I’m joining Trish’s Stand-along to read Stephen King’s The Stand in June and July!
1. What makes you want to read The Stand?
Well, it’s been a while since I really read something by Stephen King, but there was a time when I would have described him as my favorite author. It’s time to revisit my favorite author from my teen years!
2. Describe your preconceived notions of The Stand.
Honestly? I keep getting it confused with The Shining. They are one novel in my mind, which I realize is silly. But I actually have no idea what The Stand is about. I’ll be going into it mostly blind.
3. What was the last scary(ish) book you read or movie you saw?
Does Supernatural count? Some of the early episodes are really scary! Other than that, I don’t particularly like scary movies, though I have been known to read a horror novel or two. The last truly scary novel I read was probably The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. A really scary(ish), awesomely disturbing novel.
4. Which version of the book will you be reading from?
I haven’t bought mine yet, but most likely the extended version.
5. What are you previous experiences with Stephen King?
Well, like I said, there was a time when I would have called Stephen King my favorite author. (Yet I didn’t know the plot of The Stand, I know.) I have read:
The Green Mile
Bag of Bones
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Hearts in Atlantis
So basically the books that were published when I was not quite a teenager (other than Carrie). By the time I got to high school, I had moved onto other things and other favorite authors. (Also, who let me read Bag of Bones and The Green Mile as an 11/12 year old?!)
6. Anything else you’d like to add (bonus points for being extra random).
I read a lot of books that weren’t appropriate for my age. I remember reading Jurassic Park at 9 or 10. Most of it went totally over my head, because I read it again in high school and understood so much more. I also adored The Green Mile. That wasn’t extra random, but that’s all I’ve got!