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The Dead Zone
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So is The Dead Zone…moreYeah, yeah, It is fine. And very relevant to a whole swath of major social issues affecting the psychology of an entire generation.
So is The Dead Zone. In a big way. Really a transgenerational condemnation of how our parents (and grandparents) effed up our society and what it would take if anyone wanted to (or could) avoid the worst. But I don't think about this novel as mere social commentary, (even the important, non-sentimental kind) but as a brutally insightful discussion of the burden of Knowing, either as a psychic, a prophet, a scientist, an historian or anyone else, that Bad Things are coming and You are the sole obstacle in their way. It is a heavy and hard responsibility to carry, and very few will be able to wield it well. Even John Smith, though he makes the right choice (just barely) finds his 'luck' run out eventually. And what of those who remain? The other characters have all chosen to try to save society in other ways--but we know how well conventional approaches worked out for the Boomers, don't we?
Pennywise? Has nothing on Frank Dodd. What Bill, Beverly, et al experience? Has never moved me the way John Smith's last stand(s) did.
What's past is prologue. The Dead Zone is every bit as important to 2016 readers as it ever was. (less)
Meet John Smith, he is a good guy.......you'll like him. He has a great sense of humor, loves his parents (including his lunatic mother) and Sarah. Even after life deals him a devastating blow with recurring consequences and difficult challenges, Johnny still perseveres.
Visit a carnival and spin the wheel of fortune, see inside the mind of a sick serial killer, and watch a dangerously radical politi...more
Who else but Christopher Walken could play Johnny Smith in the highly praised David Cronenberg film?
Johnny Smith is a rookie teacher with $8 in his pocket, just enough money to take his best girl Sarah, also a new teacher, to the local county fair. Sarah is coming off a couple of recent relationships that were exciting with aggressive, unpredictable men. Johnny is a step in a new direction, maybe a ...more
John Smith (his name immediately marks him out as the "common man") is blessed and cursed with second sight. It began as a minor ability due to a skating accident in his childhood; but when he wins big time at the roulette wheel in a v ...more
Sometime in early 2013, I resolved to read some of the Stephen King books I missed during my binge around the turn of the century. Along with The Shining and It, the Dead Zone is something I'm surprised I hadn't read years ago.
After watching and falling for the character John Smith- in the 1983 movie THE DEAD ZONE, I decided to search out the book that it was based on. I had never heard of Stephen King- I had read a lot of mysteries, but had never read a horror nov ...more
I think in the case of Johnny Smith and The Dead Zone , I would have to say what happened to Johnny and the events surrounding him, happened for a reason.
This is not a horror novel, in my opinion. This is more of a sci-fi novel do ...more
مدرس علوم يحب مهنته..يعتني بطلبته ...يعشق خطيبته ..عالمه ينهار ذات ليلة بعد حادث مروع..يدخله في غيبوبة لخمس سنوات. .يصحو منها ليجد انه صاحب قدرات .تخيفه قبل غيره .تنبؤ..تخاطب..قراءة ماضي..سايكومتري
ا"لماذا انا"سؤال إنساني يتبادر إلى ذهن البشر ..كلما اصابتهم مصيبة..و هل هناك مصيبة اكبر ..من الاصطدام بالشر في أعتى صوره؟..
كلما مسست بشر ستجد مصاءبهم تهبط على عقلك
الأنانية..كلمة لابد إن تمحوها من حياتك..ما ان تبتلى بتلك القدرة
التي تمكنك من معرفة ماضي ال ...more
After reading The Stand & Salem’s Lot in quick succession, you start to appreciate what a spellbinding storyteller The King can be and I can compare these to the other end of the spectrum, his newly released material, Mr Mercedes & Doctor Sleep. The o ...more
I think I dislike this book a little more every time I read it. The Dead Zone is, for the most part, boring setups that lead to lackluster climaxes, if they can be called climaxes at all. Maybe "payoffs" would be a better word... But I think what I dislike the most about this book is all the political mumbo jumbo. I simply don't give a shit about politics, and this book is full of it. If Johnny Smith isn't thinking about how shitty he has it, he's ruminating on the polit ...more
“Johnny deseó estar muerto. Si su talento era un don divino, Dios era un lunático peligroso al que había que apagarle el carro.”
La Zona Muerta es mi tercer libro de Stephen King y aún me sigue asombrando su habilidad de mezclar religión, política, hechos paranormales y psicología en una única trama. Y hacer que funcione. Su talento si que es un don divino.
La historia resulta un poco predecible, casi desde el comienzo ya puedes adivinar como va a terminar todo. No hay ...more
The character development is superb and I think that Johnny Smith is possibly one of King's best developed characters. We also spend considerable time with his family members and the principle villains and these characters are all strongly d ...more
Audiobook - Narrated by Lorelei King.
Lorelei King is one of the few female narrators that I really enjoy. She does an excellent job with Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and she's really the only reason I continue with a series that is going steadily down the toilet.
However, I found that her voice didn't really fit this book and I'm not sure why. Maybe it would have been better with a male narrator, at least for me. I didn't finish it.
I started reading this book with no real expe ...more
I didn't want them to kill him or even cause him any physical damage. I just wished that he'd instinctively grab a nearby kid and attempt to use him as a human shield. Stephen King is right: that would have made people take notice.
First King novel I ever bought and one of his finest, where he shines the most. What is truly chilling about this is that it is still relevant, more than ever. With great powers come great potential for disaster, terrible risks, and I'm not even talking about premonitions or abilities to predict future and possibly prevent catastrophes, but at what price. I meant the power and corruption of an office that's oval shaped. Can't believe I never reviewed this book . It's a must read and hopefully wi ...more
Johnny Smith is a young teacher that has started to date Sarah, another young teacher that works for another school. They've started to fall in love and Johnny takes her out on a date to the county fair. They're both excited about the night. Love is in the air and Sarah has hinted that she'd lik ...more
I'll write a review a little bit later, I need some book with HEA right now for therapy.
I decided it was time to read a Stephen King's book. I've read , but I can't put it in the same place as The Dead Zone or Pet Cemetery or etc
So, I started it, but I didn't know what to except. While I read the first maybe 20- 30% of the book, I was like this I was waiting for something very scary to happen. But nothing that scary happened, ...more
Omg, no me esperaba ese final. Johnny me dio mucha pena, tuvo una vida muy triste y llena de dolor.
Izdvojio bi podglavlje o gospodinu Doddu ( najdužem podglavlju u knjizi ) koje je predobro napisao i veoma zanimljivo !
I odličan kraj kojeg bi svrstao u neku TOP 10 najboljih krajeva koju je King napisao .
Bod oduzimam zbog ( po meni ) jako napornih anegdota , ...more
Quinta pubblicazione dell'oramai affermato King, trasposta egregiamente su pellicola dal grandissimo Cronenberg, "la zona morta" è un romanzo che parte da un'idea interessante, seppur poco originale.
L'escamotage della chiaroveggenza è la base da cui parte l'autore per mettere in risalto la fragile condizione dei nostri rapporti interpersonali, quasi sempre sconfitti dal passare del tempo, oppur ...more
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