Saturday, January 16, 2010

Under the Dome

Microcosm. I turned the last page of Stephen King’s Under the Dome with satisfaction and pleasure in completing a huge story very well-told. Few contemporary writers match King’s imagination and ability to construct a situation in which the behavior of individuals and groups reveal character, leaving readers pondering how one might act in similar situations. The town of Chester’s Mill, Maine finds itself isolated after a dome of mysterious origin covers and seals it. King presents readers with a huge cast of characters, from the ordinary men, women, children and dogs of the town, to unlikely heroes and troubled villains. After the dome descends on the town, the best and worst behavior of individuals emerges. Under the Dome is a morality tale for our time, and provides hours of engaging entertainment for readers.

Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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