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.