I am a big Stephen King fan who many years ago read a lot of work by John Wyndham. I think that one of the reasons I am drawn to the works of both writers is the subject of human collective action in the face of great danger. That never ending battle of good vs evil that keeps so many of us up at night unable to put the book down. A few years back I found an old copy of 'The Day Of The Triffids' and read it again after many years and found it really enjoyable. Tales of humanity regrouping and working together in the face of the utterly sinister arising from or causing total societal breakdown for some reason really stirs something in me. I suppose it's because I know that society and civilization are thin veneers. Puncture the surface and our vulnerability is revealed and then what do we do? This is why I loved The Stand so much. It is my favourite SK work by far. I also loved reading The Dark Tower series and Insomnia for the same sort of thrill. For those who have never read John Wyndham's stuff, I would highly recommend 'The Day of The Triffids' and also 'Chocky'.