Stephen King’s 11/22/63

For 2014, I’ve promised (I think) to list/rate/mention all the books I read in the year?even the embarrassing ones. I’m just getting an early start.

11/22/6311/22/63 by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Somehow I managed to read this monster of a book (850 pages) in less than a week. If nothing else, that’s a strong indication of how engaging this storyline was.

What pleased me most about this book is King’s masterful weaving of so many different plot lines and seeming throw-away characters. As I was reading along, I was astonished by the level of detail?and the amount of research that must have been necessary?in this epic tale. I had wondered if it was simply “all color” or if these threads really were integral to the overall story. Of course, they were.

The last section comes together in a brilliant and heart-pounding tapestry that left me breathless in places. I was less interested in the denouement, but I’m honestly not sure what other “wrap-up” strategy would have been satisfying.

If you like time-travel, what-ifs, or just darned good storytelling, this book is for you.

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One Comment

  1. Oh, crap. I’d completely forgotten I’d made a commitment to post at least something about all the books I read this year. Obviously, I’ve fallen short. I believe I’ve logged my reads over on my Goodreads profile, though that’s certainly not the same. I’ll see if I can do something drastic to redeem myself for this oversight.

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