The Stand is a 1978 novel written by Stephen King. This 1000+ page book tells the story of a world where a mysterious disease kills 99.9% of the population suddenly and without warning. Following the journeys of several characters, The Stand explores themes of good verse evil as the characters are called by unseen forces to participate in events that will lead to new order in the broken world.
I love it. I'm not a huge reader, but I read all 1000+ pages of this sucker, and then I watched the TV mini series. (The mini series is great - but it doesn't explore certain themes with as much depth and complexity as the book. The mini series is probably PG-13 and the book is definitely R.)
i haven't read the book - or any stephen king book - i'm an anne rice kinda guy. but i saw the tv series multiple times. i love the actress who hooks up with satan. who is that? i wish she did more movies?
One of the cool things is that the mini series and the novel are pretty different in many ways, but they're both great. (Even with a mini series, it's hard to capture all the stuff that was in the book since it's so long.) It's one of the few times I really like the adaptation of a book. However, I appreciate that they did a mini series rather than a movie, which wouldn't have been long enough to do the book justice, or a TV show, which would have dragged it out.
My favorite part of the mini series is how outdated everybody's wardrobes are.