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Thread: Oh man, this is why I love Stephen King!

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    Default Oh man, this is why I love Stephen King!

    I was just stunned by how damn good this book was. I really got drawn into the story. It was beautifully written, and this must automatically go into my top 5 of King favourites.
    It was moving, funny in parts, scary, disturbing and towards the end it just got tense as all hell. Damn good way to spend my weekend off!

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    This is one of my favorites too. I've read it several times but I still get goosebumps at the end.

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    POWERFUL stuff innit?

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    Just did a reread a couple of months ago, and glad I did! I'd almost forgotten how excellent this story is!!

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    It gave me an aversion to vinyl raincoats...and public meetings...

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    Default Re: Oh man, this is why I love Stephen King!

    Just did a re-read this weekend - and it is still unputdownable for me. What caught my attention this time - Johnny poses the question if you could go back to 1932, would you kill Hitler? So 11/22/63 is not the first time the idea of altering a world changing event has occurred to SK; can't wait to see how he plays it out.

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    Just finished it for the first time. What a great read.

    So would Johnny be a great candidate as a Breaker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oylovesjake View Post
    Just did a re-read this weekend - and it is still unputdownable for me. What caught my attention this time - Johnny poses the question if you could go back to 1932, would you kill Hitler? So 11/22/63 is not the first time the idea of altering a world changing event has occurred to SK; can't wait to see how he plays it out.
    In the introductions of one of the graphic novel collections of the Dark Tower comics (can't remember which one), King also discussed going back in time to prevent the killing of JFK.

    "I'd like to tell a time-travel story where this guy finds a diner that connects to 1958... you always go back to the same day. So one day he goes back and just stays. Leaves his 2007 life behind. His goal? To get up to November 22, 1963, and stop Lee Harvey Oswald. He does, and he's convinced he's just FIXED THE WORLD. But when he goes back to '07, the world's a nuclear slag-heap. Not good to fool with Father Time. So then he has to go back again and stop himself... only he's taken on a fatal dose of radiation, so it's a race against time."

    And yeah, Dead Zone is awesome. Such a simple idea, but oh, the places King takes you with it.

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    The Dead Zone is definitely one of my top 5 favorites.
    Johnny as a breaker..... hmmm, never thought of that.

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    Default Re: Oh man, this is why I love Stephen King!

    Now would it a good time for a reread isn't it, with the new JFK-themed novel on the way...

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