If you enjoy sci fi / Stephen King, his book the Stand is simply amazing. I'd recommend the re-release (a bit longer). It's the story of the Apocalypse - very well written. You can almost envision something like this really happening. The paperback is between 800 -1,000 pages, but once I start it, it's hard to put down.
And one of the main themes is about "Captain Trips" (sorry, not Jerry nor our Captain Tony)
Couldn't agree more! One of the BEST books ever written, by any author!!