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Under the Dome

Stephen King

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense, Adventure, Short stories

Stephen King's most riveting novel since THE STAND, in which every chapter ends on a cliffhanger - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome.

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...

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Praise for Under the Dome

  • Propulsive and entertaining. - The Age

  • King's latest novel is one of his most powerful yet, with King's moral clarity giving the book a weightiness not shared by many other suspense and terror writers. - Australian Financial Review

  • 'Compulsively readable. - Grazia

  • Stephen King s latest is probably the most beautiful mystery you will read this year...a tightly written un-put-downable mystery. - Weekend Australian

  • This is an action thriller that knows how to catch enriching detail without losing pace...As a work of popular fiction Under the Dome is primarily a roller-coaster ride . It offers terror, spectacle, hope, despair, lyricism and horror all skilfully deployed...the last 200 pages cry out to be read at a gulp. I ve seldom read anything more sustained. - Sydney Morning Herald

  • King always could do the gross out gruesome with indecent east, he is all the more powerful in this book because the horrors are not supernatural. - Sunday Age

  • Stephen King makes a gigantic leap back into top form with this psychological thriller...Under the Dome is the complete King package. - Herald Sun

  • 'King's most purely entertaining novel in years . . . utterly compelling.' - John Connolly

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Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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