Dead Zone, The
  Fan submitted reviews of Dead Zone, The (Novel):
Posted By: Giorgos - January 23rd, 2013 7:57:50 pm EST

Pure agony till the last page...Well done Mr King !!

Posted By: Widdershins - January 14th, 2013 3:21:43 am EST

A great, taught read. I must say I didn't find a thing to rag on (and no, that's not a typo for 'rage') about with this book. It's a beautiful little read. I do wish we got to see more of Castle Rock but what we get is quite a start (this is technically the first Castle Rock story, I believe). Great movie and series, too!

Posted By: DJDirrtyDogg - January 2nd, 2013 9:21:03 pm EST

Loved this book, one of his best ive read so far. More drama & action then horror but still so clearly in the Stephen King style. To have such a talent can be a gift & a curse!

Posted By: Cannonball - August 11th, 2012 2:06:34 pm EDT

One of King's top 5 novels. This is not really a horror novel. It's much more a dramatic story than a horror story. Frank Dodd is a terrifying character. And Greg Stillson is a politician who deep down inside is really insane. In this book cops and politicians can't be trusted. This was King's first best seller and still one of his best.

Posted By: LostInTheWoods - May 7th, 2012 5:41:42 pm EDT

This is my favourite book by Stephen King yet. It is written in a way that almost makes you feel like you can relate to Johnny and that you sympathise with his power. I loved this book because I've always been fascinated by physic powers and how that can change the way people handle it. I was completly absorbed and finished 'The Dead Zone' in nearly three days. Good job Mr. King.

Posted By: Boy In A Dress - February 26th, 2012 2:22:57 pm EST

For myself, this is the book that I not only enjoy reading, I can taste the atmosphere of a 'back-roads' teacher with an extraordinary gift. To be allowed to step into the shoes of John Smith and to know what he knows causes one to do nothing more than to thank Stephen King for the opportunity. A great read and a great writer!

Posted By: Brian - January 21st, 2012 2:04:59 pm EST

Just finished this book and I am extremely pleased! I loved the story line. This novel really shows that even King's less popular works are fantastic.

Posted By: Jay Walker - October 12th, 2011 1:53:18 am EDT

I found it very interesting that the theme of the mind-reader comes up frequently in your work. I wonder if it has anything to do with the way you see yourself as an author, impersonating all of the characters you write about and thus, reading their minds. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a reason a lot of authors decided to write... there's so much to learn about yourself and the world that way.

Posted By: Anonymous - August 29th, 2011 3:20:12 am EDT

Please more psychic and/or exorcist movies....You are the best! Can you please change the world, help us legalize medical marijuana ;) Keep up the good work Mr. King

Posted By: Dylan - June 24th, 2011 1:05:50 am EDT

Read this book last Christmas been meaning to put up a though thingy on here for awhile. Anyways... loved it, yer it wasn't some of his best work but it is definatly readable. I am a very hard person to please with author's but Stephen King hits all the right places even his not very impressing books are better then what other people's impressive books are.

Posted By: CrimsonPortugal - May 11th, 2011 6:47:30 pm EDT

An excellent thoughtful novel that moves away from the macabre imagery of Night Shift and from the epic power of The Stand. The Dead Zone has a great premise, great themes, excellent characters and one of my favorite main characters in a King book: Johnny Smith, the strength of the novel. The book is a great musing of the theme: destiny vs free will present in many other King books. Excellent!! 9.8/10

Posted By: AllS.K.BooksRead - April 28th, 2011 10:37:05 pm EDT

The Dead Zone.... I did my first Book Report (In 7th grade) on it and my teacher gave me an A.... HOUSE NUMBAH HOUSE NUMBAH! HEY HEY HEY!!

Posted By: Kathe - April 23rd, 2011 3:36:40 pm EDT

The Dead Zone is by far one of SK's best works. I really have enjoyed all his writings, but I think The Dead Zone is one of my most favorites. And no, the movie isn't anywhere near as good.

Posted By: Anonymous - March 31st, 2011 7:53:04 pm EDT

I loved the Dead Zone. And hell no the movie was not a faithful adaptation of the novel. Are you kidding me?

