Monday, April 25, 2011
Under the Dome
In the late eighties, I wanted to read some Stephen King. I asked what I should read, and folks pointed me to The Shining. I read it, thought it was fairly engrossing, but it was never "scary" and I didn't bother reading any more Stephen King.
Then, ten years ago or so, I read great reviews of his On Writing book. I checked out the audio version from the library and thought it was absolutely fantastic. I didn't read any more Stephen King.
Last year, I kept seeing mentions of Under the Dome, and more than that, saw the cover. Yes, the cover made me want to read the book. I borrowed it from someone and flew right through it. What a great read. Really involving, really well-detailed. He's obviously a gifted storyteller. But I didn't bother to seek out any more Stephen King.
Then I saw an announcement of his forthcoming novel: 11/22/63: A Novel. I can't wait.