How the books are alike
The Shining and the Stand are both horror books written by Stephen King. They are long, with the Shining's page count at 659, and the Stand's page count at 823. I happened to read the uncut version of the Stand, which has 1439 pages. Both books take place in Colorado. The plot and characters of both books are developed in an effective and capturing way.
How thE books are different
The Shining is more of a psychological horror, with its plot based on the corroding of the main character Jack's mind. The Stand has less of a horror element, and is more of an adventure/fantasy novel. It still has a large dark undertone, however. In the Stand there are a large amount of characters, while in the Shining there are only a few. Also, there are more character deaths in the Stand.
If you liked the shining, you should read the stand
Both books are amazing, but the Stand surpassed the Shining by a mile. Although it has more characters, they are all creative and well put together. It has various elements such as fantasy, romance, and adventure that the Shining doesn't. If you're looking for another horror story, the Stand is still a good place to look. Overall, it is a fantastic read. If you want a shorter read, I'd try the original version of the Stand, however.