What happens when you go back in time and try to change history? King tells an interesting tale that takes the subject into some interesting directions with a different twist at the end. At times I felt the story drug on for a while but it may have just been me wanting to get to the end of the book to see what happened.
by Stephen King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Mid-Columbia Library
I have been wanting to listen to the audio version of this book since it made the best-seller list but it has never become available at the library. It is available on Audible.com but not at any of the libraries. Finally decided to check out the book. It is quite a daunting tome, at almost 850 pages and it took me near 2 weeks to find time to finish it.
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, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating 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, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.