That wasn’t any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.The Stand, Stephen King
This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen.
The Stand : Review
There won’t be any other book that could describe the ongoing situation. Yes! I am talking about the pandemic. The author has made a roller-coaster read for us. A big book, the edition I have, consisted of 1318 pages, stories of many souls combined, their life was already smashing them, and the flu worsened.
Major characters of the book are Frannie Goldsmith, Stuart Redman, Larry Underwood, Nick Andros, Tom Cullen, Lloyd Henreid, and Harold Lauder. They were immune to the flu and were left alone when their parents died, and the city was deserted. Dead bodies were everywhere on the street. Madmen were roaming alone, crying horrible things. These all traveled from different parts of America, meeting immune, left alone people like them. Thus their group grew day by day. Finally, everyone met at a place and made a group, a community called Free zone.
On the other side, there was one more community-owned by Randall Flagg. The villain of the book. He planned to kill all the free zone people and rule over everything.
Every person has their shit to be figured out. Their stories are worth reading. My favorite of everyone is Nicholas Andros (Nick), the most brilliant of all. He has a difficult childhood and was unique in his way.
The terrifying story was of a criminal, Lloyd Henreid, who gets caught up in the jail alone, while everyone there dies because of the flu.
Stephen King never fails to amuse us with his story-writing. The way he has made every character different from each other is appealing.
I have read many of his books; some of my favorites are The Misery, IT, Pet Sematary, Needful things, Dolores Claiborne, and The girl who loved Tom Gordon . All were just amazingly written.
I would strongly recommend this book who wants adventure and their heart beating fast to find out how the greatest story ends.
Even though the book is big enough to hold it consistently, that would ache my arms; I would not complain because this has been added to my awesome book list.
The most impressive about Stephen King’s books are they consists of slangs. I love reading slangs in a novel. It is fun and enjoyable. Also, we can connect to the characters more easily. Slang brings out the good and worse of anybody. So, that is one way to make a friendly story without much struggle to make the people involved in the story look more impressive. It becomes readers and writers to connect at a certain level than to have a formal, boring description.
I cannot wait to watch its upcoming miniseries on CBS.