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Under The Dome  - Stephen King

Under The Dome

By: Stephen King

Paperback | 7 July 2010 | Edition Number 1

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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...

About The Author

Stephen King has been described by The Guardian as 'one of the great storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel'. In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA, which is the setting of Under The Dome.
Industry Reviews
Propulsive and entertaining. - The Age

King's latest novel is one of his most powerful yet, with King's moral clarity giving the book a weightiness not shared by many other suspense and terror writers. - Australian Financial Review

'Compulsively readable. - Grazia

Stephen King s latest is probably the most beautiful mystery you will read this year...a tightly written un-put-downable mystery. - Weekend Australian

This is an action thriller that knows how to catch enriching detail without losing pace...As a work of popular fiction Under the Dome is primarily a roller-coaster ride . It offers terror, spectacle, hope, despair, lyricism and horror all skilfully deployed...the last 200 pages cry out to be read at a gulp. I ve seldom read anything more sustained. - Sydney Morning Herald

King always could do the gross out gruesome with indecent east, he is all the more powerful in this book because the horrors are not supernatural. - Sunday Age

Stephen King makes a gigantic leap back into top form with this psychological thriller...Under the Dome is the complete King package. - Herald Sun

'King's most purely entertaining novel in years . . . utterly compelling.' - John Connolly

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