Friday, April 27, 2012

11/22/63: A Novel

Obdurate. Readers who like to settle in and spend a lot of time with a well-told story should consider Stephen King’s latest novel, 11/22/63. King’s imagination soars as he considers the question of what would have happened if Kennedy wasn’t shot and killed in 1963. The device he uses to riff on this topic is time travel, and by using protagonist Jake Epping as an everyman who gets to decide the future of reality itself. A lot of the book is a love story that is endearing and important to the plot. Changing the past has consequences, and as King restates often, “the past is obdurate,” it does not want to change. Jake finds events become harmonized and his best plans can lead to unexpected outcomes. This is fine story telling with just enough speculation and imagination to keep a reader interested and willing to suspend disbelief. Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended) Click here to purchase 11/22/63 from

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