11/22/63: It’s About Time

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11-22-63 coverI put off tackling Stephen King’s 11/22/63 for almost a year, because – let’s face it — it’s a tome.  What’s more, I bought it in hardback while browsing through Books Inc., presumably in some kind of vulnerable, hypnotic state.  That’s right, I bought an 842-page hardback.  Thankfully, I wo-manned up recently and read it, because it’s a fascinating, absorbing book.

(An ancillary benefit: Since it weighs as much as a small dumbbell, I was able to tone my biceps just by lugging it around.)

I’m not a Stephen King enthusiast, despite my conviction that The Shining is one of the best, scariest novels of its genre.  But 11/22/63 is not a horror story; it’s a suspenseful tale of time travel, with some history and romance thrown in.  Never a sci-fi fan, I was nonetheless drawn in as Jake (the hero of our story) travels back in time, to the…

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