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Under the Dome: A Novel

Stephen King
Scribner , English
20 ratings
  • lori.devine.26 added a soundbite 1 year ago
    A town cut off from the world by a dome. How do people react w/no gov't and how did it get there?
  • Trigger added a soundbite 1 year ago
    This book starts off really exciting but gets boring pretty quick. It picks up again near the end.
  • Jennifer Wardrip added a soundbite 2 years ago
    Not my favorite King book & took forever to read, but did enjoy it!
  • horror_reading added a soundbite 3 years ago
    i loved this book"

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.

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