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Under the Dome
Under the Dome | King, Stephen
Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters--some heroic, some diabolical--and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured. 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 selectwoman, 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. With some of the most spectacularly sinister characters King has ever imagined and a driving plot, Under the Dome is Stephen King at his epic best. This book will thrill every reader who's ever loved a novel by King.
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DrexEdit I 💜 a well-done wrap cover! 😍 2mo
AmyG @DrexEdit Me, too! 2mo
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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How I'm spending my time before bed!

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Nerdy_Bookworm
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Decided to put all my other books aside so I can read Under the Dome. I just started watching the series and want to read the book for comparison!

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Kiara2
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Super excited to read this. I haven't heard of it, so I can't wait to see what it's about.

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alysonwrites
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OK, I‘m a big scaredy-cat. I don‘t usually read horror. But I have been curious about Stephen King. So I decided to try this 1,000-page thriller and wow. This confirms King‘s rep as a master storyteller (who likes to throw in lots of blood and severed limbs). Reading Under the Dome was like trapping a group of humans in a jar and watching how quickly they turn on each other. A horrifyingly fascinating study of human nature—good and very, very bad.

Soubhiville Wow, good for you! That‘s a huge undertaking for a genre you don‘t usually read. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 4mo
GatheringBooks i love half price books! there‘s one near antioch where my sister in law lives. will probably go back before we head home to singapore. 4mo
alysonwrites @Soubhiville Thanks! Haha, go big or go home, right? 😅 It was like my own Read Harder challenge and read-a-thon rolled into one—I read most of it over a long weekend. 4mo
alysonwrites @GatheringBooks Half Price Books is so great! Honestly I may not have ever read this if I hadn‘t stumbled on a used copy there. I love how you never know what you‘re going to find. 😊 4mo
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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Reading Stephen King before bed? Yea, why not?!?!

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Red.Reads
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Finally finished my re-read (relisten?) of this behemoth!
I've been picking at it for a couple of months but went on a 4 hour long walk yesterday to try and push to the end. I really do like this book, but I might have read it a few too many times. I think I'll give it a year before I even think of starting this again, haha

#stephenking #horror #humansaretheworst

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Echo
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Help I am in a slump! I‘m almost done, but I just can‘t seem to make my brain cooperate with reading right now. Sick kids, extra work shifts, and I need something mindless to wind down. 😭😭😭 I hate being in a slump!

RealLifeReading I hope things get better soon! 7mo
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rachaich
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Still ploughing my way through this!
Only 200 pages left and the plot is still unravelling!

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rachaich
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Huge chunkster of a novel to get me through a week or two!
I've only read two others by Stephen King so looking forward to this one :)

AmyG I liked his one alot. Enjoy! 8mo
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Echo
Under the Dome | King, Stephen

Please, for the love of fuck, someone tell me that Rennie and Junior get theirs before this tome of a book is finished!!!!!🤬🤬🤬🤬 I'm barely into it and I hate their guts.

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Echo
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Gonna take me 5 years to finish this

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Madds
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Pickpick

Plowed through the last 300 or so pages this weekend because I couldn‘t stop myself! 😬 I highly recommend this to anyone willing to take the 1076 page journey. 🔥🔥🔥

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Madds
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The only good thing about being sick is having an excuse to do nothing but lie down and read. ⭐️

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candority
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Day 11 & 12 of #adventrecommends

I‘m playing catch-up, but I have a good reason - yesterday I wrote the last exam of my undergraduate degree in Psychology! My convocation is in February 🎉

Technically Under the Dome is one book, but I have the edition that split it in two - so I‘m counting it as two books 🤗 This was my first Stephen King chunkster and it remains one of my favourites.

Stephuhhnieee Ohh, I didn‘t know it came as two parts, too! I love this! 😍 Under the Dome was my first SK book, and I enjoyed it. Hope you do, too! 11mo
candority @Stephuhhnieee It‘s so handy split in two! Much easier to hold 😊 11mo
Stephuhhnieee @candority I bet! My copy is all busted up from taking it everywhere with me and it being so big 😭 11mo
LauraJ Congrats on finishing your exams! 11mo
candority Thank you @LauraJ! 11mo
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Elma
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📖 Under the Dome
✒ Apparently I haven't read any authors who start with U
🎞 (The) Usual Suspects, Underworld
📺 Ugly Betty, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, United States of Tara, UnREAL
🍽 ???

