Review: 11/22/63: a novel, by Stephen King

This is the first Stephen King novel that I have read. At 849 pages be careful not to drop it on your foot! The plot involves time travel and the Kennedy assassination; no gory horror, which is what I associate with this author. Jake Epping, high school English teacher in present day Lisbon Falls, Maine, is shown a time travel portal back to 1958 in the storeroom of his friend Al’s diner. Al persuades Jake to go back in time and try to prevent Kennedy’s death. King does a great job portraying Texas in mid-twentieth century America. One of the critics compared this book to “Time and Again” by Jack Finney which is a particular favorite of mine.

RATING: * * * * Very, very good

Reviewed by: kh

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