Matthew Barrett's Reviews > 11/22/63
Matthew Barrett's review
Jul 19, 2015
This was my first time reading a Stephen King book. I'm not a big fan of horror, so I chose one that wasn't horrific. At least, I didn't think it would be. And for the most part, it isn't. For the most part, it was a nice read, and had me wanting to get to the end. But there are some problems. The narrator seems to have little trouble slipping back fifty years and fitting in. A lot of the racism and issues back then are kept to a minimum and more told than showed. But the biggest offense is that you go into the book thinking that you'll eventually get to see Stephen King's vision of what the world would be like today if Kennedy hadn't died. Well, you don't, not really. You get a brief overview of some events, some presidents are different (Hilary instead of Obama), but the most different is something supernatural, the fabric of reality tearing itself apart. Good enough book, up til the end, when it got lame.
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July 19, 2015 – Shelved