The Stand

The Stand

—4—

Stephen King’s The Stand is not only excellent, but really really long. A flu virus wipes out 99 percent of the population in days. Those remaining must find each other, and a battle between Good and Evil ensues.

I love a good plague story. And the characters were riveting, such as Fran- a young pregnant girl, Nick- a deaf/mute- and Larry- the former rock-star turned leader. The struggle of the “good guys” to maintain American ideals while trying to avoid the pitfalls of the pre-plague world is uplifting even as it seems hopeless.

4/5

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