Stephen King reads from 'Under the Dome': An EW exclusive!

Fans of Stephen King who can’t wait for his new novel Under The Dome — which goes on sale Nov. 10 (pre-order it here) — are in for a treat. Shelf Life has an exclusive video of King reading a passage from the 1,072-page book (below).

King began the epic thriller — the tale of what happens in Chester’s Mill, Maine, when an invisible force-field claps down over the town — over 30 years ago, in 1976. He put it down and picked it up several times over the years, but it was only in 2007 that he was truly able to get a handle on it. “I work seven days a week,” he told us, explaining how he delivered such a massive manuscript in such a relatively short period of time.

You can read a 4,000-word excerpt of Under The Dome in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands today. Also, visit the official Under the Dome site.

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  • Aprilcot26

    YAY! I wish EW would print book excerpts more often. I remember reading the first parts of ‘Cell’ a few years back and promptly buying the book because I had to know what happened next. It sometimes seems as though books don’t get noticed much unless they’re about moody teenage vampires or boy wizards.

  • macguffin54

    not a very good title, though, huh? it’s no “IT” or “The Stand”. it doesn’t impress.

    • donny dark

      Have you ever heard the saying don’t judge a book by its cover? same goes the the title.

  • Kingsthebest!

    I’m so excited for this book to come out that I can’t even stand it!!! It’s going to be fantastic!

    • Grazia

      Imagine my srrsuipe and joy when I went shopping in the Uxbridge store and found that you stock Yorkshire Tea! Not just the red box but the gold as well! I hope that this continues as I rarely drink any other tea and have been paying horrendous shipping charges to get my fix. Thank you for making this expat Brit a very happy man!

  • Andrew

    I only recently began to read Stephen King’s work. Its like nothing I’ve ever read before and I’m excited to read this new novel of his.

    • MK

      Read the Dark Tower series. Addicting!!!

  • MK

    Hey if anyone read this and knows…I was totally taken by the statue of Roland of Gilead on Mr King’s desk in the photo in the magazine and am curious where he got it and/or who made it for him?

  • a.j.

    I GOT THIS ONE FOR CHRISTMAS. I LOVE IT SO FAR!

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