Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
I really thought I would like this but just like The Shining, The Dead Zone by Stephen King was a disappointment for me. What sounded like a great story - man wakes up after five years in a coma with psychic powers - started very well but lost steam in the middle as several sub-plots were added. I ended up skimming the rest of the book. I've heard that this is one case where the movie (starring Christopher Walken and directed by David Cronenberg) was better than the book. However, I'm still not over my Stephen King phase since I'm now reading Salem's Lot.
For more on Stephen King, check out the Stephen King project hosted by Natalie from Coffee and a Book Chick and Kathleen from Boarding In My Forties.