In my original post, it was requested that I post a description of the book. What I remember of the book is excellent character development, characters that you love to love and characters that you love to hate. I remember the ultimate battle between good and evil. I remember a scenario that seems almost real, almost too plausible, and just a bit too realistic. But, that is from old memories! Allow me to also give you the official description from Stephen King's website:
"One man escapes from a biological weapon facility after an accident, carrying with him the deadly virus known as Captain Tripps, a rapidly mutating flu that - in the ensuing weeks - wipes out most of the world's population. In the aftermath, survivors choose between following an elderly black woman to Boulder or the dark man, Randall Flagg, who has set up his command post in Las Vegas. The two factions prepare for a confrontation between the forces of good and evil."
The Stand is a LONG book (my personal copy has 1153 pages!), so we will be taking the entire month of April to read this book! I will be posting discussion questions throughout the month, the first being at the beginning of the month to kick off the read-a-long. Each time, Mr. Linky will be provided to post your own personal link, to share your thoughts, and for others to stop by and contribute to discussions centered around this book.
If you are interested in participating, write an introduction and post the permalink in the Mr. Linky below. Then, pull out that old dusty copy for a re-read, support your local library and check out a copy from there, or even hit your area bookstore to buy a copy of your own.
I look forward to reading this King classic along with you next month!!