“Review: The Dead Zone by Stephen King.
Stephen King is well known for his gruesome zombies, horrible slimy characters and absurd adventures of the unknown. The Dead Zone is not that type of scary horror but still has the uniqueness of his perceptive style. It’s a well written story based on the supernatural mind with powerful emotional psychic experiences.
The story’s power is under scrutiny of the mind of a young man who has awakened from a five year coma. His life is no longer the same. He has become an emotional wreck with the responsibility of not knowing if it is right or wrong to use his new recent abilities.
The heavy consequences that he bares are so emotional and touching. Evan as a reader I could feel the torture and loneliness of his life. The story won’t allow you to stop feeling what the characters are going through. This is what makes this story so remarkable. I think it is one of his better reads. Stephen King never lets us down…
“Anything Goes Discussion Group Book for October 2009”Fairlawn-Bath Library wrote this review Saturday, November 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent”CJ Heck wrote this review Thursday, November 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not that far into it, but its good and suspensful so far. ”cantaloupes wrote this review Wednesday, November 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book when I was newly married. Finished reading it late in the night. Was so spooked at the end, woke my husband up because I needed a hug real bad, even though it was 3am.”Jill wrote this review Tuesday, October 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoying other work by Stephen King, I decided to read this novel, seeing as it had been sitting on my shelf for so long. Finally finishing it, I was left disappointed.
The start of the novel is gripping and holds interest from the first page, however it soon peters out as pages and pages of unecessary filler stall the plot, which is interesting in itself. I found the central character to be too self-pitying, charmless and quite frankly, obnoxious. Any sympathy I had for the character was soon lost. However the writing, typical of King's work, was engaging and vivid.
The Dead Zone could have made an interesting short thriller novel. It's still worth a read if you're ready to plough through the padding. Not terrible, but not that good, either.”
“Im am half way done with this book and its like getting mysterious and mysterious theres a lot of death in the first two parts of the story. then there is the strange death going on in the town. Then out of know where a book is found. Im am telling u that if u want to read an interseting mystery book then i would go with this book. My favorite parts of the story is when the boy goes in his room after school sees the book that he threw away in the trash on his bed. I also like the first part when he goes on the skateing ring and skates backwards on the black ice and crashes into a hockey player and all he could think of is black ice it was very funny .Thats reminds me the time i first skated on ice and i fell and hit my head on the ice it hurt but it was funny ”Anthony wrote this review Monday, October 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Waking up from a five-year coma after a car accident, former schoolteacher Johnny Smith discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiance married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an citizen, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.
“The first Stephen King book I've read, actually the first book I've ever read, makes u want to read more! U get so lost in the book, the characters, the problems.