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Now available in a TV tie-in edition to the hit series, Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestselling tour-de-force that The Washington Post called “powerful” and “harrowing” follows the apocalyptic course of events when one Maine town is physically cut off from the rest of the world.

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.

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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seldombites, August 3, 2013 (view all comments by seldombites)
This is the second time I have read this book. The first time I read it, I wrote the following:

"I've always been a big fan of Stephen King and this is definitely one of his better novels. In fact, Under The Dome is now my favourite Stephen King Novel (it used to be The Stand). The characters are extremely believable, as is the premise. I particularly liked the comparison between Chester's Mill and ant farms. In addition to being a good read, this book also makes a frightening statement about the nature of people. Namely, that scared people are all too willing to give up their rights and behave in dreadful ways in order to feel safe; and how, when people are frightened by something they can't explain, they go looking for scapegoats. Sadly, these are behaviours we are seeing all around us today, not helped (as in the book) by our leaders' willingness to exploit our fears. Overall, this is a highly recommended read!"

I have no reason to change my opinion, except to say that this book is even better the second time around. As with other Stephen King novels, each reading allows the discover of some new subtlety, allowing multiple readings to be as enjoyable as the first time around. This is an awesome book that I would recommend to any fan of the genre.
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Darahlee10, July 10, 2013 (view all comments by Darahlee10)
Under The Dome a novel by Stephen King. The community of Chesters Mill is sealed from the rest of the world, under an invisible dome force field. The deadly dome has severed everything at its impenetrable boundaries. Time is running out for the citizens trapped within the horror of the force field with their own interactions. Frightened people become more intense as they are provoked without reason. Characters thinking magnifies at times, one feeding on the frenzy of the other. Each chapter is swiftly paced and grips the reader’s attention advancing the thrilling plot. Barbie a war veteran has horror turned on him and helps others as he can. Caught in the terrors of the dome, many aspire daily to betterment through survival in hope of escape. No one knows why the dome is there or exactly what it is. Their fear and anxiety become what they have to live for. It may be easy to see their circle of events, in many lives reflected outside of this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781476735474
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
just after sunset; stand by me; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; betrayal; LA book prize; carrie; the stand;
Subject:
just after sunset; stand by me; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; betrayal; LA book prize; carrie; the stand;
Subject:
just after sunset; stand by me; everything s eventual; steven king; stephen king; dark tower series; the shining; misery; shawshank redemption; pet sematary; doctor sleep; mr. mercedes; national book; marriage; betrayal; LA book prize; carrie; the stand;
Edition Description:
Media Tie-In
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
1088
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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