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|THE DEAD ZONE|
by Stephen King
“I love to see this guy get a beatin’.”
An eerie run of luck on the Wheel of Fortune at a local carnival sends Johnny Smith [into the
Dead Zone] and his girlfriend, Sarah, on their way home. Later that night, a Dodge Charger slams
Johnny into [the Dead Zone] a four-and-a-half year long coma.
When Johnny wakes up, he discovers there are things far worse than being in a coma. Things like
being able to scan the past and future of certain people through only a single touch. Like
knowing what they’re thinking. Like knowing something unspeakable is going to happen and only he
can stop it.
- This is for Owen. I love you, old bear.
- The two things Sarah remembered about that night later were
his run of luck at the Wheel of Fortune and the mask.
- Cast of Characters:
- George Bannerman - The Castle Rock Sheriff.
Frank Dodd - The Deputy.
Sonny Elliman - Greg Stillson’s hired lugoon.
John Smith - At the signpost up ahead, the Dead Zone.
Greg Stillson - The nasty presidential candidate.
- Publication States:
- Trade HC: Viking Press (1979)
Trade PB: New American Library/Signet (1980)
First Info: On CP, “First Signet Printing, August, 1980 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9”