And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.
the stand – stephen king
Paperback, Complete & Uncut Edition, 1327 pages
Published May 31st 2007 by Hodder (first published 1978)
so i picked it up last month because it was re-reads and ive read about till the middle of the whole because the hungarian translation made it into a 4 book (i believe) thing.
i watched the movie alongside the book and I loved it. the only reason i gave it 4/5 star is because personally i dont like the god vs. devil too heavily religious type of books. other than that it was a bit hard to get but contains good messages like you arent born evil or good and most of it when it comes down to it, you will be portrayed as evil or good decided on your decisions and actions.
for those who are still into the diversity fad ( because come on its a fad and you cant tell me otherwise people just read to make themselves look like they are so open minded) so for those who are into the thing there is a deaf and mute character, there is a retarded character , there are people of color and even gods messenger is an old black lady. there are mentally ill people in it like Trashcan, and even shows how selfish human nature is when the plague takes all of the research hospital where Stu is locked up. or how merciless people are when they just leave a maximum security prison locked up after everyone died in it. and i almost forgot to say the most important thing, THERES A DOG IN IT. I REPEAT THERES A FLUFFY GOLDEN RETRIEVER IN IT.
synopsis via goodreads: This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.