Too Real?

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

  1. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    In Dutch that would be doodkalm :)
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  2. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord

    Interesting how close they are together... cool....
  3. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    It's my favorite Stephen King novel.

    The main character is entirely likable and relatable and trapped by circumstances into doing something horrible against every principle he has. The bad guy is one of the best because he's set up so well to be unlikable yet believable. The love interest story is sad and sweet. And the ending just topped it off very nicely in the mood of the book.

    Loved this one.

    I enjoyed the TV series, too, but with the understanding that it and the book are not the same. You have character names that are the same, but that's where you leave it, and then enjoy it or not on its own merits.
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  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    It seems I read or heard him describe what inspired The Dead Zone, though I might be thinking of another book instead. On an aside, sK has said that he recommends this book as an sK starter.
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  5. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    In On Writing, he says the seed of the project was
    can someone believably and sympathetically be led to attempt a political assassination?
    or something to that effect.
  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Yes, I remember that. Maybe that's what I was thinking. My impression after reading was of a very well-written book. Curiously, I decided, when thinking of which sK to suggest to a friend wanting to know where to start, that this was my choice for her. Then later read that sK himself also recommends it.
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  7. momique

    momique Member

    I'm loving it thus far.
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  8. taggs7475

    taggs7475 Well-Known Member

    I absolutely loved this book!
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  9. TheLastCoyote

    TheLastCoyote New Member

    My favorite too.
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  10. Pucker

    Pucker Is there gas in the car?

    Oh my, yes.

    I would say that politicians are most decidedly scary.

    The only thing scarier than a politician is an uninformed voter . . . but I digress.

    You would like to think that a guy like this couldn't slip through the cracks in our "information overload" society, but I've noticed an odd thing about the media where I live, and I'm not sure I would be counting either actual media watchdogs -- or even this fine "social" media we've got -- to rid us of someone who was engaging enough and got enough "likes."

    This is a thing I see happening more and more:

    Everyone is turning inward. Look at me! Look at me!

    Here's me at the Grand Canyon. Here's me at the Brandenburg Gate. Here's me on SKMB!

    And while we're all busy making sure everyone can see us all the time . . . well . . . who really knows what the Greg Stinson's of the world are doing?

    Could it happen "in real life"?

    Bet your boots and mittens.

    ; )
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