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  • ISBN: 1444727338
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Stephen King
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback; Collector's limited ed edition (2012)
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  • Rating: 4.1
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11/22/63 is a novel by Stephen King about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963 (the novel's titular date).

11/22/63 is a novel by Stephen King about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of United States President John F. It is the 60th book published by Stephen King, his 49th novel and the 42nd under his own name. The novel was announced on King's official site on March 2, 2011.

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In all of Stephen King’s work there is an admixture of the ordinary and the supernatural - call it the weird quotidian. In his new novel, 11/22/63, it is a rabbit hole into the past that pops up in Lisbon Falls, a woebegone corner of Maine. An unpopular diner has finally been bought out by L. L. Bean. The diner - and the time portal inside it - may last a few more weeks in the footprint of a burned textile mill. On the other end is America under Eisenhower. The mill churns out white smoke. Vertigo is showing at the outdoor movie theater - on its first run.

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Stephen King 11/22/63 It is virtually not assimilable to our reason that a small lonely man felled a giant in the midst of his limousines, his legions, his throng, and his security. If such a nonentity destroyed the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, then a world of disproportion engulfs us, and we live in a universe that is absurd. Norman Mailer If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. Читать онлайн 11/22/63: A Novel. It is virtually not assimilable to our reason that a small lonely man felled a giant in the midst of his limousines, his legions, his throng, and his security.

Author: Stephen King. Publisher: Scribner, New York, 2011. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history. Jake Epping is a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program.

11/22/63 is the 60th book published by Stephen King; it is his 49th novel, and the 42nd under his own name. The book was released by Scribner on 8 November 2011. Jake Epping is a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination-a thousand page tour de force. Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome.

Stephen King is a bestselling novelist who made his name in the horror and fantasy genres. By the early 1990s King’s books had sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, and his name had become synonymous with the genre of horror fiction. His short fiction was collected in such volumes as Night Shift, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Hearts in Atlantis, Just After Sunset, and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. He also wrote several motion-picture screenplays

Mark Lawson is transported by Stephen King's time-travel novel.

Mark Lawson is transported by Stephen King's time-travel novel. 63, Jake Epping, a schoolteacher in Maine (a childhood reference point as recurrent in King's fiction as New Jersey in Philip Roth's), is summoned by the owner of Al's Diner, a local eaterie that has become popular but also suspect as a result of being able to sell, in 2011, burgers at near-1950s.

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Reviews about 11.22.63 (7):
This is a really good novel, just short of a great one. King has created a fantastic and unique time travel mechanic, which really throws a different spin on what we usually run into in time travel stories, and even has a twist near the end that causes the reader along with the protagonist to change the way they had learned to look at things. The historical content is well-researched, immersive and detailed. King's protagonist is a relatable and interesting character, and many of the other characters are splendidly fleshed-out and memorable. Some Stephen King stories are definitely a skeleton, filled out with some tropes and an interesting or weird central theme. This one feels like he worked harder to create an extremely robust story.

Only one thing tempered my appreciation of this story, and that was its length. This book is huge! I started out reading it quite voraciously, and it speedily took off and went at a great pace. However, like the protagonist, who must wait several years to accomplish what he went to the past to do, I felt like I had to slog through a long period of life events, all of them good and many of them even electrifying, but the sheer bulk of time and events that passed between the beginning of the adventure and its end did wear on me. I actually put the book down for several months, although it was easy enough to pick it back up once an opportune camping trip gave me time to sit back and read, and I was once again hooked through the end. Honestly, I feel like any author less prolific and venerable than King would have been advised to cut a quarter of the book. Now, when I look at the content I would personally remove as extraneous, I realize that some characters and events which I quite enjoyed reading about would have to go, but I think it would still improve the novel overall.

