Peer pressure strikes again folks! This time I've been coerced into reading Under The Dome by Stephen King. Alright, I'll be honest. I saw some folks chatting about this on Twitter and I didn't want to be left out. You can find all the sweet details here.
I've never participated in a readalong of a chunkster book. (Have I joined in any readalongs? I don't think so.) To be frank, I don't know how this will work for me. I read lickity-split fast and I've never read more than one book at a time. THIS WILL FEEL ALL WEIRD! So, yea, first world problem for sure.
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It's been a long time since I've read King (not counting Rage, the novella I read in February) This should be a fun ride!
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.
OOooOoooH! Sounds mysterious, no?