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.Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.
First of all, this review will be short. I just like to say a few things regarding this remarkable book. I never intended to read a Stephen King novel, I really don't know why. He is one of the most active writers around, numerous of his books have been made into movies and up to now, he remains on the bestsellers list of successful authors.
When I saw Under The Dome, I was reluctant to buy it. The length of the book alone is almost telling me to forget it and get something else to read. But the minute I've read the story of the book, I immediately wanted to take it home.
I think it took me three weeks to finish this book. The huge cast of characters are really amazing, I reckon that there were like, 50 of them. Stephen King's ability to navigate to each characters story is really brilliant! I don't know how he did it, but it really is something. I hope this book will be made into a movie. Get a copy now and you'll see for yourself why this book is unputdownable! Cheerz!
My Rating: 5 Stars