Stephen King has 7 book adaptations coming to TV or film in 2017. He’s bigger than ever.
This may be the second Stephen King book I’ve read after 11/22/63: A Novel. Millions love The Stand, many considering it to be his best.
Obviously King’s a great story teller with mass appeal.
There are some terrific characters in this book. King understands people. He understands Trump voters, I’m sure.
Stephen King hates Trump. That might be one reason I read this book.
… the total breakdown of society after the accidental release of a strain of influenza that had been modified for biological warfare causes an apocalyptic pandemic which kills off the majority of the world’s human population. …
The novel was originally published in 1978 in hardcover, with a setting date of 1980. … The book was later re-released in 1990 as The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (the longest book published by King at 1152 pages); King restored some text originally cut for brevity, added and revised sections, changed the setting of the story to 1990 …
The miniseries was broadcast in 1994 … In February 2016, The Stand movie had been put on hold …
Some criticize the book for being racist. I didn’t feel that way. It’s an epic of Good v Evil. The evil guys are racist.
I didn’t love the book. But liked it enough to download Stephen King – It: A Novel (2016).
related – Zack Handlen – What I Learned From Re-Reading Stephen King’s The Stand