#manicmonday #letteru @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕😊 11mo
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TrishB
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#undertherock #NoFemmeber
No rocks were available for the taking of this photo.....😁

Cinfhen Nice sunlight 🔅 12mo
TrishB @Cinfhen total luck.... 12mo
Cathythoughts Good choice & yes nice sunlight ... I think the more pictures one takes , the more “ luck” seems to happen 👍🏻❤️ 12mo
Billypar Good choice! And domes do allow sunlight, so they have that advantage over rocks, if you have to be stuck under one 😀 12mo
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chikin511
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Challenging @AJTimberlake to a reading challenge. I‘m reading Under the Dome by Stephen King. She is reading Way of King‘s by Brandon Sanderson. But I‘m gonna win 😘

Fantasyfan 2 great books! 13mo
Jinjer I buy Cadbury a lot but I‘ve never seen Top Hat!!! I mean Top Deck. (edited) 13mo
chikin511 @Jinjer I actually bought it while in South Africa visiting my fiancée @AJTimberlake so I‘m not sure if maybe it‘s only sold a few places? 13mo
Jinjer Ah I see! 13mo
AJTimberlake @Jinjer where do you live? 13mo
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WhiskeyMistress
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No joke, when this challenge started, I paired this book and card in my head. It‘s not rigged I promise, I‘m not drawing the cards, @ErinSueG is!
But what better to fit the trapped theme of the #hangedman card! #tarottakeover #horror #halloween #photochallenge #stephenking #constantreader

Sace I love that card! 13mo
ByChallaF I loved this story 13mo
dragondrool Great card. Great book. 13mo
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Elma
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redfeatherreader
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STILL plugging away at this...only 300 pages to go 🤣

MStew How is it so far? 1y
redfeatherreader @meghan2714 it's very good, but loooooong! I didn't watch the show, so I have no idea where it will go! 1y
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whippoorwill815
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I have to go into work today to finish up a rush case....putting a bit of a damper on my weekend reading time 🙄

On the bright side- I am at least getting some extra audiobooking in during my “bonus” weekend commute!

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whippoorwill815
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I‘m currently listening to this book on audio.... it clocks in at a whopping 34 hours 😱

I‘ve read the book before but it was quite some time ago. This particular book actually wins the contest for the least portable Stephen King book I own considering it‘s a 1000+ page hardcover!

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redfeatherreader
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Starting a new read, love Stephen King!

Stephuhhnieee This was my first Stephen King book and I loved it! 1y
anezka One of the best SK books imo 1y
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MStew
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Another book from the Bf @trioxin_sematary that came in my package😘 i did not own this book so im so excited he passed down the copy he read! I love it ,its FLOPPY😍 and the cover is so vibrant and raw. I do believe this is post-apocalyptic, i dont know much about it and thats ok i like going in blind!

Thanks babe💋

#Stephenking
#scifi
#postapocalyptic

KathyWheeler I never thought of it as post apocalyptic but an event does happen that changes the world for a number of people, so I guess that description is accurate enough. It‘s a good book. (edited) 1y
phantomx @meghan2714 I love Under the Dome! It took me awhile to get through it (due to my studies coming first) but it was so enjoyable. King's characters are amazing, and I felt this was an amazing story to immerse one's self into King's style of writing. 1y
trioxin_sematary I love it, it's one of my favourite Kings! I hope you enjoy it too, you're welcome. Love u 😘 1y
Reggie I feel like Stinger from Robert McCammon is this books long lost twin. 1y
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trioxin_sematary
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Set in a small Maine town, it tells a multi-character and PoV story of how the town's inhabitants cope with the calamity of being suddenly cut off from the outside world by an impenetrable, invisible barrier that drops out of the sky, transforming the community into a domed city.

I loved this book, I've read 40+ King books and it'll always be in my Top-5. It's also one of his longest so have patience, it pays off!

