The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone Also see Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN ACE ACE ACE ACE Johnny the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into The Dead Zone

  • Title: The Dead Zone
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780451155757
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Dead Zone

    Also see Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN ACE ACE 1 ACE 2 ACE 3 Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into The Dead Zone Johnny Smith, the small town schoolteacher who spun the wheel of fortune and won a four and a half year trip into The Dead Zone John Smith, who awakened fromAlso see Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN ACE ACE 1 ACE 2 ACE 3Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into The Dead Zone Johnny Smith, the small town schoolteacher who spun the wheel of fortune and won a four and a half year trip into The Dead Zone John Smith, who awakened from an interminable coma with an accursed power the power to see the future and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in The Dead Zone.

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    1. Carol

      WOW! No horror or gore here, just bits of well done paranormal and one hell of an excellent story!Meet John Smith, he is a good'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 politician h [...]

    2. Kemper

      Johnny Smith is one bad-luck bastard.He starts off well enough as a nice guy with a talent for teaching and is in the early stages of what looks to be a very promising relationship with Sarah. However, a car accident leaves Johnny in a coma which nobody thinks he’ll recover from. Miraculously, he wakes up 4 years later, but he finds that Sarah has married someone else, his mother has turned into a religious lunatic, he’s got a long and painful rehab to endure, and he faces a mountain of debt [...]

    3. Jeffrey Keeten

      “We all do what we can, and it has to be good enough, and if it isn't good enough, it has to do.” 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, mayb [...]

    4. Nandakishore Varma

      In my own personal opinion, this is the best story Stephen King has ever written. Not the most frightening, not the most thrilling, no: but this novel has true literary merit. And a tragic hero (not a mere "protagonist, mind you) who really qualifies for the title.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 [...]

    5. Dan Schwent

      Johnny Smith wakes from a coma with the psychic ability to read a person when he touches them. Will he use this ability for good or for selfish reasons? And what's the deal with this Greg Stillson character that's swiftly becoming a heavy hitter in the political realm?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.The [...]

    6. Nayra.Hassan

      اعمل الخير و القيه في البحر نعم!امدرس علوم يحب مهنتهيعتني بطلبته يعشق خطيبته عالمه ينهار ذات ليلة بعد حادث مروعيدخله في غيبوبة لخمس سنوات. .يصحو منها ليجد انه صاحب قدرات .تخيفه قبل غيره .تنبؤتخاطبقراءة ماضيسايكومتري و اجمل ما في القصة انها حدثت بالفعل و لم يتعب كينج كثيرا في ت [...]

    7. Jennifer

      I've read some of Stephen King's titles but nowhere near enough, so I have made it a personal goal to read little by little until I get caught upif that is even possible. This genius of a man has written a lot of books! I chose The Dead Zone for my next King novel simply because of the recently released audiobook. It's narrated by James Franco!! I absolutely adore him. Seriously, he could do a Pepsi commercial and I would DVR that sucker! Not only did he do a superb job in his narration in this [...]

    8. R.K. Gold

      Okay here we go Mr. John Smith. I know you have this strange ability to see into the future but did you see this review coming? Well, did ya? You feeling lucky John? Cause I sure as hell am after reading this. I'm not as sad to finish it as I was the dark tower series (because i poured so much emotion into finishing those damn books) but this was quite an enjoyable read; one I could really sink my teeth into when given a full day to do so. The development of John, his relationship with his famil [...]

    9. Delee

      THE DEAD ZONE was my very first Stephen King book, and I would like to thank David Cronenberg, Christopher Walken, and one of my high school best friends- Natalie Kowalski- for introducing me to the world of John Smith, and in turn the world of Stephen King.[image error]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 [...]

    10. Kostas Papadatos

      Συγκλονιστικό βιβλίο. Ο Τζόνι Σμιθ ξυπνά από ένα βαθύ κώμα που κράτησε τέσσερα και κάτι έτη, έχοντας αποκτήσει τη δύναμη να βλέπει το μέλλον. Από τα καλύτερα του King. Ά και απίστευτα μελαγχολικό (χωρίς να είμαι σίγουρος καθώς τελευταία συγκινούμαι και με κατάλογο από τα πράκτ [...]

    11. Edward Lorn

      For : 2.5 stars.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 political climate [...]

    12. Wilier

      Este es justamente el Stephen King que no me gustaQuienes me conocen saben que soy fan de este autor, muchos de sus libros son increíbles, lamentablemente este no es el caso. Sólo déjenme explicarles un poco de mi problema con este en particular.Para empezar leemos bien claro en la sinopsis que se trata de un tipo que comienza a tener unas especies de visiones acerca del futuro luego de salir de un coma y que pronto descubre que debe asesinar a alguien que provocará una especie de fin de mun [...]

