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11/22/63: A Novel
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTSRANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENTKENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED.WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen Kingwho has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writertakes 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 awaya 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 lifelike Harry's, like America's in 1963turning 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 obsessionto 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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eeclayton
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

(1) If it's set before I was born, that feels historical enough for me. That said, most of the HF I read takes place way earlier, pre-20th century.
(2) 11/22/63 has its spooky moments.

Thanks for the tag @The_Penniless_Author 😊
Would you like to play @jlhammar @ReaperOfTerrasen ?

TheSpineView King is always spooky! Thanks for playing 1mo
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Eggs
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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1-I liked the tagged! I think it‘s alternate history

2-tagged!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great book! Thanks for playing! 3mo
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Bluebird
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Hmmm, tough call for me. I like both!

For alternate history, my favorite is the tagged book. Jasper Fforde‘s books are also quite fun

For Post Apocalyptic: Station Eleven and The Stand are standouts for me.

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView
#twofortuesday

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JenReadsAlot
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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1. Alternate History
2. Tagged and one of my favorite books too!
Thanks @Kshakal @TheSpineView #two4tuesday

peaknit The best book! Have you seen the mini series with James Franco?? (edited) 3mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
JenReadsAlot @peaknit No - is it good? 3mo
peaknit I think it was good! 3mo
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melissajayne
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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1) I prefer reading alternate history.

2) 11/22/63

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Great book. Thanks for playing! 3mo
peaknit I really enjoyed that one too! 3mo
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KristiAhlers
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read! This is the second SK book I‘ve read that I have loved. There is something about the concept of traveling back in time and stopping a horrifying historic event. This one even managed to make me tear up at the end. I have decided that I am in fact a fan of this author now.

TrishB You have a lot to read now 😁 3mo
MrT My favs have always been Misery, Needful Things, Salems Lot. 3mo
KristiAhlers @TrishB you are not wrong 🤣 3mo
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KristiAhlers @MrT I will definitely check those out. 3mo
Kimberlone I think this is one of his best! A bit long (like most SK books) but really a standout of his more recent novels. 3mo
KristiAhlers @Kimberlone yeah this one and his brand new one weren‘t what I was expecting from having read The Shining. I like the depth of change to be honest. 3mo
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cinda.marie
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I have several, but I‘ll go with 11/22/63. I think the length of the book is why I‘ve avoided it (849 pages). I have no doubt it will be an excellent read! Thank you for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #littenswanttoknow

AmyG It‘s so good! 3mo
cinda.marie @AmyG I need to get started! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s also on my shelf!! 3mo
rachelk I loved that book! Once I got going it really didn‘t seem that long. 1mo
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Andrew65
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#ArtfulAugust #Conspiracy

I love and read so many conspiracy books so it was difficult to choose today but I have gone for the excellent 11.22.63.

@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks @Eggs

PageShifter I have not read this but to be honest I haven't read an awful book by him 4mo
Cortg This was my first King and I loved it! I‘ve read quite a few since. He really is an excellent writer! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent choice!! 4mo
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ScrappyMags One of my top 5 books… of all time! 4mo
fredamans One of my faves by King!! 4mo
these_dreams I looooove this one! This and Lisey‘s Story are my fav King books!! 4mo
Eggs Loved this book! 4mo
Andrew65 @these_dreams Not read Lisey‘s Story, will have to check it out. 4mo
Andrew65 @Cortg Was my firstStephen King too. 4mo
Andrew65 @PageShifter Definitely recommend it. 4mo
PageShifter Yeah maybe I should finally read this 👍 4mo
Andrew65 @PageShifter I‘m sure you‘d enjoy it, the audiobook was good too. 4mo
Bklover Loved it!!! 4mo
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GatheringBooks
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👏🏻📚 5mo
Eggs Enjoyed 11/22/63!! 5mo
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Butterfinger
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I'm very surprised at how much awe I feel toward this work. I never thought I would read King - too much violence, gore, horror. But I was interested. What makes him so special? There were moments of gore, but there were also moments of beauty and peace and the terror that swept over you was deep and unexpected. I will definitely read more of his sci-fi work. This was amazing. George/Jake and Sadie. Love. #alternativehistory #BBRC @LibrarianRyan

KathyWheeler He gets pigeonholed a lot, but I think he‘s much more than horror. You might like Joyland as well. It‘s not supernatural and it‘s short, but it‘s one of my favorites of his books. (edited) 8mo
LibrarianRyan ❤️😁🌟 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes!! That's totally the the right tag. Fabulous progress!! I haven't read any King either for the same reasons, but maybe I should give him a try anyway. I know he is an incredibly prolific and influential writer. 8mo
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yoavshai
11.22.63 | Stephen King
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 229.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

Cathythoughts This picture 💔 I loved this book . 8mo
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ErinSueMreads
11.22.63 | Stephen King
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Day 2 of #tarottakeover is all about our past and how we got to the current sitch with the Nine of Swords. The card drawn is the Two of Cups....reversed....makes sense.

