Review: Under The Dome

Title: Under The Dome
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adult.
Where Acquired: WHSmith
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Goodreads Description:
 There’s a reason why Stephen King is one of the best selling writers in the world ever. He knows how to write stories that suck you in and are impossible to put down. The New York Times describes it as a ‘relentless tidal pull’ and Stephen King has done it time and time again with stories like The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, The Green Mile and The Stand.

In Under the Dome, he has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don’t read it, you live it.

It is the story of the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out.

The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late 

My Review:
This Book was very slow to start, so slow in fact that I contemplated giving up many times. The first 500 pages covered virtually nothing and only covered roughly 3 days. However, I stuck at it and pushed through and now I am very glad I did. This was the biggest disaster I have ever read in a novel and trumped any apocalyptic plot I have read in the past! The characters were well developed and this made their stories even more heart breaking. The book was very graphic in many ways however and this was a bit of a turn off, but the drama all but made up for that. The plot that lead to the conclusion was amazing, and pretty much made the whole book! But the ending itself was so rushed and undeveloped it was a massive disappointment to me. I would have loved to have an epilogue showing 5 or 10 years on. And maybe even a few days after with forensic investigations and the discovery of all the corruptions! I did love the way King wasn’t afraid to kill of favorite characters though, but I am mightily glad that all my person favorites like Julia, Rusty, Romeo, Barbie, Horace, Ollie, Norri and Joe all survived in the end!
 “If you don’t control your temper, your temper will control you.”

 “Murder is like potato chips: you can’t stop with just one.”

“She is a cat with a burning tail, an ant under a microscope, a fly about to lose its wings to the curious plucking fingers of a third-grader on a rainy day, a game for bored children with no bodies and the whole universe at their feet.” 

“Close your eyes and click your heals three times…because there’s no place like Dome.” 


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