The Stand and Nice Guy Syndrome

One of my favorite books of all time is Stephen King's The Stand, an epic tale in which 99% of the human race is killed by a super-flu. The story follows the survivors, as they fight to make their way in a post-apocalyptic world.My favorite character in the book (and one of my favorite female literary characters of all time) is Frannie Goldsmith, a strong,¬†pregnant, college-aged woman who loses everyone she knows to the super-flu- everyone, that is, except her best friend's brother, Harold … [Read more...]


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