“… she took his hand.
And Harold Lauder succumbed to his destiny.”
(SPOILER WARNING – FOR THE BOOK AND BOTH VERSIONS ON TV!)
In Stephen King’s first non-fiction examination of his writing, Danse Macabre, he talks at some length about the process of writing The Stand. A large part of his inspiration, he says, came from George R Stewart’s classic 1949 post-apocalyptic novel Earth Abides. Stewart’s novel lengthily examines the realistic aftermath of a pandemic that nearly wipes out humanity, tracking the redevelopment of society and its evolution over the following decades.Continue reading “The Stand 2020: Episode 4 – The House of the Dead”