I have to wonder at Mr. King. He writes so beautifully, with word pictures that pull the reader into the story. His characters are distinctive. His plot is well thought out and interesting. However.
My book club chose The Stand for November, and I really tried hard to do it justice. But the man's mind is too full of the worst of the human experience. The book, of course, is about "good" vs
"evil" personified by a "good" old woman with visions and a satanic leader/cult of mind controlling
abilities to make people draw up sides as to whether they will sell their souls to the devil or not.
If there was any disgusting thing one human might do to another, it was brought to life in that book.
It was 400 pages too long, which was not necessary, and when I started getting nightmares from it I knew I was through trying to slog through the deprivation.
Why would he write a book like that?