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 93%
adventurous 77%
tense 65%
emotional 43%
mysterious 41%
challenging 33%
sad 28%
reflective 23%
hopeful 18%
funny 9%
inspiring 7%
informative 1%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 45%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 26% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.17