“Not a syf-fy fan at all but the title intrigued me. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down (697 pages!). Great walk through history and play on the butterfly effect. Jake Epping goes back to 1958 to stop JFK's assassination. This was a very well-written book with attention to the details of the 50s and 60s. Not an ending I expected at all!”Dianne G wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Stephen King, Yeah
very good, lots of detail in every page, i love it
“Je persiste à dire que S.K. est bien meilleur dans le fantastique que dans l'horreur. En fait, ce que je veux dire c'est que j'apprécie davantage ses récits fantastiques, dans lesquels il est passé maître. Celui-ci ne fait pas exception à la règle. C'est très bon, je dois vraiment faire un effort pour fermer le livre et aller me coucher!”Marie-Renee Buczkowski wrote this review Tuesday, October 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is one of my favorite books I've read in a while.”RedSoxGal0407 wrote this review Tuesday, October 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm a big Stephen King fan, so it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that I really like this book. I found the details of the protagonist going back in time to be quite original. The way he travelled back and what he did there and upon his return to his real time. It is little things like that that usually "hook" me.
There were parts that were a little slow and redious, but for the most part they were necessary to set the stage for later events. Since I don't want to give anything away in this book, I'll just say that I enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it.”
“What makes Stephen King so good is his character development and his attention to detail. The details in this particular novel are what make it great, and it doesn't hurt that I've always liked historical fiction. Highly recommended.”quadragon27 wrote this review Saturday, October 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“9/27-10/11, 800+ pages v good read”Ann B wrote this review Friday, October 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked this book by King. As he usually does, his plot and character development was well done. You care about Jake and his plight. Where King sometimes goes off the rails are with his endings. This one was well done, however. While some of the consequences of preventing the assassination might be far fetched, the damage to the equilibrium of the universe by chancing such a key historical event is plausible. The actual ending of the reunion with Sadie was an appropriate ending. I had guessed that Jake might become a green card man himself, but this ending did make more sense. Leaving the politics of this out, the story was done well with the Derry part particularly mood setting and interesting to allow the parallels to become part of the story. This was an interesting departure for King. Hope he does more in this vein.”Thomas G wrote this review Sunday, September 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
“On November 22, 1963, Three Shots Rang Out In Dallas, President Kennedy Died, And The World Changed. What If You Could Change It Back?
I’m a great fan of Stephen King and I enjoyed this book but the story was to long. I think it could have been two hundred pages shorter and still been a great book. I liked his concept of a person having the opportunity to go back in time and possibly prevent the assassination of a United States President, John F. Kennedy.
The story started out in Lisbon Falls, Maine and King was very accurate of the entire setting and environmental issues of the past and present in that area. I should know because I lived right on Main Street, and got married on that street in the early seventies. That’s why when I started reading the book it was so interesting and I wanted to keep reading all the information King wrote of Lisbon Falls, Maine. I walked into the very store where Moxie was a legion and when King described the store and other surrounding areas it was like walking in his footsteps. So, every time when the setting was in towns around Maine I was embedded to the story. He also mentioned some character names and events that happen in other books he wrote and because of this I never lost interest in his character development, political view points, setting or his great way of describing things. Stephen King just might have overwritten on different issues and repeated some things but all in all I got through the book with a small amount of frustration.
I thought it was more on plain time travel then his usual more drastic sci-fi, horror, and seedy characters. For all his fans out there I think he’s entitle to criticism as any author gets but he will just make it up to his readers in the next book….