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message 1: by Nicole (last edited Mar 06, 2018 02:36PM) (new)

Nicole Can’t wait to know what you think about this one!


message 2: by TS (new)

TS Chan Great review, my friend!!!
It does me slight pause in reading it soon though, especially because it is so big.


message 3: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Nicole wrote: "Can’t wait to know what you think about this one!"

It was great but definitely overrated imo, Nicole! :)


message 4: by Petrik (new)

Petrik TS wrote: "Great review, my friend!!!
It does me slight pause in reading it soon though, especially because it is so big."


Thank you, my friend! Yeah... definitely a commitment, recommended to read only when you're in the mood for something this huge! xD


message 5: by Nicole (last edited Mar 10, 2018 06:04AM) (new)

Nicole Awesome review, Perrik! Stephen King’s books feel different when it comes to the writing style, I’ve only read the Shining and his story feels very slow (yes many unnecessary words for 600 pages, can o only imagine for over a 1000) and not always a pageturner but something you appreciate it as whole later, I guess.


message 6: by Jane (new)

Jane Nice review Petrik! This was my first King book and I have to admit that I couldn’t push through...dnf it after 6 hour into the book. Now I am not convinced to take another book I own by him as the pacing is my issue. Bored, bored, bored


message 7: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Nicole wrote: "Awesome review, Perrik! Stephen King’s books feel different when it comes to the writing style, I’ve only read the Shining and his story feels very slow (yes many unnecessary words for 600 pages, c..."

Thank you, Nicole! Yeah, I completely agree with you. I will give one or two more books written by him before giving up completely though! :D


message 8: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Jane wrote: "Nice review Petrik! This was my first King book and I have to admit that I couldn’t push through...dnf it after 6 hour into the book. Now I am not convinced to take another book I own by him as the..."

Thank you, Jane! It's completely okay. I have some friends who feel the same way about the book as you! :D


message 9: by Colleen (new)

Colleen Great review, Petrik! I've watched the TV mini series of The Stand, but I've never read this book. It's very daunting! Was this your first book by King?


message 10: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Colleen wrote: "Great review, Petrik! I've watched the TV mini series of The Stand, but I've never read this book. It's very daunting! Was this your first book by King?"

Thank you, Colleen! I think you can consider this is my first dive into King. Technically, the Mist was, but I read that 20 years ago that I don't remember anything about it anymore xD


message 11: by Manisha (new)

Manisha I'm still laughing over MOONstrosity!!! xD - I'm such a sucker for puns.


message 12: by LittleBookDruid (new)

LittleBookDruid Congratz at finishing a King’s book. So far in my life, I’ve picked up many of his works but never managed to finish a single one. :(


message 13: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Manisha wrote: "I'm still laughing over MOONstrosity!!! xD - I'm such a sucker for puns."

Hahahahahah I'm such a sucker for puns too! I should've included more but I'm afraid it will make everyone stay away from my reviews xD


message 14: by Petrik (new)

Petrik LittleBookDruid wrote: "Congratz at finishing a King’s book. So far in my life, I’ve picked up many of his works but never managed to finish a single one. :("

Thank you, Druid! Haha dont worry about it, if his books arent for you, it's pointless to force it!


message 15: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Great review, Petrik! Congrats on finishing this monster of a book :p


message 16: by Ginger (new)

Ginger Great review Petrik and congrats on finishing! I plan to read this monstrosity of a book later this year as well.


message 17: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Kristen wrote: "Great review, Petrik! Congrats on finishing this monster of a book :p"

Thank you, Kristen!! Haha I'm damn proud of it! :)


message 18: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Ginger wrote: "Great review Petrik and congrats on finishing! I plan to read this monstrosity of a book later this year as well."

