King, Stephen

ISBN 10: 1444727303 / 1-4447-2730-3
ISBN 13: 9781444727302
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Softcover
About this title:
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.

About the Author:
Stephen King has written some fifty books and novellas, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are FULL DARK, NO STARS, UNDER THE DOME, JUST AFTER SUNSET, the DARK TOWER NOVELS and his acclaimed non-fiction book, ON WRITING. He won America's prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.

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Book Description: Hodder & Stoughton 8 Nov 2011, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Review\n'The reader feels the benefit of 40 years of narrative craftsmanship and reflection on his nation's history. Going backwards proves to be another step forward for the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature.' (Mark Lawson, Guardian 20111119)\n\n'The pages of 11.22.63 fly by, filled with immediacy, pathos and suspense. It takes great brazenness to go anywhere near this subject matter. But it takes great skill to make this story even remotely credible. Mr. King makes it all look easy, which is surely his book's fanciest trick.' (New York Times 20111119)\n\n'A wonderful book: page-turningly exciting, witty, wise, melancholic. But also utterly human, profoundly decent' (Ashley Pharoah, co-writer and co-creator of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes 20111119)\n\n'Take King's hand and allow him to lead you into a past so vibrant and complete that you can almost taste it. But hold on tight, the Master of Horror has now become the Master of Time . . . Utterly enthralling, emotional and magical' (Matthew Graham, co-writer and co-creator of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes 20111119)\n\n'Fine stories to take with us into the night.' (Neil Gaiman in the Guardian 20111119)\n\n'America's greatest living novelist.' (Lee Child 20111119)\n\n'King's gift of storytelling is unrivalled. His ferocious imagination is unlimited.' (George Pelecanos 20111118)\n\n'King's most purely entertaining novel in years . . . utterly compelling.' (John Connolly on UNDER THE DOME 20111118)\n\n'Staggeringly addictive.' (USA Today on UNDER THE DOME 20111118)\n\n'Tight and energetic from start to finish.' (New York Times on UNDER THE DOME 20111118)\n\n'The pedal is indeed to the metal.' (Guardian on UNDER THE DOME 20111118)\n\n'Delivers a lot of praise and enjoy. The story comes off the blocks with almost alarming speed . he tells a story like a pro . 11.22.63 kept me up all night.' (Daily Telegraph 20111118)\n\n'Stephen King at his epic, pedal-to-metal best' (Alison Flood Sunday Times, Culture,i> 20111118)\n\n'not just an accomplished time-travel yarn but an action-heavy meditation on chance, choice and fate.' (Independent Books of the Year 20111118)\n\n'The details of Fifties America, the cars, the clothes, the food, the televisions with wonky horizontal hold, are so vivid that you begin to wonder whether the author himself hasn't had access to a time machine.\n.But as you worry at the paradoxes and the brilliantly explained pseudo science there is no denying that this monster yearn is blindingly impressive. Manly writers run out of steam as they get older. King, though, writes books that are ever longer and more demanding. I can't wait to see what he will tackle next.' (Daily Express 20111118)\n\n'Stephen King's new novel, 11.22.63, combines a variety of genres, being a JFK assassination, a story of time travel, a variation on the grail quest, a novel of voyeurism, a love story, a historical novel, a counter-factual historical novel and the chilling tale of a sinister animate universe, a form which can be traced back to the ghost stories of MR James.' (London Review of Books 20111118)\n\n'The master of the pen has written yet another extraordinary novel.' (Independent 20111118)\n\n'Perhaps only seasoned storyteller Stephen King could accomplish changing the course of history in his vast time-travelling masterpiece whilst effortlessly weaving political and social details with abundant humour. King's intriguing new story structure will surely catapult the author to another best-seller.' (The Australian Women's Weekly 20111118)\n\n'These early sections of the novel are almost irresistible entertaining, enlivened not just by King's supreme control of the form but by his sardonic wit and usual generosity of spirit and expansiveness. Yet as Jack/George moves closer to his goal, other, darker notes intrude, as time itself begins to resist his attempts to change its course, and as he begins to identify with his quarry. Beneath the reassuring glow of. Bookseller Inventory # ef300774f90899141dbadc741d3d0cf0

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