Under the Dome

Under the Dome

A Novel

Large Print - 2009
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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 neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410423962
1410423964
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION King Stephen
Characteristics: 1419 p. (large print) ;,25 cm.

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JSMUTGRSFN
Mar 31, 2017

This was a complete story with twists and turns. It had a very satisfying ending. Great job again, Mr King!

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HamHock
Mar 16, 2017

I really loved the book. First of all, I really liked the concept of the book. It is also a typical Stephen King novel, clearly the novel has much more details than the TV shows. However, I think the book is way too long.

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kalvin9791
Sep 23, 2016

Without knowing anything about this book other than thinking 'The Simpsons Already did it' (lol), I checked out this book and dove it.
It grips you from the start with excellent storytelling and with so many more questions than answers.
The book as a whole is amazing, for as long as it is, however
-SPOILER- (sort of)
The ending is way too quick and almost not satisfying.
The story in itself, however, does make it for it being so exceptional.
I would definitely recommend it.

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llawford
Jun 29, 2016

Despite the length of this book, I stayed hooked the whole time. First time reading a Stephen King book for me, so not sure how it compares to his usual books, but I found the small town atmosphere and the characters to be really well done. Worth a read!

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Marge2015
May 17, 2016

Loved it. Even with terrible the ending and lame explanation of the event is ok, since King does do those things pretty predictably.

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ZE1TGE15T
Mar 11, 2016

Concept was indeed brilliant. Character building was similar to that of King's popular novel "The Stand". I was disappointed in how all that character building seemed to be almost for nothing. The climax seemed rushed and poorly concluded. I would have liked for all the build up to have been been better tied together, thus leaving a more mysterious set of conclusions.

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denisekelleher
Jan 17, 2016

Brilliant concept, action packed, and hard to put down. Surprised at the ending and a bit disappointed

cmlibrary_snewsome Dec 22, 2015

I have been a Stephen King fan for over twenty years. I found that this book was another great read from him. The story focuses on the characters struggles with the isolation and the fear that set in after a dome encases the town. It is interesting to see when situations become serious, how the true natures of individuals come out.

juliajipa Mar 12, 2015

I really don't like this book, because I expected more. Bloody disgusting novel with typical awkward characters. I like King so much, but unfortunately this book turned me off.

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wyliea
Jan 12, 2015

Long. Good storytelling and character development, but as is typical with many King novels, the ending is somewhat unsatisfying.

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Bazooka_B9 Dec 05, 2011

Sexual Content: Lots of talk about sex and sex happening.

Bazooka_B9 Dec 05, 2011

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The entire book is intense.

Bazooka_B9 Dec 05, 2011

Coarse Language: F-Bombs dropping left right and centre, sexual and otherwise. Lots of other swearing. Lots of drugs, swearing and violence.

Bazooka_B9 Dec 05, 2011

Violence: Violent, gory and brutal killings throughout.

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Mavis82
Sep 03, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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hartmansr91
Jul 07, 2014

"They walked back into the world together, wearing the gift that had been given them: just life."

fairbae Apr 23, 2011

"Wear it home, it'll look like a dress."

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