I don't doubt that many bookworms, and Stephen King aficionados, would disagree with me about the book's length, and to them I say congratulations on having that much time and undivided attention for this book. I did enjoy it very much, would even say it captivated me with a spell the likes of which only King can dream up, but it was a serious venture to go from cover to cover. Very worth doing, however.
"11/22/63", Stephen King's latest, might just be his greatest. Seriously. At least as far as "mainstream" fiction or "literature" goes. Yes, it is built around a well-used SF trope, time travel, but really, the portal to the past that Jake Epping is shown in the back of an aluminum diner is only the launch mechanism for this fantastic journey. There are no monsters here, at least none that aren't human, and little or no horror in the supernatural sense that King's constant readers have come to know, love and expect. Even SK's other "straight" fiction, "Misery", "Dolores Claiborne" and "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" come to mind, had elements of the supernatural and/or flat-out horror. Not this time.

But that doesn't mean that 11/22/63 is boring. Quite the contrary. Although it might seem that it would be tough to build suspense around a conclusion that seems to be inevitable, this turns out not to be the case. Big time. I just finished playing hooky from work for a day when I read the last 400 pages non-stop (except for a couple of bathroom breaks), because I just couldn't stop. I just kept pressing the advance button on my Kindle.

The adjective that first comes to mind in describing 11/22/63 among SK's oeuvre is, oddly enough, "mature". I have read every novel and anthology that King has published, plus a large number of single short stories, starting with "Carrie" in a borrowed paperback back in the late 1970s. I have never before thought of describing his work in any of them, many good, some great and a few clunkers (some of which I have reviewed as such), as mature. But that is the first, best word that comes to mind in describing 11/22/63. There were others too; exciting, romantic, bittersweet and, as with all SK's stuff, well-written.

Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination were obviously very well-researched, clear from the details in the text even before one gets to the afterword that describes some of the sources and methods used. The lead-up to the day of the assassination is described in great detail, along with Oswald's relationship to his family and associates, all matters of historical record (at least according to the sources cited by SK, with which most of the readers who did not like the novel disagreed emphatically). But I should point out that the facts concerning the Kennedy assassination are actually not the main focus of the novel.

The world of 1958-1963 is described in wonderful detail, through the eyes of Jake as he gradually sheds his early 21st century armored shell and falls in love with a small Texas town and Sadie, its new young librarian. Their love story is the centerpiece of the novel and is told with great depth, sensitivity and believability. I'm old enough to have experienced lots of the stuff that Jake encounters in 1958 (albeit as a child) and it jives with and jogs my recollections and induces a feeling of longing for older, simpler times. For King''s "Constant Readers", there are easter egg cameos from "It" and "The Langoliers" that I recognized. Knowing SK, there may well be others.

The ending is not predictable (if you say you saw it all coming you are either lying or should be a best-selling novelist) and is surprisingly satisfying. To those who say King doesn't know how to end his novels, I say, read this one.

Very Highly Recommended for all (even those who think they know but don't "like" Stephen King).

J.M. Tepper
If you found a window into the past, would you pass through it and try to right a wrong that happened in 1963? Would you consider what effect your actions, even the tiniest ones, would have on the future? That is what faced Jake Epping when he fell down the rabbit hole in his friend’s diner. He didn’t realize that what he was doing could have a negative effect on the future, and he didn’t anticipate how obdurate the past can be. The past doesn’t want to change, and the more you challenge it, the more it resists.

Stephen King does not race through a story, he strolls through it, reading all of the signposts along the way, making the times and the places come alive. In size and scope you could describe “11.22.63” as Michener-esc, but King’s work in the book has a sharper focus. It’s not about a region and its history. It is about a man and his struggles and pleasures in a framework of time, and the events, language, culture and music of the period. Sometimes you want to make the story move faster, but at the same time, you don’t want to miss a paragraph. I read this huge novel in just over a week, picking it up at every opportunity. I highly recommend it – to anyone who lived through that era, and anyone who wants to know more about a very special time in our history. Kudos to you, Mr. King.