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Под купола: Част 1

(Under the Dome Split-Volume #1)

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През един безоблачен октомврийски ден над градчето Честър Милс се спуска прозрачен и непробиваем купол и го откъсва от света. Появата му, наблюдавана от един от главните герои Дейл Барбара, е внезапна и неумолима. Човеците могат да докоснат преградата, без да пострадат, но електронните уреди се взривяват в близост до нея. В Честър Милс настъпва апокалипсис. Въздухът започв ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published 2010 by Плеяда (first published November 2009)
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K.
DNF on page 323.

So here's the thing: I've been meaning to read Stephen King for YEARS. I read Salem's Lot when I was in high school and from memory I found it pretty long and dull and not even remotely scary. So I just sort of gave up on Stephen King before I started.

So when I saw that we had this (and part 2) at work, I figured it was a sign that I should read something else by Stephen King. I made it just over half way through this one, so a quarter of the way through the overall
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Margarida Antunes
I've been postponing the end of this reading because I haven't bought the second part yet, that's why I took a bit longer to finish it. This book is incredibly good. It's not that type of teen reading, is so much deeper than that. Stephen King is a master of writing, he describes everything exactly as it is, always adding a touch of naked sensibility. The beauty of this book resides in the terrifying reality of the Dome. All the dozens of characters are interesting in their own way, but I partic ...more
Nels
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stephen-king
A good read. Dale "Barbie" Barbara is my favorite character so far. Big Jim and Junior .. ugh ... I can't stand them -_-. It's very different from the Tv show so far.
Overall it was a pretty good book.
Nikki
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I really hoped that the makers of the television show Under the Dome completely messed up this story and the book would actually be great. It was (well, the first part). Thank God.
It is however, really long. In total it's 1200 pages and I think it could have been less. There's a lot going on in the first part, but also a lot of things which could have been left out. But excited to read the second part!
Erin
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The reason I decided to just "like" Under the Dome, instead of "really liking it", or even "loving it", is because King pulled what I like to call a "George R. R. Martin": giving the story too many characters, many of whom die, most of them unimportant.
That isn't to say the story doesn't deserve to be liked. It does. I just can't stand reading about certain characters that seemingly have no purpose.
That being said, the main characters you do get to know throughout the story are well rounded and hav
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Mabomanji
Easy read but it's hard to see characters being so mean and stupid. King knows how to have an interesting galery of characters but it's quite unnerving for the reader. The story takes a long time to start and we know from the start where it's headed and that's too bad. No real surprise in this first book. I expect better revelations in the second one.
Adam Buongiovanni
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cannot wait to continue this series. The writing, of course, was absolutely phenomenal. Stephen King is a genius. The way this ends leaves you guessing, and I love how you're left with zero optimism from our characters. I need to find part 2 and read it asap.
Caitlin Smith
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(FINALLY finished. But really only halfway through...)

I gotta say, this book is not for the faint of heart. If I could only say one positive thing about Mr. King's writing, it would be to complement his incredible talent for imagery - for evoking such vivid scenery, tone, and characters through words alone. The grotesque scenes, especially, read real enough to make me physically ill. But that is what makes this snapshot of a town cut off from the rest of society so powerful and so co
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Sophie Cimon
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When you read a lot of Stephen King's novels, there is patterns that you can see, same types of characters, same twists in the story, the bad habit to tell "that was the last time he eat" and after that the character dies, which ruin the effect of surprise. But still I got hook up by the suspense and I couldn't get myself out of the book. I had to read it at once, or twice.
Moshe Mikanovsky
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stephen-king
What can I say! King does it again. Although a bit late to reading it, it's never too late. The bad are bad as can be, they good fights these evil forces without much success, the Christians are as crazy as it gets, the details and plot connections are as complex as expected. Can't wait to see how it all unfolds!
Micaela Alvi
I don’t know why I thought this was about aliens. I was definitely mistaken 😂. The thing with this book is that I honestly don’t give a single fuck about any of the characters. Live, die, do whatever the fuck you want, it’s the same for me.
Chelsea Husson
I didn't get through the book because it was Dutch... I don't really like to read in Dutch
Alex Gherzo
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After four years, Under The Dome has finally been released in mass market paperback format, but in keeping with what I imagine is the publishing companies' determination to charge as much money as possible to read a book, it's been released as two novels. Annoying, but you roll with these kind of things, so here I am. Anyway, the first half of Under The Dome is terrific, with all the wonderful things Stephen King infuses in his best novels: a great cast of characters, mounting tension, a palpabl ...more
Romi
DNF'd (for now) at page 120. I'll probably pick this back up somewhere in the future.
Nicole
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The interesting part about this book is the monsters are the humans in the story. The decline of what's right and decent under times of strife is quick. Good read but I will wait a bit to start Part 2.
David Caldwell
This is part 1 of a really long story(about 1300 pages). It isn't a series or even a serialized novel. The book just had to be broken into two mass market paperbacks due to physical constraints. Since it is just one story, I am doing the same review for both books.

