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Discussion in 'Under The Dome' started by chief4db, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    this is no big deal and not trying to be picky or anything, especially since I have only read about 1/4 of kings books. but I also heard king say he likes to get his research down as best he can. he mentioned once where he had his son do something that he used in misery to see if it could be done. so he tries to keep it as real as possible even though its fiction. anyways the cover of under the dome actually shows the dome. and trying to figure it to scale with the church on the front cover im guessing the dome looks to be about 300 to 400 feet high. im now into the book where Barbie is talking to the colonel on the phone by the edge of the dome. the colonel says the dome is about 47000 feet high. obviously a little different from the cover. was wondering if king knew about this or does he have nothing to do with the cover design what so ever. any insight on this that anyones knows why they did that on the cover. or is just it is what it is and no big deal.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2015
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  2. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Not trying to sound rude, but it might be hard to fit a 47000 foot dome on a book cover ;;D
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  3. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    good one. might be hard to fit a life size church on the cover of a book as well. to do the 47k dome would definetly have to make a smaller scale picture.
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  4. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    Late reply. Sorry about that.

    The covers go with artistic license or even ignorance at times. Try figuring out how The Stand's original cover came to be.

    The book's dome's walls go straight up and down, and the dome has a flat top. Plus, it follows the exact human-defined limits of Chester's Mill.

    The covers show it more like a spherical thing, which is easier to represent graphically and immediately makes us think of a dome. The representation of the book's dome (making it "visible" for the purpose of the cover) would be lots of vertical lines which would not be so clear to the readers.
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