ch M O O N spells spectacularI first read THE STAND in the early 80 s It was during the Christmas break I lived The Adventures of the Black Hand Gang out in the boonies with my family and after the holiday hoopla wasver I planted myself in my favorite chair and sat there for 4 days devouring every page nly leaving for bathroom breaks meals and sleep30 years later my reading experience was a little different I read it with my Goodreads friend Lisa who had the uncut version while I had the riginal I stopped and started as she caught up there were huge amounts Bellezza crudele of messages back and forthn the characters the differences in editions who we loved who we hated and everything and anything we could think Encanto: New Poems of to discuss It was a month long readbut thene thing both experiences did have in common was I LOVED IT each timeAt a remote US Army base a strain The Return of the Dancing Master of influenza is accidentally released Despite a lock down soldier Charles Campion is able to escape with his wife and child By the time the military is able to track his whereabouts Campion has spread the disease around partsf Texas triggering a pandemic which kills The Mother of All Meltdowns off 99 percentf the population The The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future one percent are left in survival mode spreadut Dark Wind over the entire country and plagued by strange dreams about two individuals which eventually draw some to Nebraska and some to Las VegasHemingford Home Nebraska Is the homef Abagail Freemantle Mother Abagail a 108 year Doctor Who: The War Doctor: Infernal Devices old woman who receives visions from God She is the embodimentf goodLas Vegas Nevada is where Randall Flagg has set up shop Randall is also called The Dark Man and The Walking Dude He lives to cause death and destruction and has supernatural powers which allow him to be human animal Banana: A Global History or demon He is the embodimentf evilKing said that he wanted to write a fantasy epic like The Lord De twijfel van Salaì of the Ringsnly with an American setting and that is just what he did THE STAND is a wonderful epic fantasy adventure about good vs evil One that I would recommend to anybody who hasn t read it yet and even to those who have. Ha pubblicato una prima versione di uesto romanzo; dopo Brendan Behan's New York oltre dieci anni l'autore lo presenta per la prima volta restituito alle forme e alla lunghezzariginali riscrivendo di fatto il romanzo per una nuova generazione di lettori e sviluppando a ruota libera la sua titanica impresa narrativ.