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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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      1.0

      Why did I buy this.....!!!

      By Gail Kupsch

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        • Difficult To Follow

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        • Will Give It To My Son

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        Just could not get into this book, just not my cup of tea...who knows why I bought it, but I am sure my son will read it.

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        5.0

        Disturbing & brilliant.

        By Gabi

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        • 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

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            • A Bit Slow
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            I was a long and slow book

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            Don't bother. Slow, boring, offensive.

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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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                Great Book Review

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                • Easy To Read
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                  Great book and great story, worth a buy.

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                  Stephen King

                  Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

                  Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

                  Visit Stephen King's Booktopia Author Page


                  ISBN: 9781444782783
                  ISBN-10: 1444782789
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 896
                  Published: 3rd July 2013
                  Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
                  Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 5.8
                  Weight (kg): 0.61
                  Edition Number: 1