Under the Dome is a great read, and surprisingly different for Stephen King. It's less horror and more political commentary. It's clear that, when he wrote it, he was disgustingly sick of right-wing American politics. If you're more left-ish, you'll find the book amazingly apt.
I don't know about that. I'm certainly not left-wing (nor am I right-wing.....I find both sides very flawed) and I loved the book and didn't see an indictment against either side.
I'd say Stephen King is one of my all time favorite authors....
As for the books of his I've read.........
Bag of Bones
Four Past Midnight
Hearts In Atlantis
The Dark Half
The Eyes of the Dragon
The Gunslinger [The Dark Tower I]
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower 2)
The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, Book 3)
The Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, Book 4)
Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, Book 5)
Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, Book 6)
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, Book 7)
The Green Mile
The Black House
Under the Dome
Book's I've purchased but haven't read yet:
From A Buick 8
Books I plan to buy
Full Dark, No Stars
I'd say the Dark Tower Series, The Stand, It and Salem's Lot are my favorite books of Kings out of that list.