11-22-63: A Novel
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on December 26, 2011
This book was suggested from within my book club and I am finding it quite enjoyable, though I have not finished it yet. My enjoyment is probably due at least in part to the fact that I grew up in the '50's and the book's depiction of 1950's America strikes a chord for me. I've not read a lot of Stephen King, but I like the accessible prose and the way that the 50's are revealed through well-developed real characters rather than the stereotypic bobby-soxers and Elvis fans. It's deeper than that and all the more convincing for it. For me, it's evocative of the time, but in a more realistic way than others have presented it.
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on November 18, 2014
Loved perspective of someone from 2011 going back to the America of the late 50s. Of course I am a Kennedy fan and Jackie O is a role model for me. Had to read this story and it did not dissapoint. Well written with great characterizations. Stephen King tells a good yarn and this is one of his best. The inequalities of the time are brushed upon but does not quite affect the character much. I would have expected the exposure to such a time in our history to create more anger or helplessness for the character. However, love the way the author respects and brings in great characters who happen to be marginalized in both eras!
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on April 3, 2015
It had been over 25 years since I last read a Stephen King novel (and I had read them all). I was curious if 11/22/1963 would be any different from all his old books.

Let's see: Maine, yes; alcoholics, yes; wife beaters, yes (has King ever stated if there was someone in his life who beat up women?); gratuitous reference to a previous novel, yes; goes way too far with the supernatural, (instead of just sticking with time travel), yes; main character having great responsibility acting like a complete idiot, yes; bad ending, yes; incredibly great writing, yes.

Not much has changed. See you in 2040.
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on August 19, 2014
As most SK books do, this one got into my head as I was reading it and I ended up having numerous dreams about JFK and the 60s... though I wasn't even alive in that time so that seems to be a good place to start. I really enjoyed this after having watched KILLING KENNEDY with Rob Lowe a few months ago. It was fun to read all of the real history and look up people and places as I was reading while also enjoying a completely fictional story that was running parallel. I highly recommended this to my dad and would say that it's definitely worth checking out if you're interested in the JFK assassination or you like SK's books.
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on January 22, 2013
While I'm not a fan of most of Stephen King's work, I enjoyed this big novel: it is a suspenseful, well-researched, funny, compassionate, and thoughtful look at the difference between the American cultures of 1960 and 2010, and at how far a reasonable person might be willing to go to alleviate some of the suffering between. The narrator-hero is a Good Guy, not a genius, not hugely imaginative, but with a lot of warmth wrapped around a steely core he didn't know about himself. I felt very comfortable in his presence, and when he finally met Lee Oswald, the interaction between the two was both surreal and convincing.
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on May 18, 2015
This has turned out to be one of my favorite novels, in spite of a few flaws. I rated it five stars not because it is actually perfect, but because I enjoyed it so much. This may be the first book that I was actually sad to see end.

I'm not going to re-hash the plot, but if you have ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time and right a wrong, you will find this book an enjoyable read. I loved getting to go back to the late 1950's and early 1960's, a simpler time and probably a little more fun for the main character. You really feel like you get to know the era, and the people that lived it.
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on January 2, 2015
Typical Stephen King. Worth it if you're a fan. I was engrossed through the first half and then momentum fell off and I had to work to finish the book. I stopped reading him years ago because I found his writing style was getting too wordy and descriptive of things I didn't care about. I thought maybe that changed as the first half read very easily. True to form, a little past the mid way point I found myself skipping pages to get back to the plot. So if you're a fan of his descriptive ramblings, you will enjoy this book. The plot is actually a good one. The book could have been edited down to help the story flow.
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on October 20, 2012
First off, I should say that I was a teeny bit worried... The first book I ordered on amazon seems to have had a glue failure so I wasn't sure if that was an isolated problem or would be the norm. Worries were totally unfounded:) I received this perfectly great quality hard cover edition of a newly released book and am fully satisfied. It arrived super fast and it is put together as it should be. Also, it turns out to be a great book, I'm a huge fan of King and love 97% of his work. I sometimes am disappointed when he writes something a little different than I expect from his books, this one though was awesome!!!
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on June 11, 2013
I normally don't read Stephen King novels because I dislike horror. But I love to read about time travel; and 11/22/63 is an excellent example of this genre, which also succeeds as a beautiful love story. Additionally, the research done to write this was excellent. The writing not only held my attention, but I found myself thinking about the characters and the events of the narrative between readings. Sometimes the story became so intense, I had to put the book down for a time. In spite of the fact that this book is science fiction about time travel, Stephen King makes it seem entirely real. I am very impressed.
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on December 5, 2014
I have read many of Stephen Kings books, and in my opinion, this is one of his best. It was one of the best books I have read in a decade. I only put Kite Runner and Thousand Splendid Suns above this.

This book is a love story and it will touch your heart and stay with you for a long time.

I am of Kings generation. I recall the horror and desperate sadness of this assassination of JFK. And the wish to find a way to somehow undo it, to simply wake up from this nightmare. This book allows one to relive that event and that wish, but now as an adult.

I highly recommend this book.
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