Thursday, May 20, 2010
UNDER THE DOME by STEPHEN KING
Like many of King's books, Under the Dome is big, close to 1100 pages but this one reads very fast and is a page turner in the true sense of the word. The pacing is excellent and for every interesting problem that arrises, something is resolved. The biggest problem I had with this book is having seen The Simpson's Movie and trying to keep it out of my mind.
In addition to the scifi element of the dome, King explores small town politics, small town violence, small town kinship, crystal meth, murder, rape, corruption, religion, teabaggers and very pleasingly (at least for me) the media and military and the effect of the dome on this town and the world.