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Old 12-18-08, 08:43 AM
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Hmmm, this conversation reminds me, I've got a signed advanced reader's copy of Bag of Bones I should try to get some cash for.
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Originally Posted by Abob Teff
And I thought you could find anything on youtube ... can anybody else explain this with the clip from the Simpsons?
You don't have to explain it... I need to write better jokes
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
At powells downtown Portland they have the first three DT books 1st edition for 15k i think.
I worked at Powell's back in 1987 and I remeber seeing The Gunslinger in their rare book room. I was a Stephen King nut at the time and I couldn't believe there was a book of his out that I hadn't heard of.
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wow sounds interesting, cant wait for this
Old 12-21-08, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
At the rate he's crankin out these 500+ page epic novels I'm thinkin King may be back on coke. Still this one sounds pretty damn cool.
Good, just so long he's using the same drugs he used during the 1980's!!
Old 03-12-09, 05:13 PM
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Pre-order now (1120 pages) for a November 10, 2009 release from Scribner.
Old 03-13-09, 12:14 PM
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Originally Posted by Buttmunker
Good, just so long he's using the same drugs he used during the 1980's!!
The seventies. I want him on what ever he was cranked up on when he wrote Salem's Lot, The Shining and The Stand.
Old 03-13-09, 03:15 PM
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Got my preorder in a couple of days ago. Should have it in eight months.

By the way, if anyone missed it, there is a short excerpt from it: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/9127803-post18.html
Old 03-22-09, 07:48 PM
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Summary from Stephen King.com

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mills, 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.
Like the Simpsons movie, only scary.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

lol, time for someone to snag the movie rights!
Old 03-22-09, 10:31 PM
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Originally Posted by kakistos
Summary from Stephen King.com



Like the Simpsons movie, only scary.
Actually, sounds like Robert Charles Wilson's Spin, in which it's the whole world that's enbobbled. King wrote an EW column about how RCW is the best living sci-fi author.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

I guess since Robert McCammon wrote a similar story to "The Stand" with "Swan Song", it's now time for King to write a similar story to "Stinger" with "Under the Dome".

If the dome leaves Earth then it's similar to "Manhattan Transfer" by John E. Stith.
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I liked King up until his writing took a psychodrama turn after his accident. If this one is going to be more back to stuff like "The Stand", I'll sit through the long haul. I thought "The Stand" was wonderful, and by far his best work, and didn't want it to end. I think I read it in under a week while working full time.

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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Got an email 2 days ago from Simon & Schuster. This is all it said, no other details:

Under the Dome Collector's Set
A Novel
By Stephen King
This edition: Hardcover, 1088 pages
Availability: This title is not currently available from SimonandSchuster.com
Our Price: $75.00
Old 08-24-09, 08:26 PM
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

I will definitely check this book...hope its worth it
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

King has made the first 60 pages of an earlier draft of this story, then called The Cannibals, available for download.

...mostly written in Pittsburgh, during the filming of Creepshow. I spent two months in a depressing suburban apartment complex that became (with the usual fictional tweaks) the setting for the story. It was called The Cannibals, and this time I got a lot further—almost five hundred pages—before hitting a wall. I assumed the manuscript was lost. Long story short, it turned up—battered, and with some pages missing, but mostly complete—in the summer of 2009. So, for your amusement, and as an appetizer to Under the Dome, here are the first sixty pages or so of The Cannibals, reproduced, warts and all, from the original manuscript
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Originally Posted by xfilekr
lol, time for someone to snag the movie rights!
Too late.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Originally Posted by Abob Teff
Regulators/Desperation?

I have no problem with long books ... as long as they are worth the time invested. Very intrigued ...
Desperation being a great example of an awful Stephen King book.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Originally Posted by The Bus
Desperation being a great example of an awful Stephen King book.
Surely you mean The Regulators. Despite a bit of flab around the beginning, Desperation was the best thing King wrote in the '90s.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Personally I really liked both Regulators and Desperation. I wonder if this is going to be repeat or something like what happen in Regulators.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

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Despite a bit of flab around the beginning, Desperation was the best thing King wrote in the '90s.
I think not! That would be The Green Mile, easily. And I'd even put Storm of the Century in second place.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

I'll throw in my love for Desperation as well. That was a book that really took me by surprise. I didn't even really like the religious angle, but it was all told so well.

I personally don't think King has fallen too much, he's still pretty damn good. The same problems with his work I have now have been there since at least The Stand. His main fault might be he's repeating himself.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

Originally Posted by The Bus
Desperation being a great example of an awful Stephen King book.
Nah, like the others, I thought this one was pretty solid as well.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

I don't get the Desperation love, personally. That and The Regulators were both awful IMO. Then again, I loved Bag of Bones but it doesn't get a lot of love.
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Re: Stephen King: Under The Dome

The cover art is up on King's website.


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