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Finally out of the Dome!

Discussion in 'Under The Dome' started by days be strange, May 16, 2014.

  1. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    I wanted to give up sooo many times. Don't get me wrong it was well-written but honestly I didn't think it needed to be that long. :hammer: I have never took so long to finish a book. Even The Stand which was longer was an easier read.

    Then when I finished it, I realised I loved it.
    When they got out the dome I never realised how relieved I was
    It was the ending I needed. I love how despite everything
    that happened they were just so thankful to be alive, and that they knew that their life was worth fighting for.
    And when the
    soldier waited on the other side of the dome for the kid, that melted my heart. It was really touching. I always like when King brings up Julia's childhood memories, reminded me of IT. It also reminded me of Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling, the way it showed small town politics.

    After going through this I think I'll take a few days without reading, and then dip into something light. It was a lot of book.
  2. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Don't watch The Explorers (1985).

    I agree that UTD killed a few more trees than necessary, but I still liked it. It wasn't a rip-througher, though.
  3. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Well worth the ride, huh?

    Loved The Explorers in 1985, with some herbal enhancement, laughed my enhancement off.
  4. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    I fell for UTD. Thought it was a really good book and loved several scenes in it. Probably be a while till I reread though. It was thick!
  5. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I flew through it. A great read.
  6. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    I just looked at the trailer and clip from the movie The Explorers (1985). Seemed like an average family-friendly sci fi. Very E.T.
  7. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I gotta disagree on The Stand. I find it incredibly tedious to get through and thought UTD was exciting in comparison. I have read it before and struggled with it then. I am reading it now, am currently on page 380 and am thinking about throwing in the towel. Every day I read it trying to get to the midpoint of the book, which is around page 400, but it continuously mocks me and never ever seems to get any closer. I am getting worn out lol. The first 200-250 pages or so of that book are awesome though. It loses me after that.
  8. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    Maybe you could try the audio-book and see if it helps get you get through? Sometimes when I'm reading a book and I have difficulty finishing it I pretend the rest of the book that I have to read is a new novel. It's like clicking refresh on your web browser and continue reading.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...and I'm exactly the opposite....I would take The Stand anyday over Dome.....
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  10. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    There are some disturbing similarities to the book UTD and the movie I mentioned above.

    I still like both, though (except for the
    goofy part where the boys meet the alien kids on the spaceship)
    Last edited: May 18, 2014
  11. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Love Under The Dome
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  12. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Trust me, I'm not sucking up when I say that I've yet to read an sK which I felt was too long or too short or too anything. This doesn't mean that I even disagree that such are possible; it's just that if it takes me a while to finish one of his books I don't necessarily blame him, especially considering how slowly I read.
  13. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    I understand. Usually when I read a book I always believe what the writer does is intentional. I don't always like it though. :upside:
    Neesy and blunthead like this.
  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    That would be Barbie and Julia :tounge::rugby::p:love:

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