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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review of Under the Dome by Stephen King

Under The Dome
By Stephen King
Under the Dome

Just down Route 119 in Chester’s 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 gardener’s 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 isn’t just running short. It’s running out.

I absolutely love a good, long book and so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one! It is a whopping 1074 pages and it didn’t disappoint!  I was very intrigued by the synopsis that was written about this book but had heard mixed reviews so wasn’t really sure how much I would enjoy this. I was engaged from page one and if I could have read all 1074 pages in one day I surely would have done so.  This was very much a fast paced book and I would compare it to The Stand, which is one of my top five all time favorite books ever. It has a good mix of the fight between good and evil but on the smaller scale of this little town and those trapped inside. This does not mean it is not as dramatic as the battle in The Stand. I feel that it made it even more so and if you have ever lived in a small town you will totally understand why. Of course in true Stephen King style it has a great sci-fi twist in it that I didn’t see coming at all.

So I will give nothing away and will end on this note cause you know how I HATE spoilers. It is a 5 star book and well worth the length, especially if you are a Stephen King fan!  

PS - I will post more on Thursday about where I have been for the last month and what I have been up to. I have missed my blog and am glad to be back with all of you!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I have missed you! You are one of my favorite reviewers. I also loved this book and completely agree with the 5 stars.