Thank you, Ginger! I sincerely hope you'll enjoy this book even more than me! :D


message 19: by Olga (new)

Olga Great review!👍 I definitely want to read more King, but I'm always hesitant to pick up his books. Not only they usually super big but I always hear he likes to deviate from the main plot.😂 Don't know if I ever read this one. I'll try shorter book from him. Haha the ones I own are huge, though I heard 11/22/63 is great.


message 20: by Celeste (new)

Celeste Wonderful review, darling!! I agree with you about the theological perspective and the characters being the best parts of the book. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it more, but I’m glad you didn’t hate it! 😅😘


message 21: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Pepper Generally speaking kings strength is his characterization above plot and structure. But he really is good at that


message 22: by Emelia (new)

Emelia M-O-O-N spells brilliant review !
Just as good as the book Petrik !


message 23: by J.J. (new)

J.J. This is my favorite S King book. I love The Stand. I put it in my top 10 list of favorite reads.


message 24: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Olga wrote: "Great review!👍 I definitely want to read more King, but I'm always hesitant to pick up his books. Not only they usually super big but I always hear he likes to deviate from the main plot.😂 Don't kn..."

Thanks, Olga! Hahaha I think he's quite like Hobb with his storytelling style. I'm interested in 11/22/63 though!


message 25: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Celeste wrote: "Wonderful review, darling!! I agree with you about the theological perspective and the characters being the best parts of the book. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it more, but I’m glad you didn’t hate ..."

Thank you, dear! I definitely don't hate it! And also, thank you for the book! :D


message 26: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Daniel wrote: "Generally speaking kings strength is his characterization above plot and structure. But he really is good at that"

I'm still considered a noob with his books, it's good to know what to expect though when I read his next books! :)


message 27: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Emelia wrote: "M-O-O-N spells brilliant review !
Just as good as the book Petrik !"


Awww, thank you, Emelia!! :D


message 28: by Petrik (new)

Petrik J.J. wrote: "This is my favorite S King book. I love The Stand. I put it in my top 10 list of favorite reads."

Haha unfortunately I can't agree with you on this one.


message 29: by J.J. (last edited Mar 10, 2018 05:08PM) (new)

J.J. Sorry to hear that. I'm sure you've read plenty of more books than I have but The Stand I read in my early 20s or late teens I can't quite remember( which was in the late 90s, start of yr 2000 lol I'm old) and it was my first book I ever read from Stephen King and I've read plenty of his work. But many would agree with me in The Stephen King book group. lol


message 30: by Thomas J. (new)

Thomas J. Benedict Bigger than Stormlight Archive books? Jesus!

Otherwise, great review, as always.


message 31: by Petrik (new)

Petrik J.J. wrote: "Sorry to hear that. I'm sure you've read plenty of more books than I have but The Stand I read in my early 20s or late teens I can't quite remember( which was in the late 90s, start of yr 2000 lol ..."

haha it's okay! We can't all love the same books after all! I'm glad this is one your favorite though! :D


message 32: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Thomas J. wrote: "Bigger than Stormlight Archive books? Jesus!

Otherwise, great review, as always."


Yeah, insane right??? xD

Thank you, Thomas!


message 33: by J.J. (new)

J.J. Thomas J. wrote: "Bigger than Stormlight Archive books? Jesus!

Otherwise, great review, as always."


And I read The Stand 3 times in my lifetime lol. I never judge a book because of it's length. When it comes to reading a book with 400 to 500 pages I just consider it a bonus and seems like a fast read lol

@Petrick, You're sure right, we can't all love the same books lol. I'm sure if we were to have others to name there top 10 favorite books, we'd find some of them we wouldn't have near our top 10. Also depends on what kind of genre's you read too. I'm picky when it comes to certain books and then again who isn't. ;-)


message 34: by Petrik (new)

Petrik J.J. wrote: "Thomas J. wrote: "Bigger than Stormlight Archive books? Jesus!

Otherwise, great review, as always."

And I read The Stand 3 times in my lifetime lol. I never judge a book because of it's length. ..."


