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Subject: Under The Dome-Stephen King
Date Posted: 6/7/2010 9:01 AM ET
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I just finished this monster book and I must say I really really liked it. I won't read anything by King for a while and then I come back to one of his books and wonder why I ever left, I really love his style of writing.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 11:12 AM ET
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I really enjoyed "Under the Dome," and I am not usually a King fan. But I also list "The Stand" as one of my all-time favorites.

Some of his books are just too scary for me. I'm not big on serious horror, but I can deal with post-Apocalypse :)

Date Posted: 6/8/2010 2:27 PM ET
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Loved Under the Dome, this was SK back at his suspenseful best.  I read almost everything he writes but have recently but very disappointed with most of his output until this one.

Date Posted: 6/8/2010 6:51 PM ET
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I enjoyed Under the Dome, but the ending IMO was a cop out.  SPOILERS:  I expected a lot more interpersonal drama instead of 90% of the characters being killed off and the rest left to face some alien being.  I get the analogy of kids torturing ants, but after the drama between the politician, his psycho son, etc. vs. Barbie and the rest of the good townspeople, I thought there'd be more showing how the people had to deal with the aftermath of their decision to side with the politician and let the town become a police state.

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Date Posted: 6/8/2010 9:05 PM ET
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I mostly enjoyed it, but it's not one of my favorite King novels.

Date Posted: 6/12/2010 11:33 AM ET
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i enjoyed it , but the ending was odd. i loved the town selectmen as a villian.

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 10:54 PM ET
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Loved the book until about 20 pages from the end. Total cop-out! Disappointing!!!

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 3:32 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2006
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@ Karen!  Oh, no, this is on my wish list!  I'm a HUGE King fan, ever since he started, my first King book ever was The Stand and I've been hooked ever since.  There were some books I didn't like because of too much gore, like Misery and Delores Claiborne, but he has since come back to his roots and I can't wait to read The Dome.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 10:41 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2009
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I really liked this book, but was also a little disappointed by the ending. I just felt after such a long journey there should have been a little more climatic ending. The book kept me engaged though, and it didn't feel like it was as long as it was because it was interesting. I have read a few other Stephen King's and I have a varying opinion of his writing. Some books are great, others are a little too out there for me. This one was worth the time though.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 9:54 AM ET
Member Since: 10/14/2007
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I loved this book!  Easily went to the top of my list of all-time favorites from Stephen King.  Just seeing these posts makes me want to go back and read it again.

Date Posted: 8/15/2010 4:31 PM ET
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I saw a copy of UTD at the airport and fell in love with the cover. In fact it's the picture on my monitor.  

I also read a sample on my e-reader and got hooked.

I've never tackled a 1000+ page book, but King's plots are usually fast so I'll give it a try. 

Subject: Under the Dome
Date Posted: 9/10/2010 4:27 PM ET
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I really liked UTD as well.  S. King's writing is outstanding and I love the dialogue between the characters.  I found myself lol at times.

Date Posted: 9/12/2010 5:41 PM ET
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Currently at page 250 or so of this monster book. Yeah, King's dialogue is hilarious at times. Also some scenes are just funny in a what the heck way? For example, when Sloppy Sammy was being booted of the store King writes that Sammy was farting on his way out, pop, pop, pop.

 I mean, what the?  Who thinks of details like that? 

 

King does! LOL.