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the stand

Date Submitted: 06/17/2002 20:17:05
Category: / Literature / English
Length: 2 pages (527 words)
Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are "immune" to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the "Dark Man" are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith …
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…society. The Stand is a book about human nature. It shows people's inclination toward good or evil. Mostly, it shows how it is in man's nature to build society and to fight for his beliefs. I found this book to be extremely entertaining because it was well written and somewhat realistic, despite it's supernatural aspects. I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys roller coasters, horror movies, or a good old fashioned suspense novel.
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