Under the Dome
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On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.
Publishers Weekly Review
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I am a die hard SK fan. I have been since finding my first book by this wonderful man (A Buick 8). I have read SK's books for all my short little life and am proud to say that I have finished the "The Dark Tower" twice now. This book held me for three solid days and was the cause of munch neglected work. I found myself ((just like now)) up beyond two in the morning, neglected of sleep because I continued to tell myself I'd stop at the next chapter (80 pages away) and found myself saying "well I can't stop with that, let's see what happens next" I found myself sniffling at a few points and more then once wishing i was standing right there with my own barreta, but I can say that at 2:40am, with this book finally on it's last pages, a smirk on my face and a few tears of triumph staining my cheeks, I'm reminded once more why I read Stephen King, and I give this novel a solid five. Enjoy future readers!
This book had such potential. The last 200 pages sucked the life out of the book. It was as If the author didn't know how to end the book.
Very disappointed terrible book
I am a Steven King fan, have read most of his novels and found this one to be awful. The story is way too long about a town filled with a majority of morons. You have almost 1000 pages filled with bad things happening to good people, over and over again, with the setups more and more frustrating and stupid. We get it people are stupid, they are mean, and good people get bashed as a result. But really how much of this do we need for story development? Not this much, and how stupid are people really, how many bad and dumb decisions can people make???
I hated this book, after so loving The Stand and The Dark
Tower series, what a major disappointment!
I actually could not take it anymore after page 850 or so, I skipped ahead to read the last hundred pages, just to be done with it! What was sad was the end of the book had no victory no justice, just more pain and suffering. Which would not be so bad if it was a good read it was not.
It is about a town of stupid people who behave stupidly and have misery thrust upon them, page after page of idiocy!
Do not buy this book, it is horrible in every sense of the word! Come on Steven you are genius and you can and have done much better!