Under the Dome by Stephen King
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The blurb from the publisher:
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. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.
Dale Barbara, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens — the town newspaper owner, 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 to hold on to the reins of power, and his son. Because time isn’t just short… It’s running out.
First off, this isn’t really a ‘find’ because a lot of people know about it already and there’s been so much buzz over the cover art (which was released in stages) that it may even seem like old news but I am very excited about this book. Why? Well, in my college years I read a lot of King. I poured over all of his classic stuff including The Stand which to date, is his best novel yet. Don’t let its cheesy cover fool you, The Stand is really, really good.
After that, it seemed as if his writing got, well…weird. Not weird for King but weird in general. I didn’t care for any of his later books. However, Under the Dome is supposed to be his return to the classic style of writing that he is known for. I can’t wait! It comes out November 10th and I plan to read it over Thanksgiving weekend but I may not be able to wait that long. Is anyone else dying to read it?
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