Many literary works have been inspired by the neon charm as well as the darker underbelly of Las Vegas. Whether you are interested in the psychedelic satirical comedy, epic fantasy, romance, or hardboiled mystery, there are many books about this city that would make an exhilarating read. With that said, consider these 5 must-read books about Las Vegas

Stephen King, The Stand

Stephen King, The Stand

The Stand was planned by Kind as “the American Lord of the Rings” set in a contemporary setting, with Las Vegas cast in the role of Mordor, the land of shadows. The novel takes place in a USA decimated by a type of horrifying SUPER-FLU which wipes out 99% of the population. 

We follow our hero, a Texan by the name of Stu Redman, as he makes sense of the end-of-the-world and his role and responsibilities in this new landscape. He joins a small force of allied and panicky survivors who travel across the USA to face the “man in black”, Randal Flagg, in Las Vegas. Flagg is described as a type of timeless entity that stands for the evil that men do - a creature of chaos and technology. The Stand is written in classic Stephen King fashion, you will not be able to put it down.

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