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Posted on 2009.28.08 at 12:59
where am I: the sky is grey and white and...cloudy
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Um, hello? WANT THIS NOW, PLZ.

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

1088 pages!!!


magicwoman at 2009-08-28 18:32 (UTC) ()
Sounds like a good book!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-08-28 22:57 (UTC) ()
Right up my alley on so many levels.
newleaf31 at 2009-08-28 20:16 (UTC) ()

My initial reaction is "OMG GIMME NOW. GIMMEGIMMEGIMME." Because, y'know. Uncle Stevie.

But I'm reading the blurb, and the specter of Cell (which I thought was, perhaps, Stephen King's most atrocious book ever; not just "not his best," but actively bad) is looming in the back of my mind -- yet another tedious end-of-days scenario, with six plucky survivors... i.e., an effort to recapture the magnificence that was The Stand. I think I'm going to harbor a tentative hopeful excitement, but keep my ear to the ground for reviews.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-08-28 22:56 (UTC) ()
Yeah, Cell was mneh. I did like Duma Key, though, and the synopsis of this one hits all my buttons. I think his longer stuff is better, anyway. And maybe it'll be awesome, And either way, I love him, whether or no. :)
newleaf31 at 2009-08-29 00:41 (UTC) ()
Oh, I do too, believe me. I can forgive him for both Cell and Duma Key (which I also disliked fairly extremely, though not nearly as much as Cell; my mom LOVED DK, though). I'm hoping he'll get back to whatever magic he called on for Lisey's Story soon; that's been his best, I think, since the accident. Maybe this one will do it....
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-08-29 04:27 (UTC) ()
Sometimes I think, yeah, he's told his epic and now he's done, but then I usually yell at myself for being so presumptuous.

And yeah, Lisey's Story is gorgeous. I'd actually forgotten about that one.
The Moonlight Sonata
moonlight69 at 2009-08-28 20:32 (UTC) ()
*grabby hands*
just dance
karabou at 2009-08-29 00:06 (UTC) ()
Oh my god. ME TOO.
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