I made it through this 1,000 page beast in record time compared to how long it took me to read IT. I loved it. I felt I was trapped under the dome along with the townsfolk. I think the book will live with me for a long time. I also hated the villian - one of the best that King has produced. I spent much of the book trying to be patient, waiting for him and his evil cohorts to get theirs.