In the middle of the pandemic, I decided to read Stephen King’s book about a pandemic. Sadly, the book didn’t entertain me as much as I would have liked.
A mistake at a military plant releases a biological weapon that kills 99.4% of the world’s population. Those who are left have dreams of good and evil. Some are seduced by the madness. Others follow the good.
While I liked some of the characters, The Stand was too unrealistic for me. Readers of my blog know I love dogs, but Kojak bringing an injured Stuart wood so he could make fires was too much. The constant discussion of good verses evil and the focus on people’s dreams just didn’t sit right with me.
I’m not against science fiction and I recognize the need many have for spirituality, but The Stand was over the top for me.
When I started The Stand, I was hoping for a more realistic version of what could happen during a pandemic than I got from The Stand.