Under the Dome
  Fan submitted reviews of Under the Dome (Novel):
 
 
Posted By: Ron-I - March 10th, 2013 11:52:32 pm EDT

I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK.ACTUALLY, I REALLY LIKE OR LOVE ALL STEPHEN KINGS WRITINGS.THIS REALLY SHOULD BE PUT INTO A MOVIE(W/S.K.IN ON EVERYTHING)THATS THE ONLY WAY.I LOVE THE WRITTEN WORKS PUT INTO A MOVIE.DONT TAKE HIS THOUGHTS & PUT UR OWN IN...S.K.HAS IT MASTERED.I'LL LOOK 4WARD 2 SEEIN THIS.I HAVE 1 QUESTION?WILL I EVER SEE THE "TALISMAN" AS A MOVIE(W/PETER STRAUB)NOW THAT "STORY" IS WELL WRITTEN!IVE ALWAYS LOOKED FOR A "MOVIE"THAT MOVIE 2 BE BE THE "BEST OF THE BEST"I KNO THERES ALOT OF FANS&FOLLOWERS THAT ALREADY AGREE W/ME & WANT THE MOVIE "MADE 2 B SEEN" IVE BEEN WAITIN AVERY LONG TIME.LOVE UR WORDS.THEY DO MAKE ME THINK.

 
 
Posted By: Desert Monkey - March 8th, 2013 2:37:46 am EST

Love the book and can't wait to be under the dome.... again

 
 
Posted By: LT - March 7th, 2013 4:21:07 pm EST

S.K. You awe so awesome and I can't wait for this mini series to come out.. Hurry CBS June can't come any sooner!!!!!!!

 
 
Posted By: Althea LeFeber - March 6th, 2013 1:35:37 pm EST

I was on the edge of my seat close to the end of the book.I had a clue as to where the opening was,confirmed at the end. Great Book!!!!!

 
 
Posted By: Dick - March 6th, 2013 9:08:06 am EST

Just a wonderfull book and as usual Stephan Kings many twist and turns to keep the suspense alive and well to the very end.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - March 5th, 2013 8:37:51 pm EST

I will probably not watch this if it is a made for tv mini series. They are always a big disappointment. I'll just stick to reading. King's writing always grabs hold and I am unable to put the book down.

 
 
Posted By: Jennifer - February 28th, 2013 8:51:08 am EST

This book is Stephen King at his best! So happy to hear that there will be a mini series. Time is needed to do the story justice. Absolutely loved it! It is among my favorites and I have read almost all of his books!

 
 
Posted By: David - February 18th, 2013 9:34:16 pm EST

As good as the Stand in every sense! King creates such marvelous characters, you can't help but feel as though they are real and not fiction. The setting is eerie, chilling and the way the writer reveals humanities dark and selfish side is all class.

 
 
Posted By: S.K. Fan Jan - February 16th, 2013 4:04:39 pm EST

I don't watch t.v. but I've read Under The Dome (and every other S.K. book) and I absolutely loved it! Mr. King, will you run for president?

 
 
Posted By: Lesli - February 14th, 2013 1:33:35 pm EST

Hey guys wanting this book made into a movie, it is currently being made into a 13 episode mini-series to be shown on CBS in June!!! Hurray!!

 
 
Posted By: Voo D Doo - February 14th, 2013 1:07:25 am EST

Finished reading book. (loved it). Went on youtube and imediatly saw add for a movie version. It IS COMING

 
 
Posted By: Skyla - February 13th, 2013 8:28:35 pm EST

This is the first attempt at reading a steven king book. I hope I like I'm probably the only sophmore at my school to read it.

 
 
Posted By: Piisgreek - February 12th, 2013 5:38:39 pm EST

Im glad this book is turning into a tv series

 
 
Posted By: MARGO - February 4th, 2013 1:42:15 pm EST

I really wish they'd make a movie out of this novel. The writing was superb, exactly what fans have come to expect from Mr. King. The reader felt connected to each of the characters. I'll keep on waiting for the movie. Thank you, Mr. King !!!!!

 
 
Posted By: Bakerbill - February 4th, 2013 9:03:31 am EST

It took me a month to read the book but Steven King never disapoints me.

 
 
Posted By: Dottiesdarlin - February 4th, 2013 1:51:55 am EST

Was one of the best Steven King books I have read. Right up there it IT, the Stand, 1963, all of them really. I hope he writes more like the above ones. Loved them!!!!

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - January 31st, 2013 2:49:54 pm EST

"Under the Dome" really, really needs to be made into a movie. I am sure (or I hope, at least) SK knows what a success it would be. I had also hoped "Cell" would make it into the box office, but unfortunately so far, it has not, which was a long shot anyway considering it didn't get very many positive reviews.

 
 
Posted By: Ittybittybiker - January 19th, 2013 2:50:10 pm EST

I need a more detailed map of Chester's Mill. I love maps and reading. I love flipping back to the map to see where a character is. The best part of this book is how easy it was to picture people I know as the characters. Awesome job! On par with The Dark Tower Series.

 
 
Posted By: Conspiracybored - January 9th, 2013 9:30:53 pm EST

This book was the first Stephen king book I owned in 2011. Since then I bought four more books: the shining, Carrie, salems lot(jerusalems lot) and the stand. They are all by far the best books I've read but under the dome, being the first owned and read is my favorite. I love how the characters all come together and it all plays out the way it did. Stephen king's "under the dome is the main reason why I read books now. I'm young but love the way his books take my mind for a ride. Thank you Mr. King!

 
 
Posted By: Gnova - January 8th, 2013 1:44:47 am EST

Stephen King, oh lord!!! You are awesome between the best, another great novel is finished and saved in my memories... Under the Dome... Thank you so much sir...

 
 
Posted By: Katie - December 21st, 2012 12:53:09 pm EST

I read this book after facing a really tramatic experience in my life. I sank into the pages right off the hop. The book was handed to me to read so I could try and escape "real" life for a bit, but I must say a lot of it was very realistic and there was very much meaning behind all the characters in the book and how they played out in the story and in the end. I finished the book with tears and snot bubbles. I really hope this novel is made into a movie. Real soon. forjesus'sakeamen

 
 
Posted By: Sarah Busby - December 14th, 2012 2:02:13 pm EST

ARE YOU SERIOUS!?! This was WONDERFUL! I was devouring 300 pages at a time! With each turn of the page I was gasping, laughing, crying or nauseated. I LOVED IT! Can't wait to read it again!!!

 
 
Posted By: Murph - December 8th, 2012 9:48:29 am EST

It was amazing, and should become a movie.

 
 
Posted By: Rec - December 5th, 2012 5:30:37 am EST

I read very little. Difficulty processing the written word. I read slowly. I don't read horror, but I really enjoy reading Mr. King's non horror works. With all this said, as with "Dreamcatcher" (The book was way better then the movie.) I could not put "Under the Dome" down. It is about 1,000 pages. It took me about a week, only stopping for food and sleep. I just could not put this book down, I wanted more. I still want more. The characters were written in such a way that you felt like you knew that person. It was possibly the most enjoyable book I have ever read. Well worth your time and money. Mr King out did himself with this book. I hope he makes it into a movie that he writes, casts, and directs. Again do not hesitate to read this book. Well done Mr King.

 
 
Posted By: Andrew - December 4th, 2012 9:28:42 am EST

The best Stephen King novel I have ever read, Under the Dome has a more spacious, classic feel to it. The character development and dialogue seems more real and natural and yet this new American expansiveness doesn't stop it being a tense, enjoyable thriller.

 
 
Posted By: Elisabettawil - November 26th, 2012 3:53:27 am EST

Thank you anonymous, oct 27th! I'm reading reviews to see if this is the next SK novel on my list, but since you've summarized, I won't need to.

 
 
Posted By: Cici - November 24th, 2012 6:22:14 pm EST

Totally addictive! Although The Stand C&UE is still my favorite King work, I really enjoyed Under The Dome on many levels. it was great to meet Big Jim Rennie, the one and only character ever as malicious as Randall Flagg. The only downside of this novel is that it makes you want to try meth :) Greetings from Istanbul!

 
 
Posted By: Lori - November 21st, 2012 11:23:26 am EST

Just want to say that I started this book a couple of days ago and CAN NOT put it down. The size was intimidating at first, but King's amazing talent to grab his readers from page one quickly diverts one's attention from the book's thickness. I can't wait to pick it up and read some more!! Stephen...you truly are a GENIUS!!!

 
 
Posted By: Mark - November 14th, 2012 8:36:52 pm EST

While I enjoyed the book and I know that King had a political slant to things using Jim Rennie and the meanies as stand-ins for Republicans, I was taken, especially in light of the recent reelection of Obama, with the similarity of the bully tactics of Rennie and the heavy handed method that the Dems use to push their socialistic programs through. So, good comparison Stephen, just wrong party!!

 
 
Posted By: Frances - November 11th, 2012 4:12:44 pm EST

Mr King, I have purchased everyone of your novels. I have always been a fan and will be for your all future novels. I never sell or give away your books. I read them numerous times. I proudly tell all who will listen that you are my author. I was disappointed in this novel. I thought I was reading Lord of the Flies Frances

 
 
Posted By: James - November 3rd, 2012 5:42:53 pm EDT

I love this book but even better is that this awesome book was read by the perfect narrator. The way he reads "Big Jim" is fenominal. I highly recommend the audio book.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - October 27th, 2012 1:35:07 am EDT

All this hype from beginning leads to the most dissapointing ending I've read in a book. S.K I love you like bro but the final scene was just....so dissapointing. i mean seriously? Aliens?

 
 
Posted By: Lebonation - October 22nd, 2012 5:45:36 am EDT

I have always been a Stephen King fan and I must say with Under the Dome he did not disappoint me... I can not wait for his new work. I love his work

 
 
Posted By: S. Carter - October 18th, 2012 11:22:44 pm EDT

First and foremost, Sai King is by far my favorite author living, dead, or both (haha.) That said, after finishing Under the Dome, I was left with a feeling of dissatisfaction for the first time ever, and I've read 95% of his work. I never thought I'd say it in reference to King, but I feel like I got jipped by the ending. The novel was beautifully written and ambitious as all hell, with so many main characters I cared about I thought my head would explode. Rennie and Junior were two of the most despicable characters he's dreamed up, and he's dreamed quite a few. I absolutely loved the "religious" connotations that either consciously or subconsciously urge his readers to be free thinkers and not accept someone as a good person simply because they claim religion. That said, we never found out what the hell was going on. I mean, it just felt like just enough loose ends were tied up to satisfy the dummies, but I was left with more questions than answers. I can't explain it, but it felt like a lot of build-up heading toward a real fizzle of an ending. Enjoyed it until I finished it...and then I thought, "Really? This can't be all I get." I don't want to be a "hater," and I honestly do see SK as my #1 role model and inspiration, but...all I'll say is this book might be better saved for the cheaper, paperback edition. Sorry, Steve.

 
 
Posted By: Barbie - October 14th, 2012 9:39:17 pm EDT

so out of the four stephen king books ive read, this was not my favorite, yet i still couldnt put it down. what does that tell you! a true artist of his time and his work is unforgetable. thank you for blessing us with your imagination mr. king

 
 
Posted By: Jen - October 3rd, 2012 7:31:06 am EDT

I gave up S.K. at the age of 12 after reading The Langoliers while home alone one night. It was the one and only story I read. I am now 32 and decided to give him another chance with Under the Dome. I absolutely loved it. It was thrilling, long, and very detailed with some horror thrown in. Characteristics of my favorite books. I am now a huge fan and the great thing is that I have many, many S.K. books to look forward to! The best things come to those who wait, lol! Thanks Steve!

 
 
Posted By: Christine - October 2nd, 2012 2:21:58 pm EDT

this book is fabulous. i love it and am just approaching the end. can't decide which SK to read next!!!!!

 
 
Posted By: RussianRocket - September 24th, 2012 4:51:03 am EDT

Not finished with the dome yet, but more than halfway through in just 3 days. I starting reading Stephen King books at age 16, it was a welcome break from college text books. I read the shining first, the gunslinger, the dance macabre, the stand, and many more until the mid nineties; until something in the narrative arc flattened, the scenes he constructed became dull and the characters lost their souls. Stephen King lost momentum for me, a loss which I lamented. I received The Dome tome in the mail from a dear friend and decided I would give this one a try. That was 3 days ago. This is the Stephen King I remember! His story arc is captivating and smooth, his characters so well crafted I welcome how they bite into the back of our primal brains and once again speak of what we could become, what we really are, or are not. Thank you Mr. King for these intimate moments I have spent with you and your new story.

 
 
Posted By: Jjd - September 6th, 2012 2:06:44 pm EDT

PaulH was asking for a trustworthy car dealer. Try this one: http://www.bigjimrennie.com/

 
 
Posted By: LBFDX - August 28th, 2012 11:00:28 pm EDT

I gave been reading SK since junior high and I absolutely love reading his books. This book was no exception. I read it in 7 days (had to work and take time out for family). Could NOT put it down! Honestly I am a little sad that I'm done reading it. I got attached to the characters. Just a testament to wonderful writing. SOMEONE please make a movie out of this book!! Thank you Mr. King, for yet another scary, yet thought provoking wonderful reading experience! Your writing always draws me in, takes me for a ride and leaves me wanting more. Thank you.

 
 
Posted By: Constant Reader - August 13th, 2012 4:01:17 pm EDT

This was one of Stephen King's best stories since The Stand. Multiple characters and subplots to follow. However, please, next time a book of this size is written, I would prefer two separate books. The size of the books made reading hard. Buying a part two or three is preferrable.

 
 
Posted By: PaulH - August 9th, 2012 8:32:41 am EDT

This book was so absorbing it was like being stuck under my own personal dome. Now I have emerged after 5 days, I need some new wheels. Can you recommend a trustworthy car dealership?

 
 
Posted By: Mazel - August 7th, 2012 7:19:42 am EDT

I liked Under the Dome so much I read it in two days. I did wonder though why Ollie's brother was killed by his own bullet ricocheting off the dome when later in the novel several police officers fire their weapons into the air to control the crowd at Visitor's Day with no similar result. Minor detail but it bugged me.

 
 
Posted By: GinnyN - August 1st, 2012 3:21:43 pm EDT

This is the first book I ever bought for my Nook. I LOVED this book. This was better than The Stand and I thought nothing could be better then The Stand. I think this one would make a great movie.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - July 31st, 2012 10:26:23 am EDT

I had one burning question the entire time I read this (and yes, I realize this is a work of fiction): why didn't anyone try to dig under? That would have been my first action to try. SK should have addressed this. Or maybe he did and I forgot by the time I reached the end.

[This was addressed in the book. It was too deep to dig under.]

 
 
Posted By: Elizabeth - July 28th, 2012 5:20:35 pm EDT

The picture I see in 'Dome' is of a hellish reality TV show where the subjects choose to rely on stereotype as the basis of their relationships and have a ruthless need for isolation at any cost. Brilliantly captures the stagnant despair and apathy of post-modern tropes struggling to reconcile vastness with confinement.

