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UTD (sp)

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I watched the TV series before reading this and it made Barbie much hunkier than I think I would have imagined him. I also thought that for a 1000+ page book, that it read fairly fast. 

Did anyone think that the premonitions were something that the good guys could have avoided? Or were they just a warning to be prepared for what would happen?

Did you feel that Big Jim's fate matched his character? I thought it was fitting, even though I really wanted something more terrible to happen to him. I also wanted more at the ending, since we spent so much time getting to know the characters, I wanted to know more about what happened to them after the dome.


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Re: UTD (sp)

  • It's been over a year since I've read it, but I remember feeling a little unsatisfied with the ending.  I needed about 10-20 more pages of explanation or maybe an epilogue. 
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  • I definitely felt like the ending was a let down.  I needed more information. 

    I really wished for a much more gruesome death for Big Jim.  I'm sure that was a horrible way to die, but I was really hoping someone would get to kill him. 

  • Okay so I adored this book...and I agree it was an amazingly fast read (or listen...I did the audio book). I seriously just wanted to spend forever in their world. The character development was amazing.

    As soon as I finished the book (literally 10 min later) I tried to watch the TV show...BIG mistake...I got so frustrated at how different the characters were I only made it 30 min into the first episode before I quit.

    At first I was disappointed with Big Jim's death however the more I thought about it I think it was fitting. 

    There could have been more to the ending but I was also okay with how it ended.

    My question for everyone would be if this happened to you (ie you were trapped in a dome) which character would you most resemble in their response?

    I would probably respond like Linda Everett. I doubt I'd be as proactive as Brenda or Julia; my first response would be to take care of my family but when it came down to it I would do whatever is necessary.
  • I had a lot of trouble getting through this book. I started it at the beginning of this month and finished it this morning. I was not a fan of the Rennies and that made it really hard for me to read about them, when I loathe them so much. They made for good villains.
    I was really let down by the ending and this being the only SK book I have read, unfortunately makes me judge him on all the rest of his books. I thought the ending was a little too hurried, too much left unexplained and a little too convenient. SK spent so much time on "Dome Day" and the dome lifting took all of a five seconds to read...
    ~E~
  • Adding my two cents (albeit late)

    I love this book.
    I love how even though this book has like 1000 characters (ok I am exaggerating) but it probably has what- at least over 50 characters? I never once felt confused!  That is talent!!  

    I love all the side plots in this story. It keeps the book progressing at such a great pace even though it is over 1000 pages.

    I am sure I will repeat this till I die:  Jim Rennie is the worst character to come across the page since Dolores Umbridge. I get irrationally mad when reading his parts (just like for HP5). It's not good for my blood pressure!

    It was interesting doing this reread: 1. I listened to it this time (which it is a great audiobook) but 2. I also watched the TV series this year and it is amazing how much of what I remembered was altered bu what I saw this past season.

    All in all- I just love this book.

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  • Adding my two cents (albeit late)

    I love this book.
    I love how even though this book has like 1000 characters (ok I am exaggerating) but it probably has what- at least over 50 characters? I never once felt confused!  That is talent!!  


    Yes! I was actually afraid to listen to the audiobook initially because sometimes when reading I get dependent on the character list in the front of the book to keep everyone straight. However everyone kept saying how amazing the audiobook was and I gave it a try. Not once did I ever have a "now who is this again?" moment. I do think that is a sign of a fabulous author. This was my first SK read ever and I'm hooked! I have to admit I'm a scardy cat so I don't think I could handle any of his true "scary/horror" books (I've had multiple UTD nightmares!) but I plan to read anything by him that doesn't fall too deeply into that category!
  • It's been a while since I read this, but I loved the world he created. I remember being happy that people like that farm kid made it out alive, but wondering what kind of solace that really was. His whole family is dead. Same with the families who lost children.

    I remember wondering why the characters had the premonitions. Did anyone else get freaked out by the image of the leatherheads in your mind?

    And if I had to be a character, I'd try to be brave and ballsy like Brenda but just end up doing something stupid.
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  • sonore32 said:
    Adding my two cents (albeit late)

    I love this book.
    I love how even though this book has like 1000 characters (ok I am exaggerating) but it probably has what- at least over 50 characters? I never once felt confused!  That is talent!!  


    Yes! I was actually afraid to listen to the audiobook initially because sometimes when reading I get dependent on the character list in the front of the book to keep everyone straight. However everyone kept saying how amazing the audiobook was and I gave it a try. Not once did I ever have a "now who is this again?" moment. I do think that is a sign of a fabulous author. This was my first SK read ever and I'm hooked! I have to admit I'm a scardy cat so I don't think I could handle any of his true "scary/horror" books (I've had multiple UTD nightmares!) but I plan to read anything by him that doesn't fall too deeply into that category!
    Here's some suggestions for you then:
    The Green Mile
    11/22/63
    The Stand (ok - in all honestly- it has some !!!! parts but it is epic if you think you could handle it)
    Misery (again has a "couple" of "oh my" parts but mostly just a story about a f*cked up crazed fan)
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  • Thanks @myjunegirls

    I actually just bought Green Mile for $.25 from a used book sale last week and I have a hold on 11/22/63 at my library which should come in sometime this week. I will definitely put the other two high on my "TBR" list!!
  • Oh @myjunegirls ; I was also thinking about reading "Firestarter"...thoughts on how scary that one is?
  • sonore32 said:
    Oh @myjunegirls ; I was also thinking about reading "Firestarter"...thoughts on how scary that one is?
    I'm not the best judge on these things (LOL) but from what I remember (and I am about to reread it- how funny) there just may be some graphic scenes. So not scary at all but maybe bloody? (if I am remembering a scene right)
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