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Open Book Club: The Dead Zone by Stephen King

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

In July, our Open Book Club will read and discuss The Dead Zone by Stephen King.

First published in 1979, King's seventh novel and #1 New York Times bestseller is unlike any of his other books (no horror or gore--just psychological suspense!) and eerily relevant today. The acclaimed 1983 film adaptation was directed by David Cronenberg and starred Christopher Walken and Martin Sheen.

Waking up from a five-year coma after a car accident, former schoolteacher Johnny Smith discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiance married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

Island Book's open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always get a 10% discount.

Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
The Dead Zone By Stephen King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501144509
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - April 12th, 2016