 
 
Posted By: Jukka - July 7th, 2012 5:26:57 am EDT

Just finished reading. 1113 pages in four days (Finnish version). Excellent novel again from SK. I was waiting something about the girl who was driving pick up just before the dome when Barbie was leaving Chester's Mill.

 
 
Posted By: Leah - July 6th, 2012 4:36:31 am EDT

I finished reading Under the Dome a few days ago. I am a huge King fan and this was one of my favourites. there are so many details you can imagine it as you read. I think the ending was fantastic! I won't spoil it by saying anything else but this is a must for any King fan. The references to various recent events helps to make it more current and the reader can connect more with the characters. Keep writing!

 
 
Posted By: Monty - June 12th, 2012 7:55:23 pm EDT

I read UtD and thought it was awful. 95% Lord of the Flies meets 5% Twilight Zone. The thinly disguised political commentary is a joke, as is the lack of character development. Ultimately a meditation on the random factors lurking underneath human fate/destiny, and thus ultimately unsatisfying. Like most of his work, this would make a great short story but has no business being a novel; simply put, its overextended.

 
 
Posted By: Cdnkit - May 21st, 2012 2:28:22 am EDT

Started reading SK when I was 10. Im now 33 and this is the first time Ive been scared. Under the Dome kept me awake nights.....My new favorite.

 
 
Posted By: Myintx - May 12th, 2012 6:55:34 pm EDT

Just finished reading the book. At first it seemed there were too many characters, but I got used to it. It is a great book, but I sure wish you would keep it non-political. Does the bad guy really have to be a hummer-driving Repulican? I know politically you're a liberal, but please keep politics out of your books.. Other artists (e.g. U2) fight for their causes (e.g. AIDS) without bashing politicians in their work. :)

 
 
Posted By: Niki B Ohio - April 23rd, 2012 9:24:41 am EDT

I finished this last night. What an amazing book! It had me hooked from the very beginning. I was apprehensive when I first began reading it, but it is now one of my favorite books! WTG King!

 
 
Posted By: Simon - April 11th, 2012 12:42:58 pm EDT

Amazing book. I'm at the half and I just CAN'T wait to read the rest (need to buy the second part because it's divided in 2 parts in French.) I hope they'll make a TV show about it, that would be awesome!

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - April 5th, 2012 12:21:47 pm EDT

Great book, I loved it. So hard to put down. Im 13 now and read it when I was 10 and 11. I was so addicted to it I read it in 1 month!! And it has 1072 pgs!!!! Gunna read it again the spring

 
 
Posted By: Hal - March 25th, 2012 8:23:34 am EDT

Is it just me or does Big Jim bare more than a passing resemblance to Paul LePage?

 
 
Posted By: Jerkface - March 20th, 2012 2:07:01 am EDT

I've always been a huge fan of king, and now that I've finished Under the Dome I have a new favorite. I only wish the map of the town was more detailed (or at least not missing so many important details)... I grew to know the people in this story so well that it would have been nice to get to know the town a little better, too.

 
 
Posted By: Krisztina - March 14th, 2012 8:45:38 pm EDT

I was very sad when I got to the end. It has become my favorite, and I could hardly put it down.

 
 
Posted By: Autumn - March 10th, 2012 5:05:25 pm EST

This is my very first Stephen King book and I love it!!! Not only am I reading it but I am listen to it in my car on my way to work.

 
 
Posted By: Judy - March 7th, 2012 4:04:51 pm EST

Word of advice: there are SO many characters in this book so it's best to pay attention to each one from the beginning! Great book though, I agree with the other readers that it's hard to put down! I would sneak 10 minutes here & there during work just to read it...highly recommended.

 
 
Posted By: Mr Bloom - March 4th, 2012 2:21:45 am EST

Could not stop reading this book.... any moment and late nights I spent eating up these pages. "We" are all already under "The Dome"

 
 
Posted By: Suggy - February 25th, 2012 8:56:39 am EST

I absolutely loved under the dome, i don't think i even left the house that often because i was addicted to it!

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - February 4th, 2012 6:52:01 am EST

An amazing book with very interesting characters! I can't wait for the TV series.

 
 
Posted By: Marines - January 27th, 2012 8:26:28 am EST

Can't wait to read it

 
 
Posted By: Jdig - January 23rd, 2012 7:52:34 am EST

Non stop action, well written. Just could not stop reading this book.

 
 
Posted By: Kimbo72 - January 21st, 2012 3:05:39 pm EST

I recently read Under the Dome and was, as usual, reading until my eyes quit working right. It was a great book, thanks again SK for another look into your sick imagination! I really appreciated the "ant under the magnifying glass" approach to your story. I even like the ending LOL!

 
 
Posted By: David2366 - January 17th, 2012 8:47:17 am EST

great book

 
 
Posted By: Gramma - January 15th, 2012 8:36:48 pm EST

This would be an AWESOME movie!!!! It was a "CAN't put it down" book!!!

 
 
Posted By: Nino - January 12th, 2012 3:42:36 pm EST

Book was amazing! Characters were great, I also think this would make a great movie. King is the MAN!!! Lol

 
 
Posted By: Josiah WI - January 11th, 2012 2:36:57 pm EST

After not reading King for many years I finished THE STAND. Now I'm 200 pages into Under the Dome and can't let it down! As always the characters are very real and the action non-stop. I could also visualize this being made into a movie. . . THANKS!!

 
 
Posted By: Metin - January 10th, 2012 5:26:15 pm EST

it is very long but while i was reading, i wanted book to never end

 
 
Posted By: Wildchild666 - January 2nd, 2012 5:51:49 pm EST

Just a comment about Under the Dome.As usual flawless beginning from Mr King,strong storyline!The ending is(for me)weak!Maybe im just getting old,but as far as little aliens treating us like we are "Ants" under a manifying glass,Cmon Steve,surely you could've come up with a "more down to earth"finish to a great story.To compare it to "The Stand"for me it doesn't even register.

 
 
Posted By: Oconnor - December 29th, 2011 8:31:56 pm EST

heard stephen king, steven spielberg, and dreamworks are making it a minisieres on showtime. actually was looking for info on that right now. best book ever written, and yes mr. king IS the greatest writer of all time

 
 
Posted By: Elias - December 29th, 2011 12:51:01 pm EST

This was the first novel I've read by Stephen King. While I was reading it, I began to see why he is the man. As some others commentators who have shared, I also found myself expecting a bit of Schadenfreude: that Big Jim would be confronted by someone in his end, the incompetent Randolph would see what he allowed to happen... But I guess the way the author send him to "have dinner with the Savior" was the real honest way to do it, really, that's how it would go in real world.

 
 
Posted By: Nav - December 25th, 2011 7:37:49 pm EST

This was an amazing novel and incredibly fun to read. I found myself reading far too fast and skipping words in times of suspense.

 
 
Posted By: Chris - December 25th, 2011 5:52:35 pm EST

I really can not wait for this movie to be made. After reading half way through the book I just knew Stephen had to make this novel into a movie!! Stephen you are the greatest writer of all time! If anyone has any info as to when this movie is being made please let me know! I cant wait!!

 
 
Posted By: Constant Reader - December 19th, 2011 12:36:07 pm EST

Great!

 
 
Posted By: Sheri - December 18th, 2011 4:09:01 pm EST

Awesome book...where's the movie???!! I'll be first in line.

 
 
Posted By: Kimpossible - December 9th, 2011 8:15:08 pm EST

I would love to see this made into a movie. I always get so sad when I come to the end of His books, I hate that the story ends. Loved 11/22/63 as well.

 
 
Posted By: Sabrina27 - December 9th, 2011 12:17:14 pm EST

I just finished reading Under The Dome and its honestly one of the best books I've ever read. I couldn't put it down. I laughed out loud, I cried, I really enjoyed reading this book and I'd love to see this story turned into a movie. The characters were so well developed and as usual, Stephen King did an amazing job with his descriptive details of places, making me feel like I was transported right into the story and seeing everything up close with my own eyes. There were nights that I'd be reading this book before bed and I'd be so creeped out by some of the details in the story that I'd have to sleep with the lights on. I absolutely love being moved and affected by a good story. Stephen King's books and movies have been a source of entertainment for me from my adolescense, going into adulthood. I'm from Boston and I've been vacationing in Maine for years so I always enjoy it when he makes references to places that I've visited and spent time in. I can't wait to be consumed by the next novel. Always a fan.

 
 
Posted By: Warpedgrrl - December 8th, 2011 7:09:02 pm EST

The absolute best villain ever written by Stephen King is Big Jim Rennie. Without a doubt. Not a supernatural being, but an example of pure unadulterated human evil. Riveting!

 
 
Posted By: Shaun - November 18th, 2011 12:08:59 pm EST

I just finished this via audiobook. Very good. I found myself getting mad constantly and then realized that Stephen King is truly the master. I highly recommend this book.

 
 
Posted By: Vman - November 13th, 2011 11:33:21 pm EST

A very intriguing and character driven novel, which would make a very good movie directed by a reputable source.

 
 
Posted By: Hefer - November 10th, 2011 10:09:40 am EST

absolutely loved this book was hooked by the second page!

 
 
Posted By: Hulabreeze - November 9th, 2011 2:49:55 am EST

Thank you Mr. King!! I loved reading Under The Dome as much as you enjoyed writting it. I am still thinking about all of the interesting townsfolk. You make creepy characters so much fun to imagine. Aloha*:)

 
 
Posted By: Jason - November 8th, 2011 6:18:44 pm EST

The first 800 pages was flat out outstanding but I felt short-changed after 1000 pages that the main antagonist never faced retribution for his actions. Sure he had spelled his own demise, it worked that way, but after all of the ills he had put on the town, no single living witness was given satisfaction of having him answer for them. Specifically, me, the reader.

 
 
Posted By: Qe132 - November 3rd, 2011 3:19:12 am EDT

This book is my favorite by King. The plot line is incredible, with the characters richly described. I literally read this book in four days because I could not put it down. To me, this novel represents King's best work. Absolutely outstanding.

 
 
Posted By: Miketyson2007 - October 28th, 2011 1:57:57 am EDT

Tried reading under the dome about a year ago couldnt get into it picked it up yesterday and cant put it down. Brilliant tension excitement every page. You really connect with the characters

 
 
Posted By: Jaserl - October 25th, 2011 11:30:55 pm EDT

What a FANTASTIC read. It could not put it dowm (My arms ached for days). I too did not want this story to end. Absolutely UNREAL! I have now started reading The Stand again

 
 
Posted By: Virginie - October 21st, 2011 11:27:56 am EDT

Great novel, thrilling and attractive.I felt really sad when reaching the end of this adventure ...

 
 
Posted By: Renee - October 20th, 2011 11:21:53 am EDT

E.E.E.E.E. Wow, what a. Exhausting, Exhilarating, Evil, Educational, and, Eye-opening Experience! Exhausting in a great way, the story reaches out from page one and grabs you by the hair and keeps you there under the dome until the breeze sets you free. Exhilarating .if you've read it, you know why. Evil- because I kept saying to myself, If I could just get my hands on Big Jim I would .... Evil, Evil thoughts! Educational To make sure my tires are always full of air and my basement full of potatoes. Enjoyable - Good Always Wins! Eye-Opening It helped me look a little deeper into myself, try a little harder, give a little more, and to appreciate the loved ones in our lives, animals and every breath we take. And just like Horace or any Corgi can teach us .... Life is good and we all should be Thankful even it seems like a small piece of popcorn!

 
 
Posted By: Char - October 6th, 2011 1:41:04 pm EDT

Excellent book.. It would make a great movie.

 
 
Posted By: Changa - October 3rd, 2011 5:58:03 am EDT

This is easily the greatest book i have ever read. It also makes me feel good knowng that i am ony the age of 12 and i rea the book in about 10 days(give or take).

 
 
Posted By: Gene - October 2nd, 2011 5:01:14 pm EDT

Extremely cool artwork! Would like to have a frameable piece on good paper.

 
 
Posted By: Jen - September 30th, 2011 10:50:28 pm EDT

Got this when it first came out in hardcover and have read it three times since. It is a well known fact in my household that I am to be left alone when I go "Under the Dome." An absolutely fantastic work.

 
 
Posted By: Amy - September 25th, 2011 10:19:06 am EDT

This was by far one of my favorite novels of Stephen Kings!!! I loved the story, it kept you wanting more!!! The way the story flowed and made me envision this completely like watching it in person at the movies was great! You never cease to keep my mind moving and exploring! Thanks so much for this novel!!! I really wanted to write Mr. King to find out if he will be possibly considering a movie on this novel and I really believe the way that it flows and the excitement within the storyline would make a great one! My mind has probably envisioned a way better movie than what would turn out anyway, but it would be worth seeing if he considers it. I also would like to see the whole novel, an unabridged version. I know Mr. King had stated that quite a bit was shortened, due to the help of others, but really would be interested in seeing it in a whole, felt as though something was missing just in a few spots through the book. Hoping in the future you keep me in awe with your wonderful works of the mind!!!

 
 
Posted By: Agent019 - September 19th, 2011 11:39:08 pm EDT

I am a bit perplexed at this book and quite disappointed. How many times does Stephen King elaborate on people pissing and crapping themselves. Half the book seems to focus on this. Next is that not all of Stephen Kings books need to tie into The Dark Tower series, but he seems to force this fact in here with his ending. There is no common sense in any of the characters actions and it seems like SK has lost touch with the normal everyday person. This book is forced and should have had a more interesting ending.

 
 
Posted By: Bruno - September 18th, 2011 8:35:37 am EDT

Stephen King got it right, again! This is a massive and outstanding work! King has the ability to build strong stories without getting lost in it (difficult thing to do) grabbing us by every body part, leading us to a world of mysterious realistic-fantasy! Under The Dome is thick, huge and gorgeous! I recommend it to every King fan. And remember: Wear It Home, It Will Look Like A Dress.

 
 
Posted By: Kolton - September 16th, 2011 6:17:32 pm EDT

this is a great book. im reading it right now and its great..

 
 
Posted By: Darren Sallcup - September 11th, 2011 3:11:27 pm EDT

just picked it up yesterday; this is my first king book. we'll see how it goes.

 
 
Posted By: Krystyna - September 11th, 2011 12:08:04 am EDT

This book caught my attention in the first page! I read it whenever I could and finished within a few days. Obviously I put other things to the side because I was so enthralled in the story. Undaer the Dome was a very detailed story, and I got emotionally attached to the characters. Stephen King made the book come alive! Absolutely fantastic!

 
 
Posted By: Daena A. - September 7th, 2011 12:59:12 am EDT

In reply to Xeebodog: when you finally do give The Dark Tower series a read, you will not regret it at all. Truly a masterwork from the master himself. My advice would be to not think of it as several books, finish the first one at a regular pace and then continue. Don't try to rush them, that's when things stop making sense, at least for me!

