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I'm reading this one now, too. Yes, it's huge, and I really wanna read it, but I'm not going to bring it to work to read during lunchbreak. Couldn't fit my lunch in the bag if I brought it.
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I just finished this one and I have to say this is King at his best. I noticed alot of similarities to other SK characters. Such as "CHEF" was similar to "THE TRASH CAN MAN", from The Stand. There were others as well.

I found this book in a large paperback for 10 bucks. 1100 pages and I read it in 3 days.

The ending was a little weird...

SPOILERS............

The whole "alien kids burning ants with a magnifying glass" thing was a little weird for me. I understand what the story was telling me. The entire time that I am reading this story I am trying to think what of different scenarios for what is causing the dome. I wish that would have been explored a little more.

I know the dome was caused by an "alien child" who was bored or whatever and was killing people for the sheer entertainment.

All in all, I loved the book. It is probably gonna be my number 2 SK novel.
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I didn't think it was perfect--it actually didn't need to be that long, I noticed several places that could have been edited, and there was too much at the end that became significant only just after being mentioned, a book that long should have set stuff up better--but I thought it was classic King and never lost my interest. I actually liked the whole bored alien child thing. Overall I thought it was a good read.
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You are right. I did notice a lot of "fluff".

Now that I am thinking about it....Remember the kids and a few adults having visions during seizures? That was never explained. What caused that? Did I miss it?
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There were a lot of "sub-plots" that didn't go anywhere. I would never have gotten such a book published without a serious edit, but King can get away with it. Some folks got it like that.

And like I said, not to be too spoilery for people, but there were times when it was like, "We need some kind of tube...hey, we have something in our car that'll work." In 1000 pages King couldn't have mentioned that something in the car like two hundred pages before so it wouldn't seem so much like he just pulled it out of his ass?

I sound like I hate the book, but I didn't at all, I just thought it could have been tighter and better.
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