Thoughts on the ending? (SPOILERS!)

Discussion in 'Under The Dome' started by jfra3101, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor Well-Known Member

    I agree . . . the flyover segments made me think back to Salem's Lot and the vivid description of the town before and after Barlow's influence. A nice throwback in style.
  2. TrueGeneration

    TrueGeneration Well-Known Member

    I finished the book today and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was superb. I love how Mr. King writes character development and the details he puts into them. Like with 'Salem's Lot, I felt like I was a part of the town, Chester's Mill, and knew the characters. I liked the journey the characters went through and how the dome affected them: how it changed them and the actions they took, whether heroic, barbaric or drastic. For me, the characters' storylines kept me more intrigued than the mystery of the dome...

    As for the ending...I don't know, I'm still mulling over it. With the Leatherheads, I don't if I feel a little disappointed or just felt short to me. I would have to think it over!

    In all, great novel!
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  3. leke

    leke New Member

    Loved the book, the character development was excellent, true testament to Kings skilled writing. The ending like everyone mentioned was a bit of a letdown to me. A bunch of kid aliens with no rhyme or reason thought it would be nice to try this out and just up and leaves because someone said please in the end. I've watched the series and that to me has a better story line about the object so far.
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  4. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Here's the thing - both UTD and The Tommyknockers have low-key endings, by comparison with the run-up.
    In UTD, I expected the "leatherheads" to be truly monstrous, not barely out of childhood.
    And I expected the Tommyknockers to be super-superior beings, not the botch-jobbers from outer space.
    But both endings work wonderfully.
    Tension can only be ratcheted up & up for so long.
    Then it has to escape, like steam out of a kettle.

    And there's a whole heap of futility going on UTD.
    And pointless sacrifice.
    And so many people running wild, because suddenly, they have the means and opportunity to do. . anything.

    No tidy tying-up of loose threads and a lot left unresolved.
    Just like. . real life.:wow:
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  5. M&P15

    M&P15 Well-Known Member

    Sucked!! LOL, seriously though, it really wasn't one of his best IMO, but I read it about the same time as 11-22-63 and that one more made up for UTD.
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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I see the ending of UTD (novel) as an example of How else can it end? similar to the ending of DT.
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