Posted By: Brady12 - January 8th, 2011 9:41:16 pm EST

Its been awhile since Ive been on here, the reason being that I had bout of what I call readers block. Back in August one day I just couldnt read anymore without getting sleepy its happened before but Im glad its over because I love to read. I just finished this novel and as always it was awesome. The ending was bitter sweet , as Im sure others who have read this novel will agree. SK definetly doesnt dissapoint.

Posted By: S.K.Fan - December 28th, 2010 8:37:15 pm EST

The Dead Zone was the first Stephen King book I ever read and I have been a fan ever since.

Posted By: Reader - November 29th, 2010 1:28:30 pm EST

I have just finished reading this book last week and i loved it. Especially how the story was being told in the perspective of lesser known characters towards the end. I must admit, I did see the TV show before reading the book, but i was still surprised while reading the novel. In a way I kind of expected what was to become of Johnny Smith. And i wouldn't change a thing about it. Definatly one of the best books i have read.

Posted By: S.K.Rules - September 9th, 2010 6:03:13 pm EDT
Just finnished this book and thought it was great, sad how at points like when Johnny loses about five years of his life. A note to readers if your going to read King's for or have started but havn't read the dead zone or cujo read the dead zone first, I read cujo first and in cujo it spoils a part in the book it was like reading a mysterty storie but already knowing the answer, just giving the heads up.
Posted By: Coldplay - September 2nd, 2010 6:43:34 pm EDT
Great book! very suspenseful- love Stephen king!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Lynn - June 27th, 2010 8:16:39 pm EDT
any plans for an audio book? saw Penquin just released a boat loan of old titles. This is Viking Press--does that make a difference.
Posted By: Aquazoki - April 29th, 2010 2:39:33 pm EDT
the dead zone is a great horor book. justt reading the first few chapters i look up to see if anyone was there in my room, when i was alone all night
Posted By: Jnos Pter, Fejes - December 5th, 2009 10:14:43 am EST
Hy All Fan!!! What I read once is this best book. I adored it, my heart all of his characters live withdrawn possibly one or two examples Stillson. I like it very much quasi on all of them in 2-3 years I read it. Have a nice day The god bless Stephen King
Posted By: Myzkey - October 27th, 2009 3:53:38 am EDT
I think this book is fantastic, But I am Mr. Kings number one fan, LOL
Posted By: Vizzor - October 15th, 2009 9:39:15 am EDT
I truly believe the The Dead Zone is/ was a maJor point in his career, its a social political study in human society but its also an apocalyptic novel about the meaning of truth itself. The true horror comes from the raw reality within this fiction, a sincere fear to what might come next if we dont open our eyes. This book can be truly consider as a new sci-fi classic, being such a strong political allegory of a near-could be-future like Dicks The Man in the High Castle and making ourselves important moral questions like Mathesons I Am Legend... Could a murderer (heroe) be right ? Could the destiny of the world be in the hands of a disturbed and psychotic politician? On the other hand, it talks to us about fate, and most important our own personal sacrifice to make this world a better place. A great novel and a personal favourite...same old johnny....
Posted By: JRM - August 13th, 2009 3:51:45 am EDT
Very well written, with one of the most memorable characters that I have come across. An overall entertaining experience. A good read.
Posted By: Neils63 - July 28th, 2009 11:15:41 am EDT
quite simply the best book stephen has ever written! (closely followed by the shining)
Posted By: Queen-dragon - July 18th, 2009 7:06:40 pm EDT
i watched the movie and i'm watching the series and i love it.
Posted By: BLARGEN69 - June 22nd, 2009 10:02:24 pm EDT
In my opinion... The Dead Zone may be King's finest work. I finished practically in a matter of two days because I was so enthralled that I couldn't put the book down. It takes true talent for a writer to be able to bring so much character and realism to a fictional character. Johnny is so well crafted and put together... A true tragedy, and a true classic in literature. Not just in the collection of King but of all classes of American Literature.
Posted By: Austin - May 28th, 2009 10:46:03 pm EDT
