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11/22/63 by Stephen King
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Nov 08, 2011

it was amazing
Read from November 08 to 21, 2011

I think if you have a passing acquaintance with the internet these days, you've heard a brief description of this book: time traveler from the present goes back and tries to prevent JFK's assassination. But that's only the hook. The story is that, like John Lennon said, "Life is just what happens to you while you're busy making other plans".

2011's Jake Epping becomes 1958's George Amberson. (By the rules of this story, there's no choice of time or location. You can only go back to Lisbon Falls, Maine, September, 1958). Jake, now George, has instructions: live out the five years until the assassination without making any waves or connections. Remember, by making connections, you may trigger the "butterfly effect" and screw up the future in unpredictable ways. But that's easier said than done. Human beings, most of us, anyway, are social animals.

You may have guessed by my previous paragraph that "11/22/63" is a love story. I won't tease anymore. Just read this great story.
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