Under the Dome by Stephen King

Published June 24, 2014

Under the Dome by Stephen King

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I’ve been wanting to read this for a while, the concept appealed to me greatly and I’ve enjoyed King’s writing in the past. A small American town finds itself trapped under a mysterious dome, keeping them locked up inside. Inevitably chaos unfolds as they try to keep themselves together and also try to get out.

The book was far more realistic than I’d been imagining, I thought it would be more sci-fi or horror style but it was totally believable from start to finish, even when the origins of the dome are revealed. The large cast of characters is intimidating at first, but you soon get to know the main players. I’m not sure I was on top of who everyone was, even by the end, but I knew enough to get by.

It’s graphic, in places, and horrific to read as society gradually unravels under such pressures. However, it also shows the more hopeful side of human beings and the resourceful nature of the species. A great read, perhaps longer than necessary, but overall worth it.

Rating: Unrated

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