Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King was going to be my first time reading an Stephen King novel and I was very excited about it. It seemed like a book right up my alley and I wasn't disappointed.

The story was really interesting. School teacher Jake is approached by a local cafe owner who has discovered a portal to the past. Jake's mission is simple, to go back in time and prevent the assassination of JFK. There will obviously be a butterfly effect from these actions, something that Jake is always aware of as he sets out to change history.

I liked that the writing was straightforward, and created a real sense of place. I also liked the idea behind the story, how single events can shape the course of history. My only reservation was that King seemed slightly... corny at times.

I only read half the book. This wasn't because I found the book boring or difficult. I enjoyed it. Sadly, it was just a little too long for me to read at the moment. I got to half way through, and although I wanted to keep reading it, I could tell it would take me till Christmas time to get it finished with a 6 month old baby to look after. So I have left it to finish off another time when I give it the attention it deserves. 


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