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11/22/63 by Stephen King
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Jan 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: hefty-tomes, favorite-authors, horror, read-in-2012
Read from January 06 to 27, 2012

4 1/2 stars, actually. An interesting take on the monkey's paw scenario, this one involving what might happen if a man went back in time and stopped the JFK assassination. This plotline is both integral and secondary to the storyline, if that's possible, as the heart of the novel really lies with the protagonist adjusting to life in mid-century America and falling in love with a woman from the past.

The novel is scary, but missing is the usual cast of thousands waiting to meet their grisly end, and no spiders from outer space (well, sort of).I feel that Stephen King has a distinct problem with ending his books--the ideas are usually intriguing, but something is usually revealed in the climatic moments that ruins the whole story. I didn't hate the conclusion of 11/22/63, though; in fact, I quite liked it. This is easily the best thing King has written in 20 years.

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