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...
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
World Number One bestseller Stephen King has captivated audiences with his stories from Carrie to Duma Key. So powerful are his originals, that they have been turned into successful films including Misery, The Green Mile, Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption, directed by the world class director, Frank Darabond.