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nrnmg, January 26, 2011 (view all comments by nrnmg)
Typical Stephen King, the story is phenomenal and extremely well written. I was gripped from the very first page and carried this mammoth book with me wherever I went until I finally finished reading it.
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wonthis, January 5, 2011 (view all comments by wonthis)
just love this one.
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calysse, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by calysse)
I started to read this book with some trepidation. Honestly ever since reading The Stand Stephen king's novels haven't satisfied me. I am glad I read this book. it has an amazing list of characters , sub plots and general spookiness. while the end was a bit be a better person theme the general list of events already covered that ideology. The amount of pages in the book didn't daunt me but left me satisfied not asking for more or wondering where the hell the end of the book was as so many novels do. I could go on and on about every detail I liked or loved but really . all I can and will do is to tell you to read it . Under The Dome is not to be missed.
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1badgirl, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by 1badgirl)
Have loved Steven King books for many years and think I own every one that has been published.
They contiune to keep me entertained and anticipating the next one.
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gildastella11, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by gildastella11)
Not too many times I can finish a 1000 page book in eight days. First read Carrie when I was 17, and King is still da bomb!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439148501
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
extra terrestrial, stephen king, steven king, king, money laundering, meth, julia shumway, simpsons, natalie martinez, ayesha hinds, aliens, conspiracy theory, cbs tv miniseries, cbs miniseries, chester s mill, castle rock, maine, science fiction, thrille
Subject:
extra terrestrial, stephen king, steven king, king, money laundering, meth, julia shumway, simpsons, natalie martinez, ayesha hinds, aliens, conspiracy theory, cbs tv miniseries, cbs miniseries, chester s mill, castle rock, maine, science fiction, thrille
Subject:
extra terrestrial, stephen king, steven king, king, money laundering, meth, julia shumway, simpsons, natalie martinez, ayesha hinds, aliens, conspiracy theory, cbs tv miniseries, cbs miniseries, chester s mill, castle rock, maine, science fiction, thrille
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1088
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 1088 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781439148501 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Well-written, compelling, and intelligent on ethical questions, this epic is worth its daunting page count. Reminiscent of his earlier work, particularly The Stand and It, Under the Dome is Stephen King's best book in years.

"Staff Pick" by ,

As a long-time, dedicated (yes, the word rabid comes to mind) King fan, Dome is a refreshing reminder of why I fell in love with his writing years ago: great characters, great plotting, and a wonderful sense of what scares us the most. This is easily King's best novel since The Stand, and, similarly, King takes a group of people, presents them with an extraordinary and frightening situation, then lets human nature take over. The results are fascinating, suspenseful, and sometimes horrific. However, at the heart of King's stories is the conviction that human kind has a better nature, if we choose to recognize and use it.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "King's return to supernatural horror is uncomfortably bulky, formidably complex and irresistibly compelling. When the smalltown of Chester's Mill, Maine, is surrounded by an invisible force field, the people inside must exert themselves to survive. The situation deteriorates rapidly due to the dome's ecological effects and the machinations of Big Jim Rennie, an obscenely sanctimonious local politician and drug lord who likes the idea of having an isolated populace to dominate. Opposing him are footloose Iraq veteran Dale 'Barbie' Barbara, newspaper editor Julia Shumway, a gaggle of teen skateboarders and others who want to solve the riddle of the dome. King handles the huge cast of characters masterfully but ruthlessly, forcing them to live (or not) with the consequences of hasty decisions. Readers will recognize themes and images from King's earlier fiction, and while this novel doesn't have the moral weight of, say, The Stand, nevertheless, it's a nonstop thrill ride as well as a disturbing, moving meditation on our capacity for good and evil." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Under the Dome is King at the top of his form. He manages an intricate plot with seamless skill, he brings a large cast of characters vividly to life, and he puts the pedal to the metal with a story that charges through more than 1,000 pages with a constant fusillade of surprises."
"Review" by , "[King] can produce great work...and he has done it again here....Regular King readers will rejoice at his return to his strengths. Some will balk at the page count, but a fast pace and compelling narrative make the reader's time fly. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "[V]intage King: wonderfully written, good, creepy, old-school fun."
"Review" by , "[U]tterly engrossing and awesomely entertaining....Under the Dome is the sort of book for which the phrase 'page-turner' was coined: You'll never tear through a 1,000-page book so fast."
"Review" by , "King keeps a huge cast very busy in his third-biggest novel ever...[H]is explanation for the dome has a prestigious pedigree...and his way with mayhem remains nonpareil."
"Review" by , "This is King humming at the height of his powers, cackling at human folly, taking childish glee in the gross-out and all the while spinning a modern fable that asks some serious questions without sounding preachy."
"Review" by , "[A] foot-on-the-gas-narrative told in breathless idiomatic style. King couldn't give two hoots for ornamental language or lyrical phrasing, but you've got to admire him for making this so compelling. Although he's an undisputed master of suspense and terror, what gives King's work heft is his moral clarity."
"Review" by , "Under the Dome takes a lucid, commonsense approach that keeps it tight and energetic from start to finish. Hard as this thing is to hoist, it's even harder to put down....It also has a great capacity for escapist fun, without which Mr. King could never lure readers through such a long trek."
"Synopsis" by , On a beautiful fall day, the town of Chester's Mill, Maine, is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one knows what this barrier is and when — or if — it will go away.
"Synopsis" by , In Stephen King's mesmerizing new novel, a Maine town is subject to the imposition of an impenetrable dome that isolates its citizens from the world.
"Synopsis" by , STEPHEN KING “RETURNS TO HIS GLORY DAYS OF THE STAND” (New York Daily News) WITH HIS NEW #1 BESTSELLING EPIC

Just down Route 119 in Chesters Mill, Maine, all hell is about to break loose. . . .

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day, a small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and rain down flaming wreckage. A gardeners hand is severed as the dome descends. Cars explode on impact. Families are separated and panic mounts. No one can fathom what the barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away. Now a few intrepid citizens, led by an Iraq vet turned short-order cook, face down a ruthless politician dead set on seizing the reins of power under the dome. But their main adversary is the dome itself. Because time isnt just running short. Its running out.

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