Stephen King Alert

Under the DomeAnother door stop-sized tome from Stephen King is due to be released on November 10. Under the Dome totals up to 1,136 pages of fright. Dan Simmons—author of his own door stoppers The Terror and Drood—enjoyed King's new "huge, generous, sprawling" book.

Under the Dome is one of a handful of big-name books that sparked a price war between Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart, with the lowest price cut bottoming out at $8.98 with free shipping. Hey, but the library's got the best price cut of all: free! Reserve your copy today.

From the Scribner catalog:
“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.”