Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Under the Dome by Stephen King

It has been a while since I ventured into Stephen King territory.  It is one of those things, when I do go there I always realise why he is so popular and why his books make such great films.  He writes clearly and as the story unfolds you can really visualise the situation in all it's nastiness, it is Stephen King, you know there is going to be some nastiness!

Under the dome is about the small American town of Chester Mill.  It is 10am on a Saturday morning and life is proceeding as usual.  People are driving, gardening, learning to fly planes, going to the supermarket.  All of a sudden a barrier comes down upon the town and life in Chester Mill is changed forever.  They are cut off from the outside world, nobody gets in and nobody gets out, and nobody knows how or why it happened.  This is the story of those trapped inside the dome and how the dome affects the residents, some of whom were already well on their way to being dangerous to know!  Vigilantism is rife and guns along with explosives are very handy, there is quite a lot of murder and mayhem and while not for the faint-hearted this book is a gripping comment on life today.  Highly recommended to those who like a big read (it has 880 pages) and those who like their drama served with tension and suspense.  I loved it.

Here is the booktrailer!

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