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    • 11/22/63 epud downloadTo download now please click the link below.http://amzn.to/11CBDXzOverviewIf you had the chance to change the course of history, would you? Would theconsequences be what you hoped?Jake Epping 35 teaches high school English in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and criesreading the brain-damaged janitors story of childhood Halloween massacre bytheir drunken father. On his deathbed, pal Al divulges a secret portal to 1958 in
    • his diner back pantry, and enlists Jake to prevent the 11/22/1963 Dallasassassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Under the alias GeorgeAmberson, our hero joins the cigarette-hazed full-flavored world of Elvis rock nroll, Negro discrimination, and freeway gas guzzlers without seat belts. Will Jakelurk in impoverished immigrant slums beside troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald, orshare small-town friendliness with beautiful high school librarian Sadie Dunhill, thelove of his life?ReviewsIll be honest here. Its really rare that I get through a book over 500 pages, letalone 700 (Nook pages). Its also true that I have never read a single thing fromMr. King until now. Why? Im not sure. Maybe his books intimidated me, becausewhen I was younger everyone was always talking to me about how his books wereso long, and blah blah. Anyway, I am proud to say that 11/22/63 was my firstbook read by Stephen King. I hear its so much different than his other work, but Ialso havent met a single person that didnt love it. I read this book becauseeverybody and their brother was recommending it to me as a "must read". Imalso not a big historical fiction fan, and didnt know how much I would enjoyreading about 20 years before my birth. I had nothing to worry about.Here is a book that you never want to end, yet you do want it to end, because youneed to know what is going to happen. King introduces us to a man named Jakewho insists that he is not emotionless despite the fact that he doesnt cry often. Ican relate to him right off the bat. Not a big crier, but I definitely feel emotions ona huge level. Jake is sent back to 1963 with a plan made up by a guy named Alwho owns a local diner, and has the "rabbit hole" which is how they travel back intime. At first his mission is just to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from assassinating JFK,but then little things pop up here and there making him consider a few new thingsthat need to be changed. Im not going into any more detail than that, because Idont want to give away one single thing in this brilliant novel. Fans of his story"It" may be excited to know he revisits the town of Derry, Maine, where "It" waslocated.The excitement and suspense in this book were astonishing. I held my breath inanticipation of certain things Jake had to do, and then some twist would come out
    • of left field, and I would continue reading in awe. There were also several sighs ofrelief and a couple of cute moments involving Jakes romance that just made mesay "aww".I do feel like there were a rough 100ish pages that dragged on somewhere in themiddle, and the book may have benefited by taking out a few things, but obviouslyIm no expert. Thats just my opinion. Again, this may have also been justsomething I was feeling, because I was very impatient and really wanting to knowhow this book would end. Some people didnt like the ending, but I loved it!In the afterword King discusses his research a bit. You can most definitely tell thata lot of research and thought went into this novel. The descriptions are vivid andwhen I say you are really transported back to the 60s I mean it. You will feel it.11/22/63 is a truly memorable, wonderfully written book that I have alreadyrecommended to several family members and friends, and I will continue torecommend for years to come. This is another of Kings books that I could see as afilm, too. If you are wanting to try a Stephen King book, but dont know if you willlike all the horror, read this! It is not like that at all.*sigh*... Im so upset that its over... You got me at the ending there, Stephen.You really, truly got me. What can I possibly say about this wonderful, beautifulbook? That its wonderful and beautiful? No. Thats no where near enough praise.This book made it up to my top 3 favorites list by King (placing at #3) and isprobably my favorite book of 2011 (if not tied with Shutter Island). Reading thisbook, I was so worried about what the ending would be (because, lets be honesthere, we know King isnt the best at handling endings... Exhibit A: Under theDome), and I had a really strong feeling I knew what the ending would be, butthat ending was just absolutely amazing... It left everything wrapped up nicely,and was one of his better endings, if not his best (or at least my favorite, eventhough its not wrapped up with a pretty bow). The last chapter made me grin earto ear, but then it left me feeling sad beyond words can describe. To be honest,after I turned the last page (or better yet, clicked, since I own a Kindle), I just sat
    • there and bawled my eyes out, to the point where my husband got worried aboutme. Yeah... It was that sad. The characters in this book couldnt be better, and Ireally, truly mean that. I loved every single character (with the exception of LeeHarvey Oswald... Poor Marina...). I loved George/Jakes students, I lovedGeorge/Jake, I loved Sadie, I loved Miz Mimi, and much more. I also really likedthe purpose of the character the Card Man, even for the very short time he was inthe book (I would have liked King to expand a bit more on that, but hey, thebooks almost 1000 pages), but the real star in this book was the relationshipbetween George/Jake and Sadie. Their love for each other was undeniable andirrevocable, and just so darn beautiful. Who would have thought that the StephenKing we all know and love (at least I know and love him) could write a beautifuland touching romance alongside a thriller. That was a great shock, and I hope heincorporates this skill of weaving a good relationship into a lot more of his booksto come. Being a huge King fan, I couldnt wait for this book to come out. But, inall fairness, I didnt expect to love it. I thought it would be average, maybe even"just okay", but let me tell you... I really, really loved this book.And if you arent a King