Pandemia and Coronavirus book. The Stand

Author: Stephen King

Stephen King has an knack for terrifying readers through his chilling stories, and this 1978 book (Doubleday) could gain renewed attention given its plotline that eerily resonates with the current pandemic. The book tells the tale of a patient who escapes from a testing facility, unknowingly carrying a mutated strain of super-flu that could wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. From a frightened public, two leaders emerge: Mother Abagail, a 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Colorado; and “Dark Man” Randall Flagg, who finds thrill in chaos and violence. The survivors are then left not only to have to choose between Mother Abagail and Randall Flagg but decide the fate of all humanity. The book will be getting the series treatment, as it was announced in early 2019 that King’s post-apocalyptic best-seller earned a straight-to series, 10-episode order from CBS All Access.