A man has an accident and goes into a coma. When he wakes up, he finds his latent psychic power to read the future by touch has been amped up to an unbelievable level. This is a pretty good read. It's slow moving in parts, but it's old King and still in his really good years.
I did run into the same problem I encounter with some of his work. He sets up wonderful concepts and characters in the first third of the novel, they struggle and endure through the second third of the novel, and I spend the final third wondering when the damn thing comes to an end.
Overall, though, The Dead Zone is fun and spooky and weird, which is what I expect when I pick up a King novel.
Not as widely read as some other KING novels, this book will still make you a fan. Concept of novel is as valid today or maybe even more so than when written...chilling
Much MUCH better than the new TV series....What would you do if you could see the horror of the future...how would you stop it? Definitely worth a read and far better use of your time than watching the USA series.
In my opinion, one of King's best!