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Dead Zone commonality with today's political reality

Discussion in 'The Dead Zone' started by Donna DeFrank, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Donna DeFrank

    Donna DeFrank New Member

    I picked up The Dead Zone (copyright 1979) at a used book store and am absolutely astounded at the similarities to the presidential election of today. The setting is Maine/New Hampshire and a crazy guy is running for a Representative spot on the NH ballot. Johnny (protagonist) is psychic about Greg Stillson - the nominee. The time setting is the year Jimmy Carter 1st ran for president. Stephen King paints a dismal psychological/behavioral portrait of Greg, who is an absolute evil, vile, crazy man: however he has the NH electorate entranced with his charm - it is uncanny to the situation we Americans see today with the Republican nominee for President, 2016.
  2. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Life imitating art indeed. Welcome, Donna DeFrank!
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Hiya Donna!....and yes, that novel now seems eerily prescient......
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  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome.
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  5. Debbie913

    Debbie913 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the SKMB, Donna. :)
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  6. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Greetings Donna! And welcome to the most civilized message board on the internet.
    And to think, we thought the Dead Zone was just brilliantly-written scary fiction. .
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