Steven King | Fiction
Jake Epping, a reluctant time traveler, travels to September 9, 1958, multiple times to prevent the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Of course, the butterfly effect causes changes in the present-day world (2011) and the past is “obdurate” and not wanting to change. As a result, Jake must come back home a few times and then return to the “Land of Ago.”
I loved this book! It is King at his best non-horror writing. I learned quite a bit about the Kennedy assassination and the days and months leading up to it. He must have done significant research to create this tale. It is a book for which occasionally you will grab your phone and Google a historical figure or place, to learn more about context.
Be warned, 11/22/63 is LONG. My copy was 1031 pages. The paperbark is 849. As with all long books, there were a few pages in the middle where I began to tire, but I knew that was more about me than the writing. I definitely recommend 11/22/63.