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Stephen King – The Stand

Posted by demonik on June 9, 2009

Stephen King – The Stand (New English Library, 1980)


Blurb from 8th impression, 1987

First come the day of the plague
Civilisation devastated by the death-dealing pestilence. Cities choked with rotting corpses. The air heavy with the ear-shattering silence.

Stunned survivors emerged, immune to the plague. A handful out of millions, they sought out others like themselves to slowly and painfully build a new world.

Then came the dreams.

Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. His worn-down boot heels walking the roads and his red eyes piercing the night. The apostate of evil, warlord of the charnel house, prince of torture and death.

In the far west his empire was growing. It is the time of the Apocalypse. The last titanic struggle between good and evil for the mastery of the world.

‘The author of Carrie and The Shining outdoes himself in this spine-chilling fantasy.’ – Publishers Weekly

One Response to “Stephen King – The Stand”

  1. Mother Abigail said

    That fool put me in his book and spelt my name wrong.

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