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Don't know about you, but I'm creeped out by the cover of Stephen King's latest, "Under the Dome." Something tells me this won't be as cute as Jim Carrey's "The Truman Show."

The publisher's website, which offers an excerpt, describes the book this way: "On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. ... No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

"Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens ... . Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out."

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The book is set to be released Nov. 10. I expect the nighmares will begin sooner.

p.s. The controversy that he kicked up months ago by criticizing Stephenie Meyer stills rages on Read Street. We've had more than 700 comments on the issue, some applauding him, others saying he's just jealous.

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