If any of King's novels exemplifies his skill at portraying the concerns of his generation, it's The Dead Zone. Although it contains a horrific subplot about a serial killer, it isn't strictly a horror novel. It's the story of an unassuming high ...
school teacher, an Everyman, who suffers a gap in time--like a Rip Van Winkle who blacks out during the years 1970-75--and thus becomes acutely conscious of the way that American society is rapidly changing. He wakes up as well with a gap in his brain, the "dead zone" of the title. The zone gives him crippling headaches, but also grants him second sight, a talent he doesn't want and is reluctant to use. The crux of the novel concerns whether he will use that talent to alter the course of history.
The Dead Zone is a tight, well-crafted book. When asked in 1983 which of his novels so far was "the best," Stephen King answered, "The one that I think works the best is The Dead Zone. It's the one that [has] the most story." --Fiona Webster
It's scaring how the Dead Zone can be contemporary. Some books by King are in this way and they have a special place in my heart (like Rage). "The Dead Zone" is one of the first I read and I'm glad in a certain way that I don't perfectly remember
..." all of it, so it's like to make the travel again but with a different vehicle. What surprised me mostly is the way it is written, I completely fall into it every time I open the pages even if I'm reading for just a couple of minutes. It's also a book where I've started loving immediately the main character, yes, just like all the other characters in the book do! :) Already knowing where the story's going gives me the chance to appreciate even more King's way of writing and I feel like I'm drinking at a really satisfactory source. It's the extraordinary story of an ordinary man who will have the chance to change the fate of the world. The moment when he discovers what will happen in the future of humanity is a masterpiece! I've to admit I've cried around the end, the way how King make us love the main character is incredible and the hope that could be someone like him around (not with special powers, but with special kindness) makes me find credit in humans once again. It could seem an easy book to read, it's an easy reading on the point of view of style, King writes as he speaks, but it has got such deep meanings that if you just stop a bit and you think about them you could feel all the messages this book is sending out. It could be a nice book to discuss with others too, what would you do at the place of the main character? How would you feel being him? How would you feel about "his enemies"?Continua...Nascondi
Sinceramente ho letto di meglio. L'ho trovato un po' fiacco e con una storia un po' frammentaria. Ciò nonostante Stephen King è sempre il Maestro e la lettura è comunque scorrevole e accattivante con tutte le sue soluzioni e cambi di visione a
..." lui cari.Continua...Nascondi
Un dono speciale, quello di vedere il futuro di una persona semplicemente dandole la mano.Un uomo esce miracolosamente dal coma e si ritrova sulle spalle il fardello di un dono così stupefacente quanto pericolosoMa la domanda più grande è cosa
..."nde è cosa farne di un dono del genere, perchè la sua vita non può non essere un segno, un simbolo, non può non esserci un motivo per cui tutto questo è successo a lui. E il dono diventa missione.
Romanzo spettacolare, scritto con la solita maestria di King. Avendolo letto dopo 22/11/63 mi spiego adesso da dove gli sia venuta l'idea del fermare l'assassino di JFK. Crudo dove serve, efficace nelle descrizioni, incalzante, come al solito scava benissimo nella psiche dei protagonisti, le sfumature dei personaggi sono catturate con l'occhio professionale di un reporter.