 
 
Posted By: JavierTerrisse - September 4th, 2011 12:30:46 pm EDT

Just finished Under The Dome... 1132 pages in the Spanish translation, read it in 10 ten days and if I hadn't been at my wife's parents house for holidays I would have probably finished it in 5. Not because Im a hell of a reader, but because SK is a hell of writer. Probably the fastest, neatest writer I've ever read and that's why I love his books so much. My favorite parts in the book are those when narrator voice becomes wind and swings, sways, waves through the plot, checking all fronts. LOVE IT when he does that. An excellent read, I'd even recommend it for somebody who had not read SK before. Greetings and cheers from Barcelona, Spain.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - August 31st, 2011 1:29:12 pm EDT

As a constant reader I am always looking for that extra..punch in the story. And as always, Mr. King never fails to deliver, the only complaint on my part would be this; I have to make sure I get the books when I know nothing (family, friends, pets, chores or errands) are waiting, because as soon as I open that book I will not put it down until I am done. Not exagerating at all, that's why I mostly read until the wee hours of the morning and am grouchy all day. But I won't stop reading, so sue me!!

 
 
Posted By: LUCAS - August 19th, 2011 6:20:25 pm EDT

hi I'm from Brazil and this book is not here his most recent book is published just after sunset, and also has the older books as their misery and others, you have the power to make Brazil become more up to date with their work? In Brazil the publisher is called

 
 
Posted By: Xeebodog - August 18th, 2011 4:03:06 pm EDT

a solid contribution by the best writer of our times. Ordinary people and the lengths people are willing to go are the author's strength....I've attempted the tower series to no avail yet (i've got the books, in storage again), but I'm not a real big fantasy fan. "dome" was a surpise to me, but I'm not sure why I'm surprised by the authors mastery. BTW, not every book should be a movie, as the movie often commits an injustice to the reader and the characters, and I expect, the author (although occassionally the reverse happens, see "the green mile"). I used to wonder where the author got his ideas, the longer I live, the more I truly see that real life is much scarier than fiction...the secrets we each hold, often with terrifying consequences. The Dome is about secrets, secrets the average joe keeps tucked away....I'm hopeful I won't be placed into a scenario that becomes larger than my morality.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - August 18th, 2011 9:06:17 am EDT

WOW! I couldn't put this down! Now I can return to a half-way normal sleeping pattern until the next great book comes into my hands.

 
 
Posted By: Mahmoud - August 17th, 2011 12:49:04 pm EDT

i just want to know when HBO miniseries will air. Jeff Bridges needs to play Big Jim Rennie!

 
 
Posted By: Shani - August 15th, 2011 5:17:27 pm EDT

I love this book. I read it over and over till it fell apart. I wish this could be a movie to see big Jim, too see the riot, the dome.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - August 14th, 2011 6:22:21 pm EDT

I love this book so far. I would love to see a movie on it.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - August 13th, 2011 7:25:42 am EDT

I loved this book but I think it sucks that it hasn't been released in mass market paperback!

 
 
Posted By: Green19 - August 10th, 2011 12:27:20 pm EDT

I agree with the Lee Child quote on the cover. Fantastic! One thing I liked a lot was how easy it was to picture the town as a real living breathing place and how well King does at showing how easy it is to descend to fascism. Big Jim is pure sliminess and malevolence. At the end I had witnessed another bravura show by a master of the game.

 
 
Posted By: Jg. For FatScribe - July 27th, 2011 10:56:26 pm EDT

I've read "On Writing" probably five or six times over the years, and will hold OW and Elements of Style up as the two best works for those who wish to one day write a sentence or paragraph worthy of being read. But, I'd never read a single work of fiction of Mr. King's until 24 hours ago; read the entire (Under the Dome) book in two sittings. Wow ... I enjoyed that immensely. Thanks!

 
 
Posted By: Bobbi - July 26th, 2011 1:10:18 am EDT

Absolute best story I've read since The Stand! I loved it, couldn't put it down until it was finished! Very scary concept - could happen one of these days....

 
 
Posted By: Tcorr - July 24th, 2011 1:45:05 pm EDT

I read "Under the Dome" in two weeks...I just could not put it down!! I agree with the previous comment...a mini-series similar to "The Stand" would be perfect. However, I have yet to read a Stephen King book that has been compromised on screen. They have always been 100% true to the books, so I have no worries that this would be any different.

 
 
Posted By: Pickering ON - July 19th, 2011 4:45:36 pm EDT

Thank you. I've spent the past ten months reading Under the Dome and believe it is truly your best. I am a slow reader and a busy elementary teacher so it took me a while. I am 33 and have read your books faithfully since I was 14. I would like to see this as an HBO or AMC 5-part adaptation, similar to The Stand but allowing for an uncensored script. As always, you've captured the human experience with elegance and honesty. Thank you Mr. King for a truly wonderful experience.

 
 
Posted By: Mary Jayn - July 19th, 2011 1:10:17 pm EDT

I've been reading Stephen King novels since I was a young teen. My mother is a die hard fan and she had all of them. I remember spending entire weekends curled up reading them. I've just finished reading Under the Dome and I have to admit that this one for me was the best and the most disturbing. I absolutely loved it!

 
 
Posted By: Austin - July 19th, 2011 12:01:11 am EDT

Mr. King: I am currently reading your book "On Writing" as a summer reading book (a good read) and you talk about many of your books in there, except this one (due to the fact it was published 9 years later). I was just curious how you went about writing this novel, since you explained how you wrote many of your other novels in the memoir "On Writing" Thanks! Austin

 
 
Posted By: Anna - July 14th, 2011 2:26:31 pm EDT

Dear Mr. King, I'm writting you from Barcelona (Spain) Sorry if my english is not so good. All I want to say is that after "Desperation" ("Desesperacin" in Spain), I never thought that I would find a better book in my life, and Mr. King, with "Under the Dome" ("La cpula" in Spain) you have proven that I was wrong. Thanks for this book!! I'm really waiting for the next one!

 
 
Posted By: Pmaguin - July 14th, 2011 9:48:01 am EDT

I just finished to read the book! I loved it! Thank you

 
 
Posted By: Dave - July 11th, 2011 7:58:16 pm EDT

Up until this book came out, I had not read a Stephen King book. I bought this book right when it came out and I couldn't put it down. Since then, I have read ten other Stephen King books and I am currently reading another. After that, I have six more ready to go. I have become a big fan and can't wait until 11/22/63 comes out this November. Mr. King, if you read these comments, I would just like to say thank you for being here and doing what you do. Wow! Great stories! You are an inspiration.

 
 
Posted By: PhilippeGL - July 11th, 2011 4:00:46 am EDT

Just Finished to read "Under the Dome", and it was great... This book combined all I like in a good read. Strong plot, strong characters and aliens! I especially liked the references to "Jack Reacher". If King is my favorite writer, Jack Reacher is my favorite recurring character. Thanks SK for the good moments.

 
 
Posted By: Eka - July 8th, 2011 6:55:46 pm EDT

Addictive from start to finish! enjoyed it to the limit

 
 
Posted By: Mari - July 8th, 2011 7:06:33 am EDT

Wow,I'm nearly finished and every-time I put the damn book down I end up back at it within 10 mins which takes great chunks out of my day - thanks for that. This book is awesome! I wish I could see this in a film also to see weather it measures up to the book!

 
 
Posted By: Ms. Nutterball - July 7th, 2011 11:27:39 pm EDT

I started this book during a three hour car ride to a camp-out this weekend. My boyfriend and I tried to kayak, hike, shop, eat and sleep...but I just kept saying, "Hurry up! I need to find out what's happening Under the Dome!" My sister gave me this book for Christmas a couple of years ago, and I put it down half-way through because the book's girth was wearing on my wrists. Got a Kindle recently, and this is one of the first books I picked up. Almost finished...never bored. Well done, Stephen King. Once again, you've astounded me!

 
 
Posted By: Shadler - July 7th, 2011 10:45:01 pm EDT

First book i have read of yours and i would have to say it has helped me a lot in my own writing. I like your style very much and hope to get into more books of yours. Congrats on all you have done.

 
 
Posted By: Maciek - Poland - July 1st, 2011 12:21:59 pm EDT

I wish to say that 'Under the Dome' is the best book, Sir. But i Can't. Why? I've started reading your novels, short stories etc. in 2003, I was 15 then. First was 'Desperation'. After this one, I've made a promise - I'll read and buy all of your books, which I'll find in my country. I don't like read too fast. It's obvious for me - I just can't leave it after "THE END". Every single story, which you've created, was unique. I wish you all the best. You are real King. PS best wishes for your wife, Mrs Tabitha :-)

 
 
Posted By: Guy On Chester Hill - July 1st, 2011 5:03:30 am EDT

For some reason I can only picture Hugh Jackman as Dale Barbara and Rip Torn as Big Jim Rennie... Funny because I made my town into Chesters Mill, all I had to do was add a couple of car dealers.

 
 
Posted By: Chuck - June 28th, 2011 3:03:00 pm EDT

As with so many of Stephen King's books, I try to imagine who I would cast as these characters in a movie. I have torn through 550 pages in two days. Can't wait to get home from work to dive back in.. faithful Sheltie at my side along with our faithful chardonnay. This is one of my favorites!!

 
 
Posted By: Debj - June 28th, 2011 1:28:04 pm EDT

I thought The stand would always be my most fav.book ever by stephen king now The Dome is just as good. cant wait to see it in a miniseries great book

 
 
Posted By: Blacwine - June 28th, 2011 10:01:40 am EDT

hello and good day, mr. king i have loved our books for years as well as your movies. under the dome is from my point one of your best books. i live in new brunswick canada, it is nice to read about place that i have been to and you people in the book sound very much like the peope that i have met in maine. so please keep up the great work and can not wait to read your next. oh by the way kick hollywoods ass to make this into a movie, and mr. king if you are ever in moncton could i get my book signed...lol. best of luck and god speed.

 
 
Posted By: KpOnAir - June 26th, 2011 3:12:07 am EDT

I don't think there is one other character in King HISTORY that I hate more than Big Jim Rennie. . . I won't spoil anything for anyone, but... wow I hated him. Just finished it today. Among my favorite books ever. Thanks, Mr. King for another epic ride.

 
 
Posted By: Kcbelles - June 23rd, 2011 4:16:45 pm EDT

Very nearly done - what a terrific bunch of stories all tying together under this dome. While I typically finish a book in a day or two, this one has taken me several months, just from the shear size of it. I'll read others inbetween, but I always come back to it. Now that I'm close to the end, it's all I'm reading. Should be done tonight - I agree with a previous poster that this would make one heck of a mini-series, although there is a lot of rough stuff in there that wouldn't get past TV censors (is there still such a thing?)

 
 
Posted By: Steven R. - June 23rd, 2011 7:08:38 am EDT

A Great Book. I'm listening to the Audiobook. It's awesome. Guess I'm going to listen to that Book. greetz

 
 
Posted By: Sharon - June 22nd, 2011 8:46:31 pm EDT

so hard to read with all the injuries on the people. The rock thrown on Georgia stopped me cold.I am thinking. can I continue to read this?

 
 
Posted By: Sharon - June 22nd, 2011 8:41:51 pm EDT

WoW! I can hardly take it in.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - June 20th, 2011 8:03:08 pm EDT

This needs to be a mini series

 
 
Posted By: Evan - June 19th, 2011 11:38:38 pm EDT

This novel is a real trip. Some of King's best, most complicated, and true to life characters. This story is about people, their choices, and the consequences of those choices. It has a gritty, hyper-realistic, contemporary feel and perhaps a bit more semi-subliminal societal commentary than we are used to getting from Mr. King. I found that aspect to be really interesting, almost a window into the true mind of the author with overarching themes of social and personal responsibility. That may sound dry, but the way Mr. King delves into these topics is anything but. Big Jim does a nice job of illustrating the banality of evil, and even through he's completely human, may be one of King's scariest monsters. Believe me, you'll be rooting for bad things to happen to Big Jim. The only problem with this book is that you can expect it to shut down your life until you finish reading it, because you won't be able to put it down.

 
 
Posted By: Jacco59 - June 16th, 2011 2:44:11 pm EDT

Great, great..novel? Epic is a better word. In my version (Dutch) there were 973 pages, and the amazing thing is that the whole timespan of the story is like 8 days! Every day is described in such amzing detail and gives you such a wide spectrum of a village trapped under the dome, that it's confusing at times and you have to go back a few pages. There are even more characters than in Needful Things, and SK really takes time to describe them which is also why the book is so long. Fantastic, Amazing, Spectacular... these words would be insulting when uttered inan opinion about this book. MASTERPIECE is the only correct word. Stephen King I love you, please keep writing books until you die of old age.

 
 
Posted By: NycAngel - June 16th, 2011 8:40:57 am EDT

I read the book cover to cover in 3 days. It was impossible to put it down. 1072 pages is worth reading from Stephen King, but i never understood the date on the last page. Was that how long it took you to write it? Or did Dale die that day? I was confused on that part, but overall; bravo and I'm planning on reading more. This is my 7th work I've read by you! Please continue to make more memorable pieces like this.

 
 
Posted By: DRMONEY - June 14th, 2011 4:38:00 pm EDT

WOW! I have not read a book in Ten years and I was staying up u til 2pm the morning reading this on work nights cuz I couldn't put it down. I almost felt at times that I was under the dome along with them. a lot of emotions were brought out....frustration, anger, happiness, fear, etc. that is a GREAT novel! Glad you finished it! now....waiting on the movie!

 
 
Posted By: Dave Grime (UK) - June 10th, 2011 8:42:46 am EDT

**Slight Spoiler***I just finished listening to the audiobook on this. I normally read them but thought I would try the audio version. The story is excellent as are the characters. I was gutted , genuinely, when some of the main ones died especially little Aiden. I would love to see a Movie or TV Movie made of this.

 
 
Posted By: Daniel - June 9th, 2011 9:20:44 pm EDT

Stephen King's best published standalone work yet!! Bravo, sir!

 
 
Posted By: Demetra - June 6th, 2011 10:51:08 am EDT

I finished reading this book last night.I was two chapters before the end but i realy couldn't stop reading it.It was realy touching and nearly made me cry.From the begining to the end this book was breath taking,it's plot was realy clever and fantastic,the characters so real,the life in the dome was so clearly and realistically depicted!St.King created a miracle once again.I have only one thing to say - this was the best book i've read so far in my whole life!

 
 
Posted By: Suzy - June 5th, 2011 3:06:52 pm EDT

I just finished this book, couldn't put it down! Loved it. Ooh that Rennie though!

 
 
Posted By: Marianne - May 31st, 2011 4:06:58 pm EDT

i enjoyed this book so much. I think it's one of stephen's best. fell in love with the characters and could hardly put the book down when i needed to do something else. Thanks Stephen King for another wonderful trip through this remarkable world!!

