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Under the Dome

A Novel

King, Stephen

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Under the Dome
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Don't miss the "harrowing" ( The Washington Post ) #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Stephen King that inspired the hit television series, following the apocalyptic scenario of a town 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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 1439148503
9781439148501
Characteristics: xii, 1074 p. :,map ;,25 cm.

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Jan 12, 2015
  • wyliea rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Long. Good storytelling and character development, but as is typical with many King novels, the ending is somewhat unsatisfying.

Nov 24, 2014
  • Persnickety77 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

i found the characters in this novel super predictable. they were like so many other stephen king characters from so many of his other novels. no new ground here... they all seem like parts of his mind in a more blatant way than with better authors.

that being said, the man is good at creating interesting situations, and his writing is easy to read and enjoyable.

Oct 16, 2014
  • laksad rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Way too big. I had to skip pages to complete the book. I liked the plot but such a lengthy novel is definitely not my cup of tea! This my first read of Stephen King and I think I chose the wrong one.

Aug 02, 2014
  • vmccreedy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Makes way more sense than the TV show!

Jul 15, 2014
  • A21817001371840 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is not a continuation of the original "Under the Dome", but rather just the last half of that book.

May 27, 2014

It is a wonderful book though slow at times and gory. The TV show was a disappointment. The book is better.

Oct 05, 2013
  • torna001 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

i've read several books that gripped me from the first page. This is not one of them. Been going for over a 100 pages and nothing. I've never read Steven King before and won't ever again. Don't like his writing style, his choice of words, and his characters. I'll stick to the TV series for this one. Much better for sure.
Taking this book back-what a waste!

Oct 04, 2013

Yes this book is brutal. There is a very graphic, upsetting scene. I had to stop reading as fallout from it was also very unpleasant. I haven't read Stephen King in years and forgot how violent he can be. I guess he has to keep topping violent scenes from other books. BEWARE!

Sep 23, 2013
  • GinaMWright rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wow, talk about brutal! I started watching the series this summer, then wanted to read the book. The book is so much more graphic and brutal than the show. I thouroughly enjoyed it though! This is definately a book that you want to read on an ereader though, it mush have weighed 10lbs!

Aug 31, 2013
  • smichal rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

the book is too huge. After several days of reading I think I was only 20% into it and I gave up.

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Dec 05, 2011
  • Bazooka_B9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The entire book is intense.

Dec 05, 2011
  • Bazooka_B9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Lots of talk about sex and sex happening.

Dec 05, 2011
  • Bazooka_B9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Violent, gory and brutal killings throughout.

Dec 05, 2011
  • Bazooka_B9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: F-Bombs dropping left right and centre, sexual and otherwise. Lots of other swearing. Lots of drugs, swearing and violence.

Sep 03, 2011
  • Mavis82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jul 07, 2014
  • hartmansr91 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"They walked back into the world together, wearing the gift that had been given them: just life."

Apr 23, 2011
  • fairbae rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Wear it home, it'll look like a dress."

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