Sorry guys we know the tarot is never rainbows and sunshine 😂😂

Typically this signifies disharmony and conflict, often associated with issues in love or commerce depending on your spread and your conflict.

My book explanation is below!

ErinSueMreads I am listening to 11.22.63 right now and George-jake is in fort worth. Lee Harvey Oswald is beating on marina regularly and then loving on her right after...Sadie and George-jake are broken up. Everything is a disaster. 9mo
sprainedbrain Just once, I‘d like to get a rainbows and sunshine spread. 😂 9mo
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Addison_Reads
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Although this is technically a diner and not a #Cafe, it's close. 😁 Al's Diner is the location where Jake Epping is able to time travel to try and save JFK.

This is one of my favorite King books and I recommend it all the time, even to non-King fans.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 9mo
Eggs I loved this book too - great choice❣️ 9mo
Bklover Love this one! 9mo
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Leftcoastzen Great book ! Love your post 9mo
TheNeverendingTBR Yea, I love this one. 9mo
TheNeverendingTBR I've not seen the adaptation though, is it decent? 9mo
Cathythoughts My favorite one of SK I‘ve read 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
jlhammar Great choice! I actually liked that miniseries quite a bit. 9mo
Addison_Reads @TheNeverendingTBR I enjoyed the adaptation, but it is different from the book. 9mo
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ErinSueMreads
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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#audioworking tonight. Any of my author friends out there use storiad? It's kind of an interesting outreach tool. Has lots of potential.

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ErinSueMreads
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@smalldogs_bigbooks2419 and @AmyG you got it stuck in my head 😂😂 restarted it today. Still totally love it.

AmyG Enjoy! It‘s SOOOOO good. Even the second time. Or third..... 9mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Never in a million years, did I think I‘d become such a huge #stephenking fan. Now comes the million dollar question. Should I read the book first or watch the series first?

ErinSueMreads The series deviates A LOT. So if you are picky about that kind of stuff, maybe watch the series first that way you can enjoy it without comparing it to the book 9mo
AmyG Read the book first. While both are good….the book is better. Sorry @ErinSueMreads 😂 9mo
ErinSueMreads I was trying to be diplomatic 😂😂😂 I HATED the show 😂😂😂😂😂😂 @AmyG 9mo
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AmyG @ErinSueMreads I didn‘t hate it….but the book was just so good. The show was just so different. King‘s books are always better though I do LOVE Shawshank Redemption. 9mo
BkClubCare Read the book! 😎 9mo
ErinSueMreads The book really is soooo good. It was the first king I ever read. It's still one of my favorites and I'm more than halfway through his catalog now. @AmyG James Franco was excellent though. Did you watch under the dome? 9mo
AmyG I really liked Under the Dome but didn‘t really like the series. @ErinSueMreads And I liked James Franco, too. (edited) 9mo
Reagan Book then series, both excellent! 9mo
TrishB Definitely book! 9mo
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Jari-chan
11.22.63 | Stephen King
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Thank you for tagging me @Texreader 😊

1. I'm very interested in history, so I'd definitely go backwards. There are so many interesting happenings, I wouldn't even know where to go first... 😅
2. Tagged. Even though I was thinking of several Dr. Who novels at first... 😉

I'm tagging whoever comes along and wishes to join 😄

#twofortuesday

Texreader ❤️ 10mo
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Andrew65
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1. I think on balance would like to go back to some key time periods in history, and witness key events.

2. Would have to be the tagged book and the yellow card man. Loved this book. ❤️

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

I tag 👇

EadieB It is a great book 📖 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 💙 10mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for the tag ❤️ 10mo
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TheSpineView Great book choice! Thanks for playing! 10mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 10mo
Eggs I loved that one too❤️ thanks for the tag 🤩 10mo
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EadieB
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

1. I would like to travel 🧳 back to the past. Go to Croatia 🇭🇷 to visit with my grandparents‘ families.

2. The tagged book 📖 back to Kennedy‘s assassination in Dallas Texas which is my favorite Stephen King book.

TheSpineView Sounds like a fun time travel adventure! Thanks for playing! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the 🏷 ❤️ 10mo
EadieB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! 10mo
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Roary47
11.22.63 | Stephen King
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Friends and Family gave me some book Recommendations for the new year. Looks like they know me pretty well and I‘m super excited to talk about it with them when I finish.

