Tuesday, December 8

under the dome

This is the latest book from Stephen King and I have to say that it is the best book he has written in years. I could not put it down. Clocking in at almost 1,100 pages, it is a formidable read. But, I was hooked from the beginning and spent every spare moment reading it.

Basically, a dome comes down over a small town in Maine and the shit hits the fan from that point on. At the beginning, I kept thinking about the Simpsons movie where a similar thing happened, but that parallel was quickly forgotten as I kept reading.

I will note a few things. First, this movie had a ridiculous amount of "bad" guys in it. It's hard to believe there could be so many in such a small town, but I guess if you can suspend belief enough to believe there's a dome over a town, this shouldn't be that much of a stretch. Second, the ending leaves a bit to be desired. It ends on somewhat of a positive note, but overall the tone of the book was rather depressing. I remember being about half way through the book and thinking, "How can this possibly go on for another 500 pages?"

I was surprised when this book arrived at my doorstep (thanks to being in the Stephen King Library). But, I was even more surprised at how much I liked it.

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