The Stand – Stephen King

This one is long and slow and doesn’t have anything very exciting happening for much of the story. Still, King manages to make simple character development compelling. That’s Stephen King at his best. Not something you always see, but when you do, you’re happy you picked up one of his books.

Unlike King’s common weakness of wrapping up his stories in an unusual or discordant fashion, he handles this climax and denouement superbly. Not only does he tie up loose ends, but he also brings many plot points (including character arcs) full circle, showing a logical and complete picture of the individuals he created.

Of course, if you’re looking for something fast-paced or gripping, this one isn’t for you. But if that’s the case, you’re probably looking in the wrong place for reviews.


5 out of 5 stars

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