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Post by megman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:02 pm

HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
Yes. They ruined it with the mini-series but the book is worth it.
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Post by megman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:03 pm

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I had the paperback.
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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:03 pm

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This is the original cover of The Stand. I bought a copy the week it came out.

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Post by HighNDry » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:03 pm

megman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:02 pm
HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
Yes. They ruined it with the mini-series but the book is worth it.
Cool. Thanks. Just getting into King. Liked 11.22.63 and The Outsider (for most part).
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Post by CaptQuint » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:04 pm

HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
You'll need some time on your hands, it's a doorstop. But yes, I wish I could read it for the first time again. I've read it a dozen times.
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Post by HighNDry » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:05 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:04 pm
HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
You'll need some time on your hands, it's a doorstop. But yes, I wish I could read it for the first time again. I've read it a dozen times.
Sweet. I don’t mind long books, as long as they’re good. 11.23.63 is a long book too, but I blew through it.
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Post by Flumper » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:07 pm

while you guys discuss scarey books, I hope you realize that we are leaving the fate of the world in the hands of the chinese government to provide us with information on the severity of this pandemic. thanks.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:08 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:04 pm
HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
You'll need some time on your hands, it's a doorstop. But yes, I wish I could read it for the first time again. I've read it a dozen times.
"There were worse things than crucifixion. There were teeth."

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Post by Wut » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:11 pm

Flumper wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:07 pm
while you guys discuss scarey books, I hope you realize that we are leaving the fate of the world in the hands of the chinese government to provide us with information on the severity of this pandemic. thanks.
I see a book opportunity here.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:13 pm

Wut wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:11 pm
Flumper wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:07 pm
while you guys discuss scarey books, I hope you realize that we are leaving the fate of the world in the hands of the chinese government to provide us with information on the severity of this pandemic. thanks.
I see a book opportunity here.
Brad Pitt just signed on to make the movie. Rumor has it Dustin Hoffman will co-star.

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Post by CaptQuint » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:16 pm

Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:08 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:04 pm
HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
You'll need some time on your hands, it's a doorstop. But yes, I wish I could read it for the first time again. I've read it a dozen times.
"There were worse things than crucifixion. There were teeth."
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Post by FSchmertz » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:18 pm

megman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:02 pm
HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
Yes. They ruined it with the mini-series but the book is worth it.
I used to have a huge crush on Laura San Giacomo, who was in it.

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Post by Reservoir Dog » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:18 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
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Tommyknockers!!!! My favourite King novel! :D

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Post by CaptQuint » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:31 pm

FSchmertz wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:18 pm
megman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:02 pm
HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
Yes. They ruined it with the mini-series but the book is worth it.
I used to have a huge crush on Laura San Giacomo, who was in it.

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Nadine honey, is that you?
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

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Post by megman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:40 pm

CaptQuint wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:08 pm
CaptQuint wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:04 pm
HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
You'll need some time on your hands, it's a doorstop. But yes, I wish I could read it for the first time again. I've read it a dozen times.
"There were worse things than crucifixion. There were teeth."
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Huh. I don't recall that. Just the blue. Must be getting old....
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Post by HighNDry » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:51 pm

FSchmertz wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:18 pm
megman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:02 pm
HighNDry wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 pm
How is The Stand? Worth reading?
Yes. They ruined it with the mini-series but the book is worth it.
I used to have a huge crush on Laura San Giacomo, who was in it.

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Post by CaptQuint » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:46 am

Despite zero confirmed coronavirus cases in New York, restaurants in Chinatown have reported a 70% drop in business over a 10 day period.

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Post by CHEEZY17 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:07 pm

Been a loooong time since I read The Stand.
I remember thinking the book overall was amazing but I think I was a bit disappointed at the ending. I want to say I remember thinking "This cant be the fucking end?" Even if that is the case I'd still recommend it as the journey to that point was top notch.
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Post by HighNDry » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:55 pm

CHEEZY17 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Been a loooong time since I read The Stand.
I remember thinking the book overall was amazing but I think I was a bit disappointed at the ending. I want to say I remember thinking "This cant be the fucking end?" Even if that is the case I'd still recommend it as the journey to that point was top notch.
Isn’t that the gripe with most of his books, though? Books are great but endings usually fall flat. Read The Outsider recently. Absolutely hated the ending.
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Post by Flumper » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:29 pm

oops. who would have thought that a 3rd world country would have difficulty reporting diseases caused by their people eating rats. 15,000 new cases reported because their testing methods weren't up to par.

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Post by Flumper » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:00 pm

and....... first confirmed case in texas.

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Post by DiverTexas » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:30 pm

Flumper wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:00 pm
and....... first confirmed case in texas.
Where?

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Post by BigRedRetard » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:36 pm

Reservoir Dog wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:18 pm
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I thought it was terrible.

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Post by Flumper » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:36 pm

DiverTexas wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Flumper wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:00 pm
and....... first confirmed case in texas.
Where?
San Antonio. Quarantined at Lackland, I think.

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Post by FSchmertz » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:36 pm

DiverTexas wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Flumper wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:00 pm
and....... first confirmed case in texas.
Where?
San Antonio

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/02/13 ... -cdc-says/

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