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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and worth the read, 18 Feb. 2013
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Like many other reviewers, I found 11.22.63 very entertaining, taking the reader on a gripping ride from start to... somewhere near the end. The characters were engaging, elements of the story were fantastic and the Kennedy plot was extremely interesting. King's depiction of the late 50s/early 60s was absolutely brilliant and I felt drawn in even though I wasn't alive during that era. The reference to the racial and sexist elements of the time period demonstrated how well it was written, even though it was uncomfortable. Mostly I couldn't put the book down.

There were some disappointments though including; the ending (almost felt like there was no point to the entire book), the non-relevant info that bloated each chapter, the randomly changed future and the poor reason that Jake embarked on this crazy, lengthy mission when there was no guarantee that he could go back to reset it. The explanation about the time travel aspect of the story was unsatisfying and, while some may prefer this minimalistic sci-fi approach, I would have actually preferred a story that explored this element more or left out the coloured card man completely.

Plot is quite important to me so I don't feel that I can rate this higher than a 3 but the atmosphere, character development and emotion in the book is excellent. Overall I think it is worth the read to experience King's writing at it's best and the clever way in which history and fiction are blended so seamlessly.
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