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Monday, July 5, 2010
Under the Dome by Stephen King
The paperback edition of Stephen King’s massive tome, Under the Dome, is released this week by Hodder at £7.99. This 880-page volume is published with four different covers – it will be interesting to see which is the most successful (assuming fans don’t buy one of each). Luckily, my edition's cover is probably the best of the four alternatives. The story must be familiar to everyone by now: a small Maine town is cut off and separated from the world by the dome of the title. The town’s people come to terms with this and then “the power struggles begin”. It sounds like a larger scale The Mist but without the monsters hammering to get in (I haven't yet read the book so I may be wrong in that aspect).