This is the newest novel by the horror great, Stephen King. It is 1074 pages long and quite heavy! It is an apocalyptic novel about the small town of Chester's Mill, Maine and what happens to it when a large, glass-like dome descends over the town and all that is in it. There are a number of larger than life characters that fairly leap off the page. In typical King fashion, there are the good guys and bad, unexpected heroes and villains. The plot twists and turns many times and will keep you up at night guessing. By the end of the novel I had grown quite attached to a few of the characters and didn't want the story to end. I would heartily recommend this novel to anyone! Just don't stand to close to the dome....
I can honestly say that I have never been a big king fan. I saw this book at the book store and thought it looked interesting. I must say it is one of the best books I have read in a LONG time. When I finished I felt like I lost a friend. I was so involved in the lives of the characters that with every death I felt like I lost someone close. It makes you wonder "could that happen?" The twist at the end was unexpected. I would tell everyone " Read this book" . It was worth every minute
Darn you Mr. King, I couldn't get anything done once I sat down with the new, 15 pound book, but I love it.
He's done it again!!! I always thought that the early Stephen King books were slow to start and then took off like wildfire, but this one grabbed me from page one!!! A large cast of characters in a small town get locked in by an invisible, unexplainable dome. The main character, who spends much of the book in jail, almost gets out but gets stuck inside a town where the powers that be are not fond of him. At 1074 pages my biggest complaint is that it was hard to hold! I am always sad when one of his books end so I don't mind when he writes a very long one. The last few chapters were sad; he kills more of his characters than he usually does.
I'm sorry he had a terrible accident but I think it has improved his writing skills! I'm so happy his retirement was, apparently, a rumor. I highly recommend this great big book.
The King is back! I truly enjoyed this book. This book reminded me of The Stand, another dauntingly huge King book, but so worth the time. The characters are well formed. There is a good and evil battle, a hero and the bad guy, two groups of people in a small population fighting for what they think is right. A social tome if there ever was one.
King explains in the afterword that he actually started this one back in the 70's but didn't have the time to work out all the scientific peculiarities of what he wanted to portray in the story. Now that technology has advanced it made it easier to work out some of the issues and now he is also rich and was able to hire a researcher.
i normaly think with the long books , the story would drag , and be slow in parts , not this book. starts with alot of action and keeps you reading. the characters are truly great. story is emotional at parts. i HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. as with stephen king books there are some ghraphic scenes!!!