Over 800 pages and not a dull word among them. Any book that holds my interest this long must be terrific, and that’s my opinion of Stephen King’s 11/22/63. Time travel is such an intriguing concept and this novel takes you along for the ride, back into 1958, where there’s a chance to erase the past and change the course of history. I’m still buzzing from the excitement. A few practice runs at changing the past before the big real life event Jake Epping is on a mission to prevent builds the suspense, and his trailing of Lee Harvey Oswald adds to the uncertainty and anxiety. The characters are well developed and King does a great job of taking the reader inside their minds to feel their emotions (or lack of in the case of some). The love story woven in is beautiful and quite heartbreaking. I was most interested to know how Stephen King would change the world if Kennedy lived and the ending surprised me. Nothing inevitable about this book, I couldn’t even tell if he would save Kennedy or not, because King’s style is unpredictable.
Before this book, I wasn’t a Stephen King fan and only read one of his books many years ago…can’t even remember the name of it. This book has changed that.