Too Real?

Discussion in 'The Dead Zone' started by mstay, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. mstay

    mstay Older than most, not as old as some.

    In my opinion this was one of SK's scariest stories. It seems to me that it could happen in real life. Politicians are scary. :icon_eek:
    And I don't think it could have ended any other way.
     
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  2. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor Well-Known Member

    I agree . . . it is up there among my favorites. One of the things that I loved about it was the ending . . . makes you wonder what is going through the minds of people in so many real life situations that end similarly . . . there is no way to really know. I also liked how they touched on the book's ending on the TV show, and how just one subtle influence (Johnny's trainer, who didn't exist in the novel) could so drastically change the fate of so many.
     
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  3. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    There are people in power who are truly evil.
     
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  4. gniknehpets

    gniknehpets Backwards Sister Member

    Absolutely could be in the news today. Which is what makes this one of the scariest books he's written.

    There's a line in the last couple of pages that gives me goosebumps every time I read it. It's such a simple line, but tells so much. Anybody guess what it is?
     
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  5. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Dang! I went looking for my copy of the Dark Zone and lo and behold - I do not own a copy of this particular book! :reading: Santa Claus better have one in his bag for me this year (unless of course I made the naughty list) :down:
     
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  6. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    See above gniknehpets - I was going to answer your question but I forgot to quote you :culpability:
     
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  7. Winter

    Winter Well-Known Member

    I personally like to think that as everyday people, along with media...non corrupt politicians...that sooner or later the truth would out and we wouldnt be suckered by someone like him....anywho, I read this one for the 1st time while on holiday and really loved it. I agree it was the only ending. I had predicted it, to a degree...though not the 'how' part. I liked it.
     
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  8. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    This is one of my favorite stories. I think the ending was right.
     
  9. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    I got hooked on the TV show, even though the ending of the book worked for me as well...
     
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  10. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I been buying the Dead Zone seasons and it has hooked me in as well. I still have to watch the last two seasons.
     
  11. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    I watched 'em all. Some seasons were better than others, but to me, all worth the watch...
     
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  12. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    I always have to think 'Which book is this again?' because usually they translate the title mostly one on one, but this one is translated as 'Deadly Dilemma' in Dutch :D
     
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  13. CCAL

    CCAL Well-Known Member

    Deadly Dilemma sounds okay but The Deadzone makes more sense to me. when one translates it changes things though.
     
  14. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Yep. I remember reading it as a kid, and shrugging. When I read it again as an adult--WOW. Scary, completely possible, and heartbreaking. It's one of my favorites now.
     
  15. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord


    In the book they talk about a 'dead zone' in the memory, that's probably translated differently?
     
  16. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    No, they could have easily called it 'Dode Zone'. No clue why they didn't.
     
  17. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I wonder what inspired this story? Doesn't say over in the Library at sk dot com. Says for some stories, but not this one. The inspiration for Cell is a hoot. Go look. :)
     
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  18. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    There was an episode of the X-Files called Dod Kalm ... (don't know how to do the '0' with the slash through it)
     
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  19. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Angel in Devil's Shoes, Salvation in the Blues

    I've wondered this as well. We hear quite often about what inspires some books, such as Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, Cujo, Needful Things, IT, etc. Some, however, simply slip through the cracks. Dead Zone? Dreamcatcher? Gerald's Game?
     
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  20. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    Reading the biography of Peter Hurkos, it does seem likely that he's an inspiration for the novel... he may even be mentioned in the book itself, I don't remember....
     
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