I just finished this fantastic novel last night and thought I would share some of my personal insight about how I felt about the book. To start let me just say that I recently finished The Dark Tower series and the last 100-200 pages of 11/22/63 had me thinking it was going to have the same sort of ending so I was really pleased with how Stephen let this one end. Not saying I disliked the DT ending, I actually rather enjoyed it, just didn't want the same ending here.
The idea of the novel is phenomenal and I applaud all the legwork, research, and creativity that King and his colleagues invoked to complete this novel. People may say it's not his "typical" genre, but if you read the last 50 pages or so its pretty damn scary in context. From the first few pages and the story of The Dunning family I was completely hooked. The writing and character use was unmatched in my opinion. Very well done sir. This is one of his books that has me reeling for a movie adaptation (no pun intended).
To conclude, I would like to touch on the ending a little more. The endings in my opinion are what really set King apart in his mastery of story telling. He doesn't bring you back to that happy place or heroic thought on many occasions, which is what I love. However, in this novel I was really satisfied, for lack of a better word at how he portrayed the ending to this one. Of course a part of me wanted to see Mr and Mrs. in the 60's or even in 2011 but I thoroughly enjoyed this novel in its entirety.