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Overview of Stephen King's book: The Dead Zone

What are the themes, the main character and the plot of Stephen King's, The Dead Zone?

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There are basically 2 plots in "The Dead Zone". Although, just like many other of King's novels, there is a horrific undertone, the story about a serial killer is just the subplot. This book moreover tells the story of a high school teacher, John Smith, who enters a six-year coma, and when he awakes, experiences a gap in time (sort ...