Fans of Stephen King who can’t wait for his new novel Under The Dome — which goes on sale Nov. 10 (pre-order it here) — are in for a treat. Shelf Life has an exclusive video of King reading a passage from the 1,072-page book (below).

King began the epic thriller — the tale of what happens in Chester’s Mill, Maine, when an invisible force-field claps down over the town — over 30 years ago, in 1976. He put it down and picked it up several times over the years, but it was only in 2007 that he was truly able to get a handle on it. “I work seven days a week,” he told us, explaining how he delivered such a massive manuscript in such a relatively short period of time.

You can read a 4,000-word excerpt of Under The Dome in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands today. Also, visit the official Under the Dome site.

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