February 19th 2017
The Dead Zone. Stephen King. 1980. This book is oddly prescient. It follows two characters. One is a young man who at times has a form of second sight when he touches some people and he can glimpse their future. The other is a career huckster , with a vicious self importance who builds a business, then becomes sheriff, mayor and the Congressman. At that time the young man gets to touch the Congressman and he sees a portent of the future that is terrible. The congressman bears an uncanny resemblance to Trump in his growth an actions. This book is 37 years old. Like other king novels, it is a galloping good read, but the story is often too close to home these days. Soon to be a TV series.