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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.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

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    This is one of Stephen King's better novels. It is one huge book but thoroughly enjoyable - very different from the TV series and I enjoyed this book more than the show. Characters are developed with various idiosyncrasies and others with malicious thoughts and deeds. I recommend this book for all Stephen King fans.

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    This book is exceptional. It has everything you would want: characters you love to hate, mysterious over-shadowing plot, brilliant writing, and of course, shocking plot twists! This was my first Stephen King book, and even though it's over one-thousand pages, I was reading 200-300 pages a day. Definitely my favourite book by my favourite author!

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    Great read

    This is a wonderful book. I could hardly put it down.

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    Under The Dome

    I have give this book a five star rating. Stephen King with another fantastic novel with twists and bends and an outcome with a few surprises.

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    Buenisimo

    Uff Despues de poco mas de un mes! Muy bueno :) Recomiendo leerlo, solo no hay q desesperar

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