The Dead Zone

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Scribner, Jan 1, 2016 - Fiction - 416 pages
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A #1 national bestseller about a man who wakes up from a five-year coma able to see people’s futures and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in The Dead Zone—a “compulsive page-turner” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people’s futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée 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 ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future. With “powerful tension that holds the reader to the story like a pin to a magnet” (The Houston Post), The Dead Zone is a “faultlessly paced…continuously engrossing” (Los Angeles Times) novel of second sight.

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

This is a political novel and in no way can it be considered a subtle one. Here Republicans (the Tories) are dog killing Nazis and Democrats (the Lib Dems) are gangly school teachers. The Republican ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

"The Wheel of Fortune", Part I, of this book is excellent, five star all the way! Part II, "The Laughing Tiger", not so much. Johnny's pursuit of a killer is a much better read than his pursuit of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Drunken Fireworks, Finders Keepers, Revival, Mr. Mercedes, Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63, adapted as a 2016 series on Hulu starring James Franco, was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. King is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the 2015 National Medal of Arts. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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