This popular post-apocalyptic novel by master of horror Stephen King inspired a 1994 TV miniseries. A devastating flu escapes from its containment in a military biowarfare lab, killing most of the population of the United States, and by implication, the world. Those who remain, immune to the disease, receive dreams that lead them to align themselves either with the forces of good, led by a saintly, ancient woman named Mother Abigail; or the forces of evil, led by the enigmatic, demonic Randall/Richard Flagg, the Dark Man whose debut in this book was followed by appearances in several of Stephen King's later novels. Each group of people struggles to reclaim the remnants of civilization...and to prepare for the inevitable confrontation between the two sides. Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world's population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge?Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious ?Dark Man,? who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them?and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.
Año de publicación:2012
Apocalipsis es una de las obras más interesantes de King. Acá está desatado, y además de contar una historia de la lucha entre el bien y el mal, se permite crear un mundo con personajes muy complejos. Por momentos, una historia de terror, a veces un análisis sociológico. Todo tipo de personajes habitan este mundo. Ojo! Existen dos versiones. Una es la original y la otra es la extendida. En castellano, la original es conocida como "Danza de la muerte" y la extendida como "El apocalipsis".