The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

Stephen King

fiction fantasy horror science fiction adventurous dark medium-paced

1153 pages | first published 1978

Description

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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Moods

dark 92%
adventurous 76%
tense 65%
emotional 41%
mysterious 40%
challenging 32%
sad 24%
reflective 20%
hopeful 16%
funny 9%
inspiring 7%
informative 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 42%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 29% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 10% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 58% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.17