Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME


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Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME

Quiet Earth wrote:
Book trailers seem to be getting more and more popular these days. We saw a good one for Guillermo del Toro's vampire novel, "The Strain" this year, and now we've got one for Stephen King's next apocalyptic thriller, "Under the Dome", which hits book stores on Nov 10, 2009 (pre-order for just 10 bucks!).

Book Synopsis:
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 selectwoman, 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.

"Under the Dome" was originally conceived in the eighties as a book then called "The Cannibals" so don't even think about calling this a Simpson's rip off. In fact, King has even addressed the Simpson's connection, saying that he's never even seen the movie.

Looks pretty interesting. I read a NY Times review that said it's even literary! He must have followed his own advice in On Writing.