 
 
Posted By: Allie - May 31st, 2011 11:34:25 am EDT

Holy cow!!! I read the entire book over this Memorial Day weekend...could not put it down. My previous favorite, by far, was "The Shining", but I do believe this one has surpassed it! The characters are wonderful and the story is unbelievable. I wish my imagination worked like this!

 
 
Posted By: Mark4477 - May 25th, 2011 11:58:33 am EDT

this book sounds alot like gone

 
 
Posted By: Kat - May 23rd, 2011 4:53:07 pm EDT

I just finished Under the Dome. I enjoyed it, except for one thing. The Southern soldier who befriends the kid under the dome. He address the one boy as "ya'll". Ya'll is a plural word, never used when speaking to one person. Example: a child calling to his 3 siblings: Hurry up ya'll, we're gonna be late!" versus one sibling: "Hurry up, you idiot, we're gonna be late!"

 
 
Posted By: Clive - May 19th, 2011 8:47:49 pm EDT

I just finished the audiobook version of this book and I loved it. Been a long time King fan and am more and more awed by the absolute colorfulness of his characters. Thanks for your work Mr. King. Oh, and the reader of the audiobook was theeeeeee best! I love his voice for Big Jim.

 
 
Posted By: Xlynx - May 18th, 2011 10:39:17 am EDT

as per usual King gave us a good read. oh that poor gopher.

 
 
Posted By: Sarafox - May 16th, 2011 5:55:00 pm EDT

This book is amazing. I can not put it down. This has not happened to me since I read bag of bones. I love it.

 
 
Posted By: Majic - May 16th, 2011 3:08:17 pm EDT

I am an SK fan! Read this, for the 11yr old Mom consider the Hunger series by M. GraNT (SK loved them) good book and will introduce your son to SK. 'In Dome" as all SK books, enjoyed the realness of the characters, these peole are real and the events in Dome could be too. sCARY AND TRUE.

 
 
Posted By: Dozierkeith - May 16th, 2011 12:05:32 pm EDT

Almost 700 pages into and loving every paragraph. Avid King reader here, but this is his best I've read in a long while. Just finished the Dark T series. Dome is way different but just as engaging. King - you are not the "Mac Donald's" of literature, you are a conduit of her.

 
 
Posted By: Lou Minatti - May 15th, 2011 11:01:11 pm EDT

Loved it, despite the dumb political stereotypes. My son is 11 and desperately wants to read this (one look at the cover explains why), but this is really a 16 or older book.

 
 
Posted By: Wes - May 10th, 2011 11:23:30 am EDT

"Under the Dome" is easily one of the best novels i have read I encourage stephen king to make many more books that were as good as this one.

 
 
Posted By: Keith - May 9th, 2011 3:08:34 pm EDT

I literally flew through this book it was so well-written. Great story, with great and realistic characters. Once you start, you will not stop.

 
 
Posted By: Lisa - May 3rd, 2011 8:14:16 am EDT

What an amazing book. It captures your attention from the beginning to the end. One for the best books I've ever read.

 
 
Posted By: Cato - April 30th, 2011 9:17:18 pm EDT

Just finished. It was my first SK novel. I very much appreciated your fresh use of language. I am an aspiring novelist, and you broke almost every fiction writing so-called rule there is. You way overused cliches. You varied back and forth between past and present tense. You used way too many characters. You blatantly pulled the reader out of the story several times with your 20,000-foot overviews. And yet it worked. I bought it twice (first issue was missing pages). And I very much enjoyed it. We all want to be you.

 
 
Posted By: Mirjanagn - April 27th, 2011 12:26:13 pm EDT

One of the best books I have read. Ever. Amazing.

 
 
Posted By: Constant Reader Robin - April 27th, 2011 11:43:45 am EDT

Sorry I should have proofed my previous comment more closely. Desperation and The Regulators were my two "faves" not "faces" - Again, Thank you so much for your wonderful work!

 
 
Posted By: Constant Reader Robin - April 27th, 2011 11:39:32 am EDT

I am an absolute die hard fan. I have read many many of your books and Desperation & The Regulators have been my two faces for a long time. Yesterday I finished "Under the Dome" and I have to say that I believe this is my new fave!!! Love the characters and it left me wanting more!!! I would love it if you wrote a follow up to follow the lives of Dale Barbara and Julia...Rusty and his family & of course Ollie!!! I didn't want the book to end. I made the last few pages drag out as long as possible!!! Stephen King, You are awesome and I will always, always be a die hard fan!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful imagination!!!!!

 
 
Posted By: JC - April 25th, 2011 2:40:26 am EDT

I just finished reading this book. Epicness! I almost shed a tear in the ending. More power SK!

 
 
Posted By: ThatGuyOverThere - April 23rd, 2011 9:55:37 am EDT

Kick-arse book. My fifth SK. I watched The Simpsons Movie the moment I finished it, and they were extremely different, which anyone would expect. I think the biggest difference between Under the Dome and The Simpsons Movie is that the former is much, much better.

 
 
Posted By: Mrs.P - April 21st, 2011 1:23:04 am EDT

I just finished the book, and I am very disappointed with the ending. It seemed like a cop out. It's the whole, "my story is ending as a dream because I can't think of any other way to end it" trap. This trap is one I teach my middle school students to avoid.

 
 
Posted By: Gayuh - April 12th, 2011 1:55:55 pm EDT

very engaging story, so many interesting characters. i wish the ending was not so abrupt... but honestly i am not really sure that it would be much better otherwise

 
 
Posted By: Thelastsurvivor - March 31st, 2011 11:21:00 am EDT

I didnt read this but everyone is using this im pretty sure u saw the simpsons movie they used this i will read this!!!!! u r awesome ull have to call on the first of the month some times bcuz we have on of those fones with free mns bcuz we r poor but when we get the chance we buy youre books my stepdad has a collection of youre books we even have the movie it although we never got to finish it uma lso writing a book you inspired me so if u wnt to read it i can email it to u

 
 
Posted By: Mr. Snaps - March 28th, 2011 5:37:42 pm EDT

Just finished this book for the second time. I have fallen in love with the characters in this story even more than I did in "The Stand". Big Jim is one of the best villains I have ever encountered. Excellent story, excellent novel. I can't wait for your next Rembrandt, as you call stories of this wide scale. Thank you, Mr King, really thank you for your work.

 
 
Posted By: Darlene - March 27th, 2011 12:48:37 pm EDT

Just finished this book and what can I say except when is the movie coming? Will there be another? The best horror writer of our time! I have been reading S.K.since I was a preteen first book was The Shinning and I have'nt stopped yet. . Please we need another Duma Key and Under The Dome. Love your work. Darlene

 
 
Posted By: Kris - March 26th, 2011 11:24:59 am EDT

To reply to Jeania's question on King's concept of the novel, King stated this on the "From the very beginning, I saw it as a chance to write about the serious ecological problems that we face in the world today. The fact is we all live under the dome. We have this little blue world that we've all seen from outer space, and it appears like that's about all there is. It's a natural allegorical situation, without whamming the reader over the head with it. I don't like books where everything stands for everything else. It works with Animal Farm: You can be a child and read it as a story about animals, but when you're older, you realize it's about communism, capitalism, fascism. That's the genius of Orwell. But I love the idea about isolating these people, addressing the questions that we face. We're a blue planet in a corner of the galaxy, and for all the satellites and probes and Hubble pictures, we haven't seen evidence of anyone else. There's nothing like ours. We have to conclude we're on our own, and we have to deal with it. We're under the dome. All of us." Hope that answers your question.

 
 
Posted By: Nick Tucker - March 23rd, 2011 6:52:10 pm EDT

I'm currently listening to the unabridged audiobook of 'Under the Dome'. It's read by Raul Esperza, who does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life. Thoroughly recommended.

 
 
Posted By: Jeania Howard - March 20th, 2011 12:43:08 am EDT

I read, "Under the Dome", but I have many questions which I would like the author to answer. First, I'd like to know who or what entity placed the box there. I wonder if this was a story of greed vs kindness. Perhaps it was the story of strong people who stood together to save a place and people that they loved. Or was it only about evil against weakness? I have attemped to get into the author's mind and understand what concepts he was trying to confer to his readers.

 
 
Posted By: JAYBALLZ - March 17th, 2011 8:54:52 pm EDT

Loved the book, read it non stop chasing after my 2 year old at the same time, really sad about Big Jim though, I wanted him to meet a much worse death and maybe not death. Thx

 
 
Posted By: BittersweetNightmare - March 17th, 2011 11:27:19 am EDT

I love this book... the best one yet..

 
 
Posted By: Dave Brown - March 16th, 2011 10:57:56 pm EDT

I have read alot of Stephen Kings novels and this has to be my favorite next in line would be Needful Things. Stephen I am one of your biggest fans and I love getting lost in all the worlds you create. Takes me to a brand new place and that is what makes a damn good author! Looking forward to what world you will take me to next. Thank you.

 
 
Posted By: Joelie - March 16th, 2011 7:28:38 pm EDT

I loved this book. It is classic King ala The Stand and Needful Things. The richness of his character development is the main reason he is the most successful author in the world!

 
 
Posted By: Paul - March 13th, 2011 12:27:42 pm EDT

This has got to be the BEST book i have ever read so far, the charachters are so complete and while reading the book its like watching a movie in my head, Mr King bravo, bravo..... superve thankyou

 
 
Posted By: Gonzo - March 4th, 2011 3:33:30 am EST

hahahahahahahhahahahahahaha, i started laughing when i read about the dome, lol , horror, mayhem, brutality went through my mind as soon as my eyes came across the word dome, i had fun contacting u Crystal Ball , i love your site, its very orginized. i need a job

 
 
Posted By: Michy - March 2nd, 2011 9:49:38 pm EST

I have been a constant reader for many years. I was 17 when I read the Stand. I was hooked ! Under the Dome is sooo good I read it twice. I know I will read it again, and think it will make a great movie. There were no parts to this story that didn't keep me turning pages as fast as I could.

 
 
Posted By: Rose - March 1st, 2011 8:10:46 pm EST

This is another great book by S.K. I love every book I have read of his.

 
 
Posted By: Skbf1632 - March 1st, 2011 5:14:32 pm EST

LOVED IT couldn't put it down once I started to read it. I hope they make it in to a movie.

 
 
Posted By: Jessica - March 1st, 2011 11:48:23 am EST

nothing beats a good sk novel and this one is one of his greater works! i have all of his books ALL thanx to goodwill and by far this one was worth the hunt for it

 
 
Posted By: HugeFan - March 1st, 2011 8:17:44 am EST

This is one of the best stories Stephen has written. I have read almost every book SK has published and watched many film adaptations. I am waiting in earerness for this one to go to film. When will that be SK?

 
 
Posted By: Paul - February 24th, 2011 8:31:28 pm EST

I loved this book! Once I started reading it I could not put it down.

 
 
Posted By: Rachel - February 23rd, 2011 8:30:20 pm EST

This book is amazing! It is my first Stephen King read, I can not wait to read more.

 
 
Posted By: ChrisPDX - February 23rd, 2011 6:46:16 pm EST

Under the Dome introduced me to a new monster - ME! Stephen King has created characters that I absolutely hated!I consider myself a gentle person but found myself hoping for Junior, Big Jim Rennie, Carter Thibodeau and some of the other despicable characters to meet a horrible, gruesome end. What a story. I could not put it down even though I found the story to make my heart pound and stressed me out at times.

 
 
Posted By: Wyte - February 23rd, 2011 1:23:33 pm EST

stephen did you steal the name anson wheeler from the movie role models with seann william scott? just wondering great book though couldnt put it down

 
 
Posted By: Karl - February 16th, 2011 1:33:53 pm EST

just finished the book ... loved it ... great characters , 1 question ??? did big jim escape ?? or was he pulled back in by junior ?? looking forward to the tv series ....

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - February 13th, 2011 1:05:20 pm EST

Still reading but already afraid for afterwards: the black hole after finishing te book. Why can't Stephen write faster than I read??

 
 
Posted By: Inge - February 11th, 2011 5:59:22 am EST

By far the best novel I've ever read, even from you...and I read a lot ;-) I just couldn't put it down, breathtaking as it was. All the best and keep up the great work! Inge, from the Netherlands.

 
 
Posted By: Evan - February 4th, 2011 8:42:50 pm EST

I'm only 1/10 of the way in, but "Under the Dome" is as un-put-downable as "The Stand"! King, undisputedly, is a genius of epic proportion.

 
 
Posted By: Pokedude777 - January 18th, 2011 9:02:18 pm EST

Your website is awesome!

 
 
Posted By: Leevictoria - January 15th, 2011 9:04:08 am EST

genius as always! That little sick feeling in the pit of your stomach that you just can't get rid of- but in a "knowing"good way.

 
 
Posted By: Nikki - January 14th, 2011 9:41:58 pm EST

I barely ever read, I don't think I've finished a book in my life unless I had to. This book, I could NOT put down. Very happy for Horace at the end by the way :] Love Corgi's.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - January 12th, 2011 2:38:41 pm EST

Bill Denbrough in "IT" told his class that a story should just be a story, not a socio-political message. I think that was King's own views. He also expressed this in "On Writing." But with this book, he seems to have made it socio-political to a degree that you get drowned in it. I liked the book, but picking up hidden messages all along the way made it somewhat painful. Not just because I disagree with most of the views, but because a book should just be a book. A real life incident doesn't have hidden messages, why should a book? Anyway, that's what I think. I still love SK and all his books, and will always read them. But this one is sadly on the bottom of my list of favorites so far.

 
 
Posted By: Chandler3434 - January 9th, 2011 3:47:31 pm EST

Loved this more than any other book, ever! Best thing I have ever read. I have to ask though, Why did Benny drake have to die? He was the best character.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - January 6th, 2011 4:28:22 pm EST

Absolutely 'un-put-downable' to copy a phrase. I haven't been this engrossed in one of Mr. King's novels since 'The Stand'! Thank you for the great 'escape from reality' again!

 
 
Posted By: Mom's Fave Author - January 3rd, 2011 8:42:24 pm EST

All I can say is WOW. It takes a genius to think up all of these books and thank you Stephen King for making all of these books. My mother has read each one and says that u can't stop writing books. so thank u very much

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - January 3rd, 2011 3:32:19 pm EST

When I first started reading the book I kept on thinking about Springfield in the Simpsons movie

 
 
Posted By: Skfan1352 - December 10th, 2010 2:10:35 pm EST

I LOVED this book! It is by far my favorite one yet. I loved all of the characters and I felt that I got to know them. 5 stars!!!!! Best book yet!

 
 
Posted By: MichaelMyers1964 - December 3rd, 2010 10:20:48 pm EST

To date one of my favorites! Talk about flying through a book and not being able to put it down. Actually being pissed when it was over! Thank God for Full Dark No Stars. Thanks again Steve, Go Sox John Cote, RI

 
 
Posted By: Kenshin - December 3rd, 2010 12:29:53 pm EST

Couldn't put it down. Some of the best character development structures I've been a witness to. Amazing the way everything fits and works together, they would be crazy not to make this a movie

 
 
Posted By: Sheryl - November 27th, 2010 11:57:20 pm EST

its a very nice story...

