Synopsis taken from goodreads
The story of the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out.
The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late . . .
Imagine one day your stuck in your town, you’ve sent out your husband for something in the next estate, your child’s at soccer playing an away game, your best friends out shopping and you cancelled on them so you could sleep in and read for a few more hours, your mum’s visiting your aunt who lives 45 mins away, now their shut off from you.Physically unable to get back into the town, safe out there while your stuck in this small town you’ve lived in all your life.
A plane explode into what looks like thin air, cars are having head on collisions with nothing you can see, all the birds are dying by smacking into what seems like a window, Everything along state lines has been cut in half. Animals mutilated, people half in and half out sliced clean through the middle. You take stock of your supplies, you walk to the town center to talk with locals and find out who has dies and who is injured. You try to wrap your head around this clear rock hard force field encircling your little town, give it a name “The Dome” Go to bed and hope the government fixes everything by tomorrow.
Stephen King presents us with an amazing predicament and through multiple POV’s and a narrator is able to tell us whats going on everywhere inside this small town in Maine. Average people are going stir crazy, people who lost their love ones are grieving and hosting funerals, The Doctor was away and now it’s up to the doctors assistant to treat a whole town with only an ambulance driver and candy stripers on duty.
The police force is looking a lot like the Stanford Prison Experiment and becoming increasingly corrupt. There are murders on the loose and your friendly town has turned on it’s self, Being cut off from the world as they know it.
Turning the army posted on the other side of the Dome as“them” and themselves as us. The lines start to smudge even more when the good chief of police dies and the corrupt second town selectmen starts to claw his way to the top creating an Us and Them inside of the dome.
WOW this book is big, I mean 1000+ pages! I read this on eBook and didn’t check the page count until around 350 pages in, by then I had already fallen for this little town and its residents.
The writing style is unique and kept me engaged the whole way through. Not only did I love Barbie the ex military out of towner, but Julie the strong-willed reporter, Rose the cafe owner who knows everyone’s favourites, Rusty the town “doctor”, his wife Julia and there two kids. We had not one villain but a whole array of them, ranging from psychotic messes to power hungry used car dealers and even a bunch of teenagers that were given guns and no training causing my chaos then calm.
The research that went into this book is phenomenal and in my eyes it really paid off, from how animals acted when trapped, to how the climate would change, to how people can turn at the drop of a hat
or should I say force field *snickers*.
The ending was great for me, all the way up to the last page I didn’t know how this would all turn out.
4/5 stars! I don’t really know why I’m not giving it 5 stars I love it but I’m not shoving it down everyone I see’s eyeballs if that makes sense.
I haven’t watched anything but the first episode of the TV show and even watching that the difference are already there. I plan on watching the series asap and seeing this unfold on TV. I find it interesting how this book only spans over a week, so much happens it’s so well documented. I am assuming the TV show spread across a longer time period but I guess I’ll find out when I watch it.
How is your Halloween readathon going? What are you currently reading? Have you read this or watched the show? Did you like it, love it? Hate it?
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