Under the Dome
I don’t usually like serialisations of books because I often feel that they aren’t quite being portrayed on screen in the way in which they were imagined whilst reading. After the season finale of Under the Dome, we naturally engaged in a conversation about Stephen King. His fantastic mind.
Stephen King is one of few authors whose books unsettle me, chill me to the bone and make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. The first one I have ever read, ‘The Shining’, ensured that I wouldn’t sleep soundly for a week, not through shock factor, gruesome description or supernatural occurrence but through vivid, gradual building of a feeling of dread. Of suspense, with not very much activity but with a dreary and eerie setting.
If you haven’t read under the Dome, have you seen the television series about a mysterious invisible dome which suddenly appears over the small town of Chester’s Mill? Nothing can get into or out of the dome and unexplained phenomena are common. As the food supplies begin to dwindle and tensions run high between the townsfolk, how will they ever escape alive? King’s endless attention to detail is comparable to the ever descriptive, literary diarrhoea that is Tolkein ( Maps?? Really Tolkien??) Engrossing and indulgent.
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What is your favourite Stephen King film or book?