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. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.
Dale Barbara, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- the town newspaper owner, 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 to hold on to the reins of power, and his son. Because time isn't just short... It's running out.
Under The Dome holds up to its promise with colorful heroes and villains that make your skin crawl.
On a beautiful sunny day the small town of Chester's Mill is shut off from the rest of the world. The town's people find themselves under an invisible cheese cover that is touchable but won't let anyone in or out.
What happens is what is expected: the powers that be seek more power and influence, although this means to discard of those that don't agree.
Under the Dome an own economic system develops until all else is or will be exhausted which includes air.
Under the Dome is no classical King horror story. Although it is a dark story it shows how human behavior will develop in an enclosed environment which might just make it even more frightening.
As always the reader will meet lots of different characters, each playing its own role in the story. The smalltown life, carelessness and stereotypes are beautifully pictured in this novel and it fits most cut and dried opinions.
I am not sure if there should ever be a judgement on character development. Especially with a novel that has 1000+ pages and lots of characters playing a part in it. Character development probably isn't the point either if you look at the main picture. At the what happens if... .
Love it and got what I expected !
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Hardcover: 1088 pages
Publisher: Scribner; 1 edition (November 10, 2009)