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Sorceress_Of_Books
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Been reading this a couple days now! Loving the concept of this book so much and really enjoying it!

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candority
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Making my way through this one slowly, but surely. I‘m just past the half way point now and hoping that a nice warm bubble bath will help me read a decent chunk tonight! Happy Saturday everyone 🛁🕯📚

BarkingMadRead Excellent book! 12mo
candority @BarkingMadRun I‘m enjoying it so far! 12mo
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Billie84
11.22.63 | Stephen King

“When all else fails, give up and go to the library”

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Bookwormjillk
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This is the third or fourth time I‘ve read this chunkster and I really just am amazed every time. I prefer the print to the audiobook, but audio works when my hands are busy. #20in4 book 1/4

Andrew65 Great book, well done 👏👏👏 12mo
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Jeannineth
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I love this time traveling tome. Reread 11/22/2021. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmyG I loved this, too. 12mo
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Bookwormjillk
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Just realized I started my re-read of 11/22/63 on 11/22/21.

kplovesbooks Well played! 😂👍 12mo
Ruthiella Spooky! 12mo
PaperbackPirate I love this book! Enjoy your reread! 12mo
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Billie84
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King

“Also, I‘m angry. I know life is hard, I think everyone knows that in their hearts, but why does it have to be cruel, as well? Why does it have to bite?”

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candority
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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My #BookSpinBingo list is ready to go for November 🎉 @TheAromaofBooks

BennettBookworm I ❤️ with the fire on high and authenticity project! 13mo
TheLudicReader Some great books here. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
candority @BennettBookworm I‘m a little apprehensive that I won‘t like The Authenticity Project, but I hope I do! 13mo
Crazeedi I love your pic, that's just the coolest!! 13mo
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TheRiehlDeal
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Some great deals on the US Kobo store if anyone is interested.

#deals

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Broken Girls is awesome!! 13mo
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wildwoodreads
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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If you‘ve been here a while you know I love a good Stephen King novel. I‘ll go periods of time where that‘s all I read. Here are my top five Stephen King books so far. Let me tell you, narrowing it down to five is not an easy thing to do. But I‘m going to ask you to do it anyhow. 😂Tell me your top five in the comments!

https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/10/27/my-top-5-stephen-king-books/

Beatlefan129 I think my favorite is The Green Mile 13mo
jackilynn Narrowing it down to 5 is definitely a challenge. I guess I would say The Stand, The Talisman, The Long Walk, the Shining, and the Dark Tower. 🤔😬 13mo
TrishB The Stand, Salem‘s Lot, Needful Things, Dr Sleep, Wizard and Glass. 13mo
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AmyG Today-my top 5…The Shining, Pet Semetary, The Stand, 11/22/63 and Salem‘s Lot (edited) 13mo
HeathHof Hearts in Atlantis, Salem's Lot, The Stand, Insomnia, Wizard and Glass. 13mo
rretzler I started reading King in 1975 and stopped about 10 years later so my list is his early stuff. The Stand, The Shining, Carrie, Night Shift, Pet Sematary. 13mo
Soscha I‘m an oddball so it‘s an oddball list: The Shining, The Girl Who Love Tom Gordon, Gerald‘s Game, Desperation, Revival 13mo
Bookboss The Stand is his masterpiece. After that, Misery, The Shining, The Dead Zone, Different Seasons. My favorite of his non-fiction is On Writing. 13mo
Breanne1 I really loved The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey‘s Story, Room 1408, Mrs Todd‘s Shortcut and The Outsider 13mo
TurnerofPages I have to admit, I was, up until recently, never a big Stephen King fan. Unfortunately, I based my opinions of his writing on the very crappy made-for-tv adaptation of IT, and I thought all of his books were like this. About a year or so ago, I decided to give him a chance, and boy was I wrong!!! I haven't read a lot of his books yet, but to answer your question, my top favorites are:
1. The Stand
2. IT
3. Desperation
4. Salem's Lot
5. TBD
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wildwoodreads @TurnerofPages I would totally recommend 11/22/63. I think it‘s one of his best works, especially if you like history. (edited) 12mo
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amywithbooks
11.22.63 | Stephen King
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$2.99 on Kindle today! One of my all-time favorites!

