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Coming Soon: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

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Let me first tell you what this is all about. Coming Soon is a segment in which I will post about the upcoming books from my favorite authors and most probably books that I would love to add into my personal collections. So, this segment is pretty much like a hybrid of Waiting On Wednesdays and On My Wishlist memes. This is not a meme though as this is just a personal segment at my blog, but you're always welcome to drop comments. Thanks! 

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11/22/63 by Stephen King
Format: Hardcover, 960 pages
To be Published On: November 8, 2011
Publisher: Scribner
 
The Story (Goodreads): On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas. President Kennedy died, and the world change. If you had the chance to change history, would you? Would the consequences be worth it?
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, 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.
  
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I started reading King's books with Duma Key. Though it was not a good read but there's something about King's storytelling that makes me want to read his other books. Then, I picked Under the Dome and read and this book had left me with a great satisfaction. I loved the characters, the story, and every single thing about the book is really amazing. And, this one 11/22/63 has an injection of historical in it and I think it would be a fantastic read. 

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6 comments:

Small Kucing said...

I like his short stories a lot. But for his novel..there are some hits and some missed

Jillian said...

I agree that there are a lot of King hits and misses for me. It just depends. I might check this one out if I hear good things about it when it comes out.

cj'alhafiz said...

@Kathy
Yeah, I read lots of positive comments about his short stories. I have the Skeleton Crew which featured The Mist in it. Watch the Mist movie and I remember how I was so frustrated with the ending. Haha!!
The Novels..I think I agree with you.

cj'alhafiz said...

@Jillian
Me too. Hopefully it will be a hit. Can't wait!!

Hidayah Ismawi said...

yup, stephen king for me is also hit and miss.. but this one sounds really exciting..especially since in high school our project was to prove whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman in the JFK assassination or was there a conspiracy at work.

cj'alhafiz said...

@Sis Hidayah
Wow!! That sounds like such an awesome project!! so, what's the conclusion?? hehe..