 
 
Posted By: Isaeva - November 27th, 2010 5:54:02 pm EST

delicious

 
 
Posted By: Pat - November 25th, 2010 9:25:02 pm EST

This really should become a movie, i loved the book and seing this in a movie would be really nice. If this was to become a movie im sure it will be very popular if it follows the book.

 
 
Posted By: Drea - November 24th, 2010 7:17:08 pm EST

First and foremost.....I Love Stephen King! Being a New England girl my self, from MA......When I am reading any one of his stories I can picture home and the unnatural events happening. I loved "Under the Dome", as much as I could not wait to finish it, I am sad that it is over. Thank you Steve for continuing to write your brilliant stoires.

 
 
Posted By: Elmarilou - November 24th, 2010 5:28:08 pm EST

movie please as soon as possible...

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - November 24th, 2010 2:10:24 pm EST

I am loving this book - but did anyone else notice that a Lee Child character - Jack Reacher has made an appearance? I love it when King has his characters re-appear in other books but now someone elses? I love Jack Reacher and do not mind it was just wondering?

 
 
Posted By: Kimi - November 15th, 2010 9:57:05 pm EST

Just finished this book and honestly couldnt put it down...I love the complexity of a large cast of characters, all with differing opinions and thoughts...makes the events in the story really come to life. Would have liked a little more conclusion and wrap-up, but it was great. I am contemplating starting it again! In regards to making this into a movie, I LOVE Stephen King's books. I do not, however, like the movies that have been made as a result. I am constantly disappointed, but maybe thats only because my imagination is so much better than can be portrayed on film. If this makes it to film or TV, please do it justice!!! Kudos, Mr. King...You rock.

 
 
Posted By: Chris - November 15th, 2010 2:11:33 pm EST

The only thing this book is missing is an EPILOUGE! It really left me wondering! Still...an epic read, though nothing will ever top the complexity of The Stand!

 
 
Posted By: Kalyn288 - November 14th, 2010 12:14:14 pm EST

Do not start reading this book unless you're prepared to read non-stop. It's a page turner and nearly impossible to put down.The storyline is great, the characters (although some a little dark) were very well developed and there was no guessing how the story would end!

 
 
Posted By: Rayne - November 9th, 2010 2:06:14 pm EST

Oh MY GOD! This book is awesome.I read it in a week and for me thats fast.Not since The Stand or maybe THe Dark Tower has anything been this good.

 
 
Posted By: Chynah - October 28th, 2010 9:36:28 pm EDT

ERG!!! Please...Movie?

 
 
Posted By: Maddy - October 28th, 2010 6:56:15 pm EDT

AMAZING BOOK. great read. I'm a huge fan of Stephen King's work. My favorite book by his is IT, and this is definently my 2nd fav. AWESOME BOOK!!

 
 
Posted By: Ile - October 22nd, 2010 4:10:29 pm EDT

Thank you internet book stores. I just finished this bad boy IN ENGLISH. They haven't even translated it in finnish yet, but who cares anymore? p.s. Extra points for that heroic golden retriever.

 
 
Posted By: Erica - October 19th, 2010 4:38:38 pm EDT

MOVIE MOVIE MOVIE MOVIE :)

 
 
Posted By: Lemak - October 15th, 2010 4:20:28 am EDT

One of my favorite books (The Shining being #1).....I love this story and am re-reading it currently, and I love that fact its as long as it is since i love your huge novels ( The Stand, It ) hoping you have atleast one more thick novel to share with us later on !!! Keep writing and thanks for sharing this story with all of us !!!

 
 
Posted By: Non-psychofan - October 14th, 2010 12:31:42 pm EDT

im a huge fan and i can not wait to get my hands on this book, the synopsis is driving me wild with anticipation, i don't hope that it becomes a movie though as the movies never do Stephen King any justice; just look at The Running Man for f**k's sake

 
 
Posted By: @HermanMunster85 - October 9th, 2010 6:54:21 pm EDT
Just started this work (Under the Dome) - gripping!
 
 
Posted By: Eileen - October 9th, 2010 1:55:59 pm EDT
will it be a movie... please let it be a movie. I've ready so many of your books and short stories and I always feel part of the story. Under the Dome had me feel every moment those characters felt. I felt very much a part of this book. Thank you
 
 
Posted By: Shan - October 8th, 2010 8:46:26 pm EDT
To me, this book sounds to me to be so reminiscient of the first John Grisham book I read, The Street Lawyer. From the first couple pages in Grisham's book, it trapped me in and it made me read more. It didnt take me lomng to finish that book at all. This book has sucked me in exactly like the Grisham book did. Kudos, Mr. King to another outstanding book!
 
 
Posted By: CR S - October 8th, 2010 1:19:10 pm EDT
Been a fan for the last 24 years and this is by far the best yet. I rented the book on CD from the library for my hour plus commute each day. You can tell its good when you sit in your car...still listening...once you get home. The guy who read it was great! I laughed, cried, yelled out loud! But Steve...why Audrey??? She was a good pup.
 
 
Posted By: Hunterism - October 7th, 2010 8:19:21 am EDT
To Suzanne: Why does it matter whether King portrays Muslims or Christians as bad guys? Its the same principle. So Under the Dome will be your last book by King, well its your loss.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - October 4th, 2010 1:25:44 pm EDT
I just finished this book! I can't say enough about it, I thought it was extraordinary! I was a bit worried about it's size but it was so gripping that it didn't take long at all read, I had trouble putting it down and when it was over, I found myself wishing it wasn't. I love King and read most of his books; this one is definitely one of my favorites.
 
 
Posted By: Beep - September 27th, 2010 2:29:42 pm EDT
Nice story Gordy, I just didnt like the ending.
 
 
Posted By: Scotty B. - September 25th, 2010 9:54:31 pm EDT
This is, by far, my favorite book that King has ever written.
 
 
Posted By: Bry - September 24th, 2010 1:43:10 pm EDT
Just finished Under the Dome, loved it but did anyone else notice that Julia Shumway's dog went from being called Horace to Hector :)
 
 
Posted By: Suzanne - September 22nd, 2010 11:24:04 am EDT
I bought the book feeling the story line would be very interesting. I just couldn't understand why all the bad guys were portrayed as Christians. I wonder if Mr. King would be brave enough to write a novel in which Muslims were portrayed as badly as Christians were in "Under the Dome" and take the name of Allah or his prophet in such a disrespectful way as he did the name of Jesus? I have read Mr. King's novels since he started writing but "Under the Dome" will be my last.
 
 
Posted By: Ben Gilstrap - September 20th, 2010 11:15:16 pm EDT
The mention of Lee Child's fictional protagonist, Jack Reacher, in this novel got me to wondering how many times King has slipped a nod to another author's work into his books.


 
 
Posted By: Einstein13 - September 18th, 2010 12:20:02 pm EDT
wow, im about half way thorugh this book, and it is AMAZING. cant wait to finish it
 
 
Posted By: Eaglegirl - September 16th, 2010 5:54:46 pm EDT
 I read the book and it was one of his best books I've read of Stephen kings in many years. Keep up the great work. Mary Morris.
 
 
Posted By: Snow - September 14th, 2010 3:49:04 pm EDT
I have about 100 pages left and I wish I were just beginning to read this book! I have to say there are no slow spot's in this one. I never thought with a book of over 1000 pages that it would be possible not to get bogged down somewhere. It is a great story and I will let you know if I liked the ending soon!!!
 
 
Posted By: Lui - September 10th, 2010 6:50:29 pm EDT
This excellent book is not available in Mexico,


 
 
Posted By: Syeda - September 5th, 2010 7:53:58 am EDT
I read this one, cover to cover, on an aeroplane trip. Loved it!
 
 
Posted By: Luke Schulz - September 5th, 2010 12:28:06 am EDT
Dear Mr. King, I am a huge fan of yours and this is by far my favorite of your novels. I think it has an excellent plot and very interesting and relatable characters. Even the town that they live seems formiliar. If had to complain about one thing it wouldn't the ending. I would have made Selectman Rennie in a more gruesome way than just dying because of lack of oxygen. Sincerely yours, Luke Schulz
 
 
Posted By: Creamchs - September 3rd, 2010 8:05:59 pm EDT
This is one of the best works by Stephen King. This is a character driven suspense novel going 100 miles an hour and rarely lets the reader catch its breath. Highly recomended. can't wait for a new novel.
 
 
Posted By: Coldplay - September 2nd, 2010 6:39:38 pm EDT
I have never been so mad before! Drove me crazy! It is my favorite book now 100%! So unpredictable! I am pretty young (14). And this boo was one of the first books I have read with rape in it and I think it's the worst thing ever! Want to punch soooooooo much people in the face! Amazing book though- the most unique store line- love Stephen king!
 
 
Posted By: DKuelanaz59 - September 1st, 2010 2:26:43 pm EDT
Stephen King is the best author who ever lived. I read Under the Dome, currently reading Duma Key
 
 
Posted By: Chris - August 30th, 2010 6:36:44 pm EDT
"Under the Dome" is easily one of King's best! My favorite novel was always "The Stand," but "Dome" is right up there along with it.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - August 28th, 2010 12:11:54 pm EDT
My sister says I live in my books, so for that I was a wreck reading this one. I loved it. I laughed, cryed, hated {Big Jim}, I yelled at people in the book. Would make a great mini-series like The Stand. Excellent work Stephen!!!!
 
 
Posted By: Jdm87 - August 24th, 2010 8:40:02 pm EDT
I read several blogs upon the purchase of this book. A few of them disconcerted me with the notion that the ending wasn't so good; too abrupt to say the least. I thought it was an excellent ending, it covered all the bases, and I believe that it makes for the potential to expand on the antagonists. Love the book. :) The only thing that I find worth mentioning is the gratuitous amount of nose bleeds. lol
 
 
Posted By: Pawel - August 24th, 2010 3:58:03 pm EDT
This is certainly a breathtaking piece of writing. A great plot. Expressive characters. But the ending? Come on! Don't blame the ET for everything! That's too easy. Although last pages bitterly disappointed me - I still love King's books.
 
 
Posted By: Nik - August 24th, 2010 6:03:18 am EDT
Hey, I would expect a respectable author like King would pay tribute to Simak's "All Flesh Is Grass" if not on the back cover then at least in the author's note or on his web site...
 
 
Posted By: Jovon - August 21st, 2010 6:56:03 pm EDT
I just finished this book!! All throughout the book I was constantly being surprised...I could not predict anything happening!! From beginning to end, Under the Dome, is gripping, and full of energy!! You become one of the characters trapped within. This is the first Stephen king novel I have ever read and look forward to gorging myself on the rest!! :)
 
 
Posted By: ChesterMills - August 21st, 2010 11:01:45 am EDT
I will have to say that this is book is one of the best novels by Stephen King in recent years. I thoroughly enjoyed every word. If done right it would make a superb movie. Its a great study in psychology and human fralities and how ordinary people rise and need to what needs to be done in a crisis. Its also a study in evil. James Rennie is the most despicle character in any of King's books and I wanted to throttle him at the very first. Keep up the good work Stephen. As always your writing is excellent and not only is it entertaining but eduactional as well.
 
 
Posted By: Rugrat - August 20th, 2010 1:14:19 am EDT
this would be a great movie. i convinced several people to buy this book and they all loved it.
 
 
Posted By: Kris B - August 19th, 2010 2:33:01 pm EDT
Well...all I have to say is...my wife did not exist for two weeks. Lol..seriously this book was amazing. It was definitely a whiteknuckler
 
 
Posted By: Crybe - August 16th, 2010 7:11:31 am EDT
Great book. I could have never imagined 1000 plus pages would go by so quickly. Each character is so interesting, good or bad, and nothing happens the way you would expect it to (which is a great relief.) Highly recommended.
 
 
Posted By: Marc Nieuwhof - August 15th, 2010 5:55:15 pm EDT
WOW!!! This is a great novel... escpecially the number if characters involved... It was a nice challenge to follow them... I was a bit dissapointed about the end of Big Jim... it did not gave me the YEZ... feeling!
 
 
Posted By: House - August 14th, 2010 1:52:19 pm EDT
loving the book, can't believe how real everything seems! wish you'd come to the UK for some book signings! can't wait for the HBO miniseries keep writing
 
 
Posted By: Footiegirl - August 13th, 2010 5:14:54 pm EDT
Just finished Under the Dome and this is the best book I have ever read (even better than The Stand). Can't wait for the next SK book!
 
 
Posted By: Ryan - August 10th, 2010 7:49:07 pm EDT
Hey, Just got the book yes!! i'm so happy! i'v got the old man as my cover haha, i can't wait to get stuck into this book! i'm really excited. well i better get some sleep. bloody hell it's 1 at night. thankyou so much stephen king. Night.
 
 
Posted By: Renee Silva - August 9th, 2010 11:41:22 pm EDT
I've been a fan for many years but sadly I have to say I've only read a few of your novels. I am trying to read my way through the King Library...Until I read Under The Dome I thought Dreamcatcher was my favorite but WOW this book was and is the best one yet!!!!!!I absolutely was glued to every single page. The characters were so real I felt like I was right there under the dome with them and found myself rooting for Barbie and Julia and Linda and Rusty. Big Jim was written perfectly right to the end, Thanks Mr King for another fablulous read.
 
 
Posted By: Prince - August 9th, 2010 3:48:51 pm EDT
Really great book. Stephen, you done really good work! I admire you.
 
 
Posted By: Jacklgf - August 8th, 2010 5:43:33 pm EDT
I began reading this book, but couldn't read any farther because I am a visual person and it is just easier for me to see king movie than to read his work, though a problem like this does not keep me from always trying. There is only one book i have finished, "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. But I do sooo wanna finish Under The Dome. SO Mr. King, if you could, for an autistic (asperger's syndrome) person like myself, make this into a movie. If you don't, then thanks for listening.
 
 
Posted By: Cooljay - August 8th, 2010 6:33:58 am EDT
I'm a fan for many many years. I started with It and never stopped reading, but Under the Dome will become my all time favourite, for Jack Reacher was there as well...... Thanks Stephen for all your books!!!
 
 
Posted By: Brian - August 6th, 2010 12:37:11 am EDT
I finished this book a few days ago. It took a whole week. I would sit up at night before bed, read for hours while telling myself I would put it down after the next chapter. But since there was always something happening at the end of chapters, I was screwed. This book was amazing and is next to The Shining as my favorite King novels.
 
