Under the Dome: A Novel by Stephen King

By Stephen King

On a wholly common, appealing fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the city is inexplicably and all of sudden sealed off from the remainder of the area via an invisible strength box. 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, humans working errands within the neighboring city are divided from their households, and automobiles explode on influence. not anyone can fathom what this barrier is, the place it got here from, and whilst -- or if -- it's going to leave.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order prepare dinner, unearths himself teamed with a number of intrepid voters -- city newspaper proprietor Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant on the sanatorium, a select-woman, and 3 courageous teenagers. opposed to them stands substantial Jim Rennie, a political candidate who will cease at not anything -- even homicide -- to carry the reins of strength, and his son, who's preserving a terrible mystery in a gloomy pantry. yet their major adversary is the Dome itself. simply because time isn't simply brief. It's working out.


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Frustrating not to know, to feel like I'm looking past something important. But I have to start somewhere. I have to learn to believe again. “Tik … I remember … um…” Marshaling my memories to something more pleasant, more recent. ” I'm blushing. I can feel it. Were I a horny teenager with her first induction rig, sure, this kind of thing happens all the time. But I'm old. I'm supposed to know better. Embarrassing to find out how much of that teenager is still locked away inside. Tika blushes a little too, but she's smiling.

I feel it. Try not to let what else I'm feeling go through the gestalt. Try to lock it down, keep it to myself. She didn't mean to make me uncomfortable. This new informality between us is as much my fault as hers. I think back a moment ago to firelight and flannel sheets, and try to keep the twitchy feeling I have now from crossing the gestalt as best I can. Be gentle. “Um. Tik, it's four-and-a-half hours each way, plus passing through customs in and out of Caltech, plus however long it takes to drive to Carmel from Emeryville.

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