    13. Paul Nelson

      Next up on my Stephen King quest is The Dead Zone, again it’s not a review as such but a collection of my thoughts on the book. So there may well be spoilers but I think pretty much everyone has read it a long time ago anyway, all except me.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. T [...]

    14. Kathryn

      What comes from knowing things? Nothing. What is the purpose of knowing the future? So you can change it? But wouldn't what you knew about the future and the change you were going to bring to the future, be the way it was supposed to be anyways? Just think about itI 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 done in [...]

    15. diegomarcapaginas

      Oscura, fascinante y enigmática. Conocía esta historia por su serie pero me ha sorprendido bastante. Con aire irreverente King en estado puro y con un final de infarto.

    16. FrancoSantos

      Espectacular libro de King. Es uno de mis favoritos de él. Muy humano, conmovedor, profundo y, aunque sea un poco pesado en algunas partes, adictivo. En La zona muerta, King toca temas como la religión, el desencuentro, la soledad y el poder de forma madura y concisa. Una obra maestra.

    17. Bettie☯

      Description: Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into The Dead Zone.Johnny Smith, the small-town schoolteacher who spun the wheel of fortune and won a four-and-a-half-year trip into The Dead Zone.John Smith, who awakened from an interminable coma with an accursed power—the power to see the future and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in The Dead Zone.No, not this, nor indeed this: or this:Will the real Johnny Smith pl [...]

    18. Micaela Alvi

      4.5 stars. Johnny has become one of my favourite King characters. This book was so moving, I absolutely loved it.

    19. Glire

      ¡Último libro del 2015!“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 to [...]

    20. Ashley

      I decided like, I don’t know, six months ago? that I was going to read ALL THE STEPHEN KING, so I was eventually going to read this book (and all his others) no matter what. Deciding which books to read first was the main thing. I decided to read this one first (and Misery and The Stand, come to think of it) because I read his On Writing back in November, and he talks about the process of writing all three of them. The way he talked about them made me want to read them more. Anyway, the point [...]

    21. F.R.

      Probably the reason Stephen King was so loudly vociferous against Donald Trump in 2016 is that he actually predicted him. In The Dead Zone he conjures up Greg Stillson, a maverick politician who doesn’t play by the rules and who, with his poking the establishment in the eye stance, wins himself a huge following. Moreover, much like Trump, Stillson is initially dismissed as an amusing distraction:“The reporters should have had a field day with Stillson. His colourful, controversial personalit [...]

    22. Daniel

      Three-fourths into this book, I realized that the slow burn that King tended was turning into something much fiercer; after reading the final paragraph, I was struck with a keen sense of melancholy and loss. In brief, this is a story about a man who is struck with a tragic circumstance, and how he deals with it. A sketch of the social and political situation in America circa the mid-1970's runs, at first, parallel to this account; later, it all intertwines with the kind of neatness that one find [...]

    23. Stefan Yates

      For some reason, my recollection of reading this book before was very vague. Therefore, I went into the rereading process without knowing what to expect at all. Boy, was I surprised. After finishing it, I think that The Dead Zone is one of King's best novels.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 [...]

    24. Ken McKinley

      The Dead Zone was a re-read for me, as many will be as I go through The Stephen King Challenge, and I forgot how powerful this book was. King was really in fine form during this period in the late 1970s. 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 [...]

    25. Carmine

      La responsabilità del potere "Tutti noi facciamo quel che possiamo e dobbiamo accontentarcie se non basta, dobbiamo rassegnarci."La chiaroveggenza come cartina tornasole della fragile condizione dei nostri rapporti interpersonali, quasi sempre sconfitti dal passare del tempo e resi pietosamente infimi di fronte alla nostra assenza.Narrativamente perfette le prime cento pagine - da panico le descrizioni della fisioterapia riabilitativa - e le ultime cento, latrici di momenti emozionanti nonché [...]

    26. Stephen

      4.0 to 4.5 stars. This was the first Stephen King book that I ever read and after finishing it I immediately went out and bought every Stephen King book that my local book store had in stock. Loved the characters, the story and the exploration of the moral question asked in the novel, "knowing what you know now, if you could go back in time and kill Hitler, would you do it." Great stuff and classic King.

    27. Ruth Turner

      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.***Ebook:I started reading this book with no real expe [...]

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