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Book Details

Title:   Under the Dome
Author:   Stephen King
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   11.26.10

Other Books Read By This Author (20)
- 11/22/63
- Bazaar of Bad Dreams
- Blockade Billy
- Cell
- The Colorado Kid
- Doctor Sleep
- Duma Key
- Elevation
- End of Watch
- Finders Keepers
- Full Dark, No Stars
- It
- Joyland
- Just After Sunset
- Lisey's Story
- Mr. Mercedes
- On Writing
- The Outsider
- Revival
- The Wind Through the Keyhole

Notes History
Date Read Note
11.26.10 Third year in a row I was finishing up a long Stephen King book while in Mexico, first year I actually finished. This one was pretty huge. I liked it for the most part except for a few things: -the bad guys get away with it for so goddamn long. I get the whole Lord of the Flies vibe and accept that it's supposed to make me uncomfortable, but for like 900 pages the bad guys do whatever they want, which leads me to -the main antagonist doesn't get a good enough death. Part of the reason why I stuck around with the book was to see this ultimate slime get his just desserts, but it just didn't happen. His end was pretty crap. -the very ending felt way way rushed. Couldn't scarecrow Joe at least get a kiss on the mouth from Norrie? As soon as the dome is dealt with (which I thought was pretty weak but eh, what are you gonna do... King really paints himself into a corner so I have no problem with the dome resolution because I can't think of a better way to end it even though it doesn't end all that well), all of the characters evaporate in like 5 paragraphs. -I also had a slight problem with the map. There's only like 6 houses on the thing, so how are there a couple thousand people in the dome? the geography took me a while to understand, which is why I thought there was a map to begin with. All in all a pretty good book, although I feel like the balance of victories vs failures for the good guys isn't enough to make me ever want to read it again. Still though, King is writing in top form here and it was a good read.



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