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AUTHORS TAKE NOTE

I recently finished Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Besides his obvious talents with regard to plot, pacing, character development and suspense, what amazes me about Stephen King is how well he knows and shows human nature. And it is this base side of human nature which comes to the fore when isolated from the norms and rules imposed by society and the subsequent slip into anarchy, that terrifies me more than the horror of demons and vampires.
King’s 1074 page tome was not only hard to put down, but given its size and weight, hard to pick up. Two hands for beginners and bend at the knees, people. I had to rest the book on my lap or read at a desk in order to avoid a repetitive injury flare up. Reader’s wrist, anyone?

In his author’s note, Stephen King says, “Nan Graham edited the book down from the original dinosaur to a beast of slightly more manageable size; every page of the manuscript marked with her changes.”

Now that's an inspiring author's note.

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kellyrfineman
Dec. 16th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Ooh - nice review!
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