Richard Chizmar Is Reading The Stand (1978) Right Now
Richard Chizmar was caught reading on the job again today, this time by Otis the black lab:
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He’s the Wilson (Home Improvement) of SK Revisited.
Currently reading Revivial. Loved the Stand. Favorite book and story type.
The Stand is one of my all time faves I have read it several times in both formats. Next to IT and The Gunslinger Series this is the go to book for me.
Glad Otis is on the job:). He looks very formidable 🙂 The Stand – one of my favorites and more than a little relevant today!
Read The Stand 4 times, including the unabridged version twice. I always find it uplifting and encouraging in the end; somehow we will pull together, survive, and maybe even thrive. Currently in a re-read of Lisey’s Story. Which I had a hard time the first time just getting into the story. For some reason, years later now, I am having no trouble at all with it. I can tell you, that if I lost my husband of 30 years, I would hear his voice in my head constantly helping and encouraging me . . . although he’s not into bools . . .
I’ve been collecting Stephen Kings(Red)Library Books, and just got The Stand in the mail today. Now seeing you reading it, I’ll have to reread it too….Thanks for the GREAT IDEA!
Richard your photographer seems unable to capture your face! 😉
That’s why I mentioned Wilson from Home Improvement — Tim’s neighbor whose face is always hidden.
The Stand was my first Stephen King book. I’ve got to admit it had me puzzled for a while,I finished the first chapter and started the second and tought I was reading another book! I double checked and then continued to read until everything fell into place. I thought it was fantastic and have been a fan ever since I’ve read the Stand 3 times so far.
im reading all the King books in order right along with you! So i have to ask, when the option presents itself, why are you reading the shorter version when there is an uncut version available? are you going to re-read THE STAND again between THE DARK HALF and FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT ( that is when the uncut edition was published)? When i read SALEMS LOT for SK REVISITED i picked up NIGHT SHIFT and read JARUSALEMS LOT, then read SALEMS LOT, then back to NIGHT SHIFT for ONE FOR THE ROAD.
The Stand has always been one of my favorites!! I read it for the first time in the early 80’s and loved it! Now I read it every few years and never tire of it; the longer version is also great but I will take it anyway I can get it! The only problem I had when I saw the movie was that the characters in the film didn’t match the ones I already had in my head from reading the book so many times. I’ve just finished Revival, I love everything except The Dark Tower series. Write on Mr. King, I’ll never stop reading!!
I have lost count how many times I have read The Stand(both versions) and is always in my top 3 reread of a King book every year,
“The Stand” was my first SK book. I borrowed it from my college library, figuring it was about time I checked out this King guy. I went to the cafeteria and a friend saw the book, picked it up and held it between his hands, and said that this was going to be one of the best books I will ever read. A few hours later I looked up from the book and noticed that the electronic message board was a mess. I asked my friend what had happened. He said that short storm had caused the electricity to flicker a couple of times. I looked out the window wall of the cafeteria and noticed that everything was wet. Did this storm just happen I asked. He said yes. I said, wait a minute, where was I? Right there, he said; the lights flickered, there was lightening and thunder and I was the only one who didn’t move, I just kept on heading to the Free Zone.
Excellent story and a long one.