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perfectsinner
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was a bit dubious at first..I mean... traveling back in time to save JFK?! 🤔 Definitely not my usual kind of book, for sure. But this book slowly grew on me and sucked me in. I became invested in Jake/George and the other characters in this novel. At times King definitely took his sweet time getting to the actual events of the title of the book, 11/22/63, because we don't actually get to the day in question until part 5.

BoleyBooks This is one of my favs! 😊 14mo
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perfectsinner
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Woot, part 5!
At this rate I'll be finished with this in the next 2 days and still enjoy a couple of these vacation days 🙃📖🤓
11/22/63 Stephen King

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perfectsinner
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Since social media was bupkis all day, I got as much reading in as my eyes would handle. I'm over 500 pages into my book now. 🤓📖

TiredLibrarian Hope you're enjoying it! 1y
perfectsinner I am enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, to be sure. I can see why so many think it's a great book. 1y
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perfectsinner
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Reached part 4

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perfectsinner
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I've reached part 2. So far so good.

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perfectsinner
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Off until the 11th
I'm not a King fan. I've heard high praise about this so here's hoping... Green Mile and Rita Hayworth are on my want to reads list as well, but a dear book friend was kind enough to send me this copy. I've just been waiting to start it so I could actually read more than a few pages/chapter at a time. Work is at it's busiest right now, so I literally get home and only have time to eat before it's basically bedtime.

TiredLibrarian I'm not a big King reader either, but I enjoyed this one. It's a bit slow in the beginning, but picks up as it goes along, and it's very imaginative. I also enjoyed this one. 1y
perfectsinner I've heard really good things about this one so I'm hopeful. Seen a lot of praise for his new one, too. 1y
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GingerAntics
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Oswald Bragging?
Of course this book sent me down a tiny little rabbit hole. If this is true (math can always be wrong, and times are never given), this is trippy.
#JFK #LeaHarveyOswald #MI5 #NationalArchives #history #HistoryChannel #SarahPruitt

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GingerAntics
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Mehso-so

This door stop was my first Stephen King novel and will probably also be my last. The story is compelling. King really makes you care about the characters from the very beginning. It‘s almost ridiculously long, though.
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GingerAntics Also, there are some glaring mistakes (Dallas is in NORTH Texas, not central Texas, Dallas didn‘t have a basketball team in 1963 and it certainly wouldn‘t have been called the Dallas Spurs, big screens in sports arenas didn‘t exist until 1985, etc.) that took a basic Google search each. Sadly, King didn‘t do any of them. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 1y
GingerAntics King‘s own author‘s note talks about all the research he did on the assassination, Oswald, etc., but somehow he still managed to get the name of the intersection at which JFK was assassinated WRONG (a fact that shouldn‘t even require a Google search for someone who put off the writing of this book in the 70s because the wound of that day was still too raw). 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 1y
GingerAntics His description of Dallas is spot on, at least for Dallas today. #StephenKing #112263 #audiobook 1y
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JazzFeathers What a disappointment! Maybe historical fiction isn't for him 🤷 When was this book written? I can't remember. Maybe Google wasn't as wide available at the time? It sounds so odd that he made such stupid mistakes. 1y
Traci1 FWIW, I love King, but I didn't love (or really like) this one. The Stand is one of my favorite books (at nearly 1,200 pages), but I thought this one was way too long and kinda boring. 1y
GingerAntics @Traci1 it did drag a bit in places, but if he‘d left out the glaringly obvious things that were wrong, I would have given this a pick. The story itself was good and it‘s really well written. 1y
GingerAntics @JazzFeathers it was published November 8, 2011. Google was big enough to launch Google+ by then. “Google” was being used as a verb as early as 2005, so it was certainly available. He started it in the 70s, but you‘d think he‘d go back and double check everything. I wonder when the last two sections were written, because those were really the big offenders here. 1y
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GingerAntics
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Welcome to America!!! We got a TON of these. Probably more today than there were immediately after the assassination.
#StephenKing #112263 #audiobook

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GingerAntics
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🤣😂🤣
They still sell this stuff. It‘s still very popular.
#StephenKing #112263 #audiobook #ProductPlacement

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GingerAntics
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SERIOUSLY?! Seriously?! Does Stephen King seriously not know the MOST FAMOUS INTERSECTION IN DALLAS?! He was 16 bloody years old when this happened in the present. Did he seriously FORGET THAT INTERSECTION?! HOW?! As a high school student (2001), I knew exactly where I was (it was a little spooky) when I was on the Elm St bus, crossing Houston St. FOR. THE. EVER. LOVING. LOVE!!! He‘s trying now.
#StephenKing #112263 #audiobook #fail #seriously

