Finished this Book on Friday

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by WesleyGman, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Active Member

    I finally finished 11/22/63 on Friday, and I've reflected on it over the weekend. I think this was one of the best books that I have ever picked up. I loved it. Typical SK characters that just seem so real. Nobody captures true human awkwardness or nature quiet like SK.
     
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  2. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I agree totally. I had kind of taken a Stephen King hiatus, until my mom gave me 11/22/63 for Christmas the year it was published (2011?). And it made me remember why I loved him so. Lots to reflect on and lots to make me wonder "what if" about so very many things for the world at large and for my own tiny corner of it. I thought the ending was perfect.
     
  3. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome to the SKMB WesleyGman - I hope you enjoy posting here

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    I loved this book
     
  4. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I am doing a re-read. I am constantly in awe of King. If I were a writer of fiction, and wanted to write about a murder about to happen....Frank Dunning murdering his family on Halloween, the first thing that would not come to my mind is the hero suffering from stomach cramps,lol. Uncle Steve puts a human twist on everything. That is what makes him so unqiue. It was so horrible and funny at the same time.
     
  5. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Active Member

    I loved the Frank Dunning scene, and I also thought the ending was perfect, but
    I wish he and Sadie could have somehow lived together, and had a family. But alas, butterfly effect and all that jazz :(
     
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  6. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    The only problem I had with this work,...and it is not a problem with Stephen's writing but with my taste...was that the stuff that happened in Jodie was a little too cutesy for me. I felt like I died and went to Our Town. I do not have a romantic bone in my body lol.
     
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  7. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the board. Great book. I loved it.
     
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  8. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Active Member

    Thank you, just finished The Eyes of the Dragon today, now I need a new book to read. I'm thinking about reading The Dead Zone or maybe Salem's Lot. Still getting my feet wet in SK novels, and I have heard and read a lot of good things about both of these books.
     
  9. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    Your welcome. I haven't read The Dead Zone yet, but Salem's Lot is a great book, for sure.
     
  10. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Active Member

    I almost read Salem's Lot after I finished the DT because of the character, Father Callahan. I may end up reading it.
     
  11. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Welcome!
    Both Salems Lot and The Dead Zone are excellent books. I think you will be happy no matter which of those you decide to read :)
     
  12. NightShifter

    NightShifter Well-Known Member

    I can recommend 'Salem's Lot. It's a great vampire tale - they don't sparkle, just kill and feed on people.
     
  13. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I particularly like the feel of nostalgia it conveys. How can the man remember so much from the fifties?
     
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