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Under the Dome - Stephen King

Under the Dome

Author Stephen King

  • Published: 2009-12-24
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4 Stars
4
From 192 Customers Review
Price: $10.99

Description

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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Under the Dome

    3
    From Lcatsjim
    Although this book is an interesting read, the first thing that ticked me off was the Author's use of the word " Pickmeup truck". Although this reference may be good in an Urban Centre, it is unacceptable in the rural area. Anyone using it would be suggesting a "nose in the air" insult. You may find this hilarious but it offended me and I almost close the book. Jargon is something that suggests you either know the culture or you don't. Sorry but that's my opinion. Also there seemed to be a theme that country people are not too smart and somewhat "Hillbilly...ish".
  • Amazing - as always!

    5
    From PsychNurse83
    Wow! This book took me on several personal journeys as I tried to imagine what the characters were experiencing. I found myself thinking about the book whenever I put it down, and I had some very interesting conversations with friends when I would talk about the story and what would happen to us if something of this magnitude were to ever happen. Steven King is a MASTER at character development! I loved and hated the people in this story, and the 'what will they do next' question wouldn't let me put this book down! And, as always, now that I'm finished the book, I feel like I have just said good-bye to people I will never 'see' again! I will miss them!
  • Excellent

    5
    From JolaK06
    One of his best :)
  • Good read. Terrible ebook.

    2
    From Afrustratedzyngaplayer
    There were several points in the book where the narrative simply stops and is obviously missing. Missing pages are very disappointing when reading!
  • Characterapalooza

    4
    From Milez5858
    There are a lot of characters in this book, but amazingly enough you can get to know most of them. SK fans should all like this as there seem to be elements drawn from many past works. It's a solid value.
  • Very Entertaining

    4
    From HarleyD007
    Entertaining, lots of good characters, with many story lines to keep you thinking and turning the pages. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
  • Great

    4
    From Marc-Antoine Trepanier
    Extremely entertaining! Makes me wonder why I had not read a King novel for over a decade. Could not put the book down. A pleasure to read.
  • Great read

    4
    From Creative_Sean
    This is the first book I have finished in literally 10 years. It keeps you wanting to turn the page the entire book.
  • Review: Awesome

    5
    From Excellent Read
    Detail, imagination and character development that surpasses even some of King's earlier works. Under The Dome will take you on an emotional journey that stays with you even after you finish.
  • Good read

    3
    From Mr. Spike
    Good read