Completely agree with you. Haha I'm more of SFF readers so that definitely should be put into account too! :D


message 35: by Inam (new)

Inam Assuming u also read the unabridged version that Stephen king put out in the 90s. Yeah it was pretty long and I too had different expectations. But still really enjoyed it


message 36: by LittleBookDruid (new)

LittleBookDruid Petrik wrote: "LittleBookDruid wrote: "Congratz at finishing a King’s book. So far in my life, I’ve picked up many of his works but never managed to finish a single one. :("

Thank you, Druid! Haha dont worry abo..."


Such wisdom. Haha.
I agree to the fact that I just find his writing style hard to digest. The man doesn't believe in beautifying prose.


message 37: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Robert Collins hi who doesn't not love early King it is later books that are bit less good.


message 38: by J.J. (last edited Mar 11, 2018 12:57AM) (new)

J.J. I agree some of his books are hard to digest because of his writing style. I persevered through that long ago because of how damn good his stories are after you get through the first 100 pages lol.

There's a good reason why just about all his books are made into movies, tv short series and tv series. Google his work and notice all his books that were made into films for movie and tv. Probably more than any other author ever.

Plus his writing style isn't for everyone, but I grew up with his work long ago. Long ago there was no one like him when it comes to his genre.


message 39: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Inam wrote: "Assuming u also read the unabridged version that Stephen king put out in the 90s. Yeah it was pretty long and I too had different expectations. But still really enjoyed it"

Yes! It's the unabridged version. It's definitely different from what I expected and although I'm a bit disappointed, I enjoyed it overall.


message 40: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Stephen wrote: "hi who doesn't not love early King it is later books that are bit less good."

No idea cause I haven't read any of his newest books yet.


message 41: by Petrik (new)

Petrik J.J. wrote: "I agree some of his books are hard to digest because of his writing style. I persevered through that long ago because of how damn good his stories are after you get through the first 100 pages lol...."

Ah yes, I know about his movie adaptations. There are so damn many of them and I think there will be more in the future. xD


message 42: by ijeoma Agbaje (new)

ijeoma Agbaje King loves adding something theological to his books. It quite frankly tires me out.


Nils | nilsreviewsit Great review, Petrik. Love the honesty. This is also the problem I have with King. His books need a bit more editing in my opinion. Too many unnecessary parts that distract away from a fantastic story. You’re completely right in thinking a shorter version would have been more enjoyable. 😁


message 44: by Petrik (new)

Petrik ijeoma Agbaje wrote: "King loves adding something theological to his books. It quite frankly tires me out."

I will give a few more of his books a try before giving up on him, i'll keep this in mind though!


message 45: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Nils | nilsreviewsit wrote: "Great review, Petrik. Love the honesty. This is also the problem I have with King. His books need a bit more editing in my opinion. Too many unnecessary parts that distract away from a fantastic st..."

Thanks, Nils! In a way, he's a bit like Hobb imo. Their works almost always ended up being longer than necessary. XD


message 46: by Ivy (new)

Ivy This is the review I wish I could have written for this book. Spot on.


message 47: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Ivy wrote: "This is the review I wish I could have written for this book. Spot on."

Thank you, Ivy!! Much appreciated! :)


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

Finally, someone who feels like I do about "The Stand"! Totally agree that it is at X excruciating. I totally enjoyed the character development as well but the ending was not what I expected either. After suffering through 1200 pages I was hoping for my mind to be blown. Also agree with your assessment that it's worth the read.


message 49: by Petrik (new)

Petrik Suzanne wrote: "Finally, someone who feels like I do about "The Stand"! Totally agree that it is at X excruciating. I totally enjoyed the character development as well but the ending was not what I expected either..."

Yeah... it's such a shame Suzanne. That battle ended in like one damn short chapter, I thought there would be more but nope... that's it. :/


message 50: by cindy (new)

cindy i've been wanting to read this book for ages, but i literally cannot find a single copy anywhere

but great review!! now i have a better idea of what to expect :)


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