GingerAntics @julesG I‘m SO close to the end of this tomb, but oh my god he‘s making it harder and harder as we get there. Is he doing it on purpose? Is this supposed to be King trying to prevent readers from getting to the end like history is trying to prevent the MC from stopping Oswald?! I really want to know what happens to the MC, but King is making this as hard. as. possible. 🤬🤬🤬 1y
julesG One of the reasons I haven't read a lot of historical fiction this year - and "The Chronicles of St Mary's" doesn't count, that's (whispers) Time Travel - I get too annoyed with the authors and their MCs. Recently listened to a German historical fiction set at the time of the third crusade. I was astonished at some of the medical procedures and their modern accuracy. I didn't check, but those procedures felt too modern for late 12th century. 1y
GingerAntics @julesG it would depend, but some of the procedures they had are far more advanced than we give them credit for. They rarely knew why it worked, their series were sometimes amusing, but they did them. Of course, there‘s a limit of course. 1y
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julesG See that's what I didn't write in my last comment. I know they did some advanced surgery, but they didn't know WHY it worked. Yet this boisterous surgeon gives detailed explanations of what happened inside the body and why he did what he did; and THAT seems strange to me. (medieval and medical history were some of my research areas, can't remember a medieval surgeon describing a pneumonthorax and subsequent heart failure in details. 1y
GingerAntics @julesG no way. Absolutely not. Yeah, I don‘t buy that at all. Was he a time traveler that checked out MRIs and CT scans before heading back? 😂🤣😂 1y
julesG He would have had to either take the patient with him to the future, or have MRI and CT scanners in his Tardis. 😂😂😂 1y
julesG Or maybe he was an ancestor of Superman and had x-ray vision. 1y
julesG 😂😂😂 Wouldn't that make for an interesting short story? Time travels with Superman to the third crusade, not to damage the time line, just to work as a field medic. 🤣🤣🤣 1y
GingerAntics @julesG 🤣😂🤣 I think I would read that!!! Hadn‘t thought of the TARDIS. That‘s also a valid option. 😂🤣😂 1y
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Total BS. The Spurs originally were in Dallas under a different name, but not until 1967, 4 years after this story is happening. Never mind that big screens showing basketball (or any other sport - they started in baseball in the US actually) weren‘t even a thing until 1985. It seems like King isn‘t even trying now. For. The. Love.
#StephenKing #112263 #audiobook #fail #historyfail #HistoricalFictionInaccuracySupportGroup

julesG Oh recent history. Wouldn't have picked that up. BUT you're right, King should have done his homework. 1y
GingerAntics @julesG it‘s not even HARD to find. It took 2 google searches. Come on, man. I thought it would be interesting - it has time travel and I was a historical museum intern in Dallas - but little by little it‘s beginning to annoy the living daylights out of me. 1y
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Birdsong28 If it's recent history then he would know that people can easily check this kind of stuff out how did he think he would get away with this? 1y
GingerAntics @Birdsong28 I would LOVE to ask him that. Is it supposed to be that his MC going back in time changed history and gave them technology 22 years early. 🤷🏼‍♀️ It‘s a hot mess in Part V. 1y
dylanisreading I'm definitely skipping this book, especially after reading your review! 1y
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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🤣😂🤣
This book is pretty heavy in places, but then it has these little nuggets of comic relief.
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This is driving me NUTS!!! Why is King continually referring to DFW as “Central Texas”? DFW is NORTH Texas. 🙄 Did he write this before there was the internet? Before there was the ability to watch a local newscast online? That‘s seriously all it would have taken to get this important detail right.
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marleed That would drive me nuts too. I lived in South Texas but bordering on Hill Country for five years. The state is so big that the locale description is akin to intra-states. Maybe one has to live there before they understand that description is not just a nuance. 1y
GingerAntics @marleed maybe. I know in DFW, you pretty much can‘t go a news cast without someone mentioning “here in North Texas...” Wouldn‘t you think, if you‘re Stephen King, you‘d ask some folks that live there at least? 1y
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This is a really heartbreaking part of the book, but this line is just great. Maybe it‘s the way the narrator delivers it that makes it so funny.
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I keep feeling like he‘s referencing IT, but it took me all the way until he was in Dallas to realise the same person who wrote IT, wrote this.
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