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This is by far, the best Stephen King book I have read in a long time and I love all of his books! The basic premise: if you could, would you go back in time to prevent the assassination of JFK? This is surely something in different forms, we have all considered.(mine would be Hitler) Who wouldn't time travel given the opportunity? However, this thought provoking and frankly beautifully written book skilfully explore the pitfalls and complications of time travel. The main character, Jake, is likeable and keen to do the right thing. Does he succeed in his mission? I'm not telling you, but you will laugh and cry as you travel back to 1958 with Jake.
Just a little sideline- I loved the reference to another of King's masterpieces, "It" and fans of King will easily spot this.
Overall, simply wonderful, I am so miserable now I have finished this book as nothing else I have subsequently picked up is as good!
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Initial post: 3 Dec 2011 18:31:03 GMT
Mr. G. Holmes says:
Couldn't agree more...when I was nearing the end of the book I wanted to slow down, but couldnt...it will definitely get a second read.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2011 16:55:08 GMT
Same here- just wish I could find something else as good now!
Posted on 5 Dec 2011 11:53:26 GMT
Noisy Neighbour says:
Am asking for this for Christmas! If you've considered what would happen if you travelled back in time to rid the world of Hitler, you should try Stephen Fry's excellent "Making History" which covers this precise topic!
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2011 19:47:08 GMT
Thanks- will give it a try
Posted on 12 Dec 2011 20:44:14 GMT
I was going to write a review, but couldn't have put it better myself!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2011 19:59:35 GMT
Thanks, that's really kind
Posted on 13 Dec 2011 22:34:53 GMT
Urban Vaper says:
I have read all of King's books since I was about 17yrs old. Salem's Lot left me going to bed with the lights on!
Having said all of that, i haven't picked up any of his books since reading Lisey's Story, which I thought was dissapointing, (for me at least).
I'm currently half way through Under the Dome, and am loving it.
I'm sure to buy this latest epic after reading such an overwhelming repsonse.
Thanks Guys :)
Posted on 23 Dec 2011 10:36:01 GMT
I also think this one of the best books I have read (and I read a lot) and also the best Stephen King book in a long time. I cant believe how he can write such a long book and keep it interesting right to the end. How clever is that! Cant wait for the next book.
Posted on 31 Dec 2011 18:42:49 GMT
Mr. G. Bridgeman says:
Loved it, though I think the middle section could have been shortened as I was dying to see what happened to Oswald.