 
Posted By: Cire13 - August 1st, 2010 5:37:32 pm EDT
I've read this novel over the course of 4 days (sometimes staying up to 3:00 am to finish some parts) and I have to say, I was pretty darn impressed by the end of the novel. Sure, it dragged on a little bit in the middle, had some questionable dialogue, and I was expecting more supernatural stuff to pop up ( for instance when you mentioned on page 273 that Angie and Dodee would reply back later on I got a slimmer of hope that the story would somehow take a turn for the undead) somewhere in this thousand pager, but overall I was well satisfied by the end. Partly because the climax was so horrific and then the aftermath and ensueing peril were very realistic and smart, but also you did a pretty fine job of understanding and guessing how people would react when under extreme pressure. I also can't forget the fact that the reason the entire Dome was there in the first place consisted of a very crafty, dark, and overall basic simple idea. That was the part that made me think a bit. The part that defined the whole book for me. Overall, Id give it an A-. P.S. This is actually my first legit novel I've read from you, since On Writing doesn't really count. (In other ways it does though, that book was damn helpful.) I got a great first impression from it though, and I look forward to reading all those other worlds you created through your other works. (I might possibly go with IT or The Tommyknockers for starters) Finally, I'd like to say thanks for creating a great, unique story that has been this 16 year old wanna-be writer's delight to read.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - August 1st, 2010 8:06:21 am EDT
OMG , Ive read just about all of steven K ,s book THE STAND is my fav, BUT this book I could not put down, its one of his BEST ,
 
 
Posted By: Carol O - July 29th, 2010 3:13:25 pm EDT
This was more like the old Stephen King from early years. I'm glad to see him getting back to that style of writing. However, my favourite of all time is still Pet Semetary. I look forward to more chilling hours of great reading. Good health and long life to you Stephen!
 
 
Posted By: Angie - July 29th, 2010 1:42:09 pm EDT
I just finished Under the Dome...It is the BEST book I have ever read...and am thinking of re-reading it already...The complexity of the town and people make you feel as though you are there and have known everyone for years...Absolutely Awesome!!!
 
 
Posted By: Biggie - July 29th, 2010 2:32:16 am EDT
Wow, I spent a month devouring this book, reading slowly and going back to keep the characters straight. Loved every minute of it.
 
 
Posted By: BeverlyD - July 29th, 2010 2:06:57 am EDT
This was a brilliant and entertaining piece of literature. Thank you Mr. King for another great read.
 
 
Posted By: H - July 27th, 2010 5:18:40 pm EDT
I absolutely love this book. I feel like this gets back to old Stephen King. Haven't been too impressed with more recent King books, until this one.
 
 
Posted By: @almaherself - July 27th, 2010 12:30:25 am EDT
My friend and I are reading it together, we are almost half way....so excited!
 
 
Posted By: Marie - July 26th, 2010 10:46:46 am EDT
i am almost done reading this book, i am on page 960, and i just love this book!!!! my favorite !!!!!!!!! Stephen King is the most talented writer !!! thank you so much for your work!!!
 
 
Posted By: Derek - July 22nd, 2010 8:50:38 pm EDT
I just Finished "Under The Dome." What ever you do, don't skip a word!!! Proof in the pudding, so they say. Page 1070 line 15, " Or if it had been just you been alone?" Awesome story!!!
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - July 22nd, 2010 12:47:19 pm EDT
I've heard people say that the book ended too quickly. 'what happened to Ollie, Barbie, Julia.... etc.' What we need to realize is the story is called 'under the dome.' When's it's lifted that's the end. Bonk! Silence.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - July 22nd, 2010 9:38:25 am EDT
So far a good book. Until I hit page 563 and came to a grinding halt. Wait! My book is missing pages 563 to 594. Now what?
 
 
Posted By: Kk - July 22nd, 2010 5:07:31 am EDT
@Runaround Sue, the paperback released in aust. has a page at the start of the book listing significant characters and their role in the town, perhaps look for that copy, as i also lose track of who is who!
 
 
Posted By: Lu - July 21st, 2010 3:58:05 pm EDT
A brilliant book and a great read. I can see how waiting from that original spark in 1976 till 2009 helped spring the dome. Thank you and your editor too.
 
 
Posted By: Brian K - July 19th, 2010 1:09:36 pm EDT
The cover artwork alone is worth the admission price! This is the best cover for any book I have ever seen (USA Version) As for the book amazing. great character building. Love it soooo much it hurts to say goodbye!!!
 
 
Posted By: Kay - July 17th, 2010 2:44:38 pm EDT
My mother loved it, im just starting it, But we are ancious to know when is it coming out in a movie, we loved the stan as well we are a big fans of your work. I grew up reading your work.
 
 
Posted By: Constant Reader - July 15th, 2010 12:56:49 am EDT
This book is purely deliciously Stephen King! What a treat to look forward to! Excellent character development, I feel like I know each & every person (& their dog!) personally. I did not want it to end, but I have no problem reading it all over again! Thank You Stephen King for revisiting the writing style of the classics such as, Salem's Lot, The Stand, and The Shining, to name but a few of many compelling reads! Yours Truly....Constant Reader :)
 
 
Posted By: Turnip - July 12th, 2010 3:57:34 am EDT
Why five diffferant covers on the paperbacks ?
 
 
Posted By: Willy - July 11th, 2010 8:59:54 pm EDT
thanks for this one. ive read some of your works , so this is now #3 of yours to be in my library. wm.
 
 
Posted By: Rolanddeschainswoman - July 11th, 2010 4:46:47 pm EDT
I absolutely loved this novel. I bought it as soon as it came out and i've read it twice. Proves how someone who is selfish and greedy can destroy everythin. Also the main charactor and my boyfriend have the same name.
 
 
Posted By: VA - July 10th, 2010 8:14:53 am EDT
Excellent, albeit, somewhat, slow moving story........from the time the initial flying lesson meets its end to a so-call "swipe" of the hand which lets the breeze in, I WAS HOOKED!.............57 and have been a "Stephen King" fan for as long as I could check out my own books............don't let them try to make a movie out of this one...........they couldn't do it.............................ha, ha I loved it "high faces"", "leatherheads".........................................
 
 
Posted By: SK4LIFE - July 8th, 2010 10:30:03 am EDT
BEST BOOK EVEER!
 
 
Posted By: Asha - June 30th, 2010 7:33:08 pm EDT
My favorite book I've ever read. Couldn't put it down. Read it in three days! The only thing that makes me want to read as much as this book does is Harry Potter.
 
 
Posted By: Runaround Sue - June 29th, 2010 8:07:45 am EDT
I'm loving this book, but since I'm a slooooooooow reader, I need some help with the characters. Does anyone know where I can get a list so I don't have to go back to find out who someone is? I'm still doing that after 450 pages! Thanks!
 
 
Posted By: CoryFrank - June 29th, 2010 12:51:48 am EDT
An amazing read. By far the best novel written in a long time. Stephen's stories are perpetually gripping and will last forever; enlightening the next generation and further more with his talent that is nothing short of incredible. The artwork of a genius, at the reader's fingertips!
 
 
Posted By: Newgothic - June 26th, 2010 10:48:16 am EDT
I'm so sad that it ended!! Simply excellent!!
 
 
Posted By: Magissoula88 - June 26th, 2010 7:20:13 am EDT
Such a mind blowing book.Incredible action, thrilling, with a great plot and classic characters.All good till the final pages.There the whole structure falls to pieces....All those pages and expecting a great end.When i finished the book the first thing i thought was 'Huh?'.Too bad...
 
 
Posted By: Cody - June 18th, 2010 12:16:17 pm EDT
An UNBELIEVABLY long, but graciously ENTERTAINING book. I wouldn't have even minded if it were a thousand more pages! The story is so immense with dozens of characters to keep track of, I'm surprised anyone would be able to pull off this novel. But you did it S.K. with flying colors. Thanks for this great novel.
 
 
Posted By: Mary - June 16th, 2010 11:26:36 pm EDT
Fantastic, edge-of-your-seat, hold-your-breath, page-turner! Just couldn't read it fast enough! It could be an AWESOME movie!! Mr. King, this is by far, your BEST work yet! Thank you!!
 
 
Posted By: Marie - June 14th, 2010 10:41:41 am EDT
the best of the best !!!!!!!!
 
 
Posted By: Monika Niewiarowska - June 14th, 2010 7:06:22 am EDT
this book is fantasic... I loved book !!!
 
 
Posted By: Monika Niewiarowsa - June 13th, 2010 9:23:22 am EDT
1000 znakw ...I would like to congratulate the author immediately so wonderful books such as 'Cell' and 'Under the dome'. podobaj.tylko I really pity that the 'Cell' was not to kocaco happened to Jonhym, Clay, Tom, Jordan
 
 
Posted By: S.K.Rules - June 12th, 2010 6:09:29 pm EDT
great story one of his best.
 
 
Posted By: Sharmela Mclaughlin - June 11th, 2010 12:28:28 am EDT
I loved the character Barbie and truly enjoyed the sense of humour throughout this book!!!
 
 
Posted By: NicoleIreneFowler - June 10th, 2010 11:29:14 am EDT
I cannot wait to read this. I admire Stephen King like he's God. As a 14 year old student who possesses no interest whatsoever in school, I adore reading. Stephen King is my absolute favourite and as I said, I cannot wait (underlined and bolded) to read this.
 
 
Posted By: Derek Lamar - June 7th, 2010 1:33:39 pm EDT
Just started in the Dome. Enjoy all Kings works. Just finished my first reading of the uncut unedited version of the Stand. So glad King jumps right into the excitement and pulls you right into Chester's Mill and this strange new Development. D
 
 
Posted By: Ricardo - June 7th, 2010 6:41:37 am EDT
Another great work from the Master... =) Greatings from Portugal.
 
 
Posted By: Christopher - June 4th, 2010 8:34:08 pm EDT
Dear Sai King, Your novel about the scientific effects of the dome on a small Mane town has been a wild ride. I wrapped myself into this vivid world of the characters who motives and goals effect other citizens of the town. Despite the length of the novel, you have an incredible sense of pace. Not only that, but you can certainly blend the sci-fi with horror with exceptional ease. I can't wait for your next work.
 
 
Posted By: Dopey #2 - June 3rd, 2010 9:56:54 pm EDT
So . . . that's what you're planning, eh? Putting a dome over a city full of reptilians, eh? Well . . . I just have one question for you, sir . . . did the other planets have Jesus Christ and the wrath of God on their side? No, didn't think so . . . futile, truly futile. EAN. I know what you're up to, dude.
 
 
Posted By: A. G. Wooding - May 31st, 2010 2:58:47 pm EDT
A strange ending but I found myself caring so much about the characters and about their need to get out from under the dome that I didn't really care about how the dome got there in the first place. King has such a skill in crafting characters that it makes the plot pale in comparison to their goals, something I really enjoy every time I read one of his stories.
 
 
Posted By: D - May 27th, 2010 5:01:14 am EDT
4am: just finished this. Love, love the story. The more I read the more I wanted to read. Thanks for an exciting ride and wonderfully scary idea.
 
 
Posted By: DaveM - May 22nd, 2010 7:09:44 pm EDT
I've read nearly every Stephen King Book. This was a good book with a bad ending. I was hoping it would tie in with the Stephen King Universe and while reading thought I noticed a connection to "Insomnia", but then the plot started heading towards an "alien being" and became very predictable. Maybe we'll see Dale Barbara in another place & time in the Stephen King Universe.
 
 
Posted By: Clarissa - May 19th, 2010 1:12:20 am EDT
Absolutley loved this novel. I could not put it down. Page after page I became more and more involved with the story. I even had a dream that I was a character in the novel as strange as that may sound. I can see myself rereading this several times!
 
 
Posted By: MrGromilla - May 17th, 2010 3:55:34 pm EDT
Yeah, i am also disappointed at the ending. I read all book( I don't know how much pages you have, but in polish language about 950) and when I was reading it, I just wanted to get to the end. All this horrible murders and atmosphere of fear, and final disaster... But when I finally got there, I read ending in less tham minute. For so big, long book- too short end. But, i must say, book is really good. I read it in 2 days, and all this time i just couldn't tear off it...
 
 
Posted By: MariaBell - May 13th, 2010 2:01:29 pm EDT
This story (of course) is not so much about how the Dome got there - though that part is not necessarily something to arbitarily dismiss - as it is about what happens, and how *quickly* it happens, to the people in this small town afterwards - nevermind the poor unfortunately souls who were in the way when the Dome first came down. This here book is six inches thick and weighs a ton, and while I was wishing at first that I had an electronic reader, just so I wouldn't have to lug it around, it made no difference once I started reading. I gleefully lugged it around. I'll tell you what, it's scary to think people would get like this in a few short days, but if you ask me, I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility for any of us, which is exactly at the heart of many of King's novels. That said, there *are* a few individuals in this book who are sick, twisted, and criminal to start with, but think about the ramifications of THAT in a town cut of by a big ol' Dome, why doncha? It's astounding, unsettling, and a positively chillingly GREAT read!
 
 
Posted By: Goose - May 12th, 2010 1:57:05 am EDT
I just finished reading Under the Dome, and can say that I enjoyed the trip but I'm a little disappointed at the ending. Partly because things ended so quickly after Barbie was sprung, it felt like the build-up took so long and the resolution was so fast it was a little unsatisfying. But mostly it's because I really love epilogues, and there isn't one! I want to hear what happens to the survivors, what effects the gigantic toxic cloud has on surrounding areas, and what peoples' response is to the events (from the POV of the visitor's day family members, the media, the military, the nation in general). When I finish a long story, I prefer closure, because by the end, the characters all have their own little lives. Making up my own endings just feels wrong. Barbie in particular is such a cool character, I want to know where he goes from here. This CR would love to see him brought back in another story (hint hint wink wink). As for the plot resolution, I was hoping for more of a showdown between Rennie and Barbie, and for Barbie to have a chance to at least begin re-asserting sanity in the town prior to the explosion. I suppose what it comes to is that I desired to see an injustice set right - I wanted to see Jim Rennie's true nature revealed and Barbie's name cleared before everyone died. I'm curious about what happens to Ollie the Dorphan, too. Poor kid. All in all, I like the book a lot. Heavy as it is, it's hard to put down. The societal isolation concept is thought-provoking, and the large cast of characters is managed pretty well... I just wanted a little more action out of the main protagonist.
 
 
Posted By: Valleygirl - May 11th, 2010 11:22:59 pm EDT
Just finished "Under the Dome". I am so overwhelmed by the craftsmanship combined with grand storytelling that I intend to immediately read the book again. There are only a few books that fall into that category. Only one author has two in my list. His other book is "The Stand".
 
 
Posted By: Josh - May 10th, 2010 6:46:50 pm EDT
I have noticed some inconsistencies in this book i.e. a berreta tarus, hims for thems and so on dont know if its a publishing error or what just thought I would say something really a big fan of all kings work thanks...
 
 
Posted By: Makato - May 7th, 2010 8:07:15 pm EDT
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Posted By: NWYNTER - May 4th, 2010 12:38:59 pm EDT
I am only on page 361.Number 19 seems to be in this book a lot .
 
