I'm almost done w/the book, which I personally, am loving. I received it as a birthday present on Thursday past and have nibbled at it until today which I've spent all of glued to the book. I have no objection to the descriptions of the relationship between the 2 characters. What I find mildy irritating is Mr Koontz' unending use of the word "preternatural". But to the point at hand, I hate having the book end! I'm on page 734 and am taking a break to put off the inevitable-went and got "Hearts in Atlantis" to re-read next. If I might make a small joke-I find Hoggsbutt's name preternaturally fitting..it's JODIE TX and SADIE, not Jodi and Saddie. Now back to my book...
No offence intended, but I SO disagree with you. I love the side story. For me that is what maes kING THE kING. That is what makes a story, no matter how implausable seem plausible. It is the how would I handle it, it is just what makes me go back again and again.
Call me crazy, but I have the entire Will and Grace series on DVD. Never get tired of watching it. I adore Sean Hayes.
I haven't read 11/22/63 yet but I am looking forward to doing so as soon as possible. I can't comment on the story yet but I am encouraged by all the positive things I've been reading.
Reading 11/22/63 and about how lax security was in those days reminded me of this picture. I am not sure if it's photo shopped ( don't think so) I think it's a toy. However, in this day and age a politician would never be so accessible, nor would this kind of thing fly. Let me know what you think.
I am a horror/thriller reader but it was the love story that really got to me in this book.
He did have to live in the past for 5 years, after all..... Naturally, he would interact with people, etc.
His actions and interactions are what caused the changes in the string of events.
What did you expect?......for him to sit alone in a hotel room eating Chinese takeout for all that time?
....talk about boring!
I found myself liking the story so much that in fact, the mentions of Oswald and the original mission is what almost became boring to me.
Everything.I loved the first quarter of the book, it was the King of old. Man I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Then the character moved to Jodi Texas. What the heck did any of that have to do with the plot?
Jake's reasoning for returning to the past (initially) is to make things right for Harry and his siblings by dealing with Harry's sicko father in Derry. This happens five years before the Kennedy assassination.
Al and Jake have an in-depth conversation before Al dies, in which all of the domino effects of time travel are discussed. Jake realizes that to accomplish everything on his To-Do list, he has no choice but to remain in the past once he's entered, all the way up to the assassination attempt in 1963.
So to bide his time and do the research necessary for foiling Oswald, and to cover his espionage tracks, he chooses to live in a town two hours away from Dallas. And in that interim time when he's making his trips to Dallas and spying on the Oswalds, he happens to fall in love with Sadie.
The "pointless side track" of returning to Jody is rendered indeed worthwhile when Jake is able to save Sadie from dying. In the middle of all this suspended disbelief, I think most readers would agree they'd do the same thing for someone they love.
Fine if you found Jake/George boring. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. However......
Them's fightin' words around here, pal. There are some who like Mr. Koontz's work. I would not be among that fan club.I could have sworn this book was written by a more talented Dean Knootz.
This last has clarified several things for me:I would have rather over paided for small story then got my moneys worth for a longer version of what came out of Cujos @ss.
First, that it no doubt will endear you forever to Mr. King, specifically because you posted it with sincere charm on a website that he owns and operates at no charge to his fans.
Second, that your enlightened review of 11/22/63 might have carried more gravitas had you remembered to use the Spellcheck function available to you in this forum.
And third, that what initially appears to be an apt moniker for you now takes on the suspicious appearance of the view from the north end of a donkey facing south.
Love you Steve.
Could have fooled me.