“If you can’t laugh when things go bad–laugh and put on a little carnival–then you’re either dead or wishing you were.”
You have to agree when Stephen King writes a big book it’s usually mind-blowingly amazing and with *Under the Dome* I got nothing less but pure perfection in story-telling. If you have read *The Stand* you will absolutely devour this one. The Story essentially follows the lives of people in Chester’s Mill, from out of nowhere a transparent and impenetrable Dome appears, with that we see how being literally caught in a rock and a hard place might change some people and the story kicks off from there… This book was bizarre in away and very weird, I freaking loved every second of it, from the characterization to the size… YES!!! It was just over 1000 pages but I flew by it so fast, that it surprised me.
The Characters in this book were fleshed out to the bone, they appeared so real, I had to ask myself if this event was actually happening. King was not lenient when it came to brutality and death, literally the first 100 or so pages 50 characters who were interesting, perished by the hand of the Dome. It was so crazy that I was like….
The Plot obviously was the stand out since, I wanted to find out if the characters survive (don’t worry I am not gonna spoil for you) and there was no dull moment. It developed smoothly with a mystery and inter-connection that was so tasteful. Murder, Rape and a whole lot of awful things and people, my feelings were displaced to a point that I couldn’t put the book down.
It touched upon topics of Power, Rape and Abuse, Morality, Religion, Death, Politics and so much more. Highly Recommend the book for both King fans and Non- King fans. Don’t be intimidated by the size, it has relatively short chapters and fast pacing.
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