Before The Stand, I had read Salem's Lot (very good), The Shining (good, but not as great as I was expecting), Rage (wasn't keen) and Night Shift (I loved it).
The Stand is not just one of the best Stephen King books I have read. It is up there along with some of the best novels I've read in my entire life.
I read the uncut edition which was released in 1990. It included over four hundred pages more than was originally published in 1978.
With us all currently living during a pandemic, I chose the right - or could that be wrong? - time to finally dedicate that time to reading it.
I'll always remember seeing the brick of a book in the library when I was a teenager and thinking 'no way, that's far too big for me' before picking up Pet Semetary instead.
Next up, is The Long Walk. Ironically, it feels like I've been on a long trek after spending two weeks enthralled by the characters and story within The Stand!
The new aim is to see just how many Stephen King books I can fit into the year. That should give a better idea what to target when I set my goals for 2023.