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11.22.63
112263
Author: Stephen King
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination -- a thousand page tour de force. — Following his massively successful novel Un...  more »King sweeps readers back in time to another moment -- a real life moment -- when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students -- a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane -- and insanely possible -- mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, 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.

A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.
ISBN-13: 9781444727302
ISBN-10: 1444727303
Publication Date: 11/8/2011
Pages: 752
Rating:
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed 11.22.63 on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is not your ordinary Stephen King book! Although it's 800+ pages, it seemed like a quick read because the story drew me in immediately and kept me going back for more! It has suspense, drama, a little bit of a love story and the intensity that keeps you wondering if the hero will accomplish what he set out to do. I'd highly recommend it!
reviewed 11.22.63 on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book was well worth the read. I had never read a Stephen King book, but loved the writing style and the unique storyline. Don't let the size of the book scare you, it is a fast read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Although I read a few of his books when I was a teenager, I've never been much of a King fan, mostly because I don't like horror much. But with a title like 11/22/63 to catch my eye I couldn't resist giving it a go.
The story grabbed my attention from page one and continued throughout the story. But how could it not... I enjoy love stories, time travel and the premise of stopping the Kennedy assassination! It didn't disappoint. As a slow reader I was surprised that I read 880 pages in less than a month. Highly recommend.
reviewed 11.22.63 on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I never read Stephen King books, because I don't like scary books, but this is not scary. it is a time travel book. It is so well written and so interesting, that I have been recommending it to all my friends. It has been a while since I was reading a book that I "couldn't wait to get back to".
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