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Thread: Wave 3C: The Stand vs. It

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    Default Wave 3C: The Stand vs. It


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    This is the third and final round of our 2018 Constant Reader Awards. Please vote for the book you deem better. The winner receives 0.1 points added to its score previously acquired in the first two rounds.

    If you haven't yet read either book or both of them, please vote Never read one or both titles. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.

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    This was the matchup I dreaded picking sides in... It

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik View Post
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    Same... not an easy decision.

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    This will be fun. But has to be It.

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    I really want to vote for It, but since I've only read half of The Stand I'm the sole vote for never read. I'm about to attempt to read it again, and I just opened up the book to see how far I made it the first time and I made it all the way to page 583 before I put it down. That was probably about 10 years ago, so now I have to start back at the beginning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I really want to vote for It, but since I've only read half of The Stand I'm the sole vote for never read. I'm about to attempt to read it again, and I just opened up the book to see how far I made it the first time and I made it all the way to page 583 before I put it down. That was probably about 10 years ago, so now I have to start back at the beginning
    Ha! I was kinda the same way. I didn't enjoy either but I at least was able to finish IT so I picked that one. TS just dragged on and on and on and on and on and on... dropped it once I hit book 3 and never picked it up again. May try it again with the original version rather than the extended.

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    'It' by a wide margin. It's my favorite novel of all time. I've probably reread it at least a dozen times throughout my life, only read 'The Stand' once and I haven't really felt the need to do it again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    This will be fun. But has to be It.
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    For the record, It beat The Stand the last time: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...read.php?18494

    It may be going for a second win a a row!

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    Very tough call....but, I voted for IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I really want to vote for It, but since I've only read half of The Stand I'm the sole vote for never read. I'm about to attempt to read it again, and I just opened up the book to see how far I made it the first time and I made it all the way to page 583 before I put it down. That was probably about 10 years ago, so now I have to start back at the beginning

    So you're the one!!!!

    I voted for The Stand.



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    The Stand!

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    This must be the toughest matchup of the tournament....a very close poll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmcmullen92 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I really want to vote for It, but since I've only read half of The Stand I'm the sole vote for never read. I'm about to attempt to read it again, and I just opened up the book to see how far I made it the first time and I made it all the way to page 583 before I put it down. That was probably about 10 years ago, so now I have to start back at the beginning
    Ha! I was kinda the same way. I didn't enjoy either but I at least was able to finish IT so I picked that one. TS just dragged on and on and on and on and on and on... dropped it once I hit book 3 and never picked it up again. May try it again with the original version rather than the extended.
    I remember liking the first version of the stand more than the uncut version. My impression, if I remember it correctly, was that the parts I recognized as being ‘extra’ when compared with the first version didn’t really advance the story or add much to the overall tale. They were just loose threads hanging off the solid main rope of the story.
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    So I started my second attempt of reading The Stand this past weekend. Almost 100 pages in. I'm reading the uncut version because I found it on sale for my kindle, and figured that'd be much easier than lugging around a giant book. I'll report back in a few months when I finish it

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    I voted for It but I'm glad to see it's close. Both are worthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    So I started my second attempt of reading The Stand this past weekend. Almost 100 pages in. I'm reading the uncut version because I found it on sale for my kindle, and figured that'd be much easier than lugging around a giant book. I'll report back in a few months when I finish it
    Please do. Maybe when I finish the book I am reading I'll pickup the original edition and we can compare notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey66 View Post
    I remember liking the first version of the stand more than the uncut version. My impression, if I remember it correctly, was that the parts I recognized as being ‘extra’ when compared with the first version didn’t really advance the story or add much to the overall tale. They were just loose threads hanging off the solid main rope of the story.
    +1.

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    I thought the parts with The Kid were great. They didn't necessarily move the story forward, but they humanized the Trashcan Man.

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    The poll has closed. The winner with 50.00% of the vote was It. It receives 0.1 points in addition to its current FAS (Final Average Score), making it 8.447619048 or 94.92%.

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    wow!! bears' favorite book beats bears' favorite book again!

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