9/10

#stephenking #book

MStew 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 great review babe!! That's a pretty blue chunker!! I wanna read it! 1y
Andrew65 Not aware of this one, sounds like I need to give it a try! 1y
ZoeyPeacock I loved this book, but absolutely hated the ending!! 1y
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Stephuhhnieee This was my first Stephen King novel. I for sure wasn‘t ready for the super morbid gruesome descriptions (I knew, I expected, but I just wasn‘t ready 😂) of it all... but I loved this book! Couldn‘t get through the pilot of the show, though. #superfailtv 1y
Zelma He is one of my go-to authors when I need to get out of a reading slump. This was one I read recently that did exactly that, and I couldn‘t put it down! 1y
callielafleur As much as I hated the ending of the book, it was still so much better than the show. 1y
literarywisdom I really want to give this a go. It sounds awesome 😊 1y
trioxin_sematary @ZoeyPeacock the ending was like WTF!??? 😂 The Leatherheads? Really? It felt rushed, like a cop-out. To be honest, I don't even think King knew where it was going; I was pissed off at first but really, how else could have he ended it? 1y
trioxin_sematary @Stephuhhnieee I saw the trailer and didn't think I'd like it, I never even attempted it; I prefer the vision I have of the book in my head, I don't want it to be tainted by someone else's vision of it. The same goes for Cell and The Dark Tower most especially. 1y
trioxin_sematary @callielafleur I meant to tag you in the above comment on the ending of Under the Dome. ☺ 1y
ByChallaF I listened to this on audiobook and loved it! 1y
Crystalblu A Maine town?! Shocker! 😂😜 Sounds interesting, I‘ll have to give it a try. 1y
BookwormM I enjoyed the tv series as well even though it was very different 1y
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Martta
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I realized today that I have better Stephen King selection at home than our local library. 🤣

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SpookyBoogie
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Got my teru teru bōzu all ready for tomorrow. Few things are better than reading in bed on a rainy day with a cuddly pet.

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MrsReads1
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There are so many books on my shelves that I haven't read. Half of this pile is unread! #ReadingResolutions #RainbowStack #PhotoChallenge

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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laurenlovesliterature 😮😮😮😮👏👏👏👏👏 1y
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Joanne1
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I've been volunteering at this spectacular library for the last couple of months. So beautiful and so much fun showing visitors around.

abbsinwonderland Amazing 😍 1y
JoScho 😍😍😍 1y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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A little over half way finished with this 1072 page #Chunkster #BookedWeekend 📖

#BookNerd 📚

Jaimelire Good one! 1y
bookaholic1 Really enjoyed this one 1y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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I went #AudioWalking during my lunch break today and found this next to the path between hospital buildings... #WTF #Nope #WhoWouldDoThis

CocoReads What??? 1y
Sarah83 What is it? 1y
Slajaunie What the hell is that thing? Where do you live? 1y
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tpixie Terrifying!! Not my kind of sculpting!! 1y
Avanders 😂😂 1y
Kamisha Oh my god! They used to have one of these outside my old apartment. It‘s some Wil. E. Coyote looking thing to “scare” the geese away... 🙄 didn‘t work on the geese, worked on my dog though! 😂 1y
ads0123 We had these at work several years ago to, as @Kamisha said, scare the geese away. I don‘t think it worked for us either! 😂 1y
BibliOphelia 😱😱😱😂😂🤣 1y
Kappadeemom 👹 1y
Samplergal We have one near us. Found a ducking sitting on it one day. 😜 1y
RadicalReader @Kamisha 😂😂😂 1y
RadicalReader @Samplergal as effective as the bird sitting on top of the no birds allowed sign 1y
readordierachel Lol! I thought that was real for brief, terrifying second. 1y
GripLitGrl 😂😂 1y
batsy Oh my god! I thought we were in a scene from Rampage for a moment 😂😂😂 1y
TK421 I love this!😂 1y
Crystalblu I totally would 😂 1y
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Book_Gnome
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“From two thousand feet, where Claudette Sanders was taking a flying lesson, the town of Chester‘s Mill gleamed in the morning light like something freshly made and just set down.”
#13of365 #openingline #bookcover #notpiratesockmonkey

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toofondofbooks
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Great story. I actually loved the reason for the dome. FYI do not watch the TV adaptation bc other than some character names, the name of the town and the dome they changed everything and it was awful.
#yearofstephenking

AmyG Agreed. 1y
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LiterRohde
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“The Monarch will be crowned.”

#QuotsyMay18 | 10: #Butterfly

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Zelma
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Finished this one up in the wee hours of the morning. Not King‘s best but it was still classic SK and I loved it. When asked what it was about, I said “things go awry in small-town Maine.” 😆 Epic, tons of unique characters, fascinating story and look at human-nature, scary is the sense of what people can do to each other, some spooky stuff. It also got me out of a reading slump as I fell into this story so effortlessly and couldn‘t put it down.

