Hi all. I'm new here. I read the original novel when I was 14, and have reread it at least once every other year. I'm currently 1/3 of the way through this time due to joining a "After The Stand" roleplaying community on livejournal.
I have noticed that when I read the book, I tend to get a cold. LOL. And I'm not the only one. Not only others in my family, but people I've just met who I see reading it. I've asked "Have you gotten a cold while you read that?" And most of them say they have.
I think it's psychosomatic... or the printer sprays the pages with cold germs. LOL.