posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 06:07 PM
Spoiler Alert....do not read this post if you have not read the book
I just finished reading this book and I really enjoyed it. I loved that it was over 1000 pages because it was such good summer entertainment, I could
savor it and enjoy it over the course of a few days.
When the dome came down...I, who consider myself a little clever at figuring out what the cause is or represents, had a tremendous difficulty guessing
what caused the dome and why.
I was thinking of sophisticated high tech government sponsored evil experiments.
That it is a childish plaything is so interesting to consider...even after you put the book down. Look at our amazing technology we have today...not
less that 40 to 30 years ago, computers which only stored records and did basic computation, took up major space in corporate headquarters and
required strict security to even go into the computer rooms.....
Now we hand off this technology with no thought to our children...cell phones, video games, facebook and twitter. And look at how the biggest danger
of this is them hurting each other with it! This is an interesting metaphor for the book given he started writing it in 1970 something. Kids today
are stuck under a techno dome of school and facebook where they cannot escape.
But I do not think that was Mr. Kings point. My all time favorite book is "Needful Things" and this seems like an extension of that book somehow.
The good and the evil in Needful Things are delineated and clear...but in Under the Dome they are a little more muddled.....in Under the Dome goodness
comes from strength to persevere and evil grows where people give up the fight and leave it to someone else.