Trailer for Stephen King’s Under the Dome


Hitting shelves this month

This year we’ve seen a glut of “trailers” for new horror novels, from Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Strain” to the latest “Dracula” book. Stephen King’s next massive tome, “Under the Dome,” hits bookshelves on the 10th of this month and publisher Scribner posted a preview on YouTube teasing some of the chaos in the tale. By massive, we mean massive, the book clocks in at 1088 pages and has taken some time for King to complete.

Synopsis: On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, 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.

Source: Scribner