I'm a traitor.

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="182" caption="Cover of The Dead Zone"]Cover of "The Dead Zone"[/caption]

I vehemently refused to go to another bookstore after Borders started it's closing.  I wouldn't go - none of them appealed to me.  I complained to everyone I knew about the "loss of my favorite place on Earth"...and where was I yesterday?  Barnes and Noble.  Looking for a specific book (incidentally, they don't have it and I very well may be returning to another location of the same store in a few hours).

I fell from grace over a discussion of  a Patrick Wilson film.  Apparently, he survives an accident and upon waking, discovers he has a connection to the world of the dead.  My dad started talking about Stephen King's "The Dead Zone" which had a similar plot.  I was surprised that my father was going on about what a great book it was, because he isn't as much of a reader as my mom or myself.

So now begins my feverish hunt for "The Dead Zone".  My mom has a copy in hardcover, but I don't want to read hers because I read in all the oddest places, and if something happens to her book I'm dead meat.  Plain and simple.

This may also be the start of another Stephen King hitch.  I have read tons of his books, but there are several (including the entire Dark Tower series) that I haven't read yet.


  1. I, too, have read quite a few of King's novels, and I thought The Dead Zone was...alright. I have a copy of it somewhere but I don't know where it went; very possibly got lost in the shuffle all those times moving back and forth between home and college. But anyway, if you're a King fan, I'd recommend it :)

  2. The Dead Zone was the first "grown-up" novel I ever read (in the 4th grade). It was exciting because it was Stephen King and in the 80's he was the indisputable "Master Of Horror" and there was bad language and all that. As a nine year-old, I loved it.
    I haven't revisited The Dead Zone, mostly because I'm not big on re-reading (although I did re-read King's IT in college, which I initially read at age 10). I'm curious whether I'd like it now at my advanced age of 33...

  3. It's funny how early people get their hands on Stephen King. I was thinking that I had it wrong - I must have started Stephen King in middle school or shortly beforehand. I started with an old set of paperbacks that included 'Salem's Lot, The Shining, and Night Shift. I was obsessed with the story about the moving cars (it became the flop of a movie Maximum Overdrive). I read The Stand when I sprained my ankle in middle school.
    I'm struggling to get through The Dead Zone, unfortunately. I think it's because in some areas it doesn't move fast enough. Usually once a Stephen King book gets moving, it tears you along for the ride.


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