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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Lessons learned from Stephen King’s classic novel “The Stand”

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

My most paradoxical pandemic guilty pleasure consisted of long walks through my neighborhood while listening to an audiobook version of Stephen King’s “The Stand.”

Pacing through empty streets and foot paths, the 47-hour masterpiece acted as a surreal soundtrack to a world caught in stay-at-home orders.

While the first part of the book seemed too on the nose, it’s the second and third parts that gave me the most concern. Recent confrontations in our own world make me concerned that we may be headed down the same metaphorical road.

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