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11/22/63 by Stephen King
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Jul 04, 12

bookshelves: 2012-reading-list, general-fiction
Read in July, 2012

I like Stephen King, I do, but sometimes reading one of his books is like having a conversation with a five year old. "I want to tell you a story, but first let's look at this puppy, I like puppies, do you like puppies? I know a song about puppies, I'm going to sing it now and...oh, yeah, back to the story. Like I was saying, it's actually four stories, remember the part about the puppy? Let's sing again!"

When you get into the book, everything connects together, but sometimes you want to grab the magpie, remove all the shiny bits, and demand that you just get the damned story.

Gah.

Enjoyable read, a bit wandering and a little clunky when it comes to pacing, but overall very interesting. Except the bit about the central air conditioning in a small house in Texas in the late fifties; I call skeptical on that (rabbit holes I can deal with, green card men and alternate histories, but King stretched things too far with that a/c.).
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