Under the Dome

Under the Dome

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Adapted as a major TV series, produced by Steven Spielberg, King's bestselling novel centres on a small town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible dome.

In UNDER THE DOME, King has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don't read it, you live it.

It is 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 . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 136 x 197 x 57mm | 589g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • Oxon, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and white map
  • 0340992581
  • 9780340992586
  • 29,701

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'You're sorry when it ends.' * Daily Express * 'The pedal is indeed to the metal.' * Guardian * 'Tight and energetic from start to finish.' * New York Times * 'Staggeringly addictive.' * USA Today * 'King's most purely entertaining novel in years . . . utterly compelling.' * John Connolly *
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About Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award).

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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Rating details

233,607 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 32% (75,571)
4 37% (85,704)
3 22% (51,550)
2 6% (15,043)
1 2% (5,739)

Our customer reviews

This book was one of the few books that got me hinged on Stephen King. I picked it up in the bookstore out of the acknowledgement of the fact that Stephen King's name seems to be all over the book shelf, and this one was the most recently finished. When I started to read it, the reason was similar to the one out of which I picked it up in a bookstore, I just grabbed a book that was closest to me, and this book came handy. However, when I started to read I could not remember anything at all, and only consciously learned that I was already halfway through when I had to stop and grasp out of fatigue and eyesore! Anyway, I finished this book pretty fast, and the story, the building of characters, the suspense, the idea, everything was just there for you to admire and enjoy. I relished the very moment when I was reading it!show more
by Tan Jian
I loved this book from the very first page. It brought out all my emotions. A story of human behaviour with all its faults. There were a couple of areas where I felt why did this or that not happen. It did not detract from an unusual and interesting book.show more
by Carol A Bennison
This in my opinion takes Stephen King to a whole new level. Set in the recent past this book follows a town of people who are trapped under an invisible dome. The way it has been written is a bit hard to grasp at first but makes the story more like an account of a real event made by Stephen King than a story. Recomended read.show more
by Paul Oakes
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