WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11/22/63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless ...King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011,... show more
WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11/22/63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless ...King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life - a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.
Publish date: November 8th 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 740
Edition language: English
The past is obdurate. The past harmonizes with itself. I saw the mini-series based on this book before reading/listening to the book, so I was spoiled on much of the major developments. Still I enjoyed this book--probably not any less than I would have unspoiled. (I can't know for sure since I...
Frustration ! OMg I was inner screaming at these time traveler to move, act, jump, run, think, run, run, or just do it now, through the whole story. it was a bit overwhelming with all the time line crossovers and realignments etc, but Mr. King hit a home run with this book. It just boggles the mind ...
Good story. Stephen King pulled me in, destroyed my heart, put it back, and ripped it back. A little less tied in with his others, Takuro Spirit, but a good read. Much of the stalking of Lee Harvey I could do without, but great character development. Much of it expected, some not.
‘ humans weren’t build to look back; that’s why we have that swivel joint in our neck’ .Dit boek was fantastisch! Het kan onder zoveel genres genoemd worden:het is een science fiction verhaal over tijdreizen, een goed onderzocht historisch fictie boek, een spannende thriller, en zelfs een roman.Dit ...
I am a little bit embarrassed to admit that this is the first Stephen King book I have ever read (aside from Rose Madder which I began reading when I was about 11 until my mother asked me before bed one night "what's this about, honey" and I described it in great detail and she immediately vetoed th...