The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

Stephen King

fiction fantasy horror science fiction adventurous dark medium-paced

1153 pages | first published 1978

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Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting--eerily plausible--as when it was first published. The New York Times called it the book that has everyth...
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Summary of 13394 reviews

Moods

dark 93%
adventurous 74%
tense 64%
mysterious 46%
emotional 39%
challenging 32%
sad 25%
reflective 20%
hopeful 14%
funny 7%
inspiring 5%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 43%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Character: 25% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 59% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.18

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