Saturday, July 6, 2013

Under the Dome, Stephen King

Under the Dome

Published: November 2009
Author: Stephen King
Preceded by: Duma Key
Followed by: Blockade Billy
Characters: Dale "Barbie" Barbara, Julia Shumway, Junior Rennie, James "Big Jim" Rennie, Eric "Rusty" Everett
"Under the Dome is a science fiction novel by Stephen King, published in November 2009. It is a partial rewrite of a novel King attempted to write twice in the late 1970s and early 1980s, under the titles The Cannibals and Under the Dome. As King stated on his official site, these two unfinished works "were two very different attempts to utilize the same idea, which concerns itself with how people behave when they are cut off from the society they've always belonged to. Also, my memory of The Cannibals is that it, like Needful Things, was a kind of social comedy. The new Under the Dome is played dead straight."[1] From the material originally written, only the first chapter is included in the new novel.[2]"

'Under The Dome' Could Change Television
By DAVID BAUDER 07/02/13 04:59 PM ET EDT

"On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as 'the dome' comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when-or if-it will go away."

Under the Dome: "Pilot" Review - IGN

Under the Dome: 5 Things You Need to Know
"No one is safe."
by Roth Cornet JUNE 4, 2013

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