Friday, August 27, 2010

UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King

Title: Under the Dome
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner

When the Dome traps Chester Mill, chaos ensues in Stephen King's novel Under the Dome. The small town is in deep trouble, and they all can't support the team. As Big Jim Rennie begins his dictatorship, the ones opposing him have to look out. The Dome brings out the best and worst in people, and the town learns how to take sides. Colonel Dale Barbara and his side are trying to find the source of the Dome, while Big Jim and his side are trying to stop them. How can they fix things in Chester Mill, when they are all stuck under the Dome and are no more than fish in an aquarium?

Stephen King takes the reader on a fast-pace thrill ride, full of twists and turns, in his Under the Dome. After the initial boom, the plot slows a bit until after the first day of the Dome. Then, the novel is off and running again. Under the Dome is full of complex characters, and the reader will love some and loathe others. If you take Stephen King's It, William Golding's Lord of the Flies, a dash of George Orwell's 1984, and put them under The Simpsons Movie's Dome, then you have the recipe for Under the Dome. At over a thousand pages, it is a long book, but it is definitely worth reading.