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11/22/63 : A Novel (Slipcase for US Signed, Trade or Limited)
11/22/63 A Novel - Slipcase for US Signed, Trade or Limited
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9781451660807
ISBN-10: 1451660804
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3.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Riverside, NJ, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 21
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reviewed 11/22/63 : A Novel (Slipcase for US Signed, Trade or Limited) 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 : A Novel (Slipcase for US Signed, Trade or Limited) 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.
reviewed 11/22/63 : A Novel (Slipcase for US Signed, Trade or Limited) on + 40 more book reviews
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 : A Novel (Slipcase for US Signed, Trade or Limited) 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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reviewed 11/22/63 : A Novel (Slipcase for US Signed, Trade or Limited) on + 2 more book reviews
Couldn't make it passed page 200. Couldn't justify spending the time to finish the 900 page book since I didn't feel like ANYTHING was happening by that point. Maybe I'll try to read it again at some point but for right now, I was not impressed.
reviewed 11/22/63 : A Novel (Slipcase for US Signed, Trade or Limited) on + 181 more book reviews
Schoolteacher Jake Epping is about to learn to most stunning secret ever. After being summoned to Al Diner he is told of a portal aka the rabbit hole that will take him back to 1958. Als lifetime obsession is to prevent that assassination of John F. Kennedy and he has compiled a book full of Lee Harvey Oswalds movements up but he is missing the keydid he act alone or not. Now cancer has taken the opportunity for Al to find out and he must confide in one man who is young enough, smart enough and doesnt have many ties to go back thru the portal and hang around until 1963 to find out and possibly stop Oswald from committing the assassination. Als time is short and he needs Jake to believe him so he sends him thru to test the waters. Jake does have one thing he would like to change about what happened to one of his adult students, coincidentally, in 1958, and decides to test the rabbit hole. Even after somewhat successfully achieving his goal and coming back, Jake is hesitant but Al does something to force his hand and Jake has no choice but to head back under his fake identity that Al created for him, George.

Having to wait around until 1963, Jake/George starts to become bored and wants to teach again and begins to form attachments to some very interesting characters all of which he was warned not to do. Each new character ends up playing an intricate part in what he came to do. 11/22/63 wouldnt be the novel it is without all the trials that Jake/George endures during his time in the past. The reader becomes deeply invested and wish for a happy outcome even though fate has another idea on what is to become of those that meddle with the future. History does not like change and even though Al warned Jake/George about this, it still takes all of us by surprise.

I loved every page of this 842 page novel. King had me quickly flipping pages to find out what happens next and then he left me raw and broken at the end. The time travel aspect is real basic. The portal takes the person to the same day every time and each time you enter it will reset all that was changed that last time someone went through. Though you may be gone for months or years, in your future time you are only gone 2 minutes. The blending of fact and fiction is one of Kings strengths and it is showcased brilliantly in this remarkable read. If you enjoyed Under to Dome you will love what King has in store for you in 11/22/63.

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