A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...
King has an incredible talent for creating wonderfully good as well as devious, evil characters in his stories. Though I am sure many will be disappointed with its conclusion, getting there is worth the price of admission.
If you have ever lived in a small town you will be able to relate to the politics of how this story unfolds. The psychology of being cut off from society and subsequent human behavior is realistic but does unravel a little fast. As far as the ending what did people expect, it is a Stephen King novel after all.
Fathers Face Remembered
Add this to the list of Novels that King has published after his accident that just don't stack up. Under the Dome has some good stuff going for it. The problem is that the characters that inhabit this world are not very good or believable. When it comes down to what was going on a grave sense of disappointment was all I could feel. Not a horrible read but not a great one at all.
This is a wonderful listen, Stephen King listens much better than he reads. I am not a die hard fan of his but he is so popular I do try to read his books and usually can't get either into them or through them. This book was captivating from the start. I do believe the narrator had so much to do with it I have now searched for others narrated by Raul Esparza, best narrator I have heard thus far. Great characters and the voices for each were perfect. Thank you Raul for a telling me a great story!!!
It was good, but it wasn't 'The Stand' though it had that sort of a feel to it. If you like King it's worth it, but it wasn't my favorite out of the King books. It was suspenseful and I liked the plot.
Stephen King has a strength in building characters and settings. I loved "returning" to Chestersmill. There were a lot of characters to keep track of at first, but amazingly each one had something unique that made them memorable. Some sexual content but was over quick enough. Great book, glad he dug it out of the archives and rewrote it!
I love this book. I am a fan of Stephen, Dean, and John. I like science fiction and that type of genre, and the way he put this together was awesome. I found myself loving the characters and wanting to know what they would do next. People at my job thought I was crazy because I would find myself laughing out loud. The narrator Raul Esparza is wonderful in giving the characters in the book life. Now don't get me wrong it is long, but I find myself needing the next minute. I could go on for a long time about the things I love about this book. I recommend it to everyone.
Though Stephen King has covered this ground before, it is still a great read. The premise of small town folks being thrust together by an outside force, and then devolving into 'Lord of the Flies', is an oldie but a goodie.
The characters are fantastic and you'll find yourself quickly drawn in and asking yourself how you would fit in to this town. Would you hide in your home? Fight 'The Man'? Join the resistance? It helps that the reader is really good.
For me, audio books fall into three categories: those I abandon before finishing, those I look forward to making my 1 hour commute with, and those that I bring in to the office and pretend to work because I just have to hear what happens. This one made it in to the office.