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Stephen King's The Stand
Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays
the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague
strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive
who are "immune" to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those
who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while
those who worship the "Dark Man" are drawn to Las Vegas,
Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until
one must destroy the other.
Franni Goldsmith comes very close to killing
herself. She thinks she can not deal with her parents'
deaths, being unwed and pregnant, and having the only other
survivor in her hometown of Ogunquit, Main be her recently
deceased best friend's weird brother Harold Lauder. Fran
puts aside her personal feelings for Harold aside, and goes
with him to the place in her dreams, to Boulder,
On their way, they meet up with six people from
various states in the United States who joined them on their
journey. Fran is disturbed by her dreams, as all of them
are by their own. She dreams of an old lady named Abigail,
in Colorado. This lady is kind and loving and promises to
protect them from the evil. In the dreams there is also a
"Dark Man". He is always there lurking, waiting to attack.
Harold admits to himself that he is in love with
Fran and goes crazy when he realizes how serious Fran has
become with Stuart Redman, one of the newcomers to their
traveling group. Harold becomes insanely jealous and plots
to separate them, even if it means murder. ...
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