Is the dark half of Stephen King's masterpiece

The Stand

At this point I don't really know where to start.
The Stand, along with "Es" or "Shining", is one of King's most famous works.
That's why I was really excited about what to expect here.

The publisher was so nice and made this new complete edition available to me and because of the really high number of pages it was clear to me that I would let David Nathan read this story to me.

David Nathan was already able to inspire me from front to back with Doctor Sleep.
I don't know anyone who even comparatively manages to give so much life to the content and characters just by reading them.
Here, too, it was terrific again. Just great!
Although I have to say that the story itself disappoints me very much ... more

At this point I don't really know where to start.
The Stand, along with "Es" or "Shining", is one of King's most famous works.
That's why I was really excited about what to expect here.

The publisher was so nice and made this new complete edition available to me and because of the really high number of pages it was clear to me that I would let David Nathan read this story to me.

David Nathan was already able to inspire me from front to back with Doctor Sleep.
I don't know anyone who even comparatively manages to give so much life to the content and characters just by reading them.
Here, too, it was terrific again. Just great!
Although I have to say that I was very disappointed with the story itself.

The full story consists of three parts.
In the first part the virus breaks out and the reader notices how the population is practically wiped out.
I was really excited and captivated. I definitely wanted more!

But then came the second part, in which the survivors are grouped.
Almost nothing happens for 800 pages. There are dialogues and discussions about which character takes on which tasks.
And that's what broke the neck of the whole thing.
Although the story was being read out, I had to pause here and instead put 2 or 3 other books in because I just didn't feel like it anymore.
If I had read this book myself, I would definitely have reached the point where I would have given it up.

In the third part, a few characters (who were chosen in the second part) meet the dark man.
This "battle", for which the reader is prepared for 1300 pages, is over so quickly that you hardly notice how all the protagonists meet.

VERY shame. I thought that KING would have to tear me off my feet with this book. But he could easily have saved himself half of the pages here.