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Stephen King - 11.22.63

Released: 08/11/2011 Hodder and Stoughton
Schoolteacher, Jake Epping is charged with the absurd mission of traveling back in time to prevent the assassination of JFK on the fabled date of the book's title. King, the modern master of the uncanny, lends a malevolent slant to this loving recreation of the era of his youth. For more information visit: http://www.hodder.co.uk/books/work.aspx?WorkID=181905 Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/144472729X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cul…
80 %
The Independent“Arguably literature's first romantic-time-travelling-conspiracy-thriller...” 11.22.63 is quite something, an exciting, intelligent if overlong book that underlines all King's powers as a novelist while exposing some of his flaws...
 
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80 %
The Telegraph“It really shouldn’t work as well as it does...” King’s minute attention to detail and ear for language, as well as his evident relish for a juicy pulp premise, carry this 700-page book through its welter of red herrings and soap-operatic longueurs...
 
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90%
Guardian“The most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature...” This nagging doubt about the security of the history being altered is beautifully used by King, who also cleverly exploits a major fascination of time-travel or counter-history stories...
 
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