The Stand - Book Review

The Stand - Book Review - Incredible opinions

The Stand ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Horror, Fiction
Author:  Stephen King
Published in:  October 1978
Buy at:  Amazon

“That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.” ― Stephen King, The Stand


I might sound cliché but this is my most favourite so far from Stephen King. When I read 'The Shining', I never expected another book to surpass that compelling writing but here it is - The Stand.

There is no better time to read The Stand when the world is going through the pandemic and Stephen King writes about a "superflu" which destroyed 99% of the world's population. It is not only about the superflu but also the aftermath of the apocalypse. It has the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the sin and the redemption.

The Stand - Title Cover - Incredible opinions

If someone knows how to include 1 million characters and build a story around them without confusing the reader, it's Stephen King. His signature style of writing by weaving a story around 1 million characters and bringing them together at some point was flawless in this one. I never lost the plot or a character in this 1153-page long book. All the characters serve a purpose and they are developed brilliantly.

I've never been to the places mentioned in the book but they are realistic and therefore, relatable. Reading about the known places going through the plague gave me goosebumps.

The writing has been compelling and consistent throughout the book. His storytelling technique is incomparable. Like his other books, he mentioned bullying and its impact on someone's life in this book as well.

I recommend this book to all the new SK fans and to those who are not. I bet you'll be an SK fan after reading this.

Warning: This book can cause wrist or finger damages due to its size.