11/22/63 - Stephen King


By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2011-11-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
11/22/63 book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 7,368 Ratings)

11/22/63 Stephen King Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

One of the Ten Best Books of The New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Now a miniseries from Hulu starring James Franco


In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

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User reviews about this book

  • Emotional entanglement on a circular journey

    By Vincent_Vega_junkie
    I’ve seen most, if not all of the film adaptations if King’s movies but this is the first book I’ve read of his. My God, this man is truly a masterful storyteller in any genre. The mixture of fate, love, and detailed planning on such a visceral scale is simply amazing. There’s no horror besides the power of fate and the sadness of choices in this novel. Please do yourself a favor and give this book a read. If you have any love for the art of storytelling in you, I’m positive you will love this as well.
  • Amazing book

    By Boo_Davis_2
    This book is incredible. Highly recommend reading it if you like history, time travel, and thrillers!
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    By The Sir Eric
    Talks to much about irrelevant things But it’s good
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    By Mandiec33
    I bought this book when it was released and well life got in the way and I forgot about it. I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down. After reading mostly horror novels by Mr king I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
  • Amazing!

    By *Janice*
    Loved every minute of this book. Captivating, realistic, exciting and romantic. Stephen King did it again. Definitely one of his best.
  • I love this book!

    By s-wilson82
    I have read this book twice, maybe three times now, I never get tired of it. Every time I start into it, I have a hard time putting it dow. Absolutely one of my all time favorite books. Stephen King could not have written this any better!

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