Big Jim Rennie in “Under the Dome” is definitely my least favorite character. But I can’t deny how awesomely vile he is. He kills a pastor and the widow of the former police chief, but he is unflinching in his control over Chester’s Mill.
I think that’s why I dislike him so much. He lives through every page, solely for himself. If the town’s people suffer, he doesn’t care - as long as he is on the positive end of the spectrum. But then again, I guess that’s what makes him such a believable character.
My favorite character, isn’t actually a human. Christine was purely awesome to me. Not only was she a car, but she was a car with a vengeance. The love that she had for Arnie was frighteningly amazing. And the way Stephen King brought her to life and personified her was nothing short of brilliant.
“Under the Dome” is definitely my favorite. The plot is so creepy because who’s to say it couldn’t actually happen: A small town in Main is closed off from the rest of the world by an invisible/impenetrable dome. Talk about feeling claustrophobic.
Even though the book is pretty huge, it’s definitely worth the time it takes to read it. The way that the characters interact with each other in light of the dome being in place is nothing short of intense.