Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Stephen King’s Under the Dome


Chester’s Mill, a small town in Maine, is suddenly cut off from the outside world by an invisible barrier.  It is a barrier that will crash planes, cut a woodchuck in half and explode pacemakers.  To complicate the situation, a murderer is on the loose, and the townsfolk are running scared.

Rusty Everette is a physician’s assistant at the Mill’s local hospital, and Dale Barbara is the town’s cook at a local restaurant who finds himself trapped by the dome as he tries to leave town.  Both men will come to know each other and find themselves in a political power struggle with the Mill’s second Selectman, Big Jim Rennie.

Under the Dome is full of the gruesome horror that Stephen King is well-known for.  Over one thousand pages, this book is full of many characters which are all connected as any small town would be.  Mr. King’s writing style is genius and allows the reader to turn the page quickly in this heart-thumping thriller.  If you are looking for something to cure your insomnia, this is not the book for you.  Under the Dome will leave you wide awake until the end.  It is a must read for lovers of horror and thriller novels.