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Author:  TheCollector [ Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:08 am ]
Post subject:  Under the Dome

Here is a first look at the plot of Under the Dome:

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester�s Mills, 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.

Thanks to Lilja's Library for the info!

Author:  MikeDuke [ Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Under the Dome

1000+ pages. Maybe just over 1100. Yea baby :D . I love these long ones.

Author:  jhanic [ Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:52 am ]
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Scribner says the page count will be 1120 pages.

John

Author:  MikeDuke [ Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:11 am ]
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If I am not mistaken, I think that is 18 pages less then IT. Should be quite the read.

Author:  TheCollector [ Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Under the Dome

I wonder if the story idea came from watching the simpson's movie? Springfield gets enclosed by a very similar dome....Although I expect Kings version to be a lot less funny :)

Author:  T0ber138 [ Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:57 pm ]
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TheCollector wrote:
I wonder if the story idea came from watching the simpson's movie? Springfield gets enclosed by a very similar dome....Although I expect Kings version to be a lot less funny :)


The Simpsons Movie was the first thing to pop into my head upon initially reading this plot synopsis too! :D

Author:  MikeDuke [ Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Under the Dome

If I am not mistaken, this is one of those very old ideas that just never got fully developed until now. According to Stephen he tried twice to write a story about what happens to people when they get cut off from society.
I think he tried to write it two times and failed twice. The first was called "The Cannibals", written in 1981. Five years before that he worked on a book called "Under The Dome". He could not finish it either time. So he had that idea way before the Simpson's did. He also said that "The Cannibals" was sort of a social comedy and commentary like Needful things. "Under the Dome" is dead straight in it's presentation.

Author:  TheCollector [ Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:04 am ]
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That's actually nice to hear; the book is sounding more like "old school" SK or even pre-accident SK. That's the writing style I prefer from him.

Author:  Mr. Rabbit Trick [ Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:35 am ]
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He probably got the idea to re-work his story after seeing the Simpsons movie, or at least an advert for it. The adverts for that movie were shown everywhere, including just about every page on the net.

Author:  demorgan [ Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:20 pm ]
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THe moderator at SK website says that SK never seen the simpsons movie at all.

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