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... read The Stand when it was originally released and loved it. With so many Stephen King novels being ...
20 August 2017
I first read The Stand when it was originally released and loved it. With so many Stephen King novels being made into movies once more, I thought I would revisit my favourite. Big mistake. I couldn't even finish it. It was boring, slow and got caught up in the tedious aspects of building a new community at about the half way mark. I still enjoyed the progression of the Captain Trips pandemic and the journeys each of the POV characters took, but ultimately, I just ran out of steam. I suppose my taste in novels has changed over time. I'm giving it 3 stars because I did love it at some point and still enjoyed some aspects of the novel.