I just finished my first-ever Stephen King book: The Stand.
- It was LOONNGG: 1153 pages (longest novel I’ve ever read)
- The story was engrossing and epic.
For those who have not read the book, it’s an apocalyptic tale where a deadly virus gets accidentally released and kills 99% of the population. There are two groups of people in the United States (those in the East and those in the West) who are brought together by two figure-heads (a 108 year-old black women in the East and very dark and shady man for the West) through dreams.
The first 600 pages were a bit slow, but the cast of characters were interesting enough to keep me reading. Then things picked up and I whipped through the last 500 pages really quickly.
Even though this book had a lot of religious themes (which is usually a big turn off for me), I really enjoyed it, and give it a 4/5.
Have you read Stephen King before? If yes, what is your favourite book of his?