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M-o-o-n, that spells The Stand. Laws, yes!

Starling
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Feb 5, 8:29am


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Some of you might remember I posted about re-reading The Stand a couple of weeks ago. We had a brief discussion about some of the LOTR connections, so I made a point of looking out for things as I was reading.

*Spoilers* ahead, for anyone who doesn't want to read them.



One of the most obvious connections was in the depiction of Randall Flagg, particularly when it came to his supernatural abilities. He used his black stone necklaces as one way of seeing people and seeing events:

She happened to glance over to the night table.
Black stone.
Red flaw.
It seemed to be staring at her.
She had a sudden horrible feeling that it was staring at her, that it was his eye with its contact lens of humanity removed, staring at her as the Eye of Sauron had started at Frodo from the dark fastness of Barad-Dur, in Mordor, where the shadows lie.
It sees me, she thought with hopeless horror...

And another:

He could feel the sudden wakefulness. He seemed to see/feel an Eye opening in the darkness of the early morning, a dreadful red Eye...It was turning in the darkness. Looking. Looking for him. It knew Tom Cullen was there...

There were some other things I noticed, particularly in the long and difficult journey home that Tom Cullen and Stu made. It often made me think about Sam and Frodo, and the way they supported each other utterly in the most desperate times. Both Stu and Tom had to push beyond what they knew about themselves, and discover their strength, often in surprising ways. For Stu this also meant being vulnerable, and submitting himself to Tom's care, even though Stu was 'meant' to be the strong and clever one.

I really enjoyed reading The Stand again, all 1325 pages of it. It's interesting to note that this longer version has a bleaker ending, with the postscript, 'The Circle Closes', in which Flagg makes a reappearance.

On a side note, after I finished the book I watched the mini series. It was worth watching for Gary Sinese, but that's as good as it got for me. Molly Ringwald was absolutely dreadful, and whoever was in charge of her wardrobe should have been sacked. Randall Flagg with a mullett was pretty hard to take seriously.


(This post was edited by Starling on Feb 5, 8:32am)

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