One of the most amazing stories i have read! It was the first book i read of king and is my all time favorite of his work
Posted By: Doc - May 24th, 2009 9:37:38 pm EDT
This book was so well written. In fact, you forget you are reading about a character and not a real person. "The Dead Zone" has always been one of my favorites along with "Misery", "Bag of Bones" , "Pet Sematary", "The Shining", "Salem's Lot", and "The Dark Half". I don't think it's a mistake that most of these books either are about writers or writing. I think Johnny Smith is a protagonist that we feel so much sympathy for from the very start and like Pet Sematary it is a true tragedy. I heard King once say that this book and "Salem's Lot" were two of his favorites.
Posted By: 3mrooz - February 18th, 2009 9:37:17 am EST
I think stephen king is a wonderful writer, a one that always scares the HELL out of me by his thoughts introduced in his books and movies. This book was good and the series of it was so wonderfully created. Thank you Mr. King. You're a KING !!
Posted By: King_Pin - February 16th, 2009 8:57:25 am EST
I am yet to read the book but the movie really sets ablaze the creativitity of King.. fascinating to the very last chapter..good work from a genius.
Posted By: Anonymous - February 6th, 2009 6:01:50 am EST
This was the book that brought me back to King. I had tried Misery and hated it. Years later, on an afternoon that refused to be rushed, I picked Dead Zone from a cousin's library full of unrecognisable names. What can I say? Hook, line and sinker. And it isn't even one of his best in my opinion. Just something about the time and place and being chosen by a particular book.
Posted By: Val* - December 27th, 2008 6:16:27 pm EST
I've loved this book. Beautiful!
Posted By: Drick - December 19th, 2008 11:05:58 pm EST
I didn't like it all. It didn't captive my attention. I don't know why. I thought the beginning so boring and I just stopped reading this one but I'll try to read it again.
Posted By: Laura - December 18th, 2008 9:53:14 am EST
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book but hated the ending. I dont think this was one of his best.
Posted By: Beast - December 15th, 2008 5:01:12 pm EST
This was my first book I read of Stephen King's and it kept me hooked on his books. Now I read his books all the time.
Posted By: Pvgurl - November 16th, 2008 3:18:49 pm EST
I read the book...and wow.........I absolutely positively loved it!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Shriner49er - November 13th, 2008 1:09:05 am EST
Although I'm still in the middle of reading this book, I'm amazed at the posability of Johnny Smith, and how an ability shuch as his, gives a whole new meaning to the saying "walking in someone elses footsteps." This book is most likely to be my new S.K. favorite. I feel almost unworthy of such a talent as Mr. King. Let it be written...
Posted By: Jo - November 1st, 2008 2:43:15 pm EDT
This is the first King's novel I read. what can I say? Awesome...
Posted By: Steve - October 1st, 2008 9:51:33 am EDT
I just finished this book like 3 weeks was great when i read this book i fell in love with the characters and i could relate to what happened this is a great novel i suggest thsi to anyone who has never read a stephen king novel before, a classic....
Posted By: Alisson - September 25th, 2008 12:41:28 pm EDT
I have notice that this book has been banned and I also am doing a report on it. Can anybody tell me who challenged this book and why? If you do have any information please e-mail me at the_MONKEY_of . Thanks!
Posted By: Pwstrain - September 23rd, 2008 12:59:07 pm EDT
Used to be my second-favorite King work, now pushed down to third by "Duma Key". This is a must - read on anyone's list.
Posted By: Julia From Uruguay - August 29th, 2008 9:38:50 am EDT
My first King's novel, It's a smart, detailed, profound novel. As always the characters appear to be close to you because they are so real, he is critical and surprises the reader, never lets you down and you can't put it down till' you finish it, then you can rest... A classic!!!
Posted By: Puddintain - July 30th, 2008 8:48:21 pm EDT
One of his best novels, ever! That's all I can say, really. It's an incredibly detailed novel, and an excellently written one at that!
Posted By: Rjt65 - July 24th, 2008 5:14:21 pm EDT
An interesting story where you ask yourself, if I had these powers, and was confronted by this problem what would I do?


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