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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Under the Dome. Reply with quote

Im about 1/3 through and I havent read anything to turn me off, and yet its almost as if Ive read all this before. Im not saying thats bad, just that its very familiar. Im not going to give any spoilers, but am hoping that the story continues to entertain.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't realize it was out yet.

Have to go get it. Tomorrow.




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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im in the Club, I didnt order it, it just came. Creepy!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over all it was a good read. The story kept me on the hook right up to the very end , at which point King took his foot off the gas. In my opinion Under the Dome was the best King Ive read since Cell, but still nowhere near his earlier works.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will someone please hurry up and read this Im anxious to hear anyone else's opinion on this story?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read it. Don't have time to offer my thoughts right now but I'll be back. Short review. Very engaging but the ending was a little weak.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got it so that I had something to read while my oil was being changed... more later Razz

And since it's Stephen King, I'm kinda expecting a weak ending Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very weak ending.

Otherwise it was a very entertaining read. It's a shame he's so bad with endings, 'cause I've enjoyed everything of his he's written since "Dreamcatcher".
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Saw it in the shops today, but was no difficulty ignoring it. Will read Duma Key when I get a chance though. Be re-reading the DT series soon too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked it, it was actually a quick read considering the size, they were pretty liberal with the margins and font size. Some of the characters were a little too cliche...the main bad guy is a fat, Hummer drivin', car salesman who quotes the Bible and is a devout Christian (and a murderer)...but it was entertaining...although the whole premise of the Dome and what it turns out to be was a little silly, I thought...but hey, he makes the big bucks...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

meh. i thought the whole book was lame. i like duma key pretty well but under the dome was lame. he's just lucky i was in the mood to read some sk when i was at the bookstore. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, read this, another weak ending, and quite simply, no characters that were worth a mention (except the 3 teenagers) - But no empathy with any character(s), including the super hero - I think he missed the real horror story, which was to enable those under the dome to survive (ie the dome self perpetuates), and have to endure a hideous life under the evil empire of Big Jim - now there's a story...
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