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576 pages, Hardcover
First published October 16, 2012
Under the Dome starts with a bang...and maintains its narrative momentum throughout. It hurtles along at an almost break-neck speed, but for a book that's over a 1000 pages, such a pace begins to wear in places. It becomes an at-times uncomfortable frenetic pattern of -- and then this happened, and then this happened, and then this happened.Ditto Ashen Winter. It too starts with a bang and hurtles along at lightening speed for (in my opinion) a bloated 600 pages. The action sequences are too many to count, and exhaustively and excruciatingly described.
"Without children we don't have a future."
"Without freedom," Rita Mae yelled back, "why would we want a future?"
"If we're going to die anyway, I want to die with you. And if we live, I want to live with you."
"I can't handle it. Everything's gone to ash. I don't know how to make it right again."
"You do anything that idiotic again and I'll shoot you myself to save the heartache of watching someone else do it."