The Stand is a rather long book by Stephen King. Imagine the world ending by a virus that mocks a severe cold, only to kill you a day or two later. Or, at least, 99% of the population. Now, try being a survivor who has to choose good or evil. All because of a government mix up that released a super bug. How long will the survivors last? How many are there? Dubbing the bug “Captain Tripps”, the survivors on the good side must fight through an apocalyptic world and work to find Grandma Abigail, a 100+ year old woman, who can help them fight against the face of pure evil. Where do I begin? This book is HUGE, but its absolutely amazing. It starts off slow, and jumps around quite a bit, but it all comes together rather nicely. Stephen King really has way of putting you right in the shoes of the characters, and painting such an elaborate picture. This is definitely one of his longer books, but in no way does that take anything away from it! I loved every word of this book. I honestly thought at first, this is so boring, how am I going to finish it? But WOW was I wrong! I think the only thing I didn’t like was the jumping around at first and taking a bit to get exciting. Other than that, though, I don’t think there’s a bad thing I could say about this book! Except maybe how sad I was when it was over.

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