About to embark on Under the Dome - Yay or Nay?

(29 Posts)
GetStuffezd Thu 25-Jul-13 19:43:17

I love SK on the whole, though there have been some shockers (Cell)
I have re-read The Stand countless times and the blurb seems to link UTD to The Stand.
What does anyone think of it?

AnotherWorld Thu 25-Jul-13 21:22:40

I loved it. I'm not really a SK fan but I thought it was really good.

Yes. It's not Booker prize material, but it's a good page-turner.

Then watch The Simpsons parody grin

edlyu Thu 25-Jul-13 21:29:54

Loved it and am waiting not very patiently for the series .

GetStuffezd Thu 25-Jul-13 21:32:21

I did note the Simpsons similarity! :-)
Off to bed now to give it a go - it's massive!

PollyPlummer Thu 25-Jul-13 21:35:29

I couldn't get in to it, love SK and he is my go to when I haven't got anything else to read.
I did have teething twins at the time, so that could be why.
Keep on meaning to give it another shot.

Didyeaye Thu 25-Jul-13 21:35:46

I'm not a huge SK fan either but really enjoyed Under the Dome. Didn't know there was going to be a series, thanks edlyu

pointythings Thu 25-Jul-13 23:07:26

Yea, definitely one of his better ones - small town America under the microscope, which SK does so very well.

andadietcoke Thu 25-Jul-13 23:10:01

I loved it, but there was one part that still haunts me years after reading it - I got a bit existential over it!!

The tv programme has just started in the states so am watching that.

LuvMyBoyz Sat 27-Jul-13 02:46:17

Readit obsessively until it was finished...loved it.

ravenAK Sat 27-Jul-13 03:22:43

Disappointing ending, I thought! Might re-read.

Bean74 Sat 27-Jul-13 21:09:19

Just finished it. Definitely had me hooked & was v fast paced but wasn't quite as good as The Stand

Rufus43 Sun 28-Jul-13 20:05:45

I didn't like the ending, but would agree that is a great small town America read. Actually I didn't like the bit just before the end, bandstand/children for those who have read it. The ending right at the very end was good

GetStuffezd Sun 28-Jul-13 20:16:44

100 pages in and I'm not really getting into it. I hate most of the characters, which is never a good sign.... I will persevere!

I like it a lot, apart from the very silly ending. The rest of it is King at his best - ie: people flung together in peculiar circumstances and the connections and confrontations within this.

superbagpuss Sun 28-Jul-13 20:25:43

its long and takes ages to get into

had to 'put it in the fridge' a few times in the middle

was glad to finish it in a good way

GetStuffezd Sun 28-Jul-13 20:45:37

So far I want to stab everyone with the surname Rennie...
Going to bed soon for an early night and no laptop to distract me from reading!

EBearhug Sun 28-Jul-13 22:11:40

Took me quite a while to get into it, but then I enjoyed it, though also not so keen on the ending.

Thurlow Wed 31-Jul-13 11:33:07

Really liked it, though I always struggle with that impending sense of doom in SK books like this - well, more of an impending sense of 'everything and everyone is going to get complete and utterly fucked'. It did take a while to really settle in, though.

11.22.63 was absolutely great, when you've decided you've recovered enough from one 1,000 brick for another one.

GetStuffezd Wed 31-Jul-13 11:35:46

I know what you mean about the doom feeling! I just feel he keeps skipping from one character to another without giving us enough time to get into that character. Result = I don't give a shit about any of them!

I'm watching the series, it's good every bastard one of the episodes ends on a cliff hanger!

I've not read the book though.

KalevalaForMePlease Wed 31-Jul-13 11:42:27

I loved it as well, that sense of impeding doom the whole way through...
TV series is being shown here (oz) atm. Have watched a few episodes and have given up. Too many changes to the characters, unfortunately.

sunnymoonbeams Fri 02-Aug-13 22:19:50

Is the TV version on in the UK? Or have I missed it!?

Bean74 Sat 03-Aug-13 20:03:08

Heard its going to be on channel 5 in the Autumn.

littlecrick Tue 06-Aug-13 12:33:42

I didn't like it as much as I assumed I would. I love SK and have read most of his stuff.

But I do love how he writes about small town America, he really is the Master at that. It's reading his books that have made me desperate to go to Maine on holiday. But I will naturally avoid any suspicious looking clowns and I will turn a deaf ear if children's voices start talking to me from the plughole.

mummymacbeth Thu 08-Aug-13 00:47:06

I really enjoyed it. I have read only a few SK books, and this one made me want to read more. No surprises in terms of the characters, or turn of phrase etc but still the guy is a genius and a master story teller. Didn't know there was a series and I am off to find out more thanks smile

NadiaWadia Fri 09-Aug-13 01:19:06

I have read and enjoyed quite a few SKs, but this one was very meh. The ending was strange too. Gave it to DH for Christmas one year, and we both disliked it and it ended up going to a charity shop (usually I hang on to my books until they are falling apart.)

11.22.63 (the one about time travel and the Kennedy assassination) though was brilliant.

Still, you might love it!

KittenofDoom Fri 09-Aug-13 19:12:28

I gave up on this one about 150 pages in. Agree with OP, too many characters thrown at me in rapid succession and I either didn't like them or didn't care about them. Also quite violent and gory, which is not what I enjoy from SK.

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