Under the Dome
Books | Fiction / General
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.
Simon and Schuster
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"At first, I wasn't so thrilled with this book. I thought it was fine, but the plot and the arcs that were being set up weren't super interesting. Then I read the last two thirds of this monster of a book in one afternoon. The really compelling thing isn't the arcs or even the plot, but the characters. All of them felt viscerally, horrifically real, in a very riveting and compelling way. If you're looking for a book that will draw you in, this is the one."
"In 1000+ pages there are going to be things to dislike. Some moments of boredom which is common in a long book, particularly an SK book (though I absolutely love his work!!). There were plenty of thrilling moments as well. It's an investment but an enjoyable one. Not recommended as a first SK read though. "