UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King. I'm not looking up the other stuff. Backdated to correct year.
I ran through my monthly allotment of four titles on Hoopla. Wisconsin Digital Library has a bunch of immediately available titles and I'd not listened or read Kind in a while.
I realized - or remembered - that King is a horror writer but the supernatural and monsters often take a backseat to everyday horror or everyday assholes. King always has real-life dirtbags of:
- Small town tyrants.
- Religious nutbags.
- Narcissists with a revenge streak.
- Mob action.
- Imbeciles who love to follow orders.
- Plucky young teens.
- These guys are a trope of sorts because King always uses them. But, he always writes complex and believable characters. Well... I believe them at least.
- Plenty of mysogeny.