The Stand | Can’t Wait Wednesday #7
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, created to discuss books that book bloggers haven’t read yet and they’re usually books yet to be released. I ran across it when looking for new content ideas for The Book Blog Life, and it looked like so much fun. BUT I’m going to break the rules a little, it’s rare for me to be looking forward to book releases, PURELY because I’m so busy with everything else going on I don’t have the time to keep a track of sequels, and so forth. So I think I’m going to do books that are sat on my shelf for a little while and I can’t wait to read them so this week it will be The Stand!The Stand by Stephen King
Published by Hodder
First came the days of the plague...After the days of the plague came the dreams.
Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil.
His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms...
When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence.
My mum LOVES Stephen King, her bookshelves are bending under the weight of all of his books, and they’re all hardbacks because she buys them as soon as they come out. Well that’s quite an influence to grow up under, and I have broached into Stephen King in the past, I have read It, Salem’s Lot, Cell and Under the Dome. The one thing that puts me off and I’m sure I’ve mentioned this somewhere, but his endings make me ridiculously angry so I only pick up one of his works if I’m REALLY in the mood for being disappointed (surprisingly not very often). So I have never picked up The Stand, not really a surprise, but it’s supposed to be one of the best, therefore I should give it a go right?
I’m going to have to set aside some serious time to read this monstrosity, and I’m already behind on my Goodreads Challenge so it might have to wait for next year, but I cannot wait to see if it’s worth all the hype!
Have you read The Stand? Is it worth the time or am I better off setting my sights somewhere else?