The Dead Zone

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Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…

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 ...

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Overview

Beware, The Wheel of Fortune…

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.
 

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What People Are Saying

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“Enthralling…superb.”—Dallas Times Herald

“Stephen King has done it again. A spellbinder, a compulsive page-turner.”—Atlanta Journal

“Faultlessly paced…continuously engrossing.”—Los Angeles Times

“Powerful tension holds the reader to the story like a pin to a magnet.”—Houston Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451155757
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1980
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue Edition
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 166,990
  • Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Richard Bachman
      Stephen A. King
      Stephen Edwin King
    2. Hometown:
      Bangor, Maine
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portland, Maine
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2009

    Awesome book

    Just finish the book a week ago, 5/16/2009. This book is amazing! One of the best book I've read in a while. You can't help but fall in love with the characters. However, be careful of some heartaches after reading this book, (in my opinion) one of the saddest ending ever.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2010

    *****

    I know there are a lot of people who think that the world begina and ends with Stephen King. I am not a particularly big fan of his other books, but this one is one of my newa favorite books of all time. With elements of mystery, fantasy, action, and romance all stuffed togther into one original story full of symbolism and interesting characters, this book is a must-read for all Stephen King fans and the rest of us.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    How did I ever miss this one?

    I have been a Stephen King fan for many years. Somehow, I missed this book when it came out. While discussing favorite books with a friend recently, he brought up "The Dead Zone." I could not believe I had never read it. I happened to have my nook with me, looked it up and downloaded it right then and there. I decided to read a chapter or two before finishing the book I was reading at that time. I couldn't stop! I must say, this is one of my all-time favorite King novels. It is a very unique concept that was expertly written. This is a page turner that robbed me of hours of sleep! There is a little bit of everything in this book including mystery (of course), romance, drama, humor and supernatural influences. You will run the whole gamut of emotions when reading this page turner. I highly recommend it and will probably read it again in the near future.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    Great book. Not the best of Stephen King, though.

    If you are a fan of Stephen King, this is a must read. This is a classic King's novel even though it is not his best. The plot is original and has some quite thrilling moments. However, as a long time King's fan I have to admit that it is not his best. In the end you feel like he is dragging the conclusion just to add some more pages. In short: Great book but not the best of King. If you never read Stephen King try "Salem's Lot" or "The Stand" first.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Favorite Stephen King Book

    What a great book this is. This is one of Stephen King's best books. Johnny Smith wakes up after a 5 year coma, with psychic abilities he never had before. Read it and you will love it to.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2009

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    I bought the book for my son.

    My son asked me to pick this title up next time I went to B & N. He has finished reading it. As far as I am concerned, the fact that he read it all and wants more titles from the same author says it all. This is a kid who will read for his school work, some music and game magazines, and that's it. He gave up his free time to read the Dead Zone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    The Dead Zone

    Coming soon.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    How to be a dumb person

    1 hit yourself in the head
    2 say im a stupid man
    3 duck tape your mouth shut

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Excellent.

    I am not a huge fan of all his work but this one was good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Good book

    Loved it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    A masterpiece

    Awesome plot one of kings best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Not my favorite King

    This novel was good. Stephen King is a fantastic writer. This one, however, wasn't my favorite. It was just sort of hard for me to get into. But i guess it really depends on your taste.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    Very good read

    After my swell read of the dead zone i felt that it was always gave me a reason to keep on reading the book. there are many enjoyable parts to it and the book was always kept interesring and stayed on topic with things that was related to the book. the whoke book was a climax.

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  • Posted June 12, 2010

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    Overall Good Book

    The book was real interesting and kept my interest. The only part that I was dissapointed with was the last part. The first two parts were real good, then the last slowed waaaaay down. Overall though you will shocked by the turn of events.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2005

    Aha, future shock. WARNING: CUJO-RELATED SPOILERS

    So, I'm on my way to Oregon, and reading the Dead Zone. M'kay, pretty good so far. Now, shortly beforehand I had read Cujo, also excellent, and was familiar with the story of murdering rapist Frank Dodd. Now, as I read this, and they're trying to figure out who the killer is, who walks into the police station but Little Frankie Dodd? Almost jumped out of the car, I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2005

    The Dead Zone And How Wonderful It Is.

    Signet, 1980, 402 pp., $7.99 0-451-15575-0 The Dead Zone Stephen King 'There was the sound of smashing glass. A huge gout of flame stroked up into the night'. Johnny¿s life changed forever after that accident. He gained a special gift and is being pulled in so many directions for it. Johnny was a schoolteacher and was doing well with his life. Then when he and his girlfriend Sarah go to the fair it all changes. On that fateful night Johnny takes a cab home from Sarah¿s place because his car is in the shop. It all seems normal until the accident. Along with Johnny¿s new gift comes much heartache and media attention. He soon realizes that he can no longer be normal and will have to deal with this all of his life. The Dead Zone is a really well written piece of literature that brings in all sorts of emotion. Within the span of fifty pages you could go through happiness, sadness, anger, jealousy, and go through it all over again. I would recommend this piece to anybody who likes suspense or horror and doesn¿t mind losing track of time because the book they¿re reading just to good to put down. King did a really good job with this one. Now the only thing for you to do as the reader is go get thisnumber one best seller book and enjoy yourself. ----Jerrid Michener

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2005

    good phsycological book

    my first and definetly not last stephen king novel. it will keep you guessing till the very end and leave you with a great question, if you could go back in time would you kill hitler?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2005

    Not the best of King's work, but well worth the read

    This book turned out very well but the first 100 or so pages were very boring I thought. Except for the accident which leads to the coma, there was too much detail about unworthy subject matter until you are about 25% through the book. After that though, it gets very intriguing and keeps you turning pages. As always, Mr. King keeps you planted in place while you read this one, too. Unfortunately, the movie was terrible and I hope Mr. King was as upset as I when he viewed it; entirely too much deviation from the novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2004

    One Of The Best Stephen King Novels Ever!

    As far as novels go, The Dead Zone is definitly one of the best of all time. Mr. King has written many of the best stories of all time and could even be considered the one of the top 5 writers of all time. This book shows a true struggle between the forces of good and an unimaginable evil. Johnny Smith wakes up from a coma he has been in for 4 years. He finds that he has the uncanny ability see people's past, present, and future simply by touching them. Eventually he finds one person who will change the world forever. He must decide how he will face the inevitable evil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone was one of the best Stephen King Novels I have ever read. It was the best. It had alot of action and mystery.

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