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How do you rate 11.22.63 by Stephen King?

1 star - poor, recommend against read it
0
No votes
2 stars - fair, okay
2
22%
3 stars - good, recommend it
4
44%
4 stars - excellent, amazing
3
33%
 
Total votes : 9

Re: Discussion of 11.22.63

Post Number:#16  Postby Schmunzelmonster » 27 May 2012, 16:33

It took me awhile to digest this book. I started reading Kings books when I was 10 years old, which is way to young. Although I stopped reading King/Bachmann books a long time ago, they still creep me out. His writing is close to genius, but for me it's just to close to home. When I think about mankind and what we are able to do to ourselves, his books - at least to me - are always at the verge of possibility. Thats why I have been staying clear of his work. When this book was voted book of the month I was pretty sure, I'd just skip it. But then I knew it was on the Times list for best books of 2011 and I thought that - know that I am all grown up - I could handle him.

Well...I did enjoy his writing style immensely and the storyline intrigued me. But when I finished it, the whole thing seemed so pointless to me. The references to his former works were a nice touch, as I stopped reading his books 15 years ago, I don't know if I got all of them. I just got enough to have my Derry nightmares return :-(

So all in all this book reminded me of Kings craftsmenship and his insight into mankinds psychologie, but as long as he doesn't write childrensbooks, I will not read one more of his books. I am just not cut out for it :-)
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Re: Discussion of 11.22.63

Post Number:#17  Postby Momlovesbooks » 16 Apr 2015, 17:21

I usually don't read Stephen King books because I'm not a big fan of creepy, spooky things. I still have flashbacks to watching the movie Pet Cemetery when I was in high school. Still gives me the willies! However, my husband listened to this as an audible book and said I would really like it. I read it and became hooked! I enjoyed the historical aspect, yet he seemed to be focusing on more of the relationship between the characters, as a love story. The time travel aspect fit into the story without having to go into a lot of details explaining it. I ended up just accepting the fact that there was a rift in time, and enjoying the whole plot. I would recommend this book even if you're not a time travel fan!
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