fan, please (pretty please) dont let that stop you fromreading this book. This book has absolutely no scary parts, for those of you whoabstain from reading Stephen Kings books because they are classified as horror,and, like I mentioned earlier on in this review, I actually cried at the end of thebook (the first time that Ive ever cried while reading a King novel). You can tellthat Stephen King put a lot of effort into writing 11/22/63, and his details of life inthe late 50s and early 60s really made me wish I was alive then. So, please, evenif you dont like Stephen King, read this! Its an absolutely beautiful book, and oneI wish I can read for the first time all over again.What did I think? I think I lost a weekend and there is no way to go back in timeto get it because I dont know where the rabbit hole is! But would I? Would Ichange having read this book? No way!I was a huge Stephen King fan in high school and gobbled up all of his books. Until... they went from cool weird to over-the-top weird. Suddenly coke machines wereyour worst enemy and there seemed to be a less emotional element mixed withthe macabre (think Pet Cematary) and it was just a bunch of words filling uppages talking about near nonsense. I stopped following King. Plain and simple. Butover the years I have meandered up his path from time to time ... and found TheDome was along those lines of his original work. But this? This wasFANTABULOUS! Right from the get-go the premise draws you in. Who wouldnt
    • want to know what the world would be like if John F. Kennedy hadnt been shot?But this is Stephen King, and hes not taking you to bed for good without aboatload of foreplay. I was snagged from page one, and I too was greatlyconcerned about what happens to the future if you mess up the past!I guess it couldnt end any other way ... and I was a little confused as to theevents that supposedly would take place if Kennedy hadnt died ... but I dontwant to say anymore. You must read this book and you must understand you willhave no other desire to do anything else until it is finished!All hail the King! Talk about ending the reading year of 2011 on a high note.Review to follow. Happy New Year everyone!I may be a mad dog fan of Stephen King, but that doesn’t mean everything hewrites gets me foaming at the mouth. Over the years there have beendisappointments -- but this book is not one of them. I would rank King’s foray intotime travel and historical fiction as a rousing, emotional, unforgettable success forin it he is doing what King does when writing at his absolute best – create an epic,original story arc that grips the reader with a serious case of “the gottas” (as in, Igotta know what’s going to happen next) and people it with richly drawncharacters with unique pasts and motivations that empower them to walk right offthe page.Kennedy’s assassination may not be THE shot heard round the world, but itdefinitely qualifies as one of them. For those Americans who lived through it (andother interested observers from afar) it became one of those watershed momentsin history (where were you when it happened?) Not just because a President wasmurdered in cold blood (a rare event if there ever was one), but because he wasthe youngest President, a father of two small children with a beautiful wife, cutdown in the prime of his life. Kennedy carried a mystique around him as a tall,handsome, capable man who was going to steer America into the horizon of ahappy ending. He had his detractors (no doubt about that) and those who felt herobbed Nixon of the 1960 election, but his obvious charisma and charm garneredhim an equal amount of support and admiration as well.His death shocked millions and left a generation of supporters to wonder what if?What if Kennedy had lived? It’s easy to build someone into a hero and a saint after
    • they have died too young. It happens all the time. When it happens to a man suchas Kennedy? That myth-building starts immediately and never ceases. The "walkon water" Christ mythology that sprouted up around Kennedy since hisassassination definitely exists. Baby boomers like to believe that had he lived hecould have saved an entire generation, but thats just wishful thinking. Kennedywas just a man. Not a saint or a miracle worker. He had his flaws andshortcomings like anyone else. Yet the temptation to believe an America whereKennedy had lived would be a better America persists to this day, and King, beingthe master storyteller that he is, taps into that long held dogma and runs with itas only he can.At the heart of this story is the sexy question: if you could change history, wouldyou? Should you? It’s nothing but hubris and complete folly to assume that thechanges you wrought would guarantee something better. There are no guaranteesin this life except for one: the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. King istaking one of his country’s watershed moments – the Kennedy assassination – andsending an unassuming English teacher back in time carrying all the “goodintentions” in the world. Jake Epping has a mission and his heart is filled with thecertainty that what he is doing is the right thing. Such a man can be a fool, a hero,or very dangerous. At his most influential, such a man will be all three.I love time travel – the unintended consequences, the paradoxes, the completemindfuck it can turn out to be. That’s why The Butterfly Effect is one of myfavorite movies and I adore when Homer sends himself back in time to the land ofdinosaurs and tries to get back to a present he can live with. Without getting toogeeky science-fictiony about the whole process, King creates a believable portalinto the past complete with its own rules and peril.Something else this novel does is paint a very intimate portrait of small townAmerican life circa 1958-63 (and a visit to Derry!) King knows small towns likenobody’s business and when he writes them he takes the reader by the hand anddrops them directly into the landscape. But King isn’t doing just small towns here;he is writing a particular time as well as place. He creates a sense of nostalgia, butone with teeth. There is the sugary, Land of Ago where everything is cheaper andshinier and seemingly more innocent, but mixed with the darker, hidden elementsof racism, domestic violence, and poverty. King’s microscope misses no detail –there is glory and wonder, but there is ugliness and harshness too.
