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Под купола: Част 2

(Under the Dome Split-Volume #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,638 ratings  ·  192 reviews
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Целият свят е вперил очи в доскоро неизвестното американско градче Честърс Мил. А за хората, затворени под прозрачния похлупак, всеки ден е изпълнен с надежди и горчиви разочарования. Но дори и при тези екстремни обстоятелства човешката алчност и желание за упражняване на контрол не стихват. Сякаш никой не си дава сметка, че времето неумолимо теч
Paperback, 592 pages
Published 2010 by Плеяда (first published November 10th 2009)
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May 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Anyone who purchased and read the original hardback release of "Under the Dome" has already read this "new" release/sequel. The publisher simply split the original book into two parts. This could also be called fraud, since it is a way of dishonestly trying to separate unsuspecting people from their hard earned money. Both Stephen King and the publisher should be ashamed of themselves.
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG....IF I COULD RATE IT A MILLION STARS, I WOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is part two of Under the Dome, not a sequel of the original book. I saw a lot of reviews saying they were misled by the title of the book. So just keep in mind this is not a new addition to a series, it's simply the original story split into 2 paperback books.

On to the story, it was a classic Steven King thriller. Fast paced, highly detailed, horrifying in it's own way and mind blowing in it's own way. I felt like I was in a car going 100 mph and my drinks were all laced with cocaine. What
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a typical Stephen King book. I was glad that it wasn't quite as deranged as some of his works, but it was dark. I liked it ok. I was a little put out by his use of a sudden appearance of a first person narrative description in the last third of the book for a few pages. It seems like something that an editor would have caught and said, "this style doesn't fit." It was just a little jangly to have it appear and then not appear again. This literary device might have worked if it was used t ...more
Apr 09, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In a word: disappointing. No spoilers here, simply a warning to save your money and check this out from a library if you want closure. There is not enough substance to warrant two books, grindhouse is not horror, and what a disappointing deus ex machina excuse for the dome. I was really hoping for better.

Also, I'm not going to bother watching the TV series. All I really want to do now is re-watch Jericho; now there's a show that gets it right! A little too much relationship drama for my taste,
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stephen-king
A stark look at the sheep following a leader and burned in the end for not thinking for themselves.
Paula Duarte Aldeia
Amazing development of human behaviour under specific circumstances and pressures. All very realistic. Surprising to the end.
Guess I've gone full circle in my reading, grew up in NH, my favorite bookstore was the now defunct Paperback Booksmith store were I discovered Stephen King in a local author display.

At the time, I just read Westerns, King was the first fiction author I tried. He scared the crap out of me with Pet Sematary and Carrie, did like the Stand, for whatever reason 20+ years or more went by and find myself right back reading his books.

Really like his writing a lot, arguably along with J.K. Rowling the
The premise was good, and original, as most King novels are (who else possesses an imagination like King's?). I could give it 4 stars on that alone, but my problem is that it was waaay too long - 2 books and over 1200 pages. After all, The Stand was an epic novel and that was complete in a single volume. I feel that if he had kept it to one book of, say, 600 or so pages, the story would have had much more of an dramatic impact. As it is, I felt that there was alot of obscure filler, TMI. I say t ...more
Emily Wood
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
King yet again blows me away. He writes a book showing what happens when a small town is cut off from the outside world in a unique way. The major villains were the people inside, instead of the mysterious *dome*. He doesn’t take it easy on the readers as the ending is bitter sweet, yet wonderfully done with every story line completed. He will always be my favourite author.

- One Of His Constant Readers
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is possibly my favorite King novel so far. This is the second part of the larger work Under the Dome which is available as one work. In this novel, King masterfully weaves the stories and lives of a generous population of characters which leaves us confronting parts of ourselves that many prefer not to acknowledge.
Victoria Hawco
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stephen how could you do me like this.
Milen Varbanov
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never read anything by King before, but I feel like Under the Dome was a good start. What I liked the most about this book is that it had everything. There were moments that sent chills down my spine and moments where I laughed my ass off which was something that I didn't expect from this genre - I just couldn't contain myself in the chapters dedicated to Horas. I would be lying if I say that there wasn't a lot of information that felt unnecessary, and yes, the whole story could have been m ...more
Better than the first in that many things happen there. But the pace is still devilishly slow and he goes back every minute to tell the story of another character. It is easy to read but it feels like he's wasting time and chapters on trivial things instead of telling us more about the important stuff. Never got into it at the end even though the idea was cool. Two huge books to tell that story, that was a bit too much!
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I LOVED this half of the book. It was action-packed with loads of thrilling scenes, gruesome deaths and awesomeness. And really: This book is so, so, SO much better than the television series. I would not even bother with watching it if you haven't done so yet. It's much better to stick to this book only!
May 27, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's still the same Stephen King writing but I am very disappointed to find out this isn't a continuation of the first Under the Dome, but rather the second half of the original book. At least the publishers could mark that on the cover of the book. I loved the book the first time I read it, and it took me a while to realize that everything sounded familiar as I was reading this version.
Paul Sposite
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am pissed, I thought this was a new book, but it's nothing but the hard cover book split into 2 parts... My bad...
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping the dome was going to be a supernatural punishment for Big Jim's actions, and the town a sacrificial example...
Christopher Selmek
In the second half of Under the Dome, events go from bad to worse. It starts out with Barbie in prison for the murder of Big Jim’s four victims. Next, Big Jim gets the idea to burn down the town newspaper, because editor Julia Shumway had a habit of challenging his authority. But even this is nothing to the big fire at the end of the book, which has been hinted at since the beginning.

