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.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.
In On Writing, he says the seed of the project wasIt 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.
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.In On Writing, he says the seed of the project wasor something to that effect.can someone believably and sympathetically be led to attempt a political assassination?
Oh my, yes.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.
And I don't think it could have ended any other way.
Sometimes I'm not sure if it's really scary . . . or just sad.Politicians scare me more than anything else out there fictional or real.
Aw heck that's a regular way of life to a Politician. All you have to do is tell everyone whatever "your people" tell you is going to win you favor with "those people" and then jump on board with said issue and pretend like you actually believe or care in the least one way or another. They are moral weather vanes just swinging in whatever direction will benefit them. They have no belief system, no morality, nothing. Basically empty shells wanting to be filled up with power and money. Ever wonder why national politicians with $100,000 or $200,000 salaries all have mega million dollar homes and private jets? Me too. I have no doubt that extra money comes in exchange for passing certain laws and getting behind certain issues that will benefit somebody or a lot of somebodies. Seems to be a great investment.But I'm more troubled by the ease with which so many of these people can look us right in the eye and lie.
Hence the name, John Smith, one might assume.Even with all the suffering Paul Sheldon endures, thus earning our empathy, is there not a greater figure than Smith? Despite the tragic event that robs him of his happy life, he somehow summons the strength to seize his destiny. Johnny is Everyman.
Lol...Charlie JonesHence the name, John Smith, one might assume.
One of my best friends as a boy was a kid named Don Smith. Whenever we would get nabbed perpetrating youthful shenanigans and asked our names by "adults," he would always be looked at askance when he offered up his actual name.
Don Smith? C'mon, kid. Can't you do any better than that?
Me? Oh, I was Charlie Jones, of course.