 
Posted By: Muffintin - May 2nd, 2010 10:33:22 am EDT
I read "Under the Dome" and I thought it was exquisite! After I was finished, I wanted more. I kept wanting to pick up the book and continue reading, but, alas! It was finished! So, do you think you could write a sequel to this? And answer the questions: What was the dome actually? Who generated it (besides leatherheads) and where are they from? What happened to the survivors and how was life after the dome? I must say, after reading that, I don't take our pure air for granted! The best yet!
 
 
Posted By: Anne-Marie7477 - April 28th, 2010 9:40:59 am EDT
I thought this was an excellent story but felt it was similar to the Simpsons movie. i thought the first chapter was very gripping with the aeroplane and the birds crashing into the dome. i felt that Big Jim was a little like the sherif in Desperation. I like the familiar feeling of the characters but it would be nice to see something a little different. I hope you don't mind Sir King but i'm going to write a short story parodying some of your work for my dissertation in my English Language, Literature and Creative Writing Degree. Only a true fan like myself who has everything you've ever written and all of the movies ever made from your work, could do it any justice. I hope you are flattered and not offended.
 
 
Posted By: Philip - April 23rd, 2010 12:35:00 pm EDT
Stephen King's imagination is really endless. I can't wait to read his next work.
 
 
Posted By: AJ - April 18th, 2010 4:34:00 pm EDT
I had finished this book a month ago, and I have to say that I had absolutely loved it. This book had me hooked all the way to the end. So much, in fact, that I have gotten in trouble a few times for reading instead of paying attention in class. lol! The book was wonderful though, and it will definately be reread once again sometime down the road. Oh, and btw....Barbie rules!
 
 
Posted By: Tribe3215 - April 18th, 2010 12:14:22 am EDT
I love the book! i finished the long marathon of reading this book over spring break and i loved every bit of it. the ending could have been a little better because it doesnt explain much about what happens after the dome comes up, like with barbie and julia and all the other people. but still a 10/10
 
 
Posted By: Ruthie - April 17th, 2010 4:47:13 pm EDT
Wow, Steve...what a ride! Couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end..thanks for the escape..I needed that. Only problem now is I miss all of my friends that were in it.
 
 
Posted By: Ilessthan3stephenking - April 15th, 2010 2:45:47 pm EDT
inside da bubble
 
 
Posted By: Hellsing - April 14th, 2010 3:33:48 am EDT
what a great entertaining, this book hold my breathe for long, unless the stand prefered the best of all decades of time
 
 
Posted By: Big Jim Rennie - April 12th, 2010 12:24:44 pm EDT
(SPOILER) I have posted about this novel before, but I have just finished it and had to make another comment. I think this book was amazing for many reasons. It never stops gaining momentum and speed and always keeps you at the edge of your seat. King is a genius when it comes to cliffhangers at the end of chapters. There were some things I did not like, such as the Vader File serving no purpose, the fact that Barbie was locked up and then accomplished almost nothing once he was released was a little downer. Rusty Everett and Julia Shumway were more of a protagonist than Barbie was. I also agree that Jim Rennies demise was to quick and speedy. I almost got angry thinking he was going to go out with a mere heart attack. I personally would've like to see the Vader File expose him and the town turn on him or Carter use the file against him or something. King spent a lot of time making the reader hate this character so much I felt this was one of the best antagonists ever created. I literally HATED Big Jim and found myself cursing when the other townsfolk would just go along with everything he said. Also the book almost didn't need aliens in it at all. It would have been badass to have the meth-lab cause the dome by an accidental chemical interaction...thus exposing Rennie and causing everyone to hate him even more! ...just an idea.
 
 
Posted By: Liz - April 12th, 2010 10:46:03 am EDT
I have so many questions...  1. Loved the T.S. Eliot references... so perfect. How did he think to incorporate them? 2. As a lawyer, I wondered where all the lawyers and judges were (even in small towns, we're everywhere). Was that an edit and one existed in a previous version, or did it simply not occur to him to add one? ("The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"?) So many constitutional issues... a lawyer could actually be good or evil in the book. 3. Did he struggle with Big Jim's death? No living person got to witness it... was that a hard choice? I understand other people wanting a different death for him. 4. So many people had visions. Everyone seemed to eventually take them as an inevitable result. Why did everyone just "prepare for the worst and hope for the best"? Why didn't someone say--this is bullshit, we're not going to let it happen--instead of waiting for the burning to start? 5. Loved the use of dogs. Horace was the perfect Corgi. If he doesn't have one, he knows one very well. Thanks for this book! Brought me back after several years. The EW excerpt was great.
 
 
Posted By: Gonhar - April 8th, 2010 4:05:28 pm EDT
I enjoyed this SK book like all others I' ve read from him in the last 20 years or so, but, sadly, this time the idea nor the plot are original. There was a short story written in the seventies about a dome just as the one in "Under the dome" coming up over a greater part of NY-City. I will try to dig up the book (a short story recopilation in german, mostly translations from english) and provide this site with the info. But the similarities are striking, an undestructible dome comes up without warning over an american comunity, cutting it off te rest of the world, but allowing some air and moisture and also radio transmissions coming through, the comunity gets unwound because of the situation and a "stranger", in the story I am refering to a jewish-german scientist saved from the concentration camps by the US-Army, is both the intended cuplrit and the saviour of the city. Other issues such as food-shortage, police-cooption, real-estate tycoons, etc. also turn up. If Mr. Kings staff is interested, I remember the (german!) book was published as a Ro-Ro-Ro (the name should ring a bell with experts) paperback SF-short story collection sometime in the early eighties. Again I have to say I really enjoyed the book, but... either King himself wrote the original story, or he read it and forgot he did, for the similarities go way too far. Regards gonhar
 
 
Posted By: Scarlett - April 8th, 2010 12:09:14 pm EDT
Not one of my favorites so far. Besides the Dome it is all to real. I am about 2/3 rds thru it and am hoping for a good ending. I prefer more fantasy in his books. He always makes it more beliveable.
 
 
Posted By: Brady12 - April 7th, 2010 5:39:25 pm EDT
This is just another amazing novel! I seriously doubt that the man can write a bad novel. I bummed that some of the good people died before they could be rescued but I was absolutely ecstatic when Big Jim got what he deserved. The people that came after him at the end could be viewed as hallucinations but beliive they were the actual ghosts of the people he wronged. Awesome, awesome novel !
 
 
Posted By: Steelhead3686 - April 5th, 2010 12:38:02 pm EDT
Read it quickly because it reads like a movie and it's very gripping. I loved that it hit the ground running. I couldn't get enough of the inside joke between Barbie and Colonel Cox. I really enjoyed the father-son tandem. Possibly my favorite parts of the book are toward the end with The Chef and Andy. Of course there is the subtext of environmental issues, limited resources, their misappropriation, and the people behind it all which really hits home. One of my favorites along with the DT series, Dreamcatcher, and Hearts in Atlantis.
 
 
Posted By: Lyndse Loo - April 4th, 2010 10:14:30 pm EDT
I just started this book and love it:) So much has happened and I am not even threw 200 pages. Love Stephen King and his work!
 
 
Posted By: Mysstryss - April 4th, 2010 12:30:55 am EDT
The audiobook read by Raul Esparza will kick the ass of any movie made of this book, I could not stop listening. It is outstanding I highly recommend.
 
 
Posted By: Edge - March 30th, 2010 6:14:20 pm EDT
No, the UK version is not different to the US-Version. It's just that the size of the letters is a liitle smaller, which is why there are less pages.
 
 
Posted By: Cat - March 29th, 2010 7:50:31 pm EDT
I LOVED this book. I can't wait for the movie. I could picture a movie all the way thru the book. Keep them coming.
 
 
Posted By: Baaarbie - March 29th, 2010 6:50:42 pm EDT
Also, it could have been more suspensful and just better if there were a few chapters in there from the alien childrens point of view Thanx for keeping me alive through college, SK!!!!!
 
 
Posted By: Baaarbie - March 29th, 2010 6:44:52 pm EDT
i really enjoyed it, although I do agree that Rennie should have had a worse death. it was like King was trying to make you hate him TERRIBLY so that his demise would be satisfying. Very cool about the anthill idea.
 
 
Posted By: Sharon - March 28th, 2010 11:49:25 am EDT
Hello. Loving it so far but only 1/4 of the way through. But I have 877 pages and i live & bought it in th UK, is this right? Or is the UK version different for some reason? Help!!! thanks Sharon
 
 
Posted By: Presjudy - March 25th, 2010 1:08:27 pm EDT
Wow! I just finished this novel and had to write!THe imagery was so descriptive ifelt that i was in the dome breathing the air at the end!THe sadistic minds of the "players"were so true to human life. How many of us have kicked an ant hill and haven't thought twice about it?THanks King for reminding us once again of our ability to lose our humane side. And our ability to retain it. Couldn't put it down!
 
 
Posted By: Alvin - March 23rd, 2010 8:04:16 am EDT
I dont if I have a complete book or not. I have 1042 pages the story ends where Julia wakes up Barbie to tell him that Benny Drake has die. What happen after? I had to read some of what happen on the internet. Please tell if my book is complete.
 
[The book has 1072 pages.  You have a defective copy which can be returned to the retailer where you purchased it for exchange.]

 
 
Posted By: Rose - March 22nd, 2010 11:40:10 pm EDT
I have to admit that I was disappointed in this novel. The writing was amazing, written only as King can, but I felt like the ending should have been much better for all the build up... Big Jim deserved a much worse fate than he received, I think the whole thing just fell flat in the last few chapters...
 
 
Posted By: Raejeanowl - March 22nd, 2010 5:28:48 pm EDT
I just finished after forfeiting several hours of my beauty sleep this past week. My qualifier: The denouement is only slowly warming on me and falling into place as the "right" ending/explanation. Otherwise, I LOVED IT! Complex characters and unsentimental plot development reminiscent of earlier work. Bravo, Steve!
 
 
Posted By: John Lee - March 15th, 2010 3:58:23 pm EDT
wow what a griping novel it is a long story and one of the best books i read this year.stephen king keep on writing.
 
 
Posted By: Tevob1 - March 14th, 2010 4:43:26 pm EDT
I have read every work published by SK with the exception of the comic books. I am a CONSTANT reader. I LOVED the Dome, could not put it down and it reminded me so much of his writing style, imagination and skill at bringing out the best and the worst in "human" nature. Did I mention I loved the book! I must go back and reread The Stand again. My admiration and thanks to you, Mr. King ... THE CONSTANT CREATIVE WRITER.
 
 
Posted By: Dollydagger - March 14th, 2010 10:12:56 am EDT
A great read with some fantastic characters, Big Jim Rennie was my "cotton picking" favourite.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - March 11th, 2010 7:02:34 pm EST
I've only read about 100 pages into the book, but it is very interesting and suspenseful... This has been my first book by Stephen King that I've begun to read, however it is definately great and I plan on reading more of King's books!
 
 
Posted By: Sam - March 11th, 2010 8:29:27 am EST
I am currently reading Under the Dome and I have to say I can't put it down. I feel this book has brought back old school King to the new school environment. I understand how some people can say it has "B-movie" style quotes and writing, but you have to understand that King is a writer of pop culture and takes from our everyday life and puts it in his world. With that said, King took today's sayings (as queer as they may be) and inserted them into the story making it more realistic to today's society. I love this book! I am not finished with it, but I have not been able to put it down. Unlike some other books, this novel is a definite page turner. There hasn't been a dull moment yet. I can't wait to finish it and possibly see it as an HBO mini-series!!
 
 
Posted By: KDR - March 10th, 2010 11:53:14 pm EST
what a terrifying, tough ending...
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - March 9th, 2010 8:48:47 pm EST
OMG I hated this book. I could not wait for it to end. The first King book I've felt that way about, and I have them all. The Stand is my favorite King book and this is NOTHING like The Stand. The majority of the book was about big Jim and I hated big Jim - you do the math. If I wanted to be this irritated, I would have read a book on how great of a president G.W. Bush was. BTW Big Jim and G.W. were cut from the same cloth. By the end I could have cared less if any of them lived. Anyone letting someone like Big Jim run their town and get away with what he got away with - got what they deserved. None of the bad guys got the comeuppance, they should have. The Dome made no since - why would it be in the shape of a town city limits, I could go on and on. If it wouldn't have focused so much on Big Jim and the bad guys, I could have loved it. :(
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - March 8th, 2010 5:20:19 am EST
my favourite stephen king novel yet. amazing characters - piper libby, one of the best.
 
 
Posted By: Vryclver - March 5th, 2010 10:32:52 am EST
The BEST Christmas present ever! King just has a way of reeling you in and keeping you hooked. I just could not put this book down. What a cast of characters!
 
 
Posted By: Ric - March 3rd, 2010 7:08:52 am EST
impossibly hard to put down! compares to "the stand" as one of his finest novels. this is, i just hope the small or big screen adaptation measures up to this opus.
 
 
Posted By: Grey - March 2nd, 2010 8:23:29 am EST
I am in the middle of this book now, and it seems to be a discourse on the mental attitude of the USA since the 'glass bubble' of the patriot act has been put in place, but magnified, and sped up. In other words, a tome on the adaptational behaviors of people under threat....or supposed threat... and a great warning to heed in the coming chaotic backlash of world economic governance....
 
 
Posted By: Steve - February 27th, 2010 11:11:09 am EST
this book was the best Christmas present that i received this year.i was totally engrossed.please tell me that there are plans to film this,either as a movie or a mini series.Mr Spielberg could bring this to life on the screen as he has done with so many Stephen King stories
 
 
Posted By: Cory - February 22nd, 2010 11:03:29 am EST
I thought that under the dome was an amazing book and one of my personal favorites from stephen king
 
 
Posted By: Miranda - February 7th, 2010 2:38:35 pm EST
Just finished this book and could not put it down!!! I really wanted Remmie to meet his horrible doom throughout the whole novel. Made me loathe the bad guy! I will probably end up reading this book several times!
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - February 6th, 2010 8:33:47 pm EST
I spend a lot of time traveling so I listen to books. I kept waiting to hear what happened to Rennie and the last thing I remember hearing about was him killing Carter. I kept trying to find it but couldn't. Can someone please tell me if it ended leaving Rennie in the fall out shelter?
 
 
Posted By: GinaGina - January 29th, 2010 11:55:14 pm EST
Loved it! couldn't put it down! I wanted to reach in a kill Rennie myself, I would be curious to see this as a movie or miniseries but it would have to be R rated or on HBO. Lots of gruesome, dispicable stuff.
 
