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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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Jeannineth
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I love this time traveling tome. Reread 11/22/2021. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmyG I loved this, too. 13h
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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! 😂👍 4d
Ruthiella Spooky! 4d
PaperbackPirate I love this book! Enjoy your reread! 4d
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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! 4w
TheLudicReader Some great books here. 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
candority @BennettBookworm I‘m a little apprehensive that I won‘t like The Authenticity Project, but I hope I do! 4w
Crazeedi I love your pic, that's just the coolest!! 3w
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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!! 1mo
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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 1mo
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. 🤔😬 1mo
TrishB The Stand, Salem‘s Lot, Needful Things, Dr Sleep, Wizard and Glass. 1mo
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AmyG Today-my top 5…The Shining, Pet Semetary, The Stand, 11/22/63 and Salem‘s Lot (edited) 1mo
Mynameisacolour Hearts in Atlantis, Salem's Lot, The Stand, Insomnia, Wizard and Glass. 1mo
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. 1mo
Soscha I‘m an oddball so it‘s an oddball list: The Shining, The Girl Who Love Tom Gordon, Gerald‘s Game, Desperation, Revival 1mo
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. 1mo
Breanne1 I really loved The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey‘s Story, Room 1408, Mrs Todd‘s Shortcut and The Outsider 1mo
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amywithbooks
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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! 😊 2mo
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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
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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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! 2mo
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. 2mo
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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. 2mo
perfectsinner I've heard really good things about this one so I'm hopeful. Seen a lot of praise for his new one, too. 2mo
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TheBiasedBibliophile
11/22/63 | King, Stephen
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While Stephen King novels are a hit or a miss for me, I thoroughly enjoyed 11/22/63! In my opinion, you must be a talented author to write a book over 800 pages & not lose your readers. The story was slow, but didn‘t necessarily feel like it was dragging. I would not recommend reading 11/22/63 if you're in a reading slump, but it's the perfect book to read over time. It‘s nice to read a little every day because I felt more invested in the story.

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TiredLibrarian
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Really well done. Got off to a slow start, but the suspense & plot twists built up as it went along. My favorite King so far (I don't like horror, but I'm really enjoying his other work). #fiction #alternatehistory #timetravel #JFK

Leftcoastzen I adore this book ! Big page count but I couldn‘t stop reading it. 3mo
Cathythoughts This is my favorite I‘ve read of his too 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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TiredLibrarian
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I got this to read over my vacation next week, but couldn't keep myself from starting it! Up to page 156 and really enjoying it so far. #fiction #alternatehistory #timeslip

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this book 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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M.burns
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My girlfriend and her father said this was a “MUST READ,” so of course I read it. I was in no way prepared for how brilliant of a story it truly was. There was never a dull moment. I was craving more every second. It is phenomenal and is absolutely a must read!!

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Jas16
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I haven‘t read a book by King in years but my sister passed this book onto me after loving it and I am glad she did. I loved the time travel aspect and seeing the 50‘s through Jake‘s eyes as he works to prevent the Kennedy assassination from happening. I would not have complained if it had been a couple hundred pages shorter but you could feel how much fun King had writing it.

JenReadsAlot This was my first King book I read and loved it! 4mo
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GoldenGirl
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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When you see Stephen King references everywhere. Spotted this in a little Texas town during our weekend road trip.

ErinSueMreads That sign looks absolutely perfect for what I picture that diner as 6mo
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TamTracy
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Holy cow what a great book! I hesitated reading it because I‘m not a history buff at all but I absolutely loved it. Soooo much more than I thought it was going to be and the length didn‘t bother me at all. I listened to the audiobook and it was very engaging. So glad I gave this one a chance. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmyG I loved this book, too. 6mo
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valeriegeary
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I keep forgetting what day it is. Maybe because I'm reading the time travel book?

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loredana_soriano
11.22.63 | Stephen King
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Current reads of the week, what are yours ? 💫

#cr #currentlyreading #comic #romance #audiobook #scribd #french

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JeanaRae
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Just started this on audible. I've heard great things and can't wait.

