Conquering the Dome

My hesitation to dabble into doorstoppers was overshadowed by my love for Stephen King, and perhaps my penchant for having to watch whatever’s new on television.

There are 1,070 pages in this trade copy of UNDER THE DOME.  I timed myself (something that I do, in case we just met) and found out I do 75 pages an hour — the best average I could.  So in 14.2 hours, I should be done with it.  Now, if I will do an hour a day, or an hour on different days, it remains to be seen.

I will watch the pilot of its television adaptation this weekend but I will not let it halt my reading momentum.

I started reading it and I’m thrilled with what I have read.  I hope to sustain it.  Conquering a chunkster, I have not done that in a while.  Wish me luck.

8 thoughts on “Conquering the Dome

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  3. Yes, love him, too! He found his own voice even if it’s the same genre as his Dad’s. I have three of his novels. Waiting for a trade copy of Nos4A2… I still find hardbacks expensive. Hehehe. 🙂

  4. I miss reading King. The last book of his I read was a collection of novellas, and the last doorstopper King I read I think was The Talisman? Which I loved to bits. (It, on the other hand, was a book I couldn’t finish. I just didn’t think it was written well. Very draggy.)

    Wondering if I could deal with this particular doorstopper haha.

    • Haha, please let us know if you find the time and interest to deal with Under the Dome. I rarely go for doorstoppers too, I always think I could read 3-4 books than just one. 😉

      • Exactly. Have you tried reading the novels/short stories written by his son, Joe Hill? He’s an incredible writer. Great language. The literary leaning just shines through.

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