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Stephen King's epic will finally reach readers

He started in the 1980s and finally finished at 1,120-plus pages. And now, this November, Stephen King's epic novel "Under the Dome," will reach bookstore shelves.

On King's website, his publisher, Simon & Schuster, provides the following plot synopsis:

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"On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mills, 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."

On the Stephen King official message board, fans are rejoicing.

As one exulted, "OBOY OBOY...I BETTER STOCK UP ON BONBONS. LOOKS LIKE WE ARE IN FOR A GREAT READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"