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Old 15-09-2009, 15:29   #1
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Stephen King - Under The Dome

King's new one sounds like a return to his days of writing epic novels such as IT and The Stand.
I've always preferred his longer novels with a vast amount characters such as Needful Things and Insomnia rather than the shorter, dull novels (IMO) such as Gerald's Game and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.
This novel took King over 20 years to finish.
Let's hope it doesn't start well then tale off like The Dark Tower.

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Old 15-09-2009, 17:11   #2
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oooh - when's it out? Any links about it?
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Old 15-09-2009, 17:21   #3
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Let's hope it doesn't start well then tale off like The Dark Tower every King novel
Fixed.

At least he's got a ready made ending involving a man on a motorbike trying to get rid of a bomb to turn to if he runs out of ideas.
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Old 15-09-2009, 17:34   #4
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oooh - when's it out? Any links about it?
Play.com

Probably not the cheapest but some info

According to that out 10/11/09

896 pages....
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Old 15-09-2009, 18:01   #5
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Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured. 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. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet, teams up with a few intrepid citizens against the town's corrupt politician. But time, under the dome, is running out...UNDER THE DOME is King at his epic best and will capture a brand new readership as well as thrilling his existing fans.
20 years?

Pft he watched Simpsons the movie and whipped it out in no time!
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Old 16-09-2009, 13:19   #6
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I wonder if he will incorporate any ties to the Dark Tower world as he has in so many of his other stuff. Perhaps Randall Flagg will rear his head....
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I'm waiting to see how much it is in Asda
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First King novel i've been eager to read in the last couple of decades. I love when he goes full-fat with his novels, + 100 characters, almost 900 pages. Sign me up!

Of course, it's guaranteed to have a rubbish ending, but i've lived to expect it for all these years, so it softens the blow.
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Old 16-09-2009, 13:59   #9
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Ooo... some people just can't forget 'IT' can they
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I actually enjoyed the ending of "IT", it's probably his best effort at an ending to one of his long novels.

The Stand is the one that annoys me the most. Up until the last hundred pages, it's my favourite novel of all-time, but the end is sooooo unsatisfying for what came before it.
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Old 16-09-2009, 14:16   #11
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I stopped reading IT 200 pages from the end. I never went back to it
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Old 16-09-2009, 16:41   #12
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King's stuff has been very hit and miss for about 20 years now.
I think The Tommyknockers was his first real stinker, and he's probably released half a dozen more since then.
But for anyone who hasn't read any of his work since the 80's I would recommend Insomnia and Hearts in Atlantis.
Certainly looking forward to this one....
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I quite enjoyed The Regulators / Desperation, Cell was a nice little quickie and I really enjoyed Lisey's Story. I have pretty much all of them but the new ones are 'on hold' as I've decided to read The Dead Zone again.
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I stopped reading IT 200 pages from the end. I never went back to it
So you missed "that" bit then.

Better off really

Salems Lot was one which had a great ending too. The tension was unbearable when i read it the first time.
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'Salems Lot was an odd one. I think I enjoyed it more when nothing was happening.

Fantastic book
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oooh will be keeping an eye out for this!
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Looking forward to this especially as I thought Duma Key was much more like the Stephen King books of old.
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Looking forward to this especially as I thought Duma Key was much more like the Stephen King books of old.


yeah that's the last one of his I read - took a bit of getting into but it was pretty good...
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Cell and Desperation were great, I thought Duma Key was pretty good but a bit dull action wise compared to those two.

I tend to listen to King audiobooks in the car rather than read the novels, makes my journeys go quicker!
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Given that King could write a novel about sitting on his bog and make it interesting and readable.. its a safe bet to say I'll read Under The Dome

Looking forward to it

Just read bag Of Bones, which I somehow missed on its release
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