Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Must Read

The prompt for Day 7 of Sar's 15 Challenge is: Recommend a book for us to read.  Why is it important/special to you?

The last book to completely and totally suck me in was one that my Daddio recommended: 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

This book contained some science fiction (man traveling back to September 9, 1958 by way of a time portal in a local diner), historical fiction, and the alteration of historical events (man trying to stop the Kennedy assassination) and had me hooked, lined and sunk from the first chapter.

The main character, Jake, can go back to 1958 any number of times, but will always go back to the same day - 9/9/58 and each trip restarts (or changes back to the original course of history) what he previously fixed.  Say he goes back to 1958, waits out until 1963 and fails to stop the assassination - he could come back to the present, re-portal back to 1958, and then start his pursuit all over again and undo any events that he altered during his first go-round.

This story is amazing and filled with real-life people and events, and some historical fiction.  I found myself wanting Jake to succeed in his quest so badly, but of course - he is faced with numerous hard choices and "butterfly effects" along the way.

You don't have to love (or even like!) history to enjoy this book.  It is a long book, page number wise, but trust me when I say it doesn't feel like it when you are reading.

I'd love to hear if anyone has read it or is interested in reading it.  I certainly don't want to give away too many juicy details.

Take Luck,

1 comment:

  1. Saw your blog and your comment on 11-22-63. I enjoyed the story immensely. I've always been interested in what happened in Dallas on that day and this was a nice twist to it. I was curious as to how he was going to wrap up the romance between the two main characters. I can't think of a better way than how he actually did it, with the two of them dancing and he telling her that she knew him "in another life".


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