    • Under King’s microscope is also a very real historical figure, and that is Lee HarveyOswald. I love what King is able to accomplish here, showing Oswald as a regularguy, a small man who beat his wife, a small man who suffered from a bad case ofarrogance and delusions of grandeur. Under the microscope is also Oswald as theLone Gunman. Was he or wasn’t he? I found this part of the novel to be the mostgripping and engaging. Jake Epping’s long, lonely stakeouts, his stalking andhunting of Oswald made the most sense to me, and rang the most true. JakeEpping finds love and friends, but his relationship with Oswald is the one I willnever forget.Epping is us and we go on this adventure not just with him, but in a way as him. Ifigure this is as close any of us will ever get to traveling back in time in an attemptto change history. It all feels so real -- King hits upon every sense – you areseeing, smelling, tasting, touching and hearing all at once. It is an intoxicatingbrew, a cautionary tale for the ages.The past is obdurate for the same reason a turtles shell is obdurate: because theliving flesh inside is tender and defenseless.…when that happens, you see that the world is barely there at all. Don’t we allsecretly know that? It’s a perfectly balanced mechanism of shouts and echoespretending to be wheels and cogs, a dreamclock chiming beneath a mystery-glasswe call life. Behind it? Below it and around it? Chaos, storms. Men with hammers,men with knives, men with guns. Women who twist what they cannot dominateand belittle what they cannot understand. A universe of horror and losssurrounding a single lighted stage where mortals dance in defiance of the dark.Its no mystery that I am a rabid King fan, and have been ever since I readSalems Lot way back in 1975. Each new book holds the promise of anothersingularly well-told tale filled with suspense, terror, and a sardonic wit. Does hehave his duds? Absolutely...witness The Tommyknockers, The Dark Half, andDreamcatcher, for example. At his worst, hes overly didactic, infantile, and runshis patented catch phrases into the ground. But in his best works, like PetSematary, Dolores Claiborne and The Green Mile, he marries clever plot andknowing characterization with a philosophers heart, shaping the lives of ordinarypeople into extraordinary, insightful narratives. Such is the case with 11/22/63,one of his very best novels. Its a historical, sci-fi, romantic time-travel thriller, butits also an immense tale of two worlds, that of the early 1960s and now, and how
    • each echoes in the corridors of the other. Filled with rich characters and moraldilemmas, it asks the eternal question that nags all human beings, "What if thingsturned out differently?", and teaches us a beautiful lesson in humility and thepower and fragility of love. At 848 pages this is one of Kings longest works, but inno sense is it padded...the book is filled with incident and wisdom, while being atrue page-turner. A tour de force!Time travel is one of those things that I just cant ever seem to wrap my headaround. There are so many variables and questions... and it just generally ends upconfusing me, and if its not handled well, it usually ends up irritating me, too. So,I dont read a lot of time travel stories.But this is King. And once again, he holds on to his title.This book was incredible. I dont even know what to say about it. Its so fresh inmy mind, and there are so many things I want to mention, so many notes I took,but mentioning them wouldnt make sense out of context, and I dont want to spoilanything for anyone.So Ill just say a few things. I loved how this story built up and up, layer uponlayer of awesomeness. I loved the characters, as usual with Kings stories. Theycould literally walk through the door right now and I wouldnt be a bit surprised. Iloved the plausibility of the events, despite the rabbit hole and the Yellow CardMan. But then, I loved the little tie-ins to the Dark Tower multiverse too, and sothat made those things fit perfectly in the story for me.I cant think of a single thing I didnt like about this book. It was just incredible.So much win. That is all.To download now please click the link below.
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