Zelma @MinDea Skippy doesn‘t care. 😆 #Shippy 2y
MinDea Wow. It is so crazy how similar they look! 😍😍 2y
MinDea You should join us for The Dark Tower Buddy Read. It starts Sunday and is pretty slow paced. 2y
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Zelma @MinDea I know. They are almost exact except for that nose mark. 😻 And I just saw the Dark Tower read. I just might join in! 😁 I feel the need for a lot more King right now and I stopped that series part way through Wizard and Glass. 2y
MinDea Yes! Would love you to join! It sounds like a lot of people have started but then bail. It is long. But so good. So good! You have 5 weeks to finish the first book so plenty of to to get it and catch up or just jump in when we get to wizard and the Glass! 2y
Zelma @MinDea sounds great. I‘ll see if I can get my hands on a copy. 2y
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Zelma
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I‘ve been a little scare here for the past week because I can‘t stop reading. Finally! Yahoo! 🎉

Went to the use bookstore and came away with this haul. Then promptly started in on Under the Dome, and can‘t put it down. Staying up too late, skipping tv, etc. Stephen King really just writes the perfect page turners. I will remember this next time I have a slump.

Eggs Yayyyyy. Loved ! 2y
Reggie Lol his little tags infuriate me and draw me in at the same time. Like when he says something about This town starts off with 3028 (I‘m guesstimating) people but by the end there will only be 32 survivors. I was like Dangit Stephen!!!!! Who will they be!!!!!! And of course I had to keep reading. Lol 2y
Zelma @Reggie 😆 yes, this one is quite meta in the sense that I know he‘s telling me a story. He keeps saying “let‘s go here, let‘s go see these people, etc.” but I get sucked in every time! 2y
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abbsinwonderland
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✨I don't think I've ever seen such a difference in a book adaption than the TV series for this. 🙈 It was so different, even though I watched the show I had noooo idea what would happen next. Typical King with his big community and characters. 1000 some pages, but I read it surprisingly fast. I definitely enjoyed the books ending to the show! Makes much better sense. 😉✨

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abbsinwonderland
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✨I don't normally read 1000+ page books, but when I do it's usually Stephen King and 90% of the time, I have no idea what's going on. 😂
✨Thanks for the warnings that this was nothing like the show besides the fact they both have Domes. Holy moly, the difference! 🙈

abbsinwonderland @StephanieMarie I was not prepared lol 2y
GarthRanzz Definitely the mega tome of his I‘ve yet to try and conquer! I‘ve not even tried the TV version. 2y
TheBookAddict 😂 I read the books first and then tried to watch the show with my husband...I couldn‘t do it! I stopped watching before the first episode was done. I told my husband he needs to read the books. 2y
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AmyG @TheBookAddict I hated the show. But...I loved the book. 2y
abbsinwonderland @GarthRanzz I suggest watching the show, then reading the book! It's a backwards way for me usually, but I'm glad I watched the show first otherwise I wouldn't of been able to! @TheBookAddict If I would of read it first then watched, I wouldn't of been able to either! Crazzzyyy difference! 2y
GarthRanzz I‘ll have to give it a try that way. Thanks! 2y
KathyWheeler I read this when it first came out. I tried to watch the show but gave up . 2y
Bookdragon69 Loved the book, hated the show. 2y
abbsinwonderland @KathyWheeler @Bookdragon69 Yep! Finished it last night and woooow! I have no idea why the show went the way it did! I was much happier with the book ending 2y
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abbsinwonderland
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✨My boyfriend and I went to the only used/new bookstore near us (it's still an hour away 😂) just to see if they had any hardcover Star Wars books for him. We struck out hard on that one, so instead I got these. 😆🤗
✨I've watched the TV series based on Under the Dome and was super stoked when I found the book. Shades of Earth I'm pretty sure if the last of a series I don't even have the first one of, but you gotta start somewhere right?! 📚

Skyrimir I love the Across the Universe trilogy! Under the Dome is great, but pretty different from the tv show. I haven‘t read the other. Good picks! 2y
StephanieMarie For under the dome, they changed A LOT with that TV show, be prepared! 2y
abbsinwonderland @Skyrimir @StephanieMarie oohhhh thanks for the heads up. For some reason that doesn't surprise me 🙈 2y
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Jovy
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J is for Big Jim Rennie, who I loved to hate in Under the Dome. Throw in Junior Rennie as well!

#KingAtoZ

GarthRanzz I watched maybe three episodes before stopping since I decided I needed to read the book first. Nicely done though! Original. 😊 2y
Jovy @GarthRanzz I haven‘t watched the TV series either! Books tend to be better anyway, except maybe for the LOTR. 🙂 2y
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kelseynicburke
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rohit-sawant Nice! 2y
GarthRanzz Great image! 2y
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cj82487
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I'm a little late posting today, but that's life right.
For #KingAtoZ I give you Dale "Barbie" Barbara, the hero of Under the Dome. Also, book way better than the TV series, like usual.
@GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz This is one I‘ve yet to tackle. Book or TV series. 2y
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