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Old 13th October 2009, 09:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I really hope this book isn't as bad as Doomsday
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Old 19th October 2009, 05:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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It'll be better.
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Old 6th November 2009, 07:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Rory, however, paid no mind. 'It's a girl's name! It's Baaarbara.' Just when I think I've seen the last of him, that cotton-picker pops up again, Rennie thought. That darned useless no-account. He turned to Ernie Calvert. The police were almost here, but Rennie thought he had time to put a stop to this latest bit of Barbara-induced lunacy. Not that Rennie saw him

Yeeeah Congratulations for found the Snippet from UNDER THE DOME!
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Anyone read it yet?
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Old 13th November 2009, 09:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I didn't realise it was out already until I saw my Amazon page recommending it to me (it knows me so well...)

I have the habit of buying all new King books in hardback now...funds are nonexistent, but I might have to make the exception for this...
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Old 15th November 2009, 01:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yip I know the feeling, books are so expensive I would rather wait for the paperback, which is also expensive IMHO
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Old 15th November 2009, 01:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
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All of his books after Wizard and Glass -- so, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, The Dark Tower, Cell, Lisey's Story, Duma Key, Just After Sunset -- I have in hardback, so I don't think I can break the habit now. (I have a few others in hardback, but they're older ones picked up for a few pounds from carboots and whatnot...)

He's about the only author I follow so intently and currently that I'll want the book when it's first published (well, Scott Lynch is starting to become an exception) so I can convince myself that it's OK going for hardback when it's King.

Books are very expensive nowadays, but I'm so behind with all these authors that I need to read, most I can pick up from secondhand book shops, at least...
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I know I've been away a while but I have to tell someone. Under the Dome I had it for my birthday, started reading it Saturday just put it down.
In one word BRILLIANT!!!!!! awful but brilliant won't say more till someone's read it
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I saw this in the shops the other day. I must say that it looked tempting.
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Old 19th November 2009, 11:20 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Be tempted, trust me
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Old 19th November 2009, 11:50 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Reading it now, about 150 pages in, pretty good. Certainly intriguing, and given who we've met so far, likely to get quite nasty.

You can't beat a big SK book.
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M John Harrison reviews Under The Dome: Under the Dome by Stephen King | Book review | Books | The Guardian
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Old 21st November 2009, 02:21 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I'm 100 pages in, I see a few rehased themes (Norman from Rose Madder) but that's not bad, definitely Cell flavored rather than early SK
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Soooo, I ordered it, it arrived, and despite the fact that I shouldn't be reading it at the moment, I am. It's sucked me in good and proper. I'm on page 184 and really enjoying it.

My Masters course is making me more aware of King's writing now and clumsy bits; that's one thing I thought I'd never do, pick through King's writing. But I'm really getting into the story now, so it's happening less and less.

Some rather unexpected moments, indeed...people (well, I mainly have one person in mind here) you think are going to be a major character, and then something entirely abrupt happens. I'm sure you're thinking of the right person...that was a shocker, rather early on in the book.

The usual colourful characters are out in full force.
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Getting mine as a xmas prezzie from my mom, she specifically told me not to buy it
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