It isn’t long until the true friends of Dale Barbara band together, the books “good guys”, and they find the extr
André San Miguel
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Underrated book.

This novel gets look down because of the ending, but then again that it's the weakest point of the majority of SK' works.

When reading SK I always have in mind that what matters most is the journey and not the destination, because he is not good at finishing stories, usually the endings feel rushed and he doesn't put a lot of details like the rest of the story, but I let it pass because the rest is great.
I take more in consideration the whole 1000 pages than just the last 50.

Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this story in the split paperbacks but my review is for the whole story.

The town of Chester's Mill is doomed from the start when a mysterious dome comes down and cuts its citizens off from the world. There are the good guys and the bad guys, with the bad guys obviously taking over the town. Pitting innocent townspeople against the ones who are trying to do right for the town and its people. This was an action-packed, heart attack inducing, give you high blood pressure story. I found mysel
Jan 26, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
when I read this book, I understand why some men are alcoholics, for it is better to be an alcoholic than to be sober and read a book as bad as this. Hundreds of pages and this is the end???? A group of alien teens who suddenly decided to play with a group of humans??? And that final part, of the two main protagonists crying like two elderly women "please, please, please" and of course, the alien teenagers in their infinite mercy decided to stop playing with these ridiculous and weak humans. A c ...more
Alex Gherzo
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second half of Under The Dome was just as good as the first, plunging the characters further and further into despair until the amazing ending.


The Bush/Cheney administration allegory continues, with great success. Big Jim (whose heart problems take on more prominence, much like Cheney's) tightens his grip on Chester's Mill further and further, crushing dissent wherever he sees it and imprisoning anyone who dares defy him. The police are now little more than his personal enforcers
Jian Hou
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A somewhat cliched finish to an entertaining story. The greatest thing about Under the Dome is the peeling back of the the town people's facade, and unraveling them for what they are. You show your true worth under duress, and does Big Jim shows it with his transformation of a small-town crook to a blown-up delusional dictator. To have it somewhat end with a extraterrestrial nature gives it an anti-climatic finish as I feel the real end should have been a confrontation with the story's real vill ...more
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well this book was quite the journey to finish...
I wasn't motivated enough with the story and I feel like some of the answers I was seeking to explain why the dome was there were not approched and I didn't understand why it all happened.
I feel a little disapointed about that, but nevertheless it is still a Stephen King's book, very well written, with a lot of details and so many caracteres you kind of lose your way of who's who xD
In the end everything ended up well, and it was interesting to see
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally finished this long ass book that detail corruption, deception, murder, and secrets that rare unraveled when sh*t hits the fan. King did an excellent job of creating a cast of characters that did not seem boring or similar in anyway unlike a lot of authors who create books with a town full of characters. The ending of this book was actually good despite the ending shortcomings that King is known for.
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Pauline Borgeaud
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rereads
Reread 2019 :

Buddy read with Jo' (:
We did it, we read a book together ! (Well, Jo's 80 pages behind, but still)
Ha well, the memories. I adore this book, and while the ending is still surprising, it still fits to me and I wouldn't imagine a different one.
For some reason, I remembered only Barbie and Julia, as well as Ollie to survive. Why did my mind skip the other dozen or so ? Cause it's cruel is the answer.
And I feel like rereading Kings might be even better than reading them.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really, really enjoyed this book. The build up to the climax was very slow, but by no means unenjoyable. I was turning pages and losing track of time as I progressed into the hopelessness of the situation alongside the characters.

The ending was a touch odd, but nothing out of the ordinary with a Stephen King book.
Chelsa Yoder
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This and part one are my first King novels read. I can see why he has such a following. Characters were well developed as well as plot.
I did however find the ending underwhelming and the random first person narratives near the end threw me off track a bit.
Nice intro though to his work and I am planning on reading some more of his books.
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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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