Stephen King. Can one man be so epic? Yes, yes he can. And he is. I have received many messages about my love for Stephen King, and am often asked which of his books is my favorite, so I decided the month of May should be dedicated to my main dude and his amazing, “11/22/63”
It’s incredibly hard to choose just one book by him! Ya’ll are going to think I’m crazy for saying this, but my favorite love story thus far is found in the pages of a Stephen King novel. About 4 years ago, my Dad, Brother and I made an informal pact that we would read one Stephen King book annually. We started with this one, and it still reigns as our favorite. I will admit that I am too scared to read his horror stories… not to name names, but I’m talking about “IT” and “Cujo!” However, it would be a shame and inaccurate to lump all of his books into the horror category.
“11/22/63” – Although the beginning started out a bit slow, I was quickly absorbed and could not put it down. Mr. King seamlessly weaves time travel, a heartbreakingly beautiful love story, and an attempt to stop the assassination of JFK into one book, and its amazing! Pick up a copy and let me know what you think! Geeking out over books is so much better with friends! Happy reading, Loves!
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back?
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.
Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
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