 
Posted By: N.Bitney - January 28th, 2010 4:04:20 pm EST
I got halfway through back in December 25th, and that was christmas so i got way to busy to read, but i am reading it again now! I am a newly founded Stephen King fan! i have read Duma Key, and now Under The Dome! WHICH I LOVE! I plan to read all of Stephen King's Novel's!!!! :)
 
 
Posted By: Stephenfan07 - January 26th, 2010 4:04:43 pm EST
Under the Dome, is an excellent book. I have been reading it for about 2 months now! Over that period of time! i have been reading off and on because i haven't had much time to read but i plan to re-read the whole book by the end of the next week! :) I LOVE THIS BOOK! i got to page like 650 though! :)
 
 
Posted By: Grum - January 23rd, 2010 5:28:05 am EST
As a fan since the early 80's this is Mr King's first book since IT that has really grabbed me, shook me by the scruff of the neck and left a lasting scar that I will have to scratch time and time again. I've never really stopped reading SK, my love affair started with The Lot and Jack Torrence and took full hold in The Stand but after IT I've always felt slighty let down. The Dome has put my SK world firmly back on its axis. Mr King, I would like to shake you firmly by the hand. Thank you.
 
 
Posted By: Kris - January 22nd, 2010 5:17:14 pm EST
i have been reading your books only since the summer but i found i like them very much and i recently finished Under The Dome and it was very good great job i look forward to other books you will write
 
 
Posted By: Rudolf Niehaus - January 22nd, 2010 7:16:05 am EST
I enjoyed reading this book. The end was a bit disappointing and I expected more, but still a great read.
 
 
Posted By: Steeven - January 19th, 2010 5:22:08 pm EST
I just finished Under the Dome and I loved it. One question though . . . am I mistaken or does Mr. King's references to a military character named Jack Reacher mean that Mr. King is a fan of the Lee Child books?
 
 
Posted By: Euan - January 18th, 2010 2:05:01 pm EST
LOVED IT!!!!!!. What an epic just an all round fantastic book. what more can i say. READ IT!!!!.
 
 
Posted By: Sean - January 14th, 2010 8:56:38 pm EST
Under the dome is amazing! Love this world almost as much as mid-world. Is it just me or is 19 rearing it's ugly head a few times in the mill?
 
 
Posted By: Dana Hill - January 14th, 2010 12:24:38 am EST
I'm 270 pages deep in this so far epic tale, and its starting to grab me! I will have a much more detailed praise when i finish. thank you KING!
 
 
Posted By: JRM - January 12th, 2010 12:33:01 am EST
I really liked the book, I really did. In fact, I shouldn't even complain, being that the book was given to me. That being said, I did have some problems with it, the biggest being that it was inconsistent. There's a lot of interesting things going on, but at the same time there's so many moments that made it a frustrating reading experience. I liked the book, like I said, but I wouldn't put say it's one of his masterpieces. Maybe It'll grow on me as it sinks in, but thinking back to it, I'm not so sure that will happen. Good read, but not incredible, in my opinion. Especially by Stephen King standards.
 
 
Posted By: C. Silva - January 11th, 2010 4:20:31 pm EST
Loved this book couldnt put it down. Love the character development i can actually picture what each character would look like to a T. Great read
 
 
Posted By: Jutty - January 10th, 2010 4:27:11 pm EST
Ahh.. Nothing like a 1000 page novel to make you fall in love with an author all over again. If I had to pick one word to describe the way I feel about Mr. King's stories.. Well.. Addicted is the only one that comes to mind.. Keep it up Stephen. You are the KING of horror/suspence!! Under the Dome is proof that you still have it in you to scare the living HELL out of constant readers, but also move them at the same time..
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - January 4th, 2010 4:59:11 pm EST
My father is the one reading the book, however, it is the first book in years that he hasn't been able to put down. I've read the back cover and part-way in, it sounds interesting, but I'm currently reading Gillian Flynn's 2nd novel. Thank You for bringing my father back to the magical world of books.
 
 
Posted By: Pga - January 2nd, 2010 3:48:17 pm EST
I just finished this book. I could not put it down. The Stand is the best, but this is definately second best. I loved it, loved it, loved it!!
 
 
Posted By: T.Hardy - December 25th, 2009 7:23:32 pm EST
Under the Dome was,of course,an excellent book! Very gruesome and thought provoking. Although it could have used more suspense and terror.
 
 
Posted By: Rlgreen - December 22nd, 2009 1:23:12 pm EST
As much as I wanted to read UTD, arthritis in my hands wouldn't let me hold it. So I bought the audible.com download and I've been enjoying it greatly. However, I'm wondering if the map and the census list (which I've read about on various discussion boards) can't be made available online to those of us who for whatever reason can't handle the book itself.
 
 
Posted By: Deanna - December 21st, 2009 9:03:06 am EST
I'm listening to Under the Dome and when I'm not listening to it, I'm thinking about it. Stephen King at his best. He is the only author I've come across who can make me GAG with the written word.
 
 
Posted By: RJ - December 20th, 2009 5:02:03 pm EST
I have found a couple of errors in an otherwise brilliant book. I must say that bIg Jim Rennie is the most hateable character ever. The errors in question are as follows, On page 105: Horace the Corgi is called Hector twice. and Page 151: This appears about half the way down the page. "Barbie shook HER head." Aside from that it is a brilliant book that had me reading late into the night on more than one occasion. RJ
 
 
Posted By: XP3AC3MAK3Rx - December 20th, 2009 8:38:40 am EST
I think it's gonna be interesting, just ordered it from Amazon. Favorites so far: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Bag Of Bones, IT, Gerald's Game Dolores Claiborene (love how they're interwieved), On Writing, and hopefully this one (long though...)


 
 
Posted By: Sarah - December 19th, 2009 9:50:16 am EST
I've been reading his books since I first picked up IT in the 4th grade. I know "who let me read that at such a young age?" I snuck it out of my mothers room. UNDER THE DOME has a STAND feel. I love it. I love the character development in this one. Thank you for another beautiful piece of fiction and another King Novel to add to my collection.
 
 
Posted By: Wasp - December 18th, 2009 4:04:52 pm EST
Soooo... Any truth to the rumour that the Kindle version of Under the Dome being released later than the hard copy was at Steve's request?
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - December 17th, 2009 4:03:01 pm EST
Wow! Amazing book! I'm fourteen and I read it in four days, it was impossible to put down! I was up until two in the morning every night, just wanting to finish one more chapter! Keep up the good work!!!
 
 
Posted By: Debster - December 16th, 2009 1:05:44 pm EST
Brilliant! Another masterpiece... my only regret was that it had to come to an end. I hated to leave these characters. Eagerly awaiting a new read by the King. "Faster, Steve, faster!"
 
 
Posted By: Jake - December 15th, 2009 12:46:43 pm EST
This is first book I have read in twenty years completly i have started many many books but this one gripped me and worked my imagination like i was in middle school again, when we were discovering writting,took me back to a time when every thing i wrote for a grade was read aloud in class.man how I loved the escape of my own imagenation,from an unhappy childhood.One of the reasons I decided to even try and read a book was because of verge of teenange duaghter and straight A student am very proud to add,has allways shown a passion to read books since she has learned to read.but I am worried about her insationable lust for the new vampire fad.Those kids that take that fantacy too far are very weird.So i decided to try to recindle my llost passion for litterary escape to try to find new subjects for to try,and I be damded if not the fist book I pick up with out any prior knowledge gripped me like an illicet drug.Still conteplating about the adullt content in the book Under the Dome for her but guess it is no worse than every day life our children are unfortunaly subjected to by hollwood media.I also would like to add I think with todays special effects that this book If made into a movie would undoutadly be a heart racing Block buster that i would even love to take a part in. Thank You Mr. King for a wonderful ride.
 
 
Posted By: Dragonfly - December 11th, 2009 4:36:58 am EST
I bought a copy of this book for my sister and myself and we had a mini book club talking about it! Another masterpiece by Mr. King. I loved it. I love how he is going more into the psyche of people which can be even more scary then a monster! A highly recommended read. Had a hard time putting it down or even not thinking about it when I wasn't reading it! It burrowed into my brain and I loved it!
 
 
Posted By: Powlene - December 7th, 2009 8:55:41 am EST
Just finished Under The Dome. At first I found al the flying body parts and al the bloody details a bit to much. But as always with reading your books I got hooked and couldnt put it down. One thing though, I get what the book is about, it has many recognizable scenes and charters but I didnt quite understand the ending. Its kind of open for me. Who or what is behind the Dome? If its up the readers imagination there are many possibilities. Hmmm... maybe thats it, just use your own imagination. Thanks again for another great book! Greetings from Holland.
 
 
Posted By: Blackjack85 - December 2nd, 2009 10:12:46 am EST
Hi Mr. King, I've read Under the dome and I found it great, a masterpiece! expecially the Idea you used to expain the dome origin... will you come in Italy one day to sign books? I really hope so, I'll be there to shake hands with you! Greetings from Italy (forgive my poor english) Maurizio
 
 
Posted By: Glenda - November 27th, 2009 4:20:36 am EST
Just finished reading Under the Dome. It is extremely good, one of the best!!! Thanks for writing and I hope you will continue to do so. Can't think of a book you've written I did not enjoy. Glenda
 
 
Posted By: Gill - November 26th, 2009 5:18:38 pm EST
Brilliant!. But sorry it did,nt even touch the sides of The Stand, i did,nt think.
 
 
Posted By: Tazzii - November 25th, 2009 8:56:00 am EST
Stephen King you are the best!! I have been reading your books since I was fifteen and haven't stopped!!! Just got Under The Dome and it's got me hooked right from the start!!! Keep them coming...you ROCK!!!
 
 
Posted By: FABiiAN - November 22nd, 2009 3:41:16 pm EST
you rock S.K =) I read most of your books, i just nedd this one,carrie,duma key, and it
 
 
Posted By: Superg - November 19th, 2009 9:57:53 am EST
I am curently reading under the dome and i love it. It is awsome. I can't wait to see what happens to Barbie and his gang.
 
 
Posted By: Whocares - November 18th, 2009 7:41:01 pm EST
i have read the book 3 chaps in and i love the DEATH but ya simpsons remake (but bloodyer)
 
 
Posted By: Wendy - November 16th, 2009 6:27:19 pm EST
Am about 1/2 through and can't put this book down- I have read all SK's books, and this one is one of his best!!! Now, waiting for the next 'Dark Tower' book....
 
 
Posted By: Hernan - November 8th, 2009 6:39:48 pm EST
hi! im from argentina, and i love your work!!!i cant wait to read you new book !!!! youre a genious (i honestly think so)!! adios, Hernn
 
 
Posted By: Corey - November 8th, 2009 6:59:58 am EST
It is easy to dismiss Under The Dome as a copy of The Simpsons Movie but Stephen King began this story as The Canabals.
 
 
Posted By: DSRS5 - November 7th, 2009 12:00:49 pm EST
Sounds like a great book. Pre-Ordered and can't wait for it to come. Keep writing Mr. King, YOU ROCK.
 
 
Posted By: Rollerzach1990 - November 5th, 2009 7:19:37 pm EST
I' am so excited to red this new book by Stephen King, and to tell the truth I also though of the Simpsons movie lol, but I bet you that Under the Dome will be 100x better :)
 
 
Posted By: Bones - November 3rd, 2009 10:13:52 pm EST
i cant wait till his new book comes out! well im sure none of us can :)
 
 
Posted By: Sarah - November 3rd, 2009 5:01:20 pm EST
I can't wait.
 
 
Posted By: Dimdits - November 3rd, 2009 6:33:29 am EST
! english ) ( - ) , ! , ( ) . "" Talisman. - "". = . , , , , (Surrogats,). Needful Things. P.S. Simpsons :The Simpsons Movie (2007). , ...
 
 
Posted By: Andrew - November 2nd, 2009 9:59:18 pm EST
this book sounds like the best so far out of all of your books cant wait to read it.
 
 
Posted By: Scullsey - November 2nd, 2009 2:52:01 pm EST
I happen to like mashed potatoes better than ice cream... In all seriousness, the only likely similarity between The Simpsons Movie and Under the Dome will be that they are both about a giant dome. I happen to love both The Simpsons AND Stephen King, but they are two separate entities--like comparing apples to oranges. (And yes, I like both of those, too. : ) Hooray for Mr. King! Keep them coming.
 
 
Posted By: Wolfman - October 30th, 2009 7:52:34 pm EDT
It sounds OK, but I would like to see Mr. King go back to his old way of writing when he didn't care what anyone thought of him or his writing. He was edgy, and in your face, and so were his characters in his books. I used to feel like I was "in" his charaters and his story, now I feel like an on- looker and diconnected from the story. Mr. Kings real talent besides his ovious imajination, (which I am not making short of) was his ability to actually BE the main character and see the story happining around him, like an out of body experience. I think at some point he became self aware, a hard thing not to become as we get older.What i mean by that is he's aiming the ball not throwing it. ( trying to hard to please, and thinking to much about what readers want.) Overall he's still the best writer ever. ( not to sound like a yahoo) but really who even comes close? Thanks for listening.
 
 
Posted By: Matdarhino - October 28th, 2009 3:58:57 pm EDT
im a huge SK fan and i have seen the simpsons movie. the danger is the same but the story im sure is completely different like.. like brothers are different. they come from the same base but are still two different beings. i cant wait to read the new novel, thank you Mr. King for inspiring my creativity and keeping my nights interesting!
 
 
Posted By: JStar - October 28th, 2009 5:20:37 am EDT
Stephen King is just the best. I've loved him ever since his first book and always will. There's no comparison to Simpson's...I mean, are you kidding me??? I cannot wait for this read.....
 
 
Posted By: Deb - October 27th, 2009 3:09:55 pm EDT
I don't know where to begin? I love every book I have read by Steve King.The stand 3x cried every time,It..words aren't enough..and Roland..I have read and listened on cd's,I hate the TV movies,they don't capture the true story.I await this book with one thought...I am glad I will be reading it from outside the Dome.I love you Stephen King....
 
 
Posted By: Tiago - October 25th, 2009 4:21:19 pm EDT
I have great expectations for this book!
 
 
Posted By: Theonlydew - October 23rd, 2009 1:47:33 pm EDT
I truly can't see how anyone could compare a book by Stephen King to the Simpsons. That would be like comparing a pile of mashed potatos to ice cream... NO Comparison at all...
 
 
Posted By: Madamsapphire - October 16th, 2009 9:25:49 pm EDT
I cant wait, although when i read the description, I also thought of the Simpsons movie! Im excited about the new book :)
 
 
Posted By: David Kassin Fried - September 29th, 2009 12:19:41 pm EDT
For those of you who are interested, I've posted a spoiler-free review of Under the Dome at http://tinyurl.com/yllxzx3. David Kassin Fried http://www.upsanddownsbook.com
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - September 24th, 2009 7:57:51 am EDT
So it's the simpsons movie...
 
 
Posted By: SKFAN - September 21st, 2009 8:43:54 pm EDT
kinda sounds like what happened in tommyknockers...
 
 
Posted By: Readerofbooks - September 14th, 2009 3:48:06 pm EDT
I love all your works Stephen, they are just simply amazing. i have read a few such as Gerald's Game and Dreamcatcher and i can say i was hooked throughout the book i was reading at the time. Your talent of writing mystery books are unmatched and I look forward to reading Under the Dome when it comes out later this year.
 

 

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