Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: 11/22/63

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

11/22/63 by Stephen King
Pub. Date: November 8, 2011


Goodreads says, "November 22nd, 1963 was a rapid-fire sequence of indelible moments: Shots ring out; a president slumped over; a race to the Dallas hospital; an announcement, blood still fresh on the First Lady's dress. But what if President John F. Kennedy didn't have to die; if somehow his assassin could have been thwarted? For Maine schoolteacher Jake Epping, those hypothetical what if's become real possibilities when he walks through a portal to the past. Without special skills and still unfamiliar with his new/old surroundings, he struggles to discover a way to change the history he left." 


*First of all, I will admit that I am not the biggest Stephen King fan; however, the premise for his latest novel, 11/22/63, really intrigues me. I think the whole idea of "what if" especially in regards to John F. Kennedy is extremely fascinating and in combination with time travel, it sounds like a must read for me.  I've always wondered, especially recently, what the world would be like if JFK didn't die?



17 comments:

  1. I am excited for this one too. I haven't read any of Stephen King's books and this will be my first. It doesn't sound like what he usually writes and I think that it sounds really promising. Great pick!

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  2. What an interesting premise! I don't think I've ever read anything by Stephen King before.

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  3. Can you believe I haven't read any books by Stephen King!? *gasp*

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  4. Great pick! I love the premise of this one too.

    I used to read lots and lots of Stephen King as a teen but I haven't read anything by him in quite a while now.

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  5. I haven't read many Stephen King books. In fact, I think I've only read The Shining and that was for school:) I tried to make it through Dreamcatcher but got grossed out and couldn't continue. Love the premise of this one though, and King is such a great storyteller even if the stories he usually tells freak me out, so I'm sure it will be fascinating:)

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  6. This is a great pick for WoW. I'm interested to see what Stephen King does with a what if scenario especially with such a big historical event! Love it!

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  7. Stephen King is such a great writer. I have only read two of his books, I need to read more lol. Great pick. =]
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  8. Fascinating concept. Cool choice. I hadn't heard of this one yet.

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  9. I'm not a huge King fan either, but I'm dying to read this. We don't have to wait very long!!

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  10. I don't review it, but I love Stephen King! I can't keep up with all of his books (dang, he can write fast!), but this sounds like a good one.

    Okay, everyone who hasn't read a Stephen King book, your assignment is to go buy a copy of The Stand and read it. lol

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  11. I have never finished a Stephen King read. I get scared too easily.

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  12. Thanks for checking out my WoW pick, guys and thanks for all of the King suggestions!

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  13. Completely agree - really neat concept. I'm not a huge King fan either, but I might have to try this one!

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  14. Oooo this looks really good! I am not a huge fan of his either but this definitely got my attention.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  15. this looks like something my boyfriend would be interested in. thanks for the heads up.

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  16. So excited for this one! I like the off Stephen King book but it seems he's going in a bit of a different route for this one. Should be interesting!

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  17. DEFINITELY intrigued! I've seen other others tackle the "what if JFK didn't die" question, but man, I'm excited King is taking it on! While I may not like all his books, I definitely appreciate this man's imagination!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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