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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 neighbouring 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 will appeal greatly to fans of King’s The Stand and there is no doubting that it is a compelling read and a significant improvement on some of the work he has released recently." Floresiensis logo logo

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from Austria


Just finished The Dome and yes, it is possibly overly long but I really, really enjoyed it. Big Jim was a wonderfully odious villain and the cast was full of interesting characters, and the sub-plots were explored fully and I felt added to - rather than took away from the main story. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to King's legion of fans and I think the way that he looks at the social breakdown of a small town cut off from the rest of the world was fascinating. As was the change in climate a dome would create. Great characterisation as always and the ending was rather amazing.

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