Title: Under the Dome
Author: Stephen King
Publication Date: January 1, 2009
Genre: Science Fiction
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Under the Dome 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.
When food, electricity and water run short, the normal rules of society are changed. A new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, a young 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…
I buddy read this book with Nina over on Instagram. We’ve been making our way through some King books that pretty much everyone in the #KeeperofKing readalong group has already read.
This was a massive book. I listened to the audiobook while following along in the eBook on Scribd and this version came in at almost 1500 pages. Nina and I read this over a couple of months and while the ending was pretty disappointing the buildup was amazing.
I loved the buildup so much. There were a few characters that I liked a lot and there were several characters that I hated so much right from the beginning. I don’t think I have hated any characters as much as I hated a lot of characters in this book. There were times I wanted to throw my phone across the room because the injustice was pissing me off so much.
I was hooked on the entire story up until the end. The explanation is pretty disappointing and how things were wrapped up for some of the characters I hated was disappointing. Everything about the end was just anticlimactic compared to the awesome buildup to it. Usually with Kings books if the ending isn’t good then it ruins the whole book for me. Luckily, I loved the majority of this book so much that the ending didn’t ruin it completely for me.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for the buildup alone. Just don’t expect much from the ending.