A well written book however, the story line is so depressing it was painfull to listen to.
Shut up Barbara and just sing; This quote about Barbara Streisand is very appropriate for Stephen King's Under the Dome. The Book is well written with characters of all types, colorful, pitiful, evil, heroic, smart and dumb. The Story line and plot are very well put together. So what is the problem? Well just about every 5 to 10 minutes there is some oblique or direct derogatory comment against Republicans, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin or Christian Fundamentalists. When this happens I find myself distracted from the story and start thinking about Mr. King's Politics and the various things he has said in the last year or two for instance. "I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq". I was not a George Bush Fan either but I find these types of remarks in a novel are just a cheap shot at a political point of view or personality the author disagrees with. Further they feel contrived and distract from the natural flow of the tale. For me it clearly Yanks me from the Yarn. Mr. King Like Barbara S is a huge talent but his political voice is small and angry and using his celebrity and works to spread a biased political viewpoint does not serve his image as great story teller.
The story could have been ok however, the author must still be pissed about the the Gore Bush Election. All the villians come from the Bush Administration. The The Military are a bunch of incompetent thugs. The Hero's are from higer ed hookers and a autisic kid. The Political agenda made it hard finish. Even Rush Limbaugh got a little verbal jab. I regret wasting a credit.
This is a book about an ex Law enforcement officer that keeps his revolver in the glove box and the shells in the a fishing tackle box. I find this kind of mentality all through the book. Written with a liberal agenda good Indians protecting the environment bad white men exploting everything. Want Sheriff's and Indians Read Craig Johnson.
You will laugh till the tears come please get the rest of Dorseys Books
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