by Stephen King | Horror |
ISBN: 0708818749 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Scruffykaz of Rainham, Kent United Kingdom on 10/6/2005
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Scruffykaz from Rainham, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, October 06, 2005
Passed on to me by a friend. Have never read so am going to release

Journal Entry 2 by Scruffykaz from Rainham, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Into Movie Bookbox

Journal Entry 3 by dark-draco from Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 23, 2009
caught in the bookbox - I like Stephen King, but this isn't one I have read, so look forward to trying it.

Journal Entry 4 by dark-draco at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I really enjoyed reading this - not as scary or gruesome as some of King's novels, but a great story. John Smith is involved in a car accident and spends nearly 5 years in a coma. When he wakes, it takes him a long time to accept that so much time has passed without him - his girlfriend is married with a child, his father is struggling to pay hospital bills and his mother has descended into religious mania. But he has also woken with a heightened ability to 'see' things when he touches a person or object. A few cases attract media attention, but he does all he can to avoid becoming a public freak show. But when he meets up and coming politician, Stillson, he becomes obsessed with the vision he sees - a vision of war and death, with Stillson as President.

John is such a good character - he is instantly likeable and I ended up completely sympathising with him. I also liked his mother, even though she was a bit of a nutball!! The story itself was also good, if a bit slow in places, and the finale seems over so quickly after so much lead up. The last section of the book, 'Notes from the Dead Zone', made up for this though.

Overall, an enjoyable read, but like a lot of King's books, I don't think it would have the same impact on further reading.

Journal Entry 5 by dark-draco at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, October 21, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (10/22/2011 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


Winging its way to a fellow bookcrosser as a surprise wishlist RABCK...hope you enjoy it.

Journal Entry 6 by Shahrun at Elephant & Castle, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I was VERY pleasantly surprised and gobsmacked to recieve this book this morning. But it did not travel alone!!! Oh no! It is one of 10!!! Look out Dark-Draco. I'm going to attempt to get you back!

Journal Entry 7 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 01, 2016
This is most unlike a typical Stephen king horror. It's more a physiological thriller, which at times was quite moving. The book traces the extraordinary life of John 'Johnny' Smith, a young man with physic abilities. After a car crash he ends up in a coma for 4 and a half years but wakes up with a much enhanced ability. Whilst recovering, rehabilitating and trying to pice up the pieces of his life he accidentally helps people. Which causes him all sorts of problems, But it's all building up to his finally act... to save the world? Very interesting and thought provoking read. I've never really considered what would happen to a persons body whilst in a coma. Or what would need to be done to get it moving again after awakening. Scary stuff! I also enjoyed the parts of the book, where Mr King cleverly mixes letters and newspaper articles with the narrative.

Random note: I started reading this precisely 5 years to the day that I received this book. Spooky lol

Journal Entry 8 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (11/1/2016 UTC) at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom


This lucky book is off to Croatia! Safe travells book. Hope you bring joy to your next reader, And beyond...

Journal Entry 9 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Thank you so much, Shahrun, for a brilliantly generous 3 wishlist-book RABCK!

Journal Entry 10 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Sunday, May 06, 2018
This was a fast and enjoyable read.
The first Stephen King for me, at least in book form. Always liked movies and series based on his books, but the books themselves never managed to draw me in. Hopefully this has changed now, and I've got his whole "opus" to look forward to.
Thanks for sharing! 😊

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