The Dead Zone by Stephen King review

“Johnny, the small boy who skated at breakneck speed into an accident that for one horrifying moment plunged him into The Dead Zone.

Johnny Smith, the small-town schoolteacher who spun the wheel of fortune and won a four-and-a-half-year trip into The Dead Zone.

John Smith, who awakened from an interminable coma with an accursed power—the power to see the future and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in The Dead Zone.”

Ok well….hmmmm….yea this is a no from me. It had potential to be a cool psychic story. The first 70ish pages were good but then it just fell flat.

The characters were dull, flat, bland. Ended up not caring for any of them. There was so much going on with the plot but it just didn’t flow right for me. King would switch to a different story line and then jump back to Johnny and then 50ish pages later he’d jump back and I had a hard time remember what they had to do with the story.

Ugh I don’t know. I don’t even know how to review this properly. I just didn’t like it. I’ve been finding that a lot with King books lately. There are still ones I love but I think my taste is changing. Maybe 🤷🏻‍♀️

2/5 🌟 (and that’s being nice)

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  1. This was either the second or third King book that I read, and I think I did give it a 4 out of 5? But after reading more of his, I could downgrade it slightly. While, as you said, the beginning was ROCK SOLID, the story just kind of fell flat and then that affair came out of nowhere and seemed wildly selfish to me. And then I was a little bogged down with the politics of it all – but as it was one of his earlier works, it is what it is! 🙂


      1. I also do not think I made it through much of the movie, which is saying a lot since its Christopher Walken! But, easy come easy go! And, YES! The Outside in May has high expectations from me!!

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