I really, really liked 11/22/63, and that seems to be the general consensus on this one. Like most King protagonists I really related to Jake's actions. There was rarely a moment when my grip on the pages tightened and tightened in frustration because I was angry with Jake's decisions. Spoiler Even in the instance of running to Jodie instead of spying on the Walker assassination attempt. At the very heart of the book it was a love story, and Jake was a true hero when he put that love in jeopardy to change the course of history. The book also stands as a prime example of "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." If the alternate future where there was no assassination was not Hell, I don't know what is. It made Derry look like Disneyland. I haven't read "It" yet, but reading about Jake's time in Derry I definitely felt something lurking in the darkness and am looking forward to revisiting Derry soon. Although I truly wanted Jake and Sadie to be together Jake ended the book as a hero by not meddling with history, even though it meant he was sacrificing a life with Sadie. Although I'm still not sure why he stayed in 1958 to write a novel then bury it. Perhaps he just had a hard time letting go. For awhile I was nervous Jake was not going to look Sadie up in 2012, but I'm glad he did because it gave perhaps the best King ending I've read so far.