Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Constant Reading Project: THE STAND
Released: November 1978 (revised edition released in May 1990).
Pages: 823 (original cut), 1,152 (uncut & revised).
Screen adaptations: 1994, miniseries, directed by Mick Garris. Proposed theatrical remake in development.
Connections to other works: Elements of The Stand appear in the Dark Tower books, particularly the use of R.F. as initials for a bad guy. The same motif is used in Eyes of the Dragon.
OK, people. We ran into a snag. At zero hour, I was unable to get my hands on the original cut of this massive novel. I feel like I'm cheating here, but that's just how it's going down. I'll be reading the 1,152-page uncut and revised edition of The Stand now, in place of the original 823-page cut. If you feel this pollutes my project, I'm sorry.
The good news is that it cuts out 823 pages, equal to about 11 days-worth of reading, on the 77-page per day pace. I might need those 11 days later in the year.