Fantastic story Jul 5, 2013
I had never read anything by Stephen King, though I had seen movie adaptations of a few of his shorter works and one novel (The Stand). I'm just not into the horror genre, yet King himself has said that he doesn't consider himself a strictly horror writer. Well, this book definitely proves that contention. It is long (over 800 pages) and involved, but it is so compelling that you probably won't even notice its length. I was just 17 when JFK was killed, and like other baby-boomers, I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news, and how I wished it was a lie, and how my life changed at that moment. I am also a science fiction fan, and have read and seen my share of time travel stories, where characters go back in time to try to change the past or prevent it from being changed. 11/22/63 combines the event that occurred on that day in November of 1963 with a most unusual time travel device and wraps it in a very real story about very believable people. It is a fantastic story that you will most definitely enjoy.