10 Best Stephen King Novels

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon August 09, 2017 16:15 PM

#10- The Dead Zone

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Published in 1979, The Dead Zone is a science fiction thriller that follows a protagonist named Johnny Smith, who spends nearly five years in a coma after a horrific accident. However, when he awakens, Smith discovers that he’s become clairvoyant. The story, while not action packed, takes the reader completely into the world of Johnny Smith, who is perhaps one of King’s most well-developed characters, and it also explores 1970s politics in a way that manages to stay interesting throughout. In fact, some might say that The Dead Zone is very reminiscent of the current political climate, which – for better or worse – makes this story all the more topical. 

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