I never thought of reading Under the Dome, by Stephen King, before October of 2015. I found the book in my favorite used bookstore, V-Stock. I found the book for five bucks ($5) and it's well-over a thousand pages (1072 to be exact)! So when I found out, Audible.com let me have the 34-hours & 29 minute audio for 1 credit- FREE, I jumped all over it!
Did you watch the tv mini-series? I didn't. I couldn't! It came on when so many of my other shows played- there was no way I could watch. I know, shame on me, but what's better than the book anyway? After this listen and review, I'm going to rent the show in Apple TV to see how the adaptation faired. On to the review!
The story is about the town of Chester's Mill being trapped within a glassy prison. It all begins with severed limbs, car crashes and panic and ends with everyone going plumb crazy! The military tries to enforce Marshall Law but they can't do anything more than cut the phones and internet, leaving the town to its own devices. There's drugs, rape, murder and so much more going on; characters as nutty as Needful Things or Storm of the Century!
Sadly, the ending sucked! After everything that happened in this long, freaking book, the conclusion came so fast- I had to go back and reread! I thought to myself, "What the heck? Is that all it took? All that hassle, trouble and death and that's all that was needed to end it all?" Needless to say, I wasn't happy.
In the end, the story is weird but still a good listen/read. If you're a King fan and used to the calamity that is almost true-to-life in most of King's stories, then you'll enjoy this one. On to the next read! 📚
Rating: 👓👓 👓👓/5 specs
*If I Run is next.
**Audiobook from personal Audible.com library.
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