"11/22/63" by Stephen King
A review of Stephen King's latest novel "11/22/63."
Have you ever thought about the butterfly effect? One tiny decision may change all of history according to this theory. Stephen King's new novel "11/22/63" takes a look at the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and how life would be very different if it had not taken place. King has been working on this novel for several years; always feeling the emotions of that day were still too raw to write down.
Time traveling back to the 50s and 60s from 2011 through a "rabbit-hole" situated in a small diner in Maine, the main character Jake Epping takes on the task of saving the President of the United States to try and stop other events in history from happening. Jake takes on an alias, George Amberson, and saves a family from being slaughtered by their father, a young girl from being paralyzed and a General from being shot by Lee Harvey Oswald before he takes on the President. What Jake does not predict is that he will fall in love with Miss Sadie Dunhill, a high school librarian in the town of Jodie. He has to choose between the woman he loves and doing the right thing.
Without giving too much away, you will not be disappointed in this great read. It may be a very long book but persevere because it is worth it. There are great smaller parts to the novel that all accumulate together to make one great masterpiece.
This novel is a very entertaining read and is fueled with classic King characteristics. Filled with imagination and gripping sections; the novel is utterly compelling. Not typically something I would normally go to read- I was hooked. A swirl of history and story-telling rolled into one really makes the reader think; What If?
Dark, humorous, entertaining and fascinating, “11/22/63” is a beautifully written novel and is something pretty special for any American history enthusiast.