The Dead Zone - Book Review

The Dead Zone - Book Review - Incredible Opinions
The Dead Zone   ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Horror, Fiction
Author: Stephen King
Published in:  August 1979
Buy at:  Amazon

“The Question was this: If you could jump into a time machine and go back to 1932, would you kill Hitler?” ― The Dead Zone, Stephen King


If someone knows how to write a horror book without horror or gory scenes, it's Stephen King. I just finished my eighth book by Stephen King which he wrote under his pseudonym Richard Bachman "The Dead Zone", and it is bloody brilliant.

My first Stephen King book I read in the shortest time. The book is compelling, gut-wrenching, and thought-provoking. It is fast-paced and unputdownable. Having written this book in 1979, it still stands true to today's terrifying political climate. I am almost convinced that Stephen King can also see the future.

I have always loved the way King weaves the narration smartly by starting with all the characters independently, and they tend to cross each other's paths at a certain point of the story impressively. His storytelling is one brilliant example of writing so many characters without confusing the reader. The last 25% of the book is so engaging and the ending is my favourite part of the book.

I loved Johnny Smith's character, and I was rooting for him most of the time. If this book's story doesn't fascinate anyone, the character analysis does. Probably, one of the best character-driven books I've read. The antagonist, Greg Stillson, echoes with today's political world as well and King portrayed him so effortlessly as one amongst us.

I'd recommend this book to everyone who loves reading an excellent character-driven book and exceptional storytelling. A must-read for Stephen King fans.