"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

Thursday, June 14, 2012

11/22/63 by Stephen King

I was enjoying this book immensely and then.... I stumbled across an intriguing review that grabbed my attention and held it-right down to the spoilers. Dang it. Drat the dedicated reviewers who forget to warn about spoilers... After that it was hard for me to get engaged in the plot because I already knew what happened at the end. From that ruinous moment on, I continually tried to figure out how George/Jake got from point A to what I knew was going to happen down the line at point B. Until I knew how the ending was going to present itself, I was completely caught up in the story.  I can't fathom the amount of research that went into this work! That alone is an incredibly impressive authorial feat.
This novel is Stephen King's way of saying that everything happens for a reason. Spoilers be damned, I enjoyed the story and then I enjoyed imagining how things might be different with even the slightest change in the past. It's interesting to contemplate how our lives are built on moments. One second sooner, two minutes later, one inch to the left... All things perfectly timed.

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  1. Chanda, you have to stop doing such good reviews that they make me add more and more books to my huge list of books to read. This does sound intriguing.
    Cheers, Beejay4016

  2. I would love to hear what your thoughts are on this one too if you decide to pick it up!