Under the Dome
by Stephen King
Under the Dome
by Author Name Stephen King
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- List Price: €13.80
- Format: Paperback, 204 x 142 x 53mm, 896pp
- Publication date: 08 Jul 2010
- Publisher: Hodder Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9780340992586
The residents of Chester's Mill awake to find their town completely confined by a mysterious, impenetrable dome. What starts as an unsettling inconvenience quickly develops into a catastrophic situation. Panic sets in, with certain members of the townsfolk only too happy to stir up trouble. Pitted against these troublemakers is the local diner’s blow-in chef, caught making a hasty exit after a nasty run-in with a town official. This story explodes from the very first chapter and King maintains the momentum throughout. I found myself screaming at the characters not to take the inevitable disastrous action, and yet totally loving it when they did. Fans of King's other works such as The Stand will not be disappointed, while new readers will see what they have been missing. A fantastic, mess-with-your-head thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.
- Ann Marie Dolan, Grafton Street
There's a reason why Stephen King is one of the best selling writers in the world ever. He knows how to write stories that suck you in and are impossible to put down. The New York Times describes it as a 'relentless tidal pull' and Stephen King has done it time and time again with stories like The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, The Green Mile and The Stand. In Under the Dome, he has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don't read it, you live it. It 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. The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, 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 ...
'King's most purely entertaining novel in years ... utterly compelling.' John Connolly 'Staggeringly addictive.' USA Today 'Tight and energetic from start to finish.' New York Times 'The pedal is indeed to the metal.' Guardian 'You're sorry when it ends.' Daily Express
- Illustrations: Black and white map