The Stand - Stephen King

The Stand

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1978-10-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,457 Ratings


Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.

Soon to be a television series
A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

(This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The StandThe Complete And Uncut Edition.)


  • The best!

    By Silvrod
    This book is one of the best reads. I could not put it down
  • Top 5 Fave SK Book

    By cottoncandyyy87
    I have an EXTREMELY difficult time picking a favorite SK book, but The Stand is in the top 5 for sure! Read it.
  • Love

    By THE SAVAGE 👺👹
  • King’s Best!

    By Naussannes
    So timely, gripping, thought-provoking. Wow. Excellent !!
  • M-O-O-N that spells The Stand

    By Timbofromblo
    I bought the updated and re-edited book originally in audio format from Amazon and spent a long time listening to it (it clocks in at almost 48 hours) and later bought the physical paperback and read it through in 6 months. Quite arguably King’s finest stand-alone work (no pun intended) it follows the survivors of an extremely fatal flu outbreak and the realization of choosing the side of either good or evil. The pacing of the novel is hard going at times but worth reading
  • Excellent book! Well worth the long read

    By Benjamin K.E.
    I personally liked it even more than "It" or "The Shining." Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good epic story.
  • Could not put this down

    By Brinianin
    Definitely one of his best.
  • Excellent

    By msharma0812
    Incredible book from start to finish. This book is eloquent, complex, and frightening. It leaves me wanting to know more about Randall Flagg and is next adventure.
  • One of King's Masterpieces

    By Mandydirtythirty
    M-O-O-N, that spells tremendous. Laws' yes, this novel is tremendous.
  • My favorite book...

    By Lalalalalalalapineapple
    This book was life changing for me. It was only the second Stephen King novel I'd read, and although the start was a little bit slow, as the beginnings of books always are, by the time I got to the action I knew that this was going to be one of my favorite books, and Stephen King is now one of my favorite authors. This book is great as long as you don't get too attached to any characters and don't mind overall creepy things. 10/10 would read again