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Old 08-06-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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The stand

Thinking of buying stephen king's the stand kindle edition for my ipad - but it doesn't make it clear if its the uncut re-release or the original.

Could anyone enlighten me? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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Based on this review I'd say it's the latest updated unabridged version. It's right at the top of my list of all-time favorite books.

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In its 1978 incarnation, The Stand was a healthy, hefty 823-pager. Now, King and Doubleday are republishing The Stand in the gigantic version in which, according to King, it was originally written. Not true . The same excellent tale of the walking dude, the chemical warfare weapon called superflu and the confrontation between its survivors has been updated to 1990, so references to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Reagan years, Roger Rabbit and AIDS are unnecessarily forced into the mouths of King's late-'70s characters. That said, the extra 400 or so pages of subplots, character development, conversation, interior dialogue, spiritual soul-searching, blood, bone and gristle make King's best novel better still. A new beginning adds verisimilitude to an already frighteningly believable story, while a new ending opens up possibilities for a sequel. Sheer size makes an Everest of the whole deal. BOMC selection, QPB main selection.

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Old 08-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #3
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^ yep. Plus the free excerpts include Stephen Kings forward talking about what the differences are.
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:01 AM   #4
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it is the uncut. I have it.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:40 PM   #5
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Cheers! Thank you!
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