Sunday, March 28, 2010

Under the dome, 2009

Rarely we feature current books, but the latest Stephen King novel Under The Dome is really worth reading. It's the story of a small town called Chester's Mill that finds itself under a "dome" of transparent, yet impermeable material. In the cut-off society that rapidly develops into a near dictatorship, all hell breaks loose.

While most of his King's past efforts in the oughties ranged from so-so (Duma Key, Lisey's Story, the final Dark Tower books) to downright horrible (Cell), this one really really has a lot going for it and is really suspenseful, like older classic King.

Apparently this is a rewrite from a story idea he had already worked on in the 1970s, which might explain the better pace of the novel. The only gripe I have with this is the ending-- King randomly kills of big parts of his cast, and for most characters we never even learn their eventual fate.

Check out one of the numerous viral fake sites for Chester's Mill, the town under the Dome, below.

Welcome to Chester's Mill

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