|I’m a sweet little woodchuck, innocently frolicking in my sweet little woodchuck way. NOT FOR LONG SUCKA!|
|What is this dome thingy? Why can’t we leave town? Confusion!|
Like many classic King novels this is set in a small town peopled by interesting characters. The Dome goes down and people start showing their true colors. The good guys are awesome, the bad guys are despicable. Just what you’d expect from King.
|I’m Big Jim and I RUN THIS TOWN.
(Yes, this is what I picture during Big Jim scenes)
If I were coming to this as a Stephen King virgin I might not like it very much. The language is simple and the characters aren’t exactly fleshed out. The snob in me says that maybe I should be above this sort of book now. But, I’M NOT! I want to know what’s going to happen next. And that, ladies and gents, says it all.
(There’s a mention of Lord of the Flies. I think that ups the literary cred.)
Also? It’s funny. Even a bit wise.
“…if you were seeing a lot of horseshit, there had to be a pony in the vicinity.”
“Sexy May had met Erudite November, and now they were stuck with each other, refugees in the New England version of No Exit.”
“Give a man or woman back his self-respect, and in most cases-not all, but most- you also give back that person’s ability to think with at least some clarity.”
To sum it up, I’m having a good time with this book and I’m looking forward to the 2nd half.
Are you reading along? What do you think so far?