Under The Dome review

517IZbwWorL Under The DomeOn 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.

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I’m not sure if it’s Stephen King I don’t like, or if it’s the style of writing that he chose for this novel.  It was a big book, about 3 times as large as most of the others that I’ve read and in all that time the story never once really got into what I wanted to know, or managed anything in the way I would have done it.  I’m going to try another King book one day, but this really wasn’t what I was expecting.

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    1. King does that a lot. A lot of his stories just… end. If you saw the movie “The Mist”, the last five minutes of that wasn’t in the novella. As King wrote it, they were driving away in the SUV, still seeing occasional monsters and not sure what lies ahead… the end.

      Another example is “The Raft” from the book “Skeleton Crew” (a collection of short stories). It was in the movie Creepshow 2, but again, that ending wasn’t in the book. King wrote it with the guy just stranded on the raft, wishing he had a gun so he could shoot himself.

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    2. tv show sucks balls
      dont watch it

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    3. Under the dome – Stephen King gives up and starts stealing plots from the Simpsons.

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