|Item Package Dimensions L x W x H||19.7 x 12.9 x 6 centimeter|
|Package Weight||0.52 Kilogram|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||13.8 x 4.7 x 20.3 centimeter|
|Item Weight||513 Gram|
|Varumärke||Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.|
|Tillverkare||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Produktens mått||13.8 x 4.7 x 20.3 cm; 513 Gram|
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WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history?
WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination?
11/22/63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life - a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.
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The work of any lesser author would be scrutinised at length by the Publisher and almost certainly reined back to a more concise and action-flowing narrative. However because Stephen is "the ultimate", his work cannot (or will not be subject to critical analysis before being published) and the result can be a bloated and overblown exercise in writing for writing sake. No-one can deny that he is able to write/create on a stupendous level with incredible skill, but when this genius is used to pad out what would otherwise be a very exciting and pacey thriller, it lapses into pure self indulgence. In other words because he can do it doesn't mean that he has to!
The beginning of the book is intriguing and gripping, and the end of it is also quite mind boggling, but the middle is a gigantic 50s and 60s pastiche like a monstrous cloying cream cake of everything that SK can pack in about life at those times - dancing, music, sport, politics, and more dancing -
most of which is completely irrelevant to the plot. I struggled to the end - part of which is quite reminiscent of the Back to the Future plots - and just wished SK had cut about 250 - 300 pages out of the middle of his book. Like a surgeon removing an unused and unnecessary appendix.
Why can't he take a tip from his younger self and return to the non stop action and intrigue of his earlier stories? Go away Stephen King - and come back Stephen King!
Although the books selling point is the Kennedy assassination, that actually features very little. Sure, we have the preparation with Oswald, but ultimately the themes are those of the relationship with Sadie, is the past really better than the present, can things be changed and should they? The human themes are the real hook the story hangs upon, as the ending shows.
It's a very good book, packed with a ton of detail as well as a great narrative, but just lacking a little focus at times and probably 50 pages too long. This is not a deal breaker by any means though.
Very highly recommended
Coming in at 850 pages long, this is really a story to lose yourself in and is one of those books that you're thinking about when you're not reading it. The descriptions of 1950s America lull you into romanticising the era until you peep behind the curtains or are confronted by the cruel realities of segregation.
It took me a long time to read the book as I just didn't want it to end and had already fallen in love with and cared about the main characters: Jake (George), Sadie, Deke and Miz Mimi.
Then there are the questions: could Oswald be stopped? Would other lives be saved? What are the consequences of changing history?
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy 20th century history, science fiction and specifically time travel stories, or those who don't mind a bit of romance. Don't let that put you off - it's a world apart from the Amazon badlands!
Without giving anything away, I didn't think the novel's end was wholly satisfying either.
In conclusion, not a bad novel by any means, but if you're new to King there are other books I would make for first, like the aforementioned Dead Zone, Christine, and the Shining. If you've read those then don't avoid this one on my say so, it's only an opinion and many people seem to have enjoyed this given the high number of positive reviews.