I believe Mr King is a liberal truly and completely, and that's fine but a good writer needs to be close to reality in his descripitions of people. Mr King has been veering away from reality for sometime he writes really harsh things about conservative characters in his books and he ruins some good stories with that ugliness. He comes off as being bitter about something maybe he is depressed, it happens.
I'm 100 pages into this new Stephen King book and it's excellent. I don't care if he's liberal, conservative, etc...I really could care less. Why is King's political views an issue? If you don't want to read his stuff then don't. I consider myself an Ayn Rand type believer and enjoy King's books.
Stephen Fry wrote a book about ten years back called "Making History" in which a Cambridge grad student trys to prevent the birth of Adolph Hitler. There probably aren't any new plots out there anymore. But I expect Mr. King will add some embellishments to his time-travel story. If it's as enjoyable as Mr. Fry's I'll be a happy reader!
Nothing says an open mind lie LYING as King did in his author's notes in Full Dark when he LIES about Sarah Palin's claim that ObamaCare will ration health care with "death panels"
It's been repeatedly proven she is correct and King is a liar. If reading LIES and shrugging them off is what's required of an open mind, I suggest you head for Cuba or N Korea where that type of Orwellian thinking is the rule of the day.
Now who's the liar? Those so called ' death panels' were nothing but providing help for the elderly and terminally ill to set up what are called Living Wills, i.e. a common plan for a person's wishes to be known in the event that they are incapacitated, to the point where they are kept alive on machines with no hope of recovery. If Terry Schiavo had made a living will she might not have laid brain-dead in a hospital for fifteen years. Or may have to do so. That's what a living will is for.
So you too (like King) think Navy Seals who are highly trained and skilled are bumbling idiots who couldn't get a job as some highly paid CEO ( who now most of you leftists are protesting against) so they became honorable men of valor who you would cry for to come save you if the enemies of this country came marching down you quaint suburban street ? Tell you what, when that happens call your "smart" highly paid lawyer or CPA to come save you OK..
I've bought many a clue in my life, some true some false, but never from NewsMax, who are as notorious for distortion and bending the truth til it breaks as Reverend Moon's Washington Times.
But now that you've become personally abusive, you will be reported. Not for your politics or your lies, but because you have become so abusive to people that have a different opinion than yours (and you know what they say about opinions) that it's time for Amazon to bring it to a halt.
I am going to buy the book in the next few minutes. Right-Wing Tea party partisans should get a life. Stephen King is a novelist who is an expert in his craft. I am a sci-fi addict and love what if stories and time travels novels. Just go with the flow and block the ideology. I suspect if JFK had lived for a 2nd term Viet Nam might have brought down his popularity with the public. I would not be surprised if there would have been anti-war marches with the chant "JFK, JFK, HOW MANY CHILDREN DID YOU KILL TODAY'. I am 63 years old and a conservative who backed Barry Goldwater and our Governor Ronald Reagan from 1966 to 1984.I am not a tea party member but a member of a CA County Republican Central Committee.
I actually never read under the dome due to the reviews that the left leaning ideology was heavy handed. Ive seen some signs of this in his writing as well so it cannot be a fabrication of this(me) "Tea Party Moron" and my narrow minded ideas, Sorry Ben D. Over.
I don't care about King's political views. I'm halfway thru 11/22/63 and am loving every minute of the book. I read a lot of authors and their political slant means nothing to me since everyone has political views and most aren't worth much anyway including our politicians. King's new book has some digs on some political issues, but who cares. It's just a great book.
So true. So very true. Read science fiction long enough and you'll clearly realize plots are similar, ideas are similar, etc...King's new book isn't breaking new ground by going back in time (there are THOUSANDS of those sci-fi books with that idea in mind), but it's a great read. I'm halfway through the 11/22/63 book and it's a great read.
King's statement was most definitely anti-military. If only the illiterate end up somewhere, that is not a good "somewhere." If he wanted to be pro-choice-through education, he could have said, "Be sure to stick with school and you will have a chance at whatever job you want to do."
Not gory at all. 11/22/63 (and I"m almost finished with the book) is more sci-fi as the main character has gone back in time (and King handles the time issue brilliantly) to try to stop Oswald from killing Kennedy. It's got a lot of history in it, some romance, some great situations and suspense.
No gore....Just a great read. I'm actually reading slowly as I don't want the book to end.