Under the Dome ebook
Just down Route 119 in Chester’s Mill, Maine, all hell is about to break loose. . . .
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day, a small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off fromthe rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and rain down flaming wreckage.A gardener’s hand is severed as the dome descends. Cars explode on impact. Families are separatedand panic mounts. No one can fathom what the barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—itwill go away. Now a few intrepid citizens, led by an Iraq vet turned short-order cook, face down aruthless politician dead set on seizing the reins of power under the dome. But their main adversary isthe dome itself. Because time isn’t just running short. It’s running out.
A small New England town is suddenly, inexplicably cut off from the rest of theworld, trapping a large cast of characters inside (or outside) a huge, clear dome.As the emergency escalates, various heroes (and villains) emerge to play a partin the drama. What is the dome? Why is it there? Will the town survive? This isthe premise of Stephen King's big, long, thoroughly fascinating new novel.King has rarely written a book as ambitious as this. As I was reading, I wasconstantly wondering about the motives behind the deceptively simple story. Aswith the best of horror and science fiction, it isn't just about a monster on therampage. What clearly interests King--and us, the readers--is the reaction of the"ordinary" people of Chester's Mill, Maine, who are placed in this extraordinarysituation. In the struggles of these heroes, villains, lovers, and fools, we can allsee ourselves. And that is the mark of a great work of art, isn't it?I've been reading Stephen King for 35 years now--I read his first 3 novels incollege--and I've always been impressed by his work. But UNDER THE DOME isin a small group of King stories that go far beyond merely being entertainingfiction. This novel will inevitably be compared toThe Standbecause it deals withthe horrors of the world around us. Forget ghosts and vampires and spacealiens--there's nothing as horrifying as what humans are capable of doing to oneanother. Stephen King knows that: it's the reason his stories are so effective. In