Under the Dome by Stephen King #2

  • February 22, 2014 · 5:00 PM

The book for our February Meetups is Under the Dome by Stephen King.  Please RSVP for only one date.  Here is a description of the book:

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 select-woman, 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.


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  • Jennifer T.

    Book was interesting, but not his best work. The company is always great!!

    February 24, 2014

  • Deanna

    I'm glad I didn't take the time too read it! :)

    February 23, 2014

  • Brandi

    Not my fav King book.

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not my favorite by King, a subpar version of The Stand.

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Michelle

    I'm leaning more towards a rating of 3.75, but it was still an overall good read.

    February 23, 2014

  • Kathie

    Yeah, I agree, Jen. Tooooo looooong, by about 500 pages. He's found a formula, and just cranks it out, changing names and settings. If I hadn't read much better books by him, I would have liked it more. But, I'm not complaining. I'm happy to be part of this group, and love our discussions. :)

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to work now.

    February 22, 2014

  • Kathie

    Hi, I'm not going to make this one, sorry. And I even read the book, darn it! Good story. Enjoyed it, glad we chose it, because I never would have read it on my own. See you all next month. :)

    February 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You will be missed!

      February 22, 2014

    • Kathie

      Thanks, Jen! I looked forward to seeing you all.

      1 · February 22, 2014

  • Sarah

    So sorry - I have to cancel coming this weekend, school is really bearing down on me. this was a great read, though!

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those of you that read "Devil in the White City," here's the movie progress:
    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/leonardo-dicaprio-tackles-roles-that-push-the-envelope-1201096254/

    February 11, 2014

  • Kathie

    I was going to come on the 15th, but I think I need the extra week to finish this book! :)

    1 · January 8, 2014

    • Kathie

      How was the audio book?

      February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I listened to a bit, it was okay (not the best reader), so I read most of the book.

      February 11, 2014

  • Lea

    If you would like to look at the discussion questions for the book prior to the meetup, please go to http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/9587-under-the-dome-king?start=3.

    February 10, 2014

  • Sarah

    The book is WAY better than the series!

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Switching from the first MeetUp. I won't finish by 2/15. HUGE!

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Currently watching the series, characters personalities and backgrounds are different from the story as well as a few storylines.

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might watch movie-- or is it a show?

    February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was a series on TV this past summer, season 2 resumes this summer.

      2 · February 3, 2014

  • Kathy D.

    Same boat, dont have book , so haven't started book.

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might bow out - library didn't have it and will never finish in time-- looking forward to next book though.

    February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in the same boat. Guess we'll both be starting next book

      February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to attend but I have to find the book first and while reading through the comments, it sounds like it's very long. I loved watching the show.

    February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Nakita: The next season starts June 30th. @ Brandi: Thank you, I will definitely stop by there!

      1 · February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oldsmar! Awesome. I work there. Thanks @Brandi

      February 2, 2014

  • Kathie

    I hope those of us who can't finish the book, for whatever reason, will come anyway. If you've seen the movie, then you know the story. Come join us. We always have a good time and a great discussion. :-)

    February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      So true, Kathie! :)

      February 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well I haven't even gotten the book, let alone started it. :( I won't catch up in time, but maybe next book.

      February 2, 2014

  • Deanna

    Are there any old schoolers out there who are reading the book instead of on their Kindle? I’m having a hard time getting this one from the library. If anyone has finished reading it I would love to borrow a copy?

    January 30, 2014

    • Brandi

      I have it in tradepaperback-I'll­ probably be done in a few days.

      January 30, 2014

    • Deanna

      Awesome! Not to be dense, but I'm not sure what tradepaperback is? But if I can read it that sounds great. Send me an email when you're done and we can make a plan to meet up! Thanks Brandi!

      January 31, 2014

  • Kathie

    Yay! I made it to page 500 - I'm halfway done!!

    January 30, 2014

  • Samantha

    Yeah, I haven't started it and there is no way I will get close to finishing it, so I'm bowin out...

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm hoping we can suggest a few more pleasant stories in the future, this one is just depressing.

    January 28, 2014

  • Kathie

    Just started reading the BOOK. Weighs a ton; should have gotten it on my e-reader! Easy read, which is good, because I would never get through it in time, all 10,000 pages of it!! LOL :)

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Brandi

    Lea and I were thinking about Shells restaurant as a option-tie in to the Maine seafood thing. I checked their menu and they do have lots of non-seafood options as well. Any thoughts...

    January 9, 2014

    • Kathie

      Never been to taste of Boston. Sounds great! :)

      January 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Two other seafood restaurant suggestions: Mitchell's Fish Market http://www.mitchellsf...­ & Catch 23 http://www.catchtwent...­. Both accomodate groups. And the best seafood I've had in Tampa area is not for a Meet Up as its small is Lobster Haven http://www.lobsterhav...­ The guys that own the place are from New England.

      January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Driving while listening to the beginning of the story, quite freaky, kept expecting a dome to fall in front of me!

    January 14, 2014

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