11.22.63

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What if you could go back in time and change the course of history? What if the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot- unless ....

King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Vermon, 2011, on a hilarious journey back to 1958- from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake 's life- a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, ideologica and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.
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Published November 8th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Audio
Original Title of the Book
Eleven twenty-two sixty-three
Number of Pages
31
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B0060NQGKY

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A couple of times it felt like the tal was starting over and I was a few hundred pages in!

Well, the character development, interaction, and dialogue definitely felt like King.

But, in the nd, I feel like the nove is in a class all by itself that is not really like any other King book I have read before.It is not orror.

Either way I hope you enjoy – just know you can not go back and change the fact that you took the time to read it.

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Reading this memoir, I was so unsure about what the ending would be ( because, let 's be honest here, we know King is n't the best at handling endings ...

The character in this ook could n't be better, and I really, truly mean that.

I really, really loved this ook.

And if you are n't a King fan, please ( pretty please) do n't let that stop you from reading this novel.

This novel has absolutely no scary parts, for those of you who abstain from reading Stephen King 's books because they are classified as orror, and, like I mentioned earlier on in this review, I actually cried at the beginnin of the memoir ( the irst time that I 've ever cried while reading a King novel).

You can tell that Stephen King put a lot of effort into writing 11/22/63, and his etails of life in the ate 50 's and early 60 's really made me wish I was alive then.

So, please, even if you do n't like Stephen King, read this!

It 's an absolutely eautiful book, and one I wish I can read for the tenth time all over again.

And if you 're listening to the audiobook, maybe two boxes.For those wondering, these are my top 3 favorite King books:# 1: It# 2: The Shining# 3: ( this may shock some people ...) previously The Stand.

and ... To listen to Stephen King read an excerpt from Dr. Sleep, click here.PPS: Dr. Sleep is about Danny Torrance ( you know, from The Shining) as an adult, and how he uses his psychic powers to help patients on death row at the hospic where he works, until a gang of vampires kidnap him ...

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And so Jake Epping, an English teacher, sets out to spend half a decade in the past to prevent the assassination of JFK ( and to figure out whether Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed the lone gunman that day, despite all the conspiracy theories).

Oswald had proved it time and again, and such a woma had no business changing history. "

“ Even people capable of living in the past do n't really know what the future holds. ”

But what if the past resists the change?

This book again dispels the long-believed but mistaken axiom that Stephen King is a " horror writer "- of a spook and startle variety.

He knows that the true monsters are those that live inside every one of us ( and, ahem, occasionally in Derry, Maine).

(*) And we get plenty of these in this autobiography, as Cassi 's quest to prevent that fateful shot in November in Dallas takes him along the ay to the small owns of Derry, Maine and Jodie, Texas.

* I have an irrational fear of living in a smaller villag, thanks to Stephen King.

( By the way, this trip to the past gives plenty of deeeeee-licious 'Easter Eggs' to King 's Constant Readers.

And the reverse applies to the picturesqu own of Jodie in which Jes is finally willin to feel that he actually LIVES in the past.

King never hesitates to bluntly remind the reader that the past has teeth and it 's not afraid to bite.

I loved how Oswald was described as not a superher or a nutcase but a flawed broken little man who stumbled into the middle of events that changed history.

(*) and jimla and the 'harmonizing past'- was just enough to keep me on the dge of my seat throughout the book. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pardon me for using this moth-eaten cliche, but Stephen King is like good wine- his writing gets better and better as he ages.

Sai King, I will continue to be your Constant Reader for hopefully many more years to come, Capital-L Literature or not.

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Check the date this book is published.

Check the date Under The Dome was published.

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In the eantime, let me try to put into words what most of you have already said, since I 'm the firs person on planet earth to read 11/22/63.If I 'm wrong about the above statement and you have n't read this yet, all you really need to know going in is that an ordinary teacher from " present day " time travels back to the late 50 's in preparation to attempt to prevent JFK 's assassination.

I would love to see King write something similar to this in the coming weeks, but even if he chooses not to, I 'll cherish this experience, and every reread after, as one of the most interesting stories ever written in our contemporary age.

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