I am moving in on 40 (maybe not be mid life to Moses or George Burns, but it feels that way to me...ha). I've read the DT series, among many other of King's classics. However, somehow Ive managed not to read The Stand. Dunno why. Perhaps I was simply turned off by the tv movie from the 90s. I actually hated it (altho the intro part with Dont Fear the Reaper was pretty cool). Ive always been a huge Randall Flagg fan, however, so last night as I browsed the K section at the used book store, I thought to myself... "dammit Uncle Louie.. youre almost 40... buy the Stand, shut up, and just read it). Heres to hoping the book is nothing like the movie!