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11/22/63 by Stephen King
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Jan 26, 12

Read from January 12 to 26, 2012

I cried. I didn't want to, but it could not be helped.

This is a genre defying book and I really enjoyed it -- a nostalgic look at history, a contemplative examination of the dangers of time-travel, an analysis of love.

In short, it is a very-very-very well-researched and engaging book. Did it need to be as long as it does? Certainly not. Sometimes when you do SO much research -- knowing the ins and outs of Lee Harvey Oswald's life during a period of time -- it is hard to excise that from the overall book. But I was most bored with some of that. I wanted more of, well, I can't say without spoiling it. But I will say: the first third of the book and the future-changing actions Jake tries to accomplish were far more compelling to me than the JFK stuff. And wow...I realize that the JFK stuff IS the book, but somehow -- politics aside -- trying to save children is more emotionally compelling than trying to save a president. But that's just me.

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