Stand, The: Hardcases (Volume 4)

Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 7/19/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, July 29, 2013
Volume 1: Captain Trips
Volume 2: American Nightmares
Volume 3: Soul Survivors

Volume 4 of 6: the Trashcan Man gets to Vegas and meets many of the Dark Man's other followers. Meanwhile, things are getting organized in the Boulder Free Zone, but some feel a call other than Mother Abigail's...

Volume 5: No Man's Land
Volume 6: The Night Has Come

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, August 19, 2013
This set of 6 graphic novels is off to travel the country as a bookray; see the forum thread or Volume 1 for more information.

First stop: Minnesota!

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, August 19, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (8/17/2013 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Off and running!

Tracking #9114 9011 5981 5800 7956 56

4 lbs, 10.3 oz
Scheduled delivery date 9/06/13 but I won't hold my breath.

Journal Entry 4 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, September 15, 2013
Battle lines are hardening as all the survivors are coalescing into 'camps'. A sad episode as you wish that the various 'Hardcases" had made other choices.

Journal Entry 5 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, September 28, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/28/2013 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Sending this off to the next person in the ring. Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 6 by imuzak12 at Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Monday, October 28, 2013
I just liked this Trashcan Man, I don't know why. The thing I loved the most was the return of Kojak. He's fighting his war too!

Journal Entry 7 by imuzak12 at Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (10/31/2013 UTC) at Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

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Happy Halloween!
Mailed this box to the next reader.

Journal Entry 8 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 04, 2013
The six-volume set arrived today; many thanks! Will savor the horror, and get it moving again soon.

Later: Poor Trashy - his life's been pretty horrible all along, and things seem to be getting worse. True, he's done some awful things, but it's hard not to feel for him, and wish he hadn't drawn Flagg's attention... (The Kid's fate was certainly deserved, but I found myself feeling bad for the *wolves*!)

Since much of the book shows us how the different camps are going about rebuilding, it feels more than a little anvilicious, contrasting the let's-live-simply democracy in Boulder with the tyrannical efficiency in Vegas. Granted, I'd rather live in Boulder if I had to choose, but later on in the story we do get to see how little separates many of the people in both camps; the tipping point for who went to Mother Abagail and who went to Flagg could be very small indeed in some cases...

The drama in this volume has to do with Mother Abagail herself, and the decision she made; I remember how shocked I was when I first read the book and came to that bit. Cue "Now what?" from the folks in the Free Zone!

Journal Entry 9 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 11, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (11/12/2013 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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The six-volume series will be on its way to its next stop, cinnycat in New York, on Tuesday. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by BookBirds at Central Square, New York USA on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
thanks again! I really don't remember The Stand somehow... so this should be like a fresh reading experience sadly.. I just remember it was the typical Stephen King amount of riveting!

Journal Entry 11 by BookBirds at Central Square, New York USA on Monday, December 30, 2013
Four is slightly better than three since they are finally making their way to Boulder or Vegas. Needing to restart community and society. It's interesting that Flagg wouldn't allow drugs with penalty of death since it distracted anyone from his evil mission. The poor people in Boulder are setting up spies but they aren't thinking there are already spies from Flagg's side.

I'm still surprised that the most suspenseful book I've ever read (no joke) can be such a mystery to me and so unmemorable! It's the thing I hate most about reading: not remembering even my favorite books. There are just some books I remember, I guess. The thing I remember most about this book is the suspense - even on King standards.

Just a note: the show 'Revolution' uses many character names and themes from The Stand for some reason. The book has been on the show... there is even an episode called 'Captain Trips' for some reason. haha. I can't promise it's the best show ever, for me, but I watch it anyway. I don't really understand why there is such an influence.. rather than a virus killing people, the show is an "apocalypse" because technology disappears.

Journal Entry 12 by BookBirds at Central Square, New York USA on Friday, January 10, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (1/10/2014 UTC) at Central Square, New York USA

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Sent out today! thanks again!

Journal Entry 13 by jare at Tampa, Florida USA on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
All six volumes arrived safely in Florida today. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 14 by jare at Tampa, Florida USA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
What can I say but that this was another great chapter in the best story ever told? This volume spends a good deal of time with Trash Can Man, and tells the story of The Kid (who I always forget about since he was cut from the original printing of the book, which was the first one I read over two decades ago). We spend some time in Vegas and get to see the rough "justice" Flagg doles out to his followers. Back in Boulder, the gang is forming something that resembles a government, Harold is plotting dark deeds, and Mother Abigail has wandered off into the woods. Two volumes to go!

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