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Under the Dome by Stephen King

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Chester's Mill, Maine, a small New England town is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world, trapped by an invisible and completely impenetrable dome. What is the dome? Why is it there? Will the town survive? Iraq war vet Dale Barbara and a group of the town's more sensible citizens must overcome the tyrannical rule of Big Jim Rennie, a politician bent on controlling everything within the Dome.

I was curious about this book because I read that King says he started Under the Dome in 1976 but then "crept away from it with my tail between my legs. . . I was terrified of screwing it up." While not typically a Stephen King reader, I've enjoyed a few over the years and can't help but compare this to The Stand. These titles are of particular interest because they are about ordinary people and the extraordinary evil we can do to each other. You can't help but imagine yourself in the situation and contemplate how you would react. Morals--it will make you examine the morals of the characters and your own. Check catalog for availability.

- Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central

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