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    Indeed I have read the better version and the short one!
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    Look up the titles you got in the grab bag. Very nice indeed. Love the bookmarks, too.

    And I hope you've READ the better version of The Stand.

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    Sorry, couldn't resist, as I know you couldn't either!
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    Resist what? I am sure you have realized that the uncut version of The Stand tells the better story!
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    Sorry, couldn't resist, as I know you couldn't either!

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    I know the the uncut version cheapens the sacrifice of Larry, Glenn, and Ralph with Flagg being reborn as Russell Faraday--it takes a superb morality tale and recasts it as a hopeless quest for peace and serenity; and that it leaves little details of the 70's and 80's in a story of the 90's, making the book and veryu bumpy ride; and that I seriously doubt King predicted AIDS in 1978, so it couldn't be the way it was originally intended; and that the scene between Frannie and her dead father before burying him was the only worthwhile addition to the work; and that the scene between the Kid and Tom Cullen was gratuitous and completely unnecessary; and while King obviously wants The Stand to be remembered as the complete and uncut version, he never went back and rewote W&G to have Roland and his Ka-tet enter Topeka of 1996 (so it's the 1978 version that's most important to the DT series); and I could go on and on, but there's really no point. King is allowed a vanity project every now and again (can't think of someone more deserving), but it doesn't make it better.

    Anyway, glad to see you got a copy of the original for your collection.
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    tell us how you feel Squire Don't hold back.. I have a paper back edition of the short version. I will try to read it This year.I love the uncut version.
    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I know the the uncut version cheapens the sacrifice of Larry, Glenn, and Ralph with Flagg being reborn as Russell Faraday--it takes a superb morality tale and recasts it as a hopeless quest for peace and serenity; and that it leaves little details of the 70's and 80's in a story of the 90's, making the book and veryu bumpy ride; and that I seriously doubt King predicted AIDS in 1978, so it couldn't be the way it was originally intended; and that the scene between Frannie and her dead father before burying him was the only worthwhile addition to the work; and that the scene between the Kid and Tom Cullen was gratuitous and completely unnecessary; and while King obviously wants The Stand to be remembered as the complete and uncut version, he never went back and rewote W&G to have Roland and his Ka-tet enter Topeka of 1996 (so it's the 1978 version that's most important to the DT series); and I could go on and on, but there's really no point. King is allowed a vanity project every now and again (can't think of someone more deserving), but it doesn't make it better.

    Anyway, glad to see you got a copy of the original for your collection.

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    Forgot Martin love the new stuff.Great grab bag.

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    Sweet grab bag Martin and I love the uncut version as well but I have not read the shorter version yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I know the the uncut version cheapens the sacrifice of Larry, Glenn, and Ralph with Flagg being reborn as Russell Faraday--it takes a superb morality tale and recasts it as a hopeless quest for peace and serenity; and that it leaves little details of the 70's and 80's in a story of the 90's, making the book and veryu bumpy ride; and that I seriously doubt King predicted AIDS in 1978, so it couldn't be the way it was originally intended; and that the scene between Frannie and her dead father before burying him was the only worthwhile addition to the work; and that the scene between the Kid and Tom Cullen was gratuitous and completely unnecessary; and while King obviously wants The Stand to be remembered as the complete and uncut version, he never went back and rewote W&G to have Roland and his Ka-tet enter Topeka of 1996 (so it's the 1978 version that's most important to the DT series); and I could go on and on, but there's really no point. King is allowed a vanity project every now and again (can't think of someone more deserving), but it doesn't make it better.

    Anyway, glad to see you got a copy of the original for your collection.
    Thank you! I thought I was the only one who hated the Uncut edition. I re-read The Stand several times from 1978 until 1988, then read the Uncut edition and have never had the desire to re-read either edition again. The Uncut version ruined the book for me. I may someday re-read the original, but you summed up my exact feelings about the Uncut. Most people didn't seem to notice the shitty job of updating it to 1990, but I thought the changes were so poorly done---and unnecessary---that it ruined any possible enjoyment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Sorry, I get carried away sometimes...
    We all get a little carried away sometimes

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    Last edited by Tommy; 03-04-2013 at 10:29 AM.

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    Sometimes?????
    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Sorry, I get carried away sometimes...

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    I have yet to read The Stand. Not sure if I will get around to it in the near future, because firstly, I don't own, second, I have so much more to tackle right now. I would like to get to it one day.

    Nice adds again. Also, the bookmarks are pretty cool. The one thing I like about buying books at Chapters is they give you a free bookmark with your book.
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    The Stand is a must read in my view, don't wait too long.
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    I have yet to read The Stand. Not sure if I will get around to it in the near future, because firstly, I don't own, second, I have so much more to tackle right now. I would like to get to it one day.

    Nice adds again. Also, the bookmarks are pretty cool. The one thing I like about buying books at Chapters is they give you a free bookmark with your book.

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    Here is my copy of Beneath the Bed:

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    Thanks again to Mr. Kelly, this was a cool promotion!

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    Peter Straub's Floating Dragon in the October Dreams Slipcase:

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    Cool. Thanks for posting the pics with the slipcase.
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    LOVE the Floating Dragon limited.
    It's one of my favorite Straub's, so I have no idea why I didn't order a copy....

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    Floating Dragon is a Straub story that I have not read so I am happy to add this to my collection.
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    LOVE the Floating Dragon limited.
    It's one of my favorite Straub's, so I have no idea why I didn't order a copy....

    sk

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    That is one book I would love to grab one day, Straub has never disappointed me yet, and I have not read that one.

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