Don’t shake hands with strangers…

Just finished reading The Dead Zone. If you think Stephen King only writes horror, then give The Dead Zone a read. This is a solid drama. Actually, it’s a very sad, emotionally moving story of a common man who loses everything in life, and it’s heartbreaking at times. What he gains, after a terrible accident that leaves him in a coma for four years, is the ability to see into the future. Yet this “gift” is an unwanted curse. What he sees when he shakes the hand of an up-and-coming politician leads him to make a decision that will cost him everything. If you’re not a horror fan and have passed on King because of that, then I highly recommend this book. It’s been a while since I’ve read one of his early novels, and The Dead Zone yet again proved to me that he rightly deserves to be one of the most popular and successful novelists of all time. Damn, the man can write. Highly recommend.

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