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Mangelli
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I love good science fiction. I love American history. I love a smart romance. And as a proud son of Massachusetts, I love the Kennedy‘s and care about them. This book had me gripped from beginning to end. The pages truly turned themselves.

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DarkMina
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I am posting a book every day from my TBR collection.

Day 48

#bookstoread #tbrpile #tbrmountain

TheNeverendingTBR This book is so damn good! 9mo
DarkMina @TheNeverendingTBR Good to know! 9mo
CogsOfEncouragement This was the first Stephen King I read. Two friends told me I should read it. I was so glad they convinced me. 9mo
DarkMina @CogsOfEncouragement I fell off the Stephen King wagon a while back. It sounds like this book may be a good choice to get back into reading his books. 9mo
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booklover3258
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/n0QqnWkqFMw

Enjoy!

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BooksCoffeeNurse
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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My book safe jewelry box I got from Etsy. 📚❤️ I know some people will not like this concept, but I love it! I own the book on Kindle, and it‘s one of my favorite Stephen King books, along with The Shining and Pet Sematary.

TheBookHippie Oh this is so wonderful 11mo
Laughterhp Is it an actual book carved out? 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @TheBookHippie Thank you! ☺️ @Laughterhp Yup! Someone on Etsy makes them. 11mo
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Laughterhp That‘s pretty cool! 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @Laughterhp Thank you. 🥰 11mo
AmyG I LOVE this. 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @AmyG Thanks! ❤️ 11mo
AmyG Where on Etsy did you get this? 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @AmyG A shop called Hiddentreasureshoppe. They have antiques and lots of cool stuff. 11mo
Literary_Siren I‘ve got two book safes. I love them even though I‘m not big on destroying perfectly good books. 11mo
AmyG Thank you! 11mo
Bec_lectic Love this and that book is also one of my favs from King! 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @Literary_Siren I agree. 🙈 @Bec_lectic Same here! ☺️ 11mo
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jenniferw88
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#12booksof2020 #day11 #elevenpiperspiping @Andrew65

My first King wasn't too scary!

dariazeoli You picked a wonderful first King! 11mo
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Oryx
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I don't know why I thought it wouldn't like this King (I'm always wrong - I thought I wouldn't like The Dark Tower series either - I loved it). Anyway, so far I'm hooked and totally immersed in 1958.

#dogsoflitsy

TheNeverendingTBR It's such a brilliant book! 11mo
RachelAmphlett I still think this is the best book he‘s ever written, with Nightmares and Dreamscapes in 2nd and The Talisman in 3rd 11mo
squirrelbrain I loved this book, although I haven‘t read any other King books. 11mo
Oryx @RachelAmphlett I haven't read those yet - I'll bump them up the list. 11mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain what made you pick this one? And would you read more? 11mo
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Messiejessie
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This was a chunkster, but in my opinion there was not a wasted word.
It kept me engaged the whole way through. I particularly enjoyed the parts with Sadie and seeing the late 50‘s/early 60‘s through Jake‘s eyes.
The end hit me in the heart. I loved it.

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paulareadsallthetime
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Enjoyed this book a lot. SK follows Jake as he is introduced to time travel by Al. Al wants Jake to change a day in history to make what comes after a better world for all of us. Jake meets many great characters along the way and learns the consequences of time travel in the end. This is. It SK‘s normal writing style. It is not horror. Very interesting and leaves a lot to think about.

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Zoes_Human
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I just put this down, and I am covered in feelings. I can still feel the dried tears on my face. A realistic portrait of the era including the conflicts along with positive and negative aspects. The story is a delight, and the skillful maintenance of tension throughout some 850 pages is beyond impressive. Definitely one of his best works.

Bklover Agreed!!!! 13mo
Leftcoastzen Nice review! 13mo
fredamans My favorite of his! 13mo
Zoes_Human @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 13mo
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Zoes_Human
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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That ending though. I‘m not crying, you‘re crying.

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Zoes_Human
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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“But I believe in love, you know; love is a uniquely portable magic.”

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Zoes_Human
11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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“... a skinny whip of a guy with a fuzz of white hair and the ramrod back of a fellow who spent a good deal of time in the military and is still happy about it.”

This kind of description, on a character trivial enough to not warrant a name, is part of what I love about King.