I'm up to the part where Jackie gives Barbie the note. This book, for me, is like visiting the Derry/Castle Rock area again. Been a long time since I've been there, LOL, and it felt good to go "home". I'm only able to read at night after work, but I read for a couple of hours a night and I can't hit the forward button on my Kindle fast enough. Thank you, Mr. King, for this book. I'm living in a small town now and I could see a couple of our previous aldermen/Selectmen in this book. I think that's what makes this book so great--the fact that anyone could turn into the characters of this book so quickly. Can't wait to find out how they get out from "Under the Dome."
I liked this book a lot. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every book of King's--but some speak to me more than others. This is not my favorite SK book--The Stand is, without a doubt. Although 11 22 63 is now right up there too.
Honestly, I think it is pretty amazing how many times he's hit it out of the park. No other writer has done as well--not by a long shot.
For me, this is his best that I've read so far. It really spoke to me. I could not put Under the Dome down, total home run.
Despite King's political skew, I did very much enjoy this thinly veiled, "Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste" book. As far as what some are calling a "weak" ending, did they want some sort of "truther" conspiracy to be responsible for putting a dome over an entire town? Not even the most hard-core idealogues whould buy that one. Thoughtless aliens were just fine with me and the comparison to an ant hill was satisfying and thought provoking. Thanks, Mr. King. I learn a lot from you.
UTD is a great read but just got bumped out of my top 3 by 11/22/63
UTD is my favorite at this moment. I just loved to read that big a** book!!
I loved it. From I didn't want it to end. I don't think there is an SK book I don't like, only ones I haven't read yet. (I realized yesterday that I never read Firestarter. Gotta get on that.)