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Under the Dome : Now A Major Television Event - Stephen King

Under the Dome

Now A Major Television Event

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Published: 3rd July 2013
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One of the masterly Stephen King's most riveting novels - every chapter ends on a cliffhanger - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome.

Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

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. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet, teams up with a few intrepid citizens against the town's corrupt politician. But time, under the dome, is running out....

Under the Dome is King at his epic best and will capture a brand new readership as well as thrilling his existing fans.

About the Author

Stephen King has written some forty books and novellas, including Carrie, The Stand and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (from The Collection Different Seasons), Bag Of Bones, On Writing and most recently Cell, Lisey's Story and Duma Key. He wrote several novels under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman, including Blaze (June 2007). He won America's prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.

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        5.0

        Disturbing & brilliant.

        By Gabi

        from Tasmania

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

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          I couldn't put this book down!

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          3.0

          Don't judge a book by its cove

          By Ali

          from Sydney

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            • A Bit Slow
            • Difficult To Follow
            • Disappointing
            • Not What I Expected

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            I was a long and slow book

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            1.0

            Don't bother. Slow, boring, offensive.

            By I like good books

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                This book is slow. It uses up the first 150 pages before it actually starts. I remember thinking "finally, it begins" and looking at the page number. That is too slow!
                The violence in this book is extremly graphic and mostly women and children get harmed in horrific ways. He enjoyed describing those incidents several times over. It's gross and offensive.

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                5.0

                Great Book Review

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters
                • Informative
                • Page-Turner
                • Well Written

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                  Great book and great story, worth a buy.

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                  Gabriel's InferNONONO

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                  from Mildura, VIC, AUS

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Read

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                  • Codependency
                  • Lame-sauce
                  • Made Me Angry
                  • Male Lead Needs Nut-punch
                  • Misogyny
                  • Preachy And Sanctimonious
                  • Stupid Female Lead
                  • Train-wreck Romance

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                  • TOILET PAPER

                  * Julia is too perfect, and to me, perfection equals perfectly dull.
                  * Though Julia is supposed to be this compassionate, kind, understanding angel with a heart of gold, she's actually not - really she's extremely intolerant and judgemental.
                  * All throughout the book it's being pressed on you that making love has to be tender and fragile and between those that love each other, and anything else is degrading and wrong and immoral, and to me that's narrow-minded and ridiculous.
                  * Julia and Gabriel's romance is unhealthy and unbalanced. They are not on equal footing at all; Julia's basically a scared little girl, and Gabriel's possessive, pretentious and overbearing. Gabriel is supposed to be this tortured, dark man who has done all these unforgivable things, and he has to beg Julia to love and forgive him just so he can bask in her glorious light. But it must be known that he doesn't deserve it! (That was mentioned more times than I can count.) Gabriel needs Julia's perfect light to shine on him so he can finally be free of sin. And once they do fall in love and get together - oops, spoiler, no one saw that coming! - he becomes sickeningly sweet. I just really hate codependency stuff, but if that's your thing, be my guest, read this book and add to all the rave reviews it has already got. It certainly hasn't won any points from me.
                  * Overall, I just feel that the book is entirely too preachy and sanctimonious (and not to mention pretentious). Honestly, did Sylvain Reynard write this book solely for the purpose of displaying his knowledge of Dante's Inferno and preaching his morals at the world?
                  There is NOTHING good to be learned from this book.

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                  ISBN: 9781444782783
                  ISBN-10: 1444782789
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 896
                  Published: 3rd July 2013
                  Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 5.8
                  Weight (kg): 0.63