Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - September 30

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Release: November 10, 2009

I have read Stephen King since I was a teenager and this sounds really good. It's going to be a big one too - goodreads says 1120 pages! Wow. I absolutely cannot wait.

About the book:

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

So what are you waiting on this week?


PolishOutlander said...

I've only ever read one Stephen King book (and that was Firestarter) and have been wanting to pick him for years but never got around to it. Can't believe he's still churning out books so regularly! Go Stephen!

Diane said...

Another new one for King; I wasn't aware--thanks

here is mine Crystal:

ann marie said...

I already have this on my to buy list, thanks for the great pick :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

I haven't read any Stephen King fiction in years, but I'm thinking of giving this one a peek.

Alexa said...

That does sound good. I have never read Stephen King maybe it's time to start!

Lauren said...

I haven't read much Stephen King, but this sounds awesome - and a little like Gone, which I'm reading at the moment. Nice pick!

vvb32 reads said...

i'm curious about this one. the last huge king i read was the stand which was outstanding ;-D

Mary said...

My husband and one of my kids are waiting for this book. Hope it's a good read!

Sab H. said...

Stephen King!! Yay!! Great pick!

Mishel said...

Wow 1120... intimidating. But it sounds so good! =)

Lizzy said...

In high school I took a Gothic Tales course, and we read a lot of Stephen King. I'll have to add this one to my list, I've enjoyed everything that I've read by him. Great pick!

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