Under the Dome by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I belong to the Stephen King Book Club, so when my husband came into the house with this latest in King's library, I took it in both hands and sighed in book ecstasy. Over 1000 pages? Heaven.
There was absolutely nothing on the fly leaf -- no hint of what this book would be about beyond the artwork, which shows a glass dome over a town, and a certain amount of destruction crashed into it. I usually don't like reading a book unless I have SOME sort of idea what I'm getting into, but with Stephen King, I'll give him a pass.
One of my favorite things about King is his intensely detailed character development. I love getting to know all the characters -- the good, the bad, and the truly heinous -- and I love how King uses a broad brush, not caring whether or not he kills off a kind character while letting a jerk live. You just never know.
I won't tell you what happens, or how the Dome got there, or if it lifts, but will say the book is captivating. I felt trapped in my own Dome because I couldn't put the book down for hours at a time.
Don't let the size of the book stop you. Get set to visit The Dome.
(I'm now taking a total 180 degree turn and reading a historical fiction book called "Hugh and Bess". I'm nothing if not eclectic.)