It’s been incubating for 25 years but Stephen King is finally ready to show the world the 1,000-plus page epic he first attempted writing in the 1980s. Under the Dome, in which an invisible force field seals off a Maine town from the world, is due to be published this November, his publishers have said.
Weighing in at a whopping 1,120 pages, Under the Dome is a return for the bestselling author to the arm-breaking heft of his classic novels The Stand and It. King told an audience at the Library of Congress in Washington DC last year that he’d first had the idea for the book 25 years ago, and made a stab at writing it. “I tried this once before when I was a lot younger, but the project was just too big for me and I let it go, I let it slide,” he said. “But it was a terrific idea and it never entirely left my mind. It just kinda stayed there and hung out, and every now and then it would say write me, and eventually I did.”
I probably wouldn’t complete it but I’m sure going to attempt reading it. Afterall it is 25 years in the making plus there is no one else in literary world who can compete with Stephen King in his area of expertise.