A small town is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by force field-like dome. No one knows what caused the dome or how to counter it. The dome stops all solids from going over the town's borders. Liquids (such as water) flow t
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Stéphanie
There’s a few reason why I wanted to read this book. First, I attempted to read a library copy of UNDER THE DOME when it first came out as hardcover but because it was so large, I gave up on it because it was so intimidating. I think the publisher did the right choice in reprinting them as two parts when it came to releasing them as paperback. 640 pages is a little less intimidating than 1074. Another reason I wanted to read it is because I’m hooked on the TV series based on the book, and season ...more
Lotte Van Esch
Not my kind of book,

After Reading about 70% it started to get a bit Interesting.
Scott Allan
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stephen-king
"In Chester Mill, Maine, the destinies of everyday people will be decided…under the dome.”

First of all, this review is for the content and actual story itself, and not the product [that is in two parts] or the TV show [although I will make references to it].

The Dome, Part I, takes us from the beginning as The Dome comes down on Chester’s Mill, cutting off its inhabitants from the outside world and making them trapped in an invisible force field that cannot be smashed, cra
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Christopher Selmek
There seems to be more death in the first couple chapters of “Under the Dome” than in a typical King book, or maybe just more named character’s dying. From the moment the invisible dome drops over Chester’s Mill, King introduces us to several people who have the misfortune of driving into the invisible barrier. I thought everyone in Maine was going to be part of the pileup, but then the National Guard gets involved.

I was interested to pick up this book because I always spare a though
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Sue Lauzon
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is it possible to love a book and hate it at the same time LOL!! I am not a huge Stephen King fan but this book definitely has all the makings of a great classic. Story is of a small town, Chester's Mill in Maine, that unexplainably on fine fall day, is covered by an invisible barrier (they name it the Dome). What transpires after the Dome shuts off the town will affect everyone in the Mill as the townspeople will become divided on opposite sides of good and evil. While it is fast paced and intr ...more
Teresa
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Under the Dome is a more recent King novel, and unlike many of his recent books is set in what was the contemporary present, now the very recent past. It's set in a post-9/11 world, and it works to blend the realities of modern life with the small town, personal, often low-tech world that King's characters typically inhabit.

This book takes us through the set-up and into the first 3 days of life in Chester's Mill after an inexplicable dome cuts off the inhabitants from the outside world. It's al
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blmagm
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At 1240 pages this two-volume set is a a major time commitment. Could it have been shorter? Yes, but King is going to tell his story the way he needs to, and there is no denying he knows how to tell a story. The people of a small Maine town are going about living their lives when suddenly and unexpectedly a transparent dome is dropped to the ground in much the same way a glass cake dome is lowered over a cake. The difference is that the purpose of a cake dome is to keep the cake fresh, whereas t ...more
Her Royal Orangeness
Strong storytelling. Unputdownable. Interesting sociological/psychological/spiritual examination. I think King based his theme for the novel on this quote from Bruce Almighty, "God is a mean kid sitting on an anthill with a magnifying glass, and I'm the ant. He could fix my life in five minutes if He wanted to, but He'd rather burn off my feelers and watch me squirm."

One thing that bothered me about The Dome is I think King used his outline from The Stand to construct this novel - very similar
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Danna
Apr 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic people-under-pressure-in-a-catastrophe genre fiction (if that can be said to be a genre). Too classic, really. Small-town politics turn deadly as a power-hungry sociopath takes advantage of chaos, enlisting the violent, selfish, and thoughtless to bring the town to heel; the flawed-yet-honorable do their best to protect each other and save the town; the nameless rest fall victim to mob brutality as they muddle through the various stages of grief and fear. Though classified as horror sinc ...more
Noah Ma
The author of the book Stephen King has once again written another piece a book so vivid and alive. Under The Dome, a master piece of Stephen King tells us a story where a whole town is covered with an invisible force field. The town is on its own. The people in Chester’s Mill cannot go out and the people outside cannot come in. In this very unnatural and mysterious circumstance, we see how the people act and how they fight their way to live. The citizens of Chester’s Mill are killed by gunfire, ...more
Crystal
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW. this book is intense. and soo good.

i'm not a stephen king fan. or, rather, i don't have an opinion of him or his writing wither way. the only other book of his that i've read is The Stand, which i thought was mediocre. oh, and i dnf'ed The Gunslinger after about 50 pages. but this!

the characters are compelling (the only thing that kept me reading through the stand), the story is great, and the writing is perfectly paced. the whole thing is tense, and maddening, and engrossing, and f
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Carmila
I used to be a Stephen King fan, then I found his books too full of blood - I'm not sure whether he changed or I did.
Then I saw part of the TV serie, and I grew curious about this book.
Well it still is violent, but it was not too graphic, so I could go on reading. One thing I used to like about the author is the way he can create a small town with lots of characters you still are able to recognize one from the other. And he does it here.
The dome itself is really strange and you
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Nicole
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the last few King books I've read, this one was a great reminder of why King is one of my favourite authors. The book starts with a bang and gets right into the story. Not only that, but it really grabs your attention and keeps it until the end. It's engaging, and you're finished the book before you even realize it, regardless of the page numbers. I'll also never get sick of the references to his other works.

This story was gruesome like woah. It's also a pretty stark look at just how quic
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Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M ...more

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