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OneWhoWaits

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Well, it's my first visit here since the makeover. All old posts removed?

Anyway, I remember there were a several posts on the old board about mistakes in the book and some somewhat heated arguments about it.

I guess you can't even write a fictional book about the JFK Assassination without some controversy!!!
 

FlakeNoir

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Well, it's my first visit here since the makeover. All old posts removed?

Anyway, I remember there were a several posts on the old board about mistakes in the book and some somewhat heated arguments about it.

I guess you can't even write a fictional book about the JFK Assassination without some controversy!!!
Welcome back, yes, this is a completely new board the old MB is due to be archived.
 

Lord Tyrion

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Can I be honest here? It kind of annoys me when people point out "mistakes" in King's stories. My first thought is "Really? You just read this fantastic story and all you came away with is "first the license plate was from Maine, then later it was from Florida"? Your loss, dude.
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I don't understand people's inclinations to play mythbusters when they watch a TV show, movie or read a book. It takes the joy out of fiction.
 

91rewoT

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I don't understand people's inclinations to play mythbusters when they watch a TV show, movie or read a book. It takes the joy out of fiction.
You'd hate watching movies with my husband! He's the worst at picking stuff apart - when it comes to something being kind of "out there", especially military/explosives, etc. he can't just let it go. ("THAT could never happen, and proceeds to tell me why") My two responses to him are "Yeah, but most people don't have your knowledge so it's okay" and "Can you just suspend your disbelief for a minute and enjoy this?!!!"
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Sundrop

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Well, it's my first visit here since the makeover. All old posts removed?

Anyway, I remember there were a several posts on the old board about mistakes in the book and some somewhat heated arguments about it.

I guess you can't even write a fictional book about the JFK Assassination without some controversy!!!
Sooo.....
What was your thought about the book? Did you like it?
 

The Nameless

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This is my 2nd favourite book, and I love it to bits, but I never found out why one minute his present day car is a toyota and the next it is a subaru. Did anyone else even notice that? Was it explained and I just missed it? Does it even occur in anyone elses book?

It made no odds to me, it was still fantastic either way.
 

HannesGM

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I loved the book right up to the end... the reality-fracturing nature of Jake's time travels and what it entailed for him and Sadie made me both sad and incredibly frustrated.

I was pretty frustrated with other cases of 'denied' happy-ends in SK novels (Duma Key, Bag of Bones come to my mind immediately), but here was finally a story where I thought, Great! He'll get a shot at putting things right with Sadie, and leave Kennedy be. Jake actually has the chance to change the past unique to all of SK's main characters. But then that plot-twisting Green Card Man comes along and messes up that chance. Why does Jake have to close the circle? I don't really see the logic here, nor how his final return to 2011 would close the rabbit-hole. It feels just like such an unncessesary plot device to deny Jake and Sadie a happy-ending. Granted, the way SK wrote up the ending it still makes for a good finale, but why can't he ever let his main character and their love interest give a rest? I wonder
 
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Liselle

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I really enjoyed this book and with all the JFK things on telly at the moment makes me want to pick it up again......think I will do tomorrow...sorry hubby weekend has just been cancelled because I will be reading:)
 

Glen.R

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Nov 21, 2013
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Hi all,first time ever here :).....I've been reading King for years now and can honestly say there isn't anything I've read I haven't liked.I first read 11/22/63 on release and couldn't put it down,i've always thought(just my opinion) that King couldn't finish a story but that changed for me with this book.I think he nailed it.I am about 2 thirds in on my second read and feel exactly the same way as I did the first time,I decided to read it again with all the JFK stuff on TV at the mo and am really glad I did :)
 

Dana Jean

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Hi all,first time ever here :).....I've been reading King for years now and can honestly say there isn't anything I've read I haven't liked.I first read 11/22/63 on release and couldn't put it down,i've always thought(just my opinion) that King couldn't finish a story but that changed for me with this book.I think he nailed it.I am about 2 thirds in on my second read and feel exactly the same way as I did the first time,I decided to read it again with all the JFK stuff on TV at the mo and am really glad I did :)
You'll get no arguments here. Welcome to the board!
 

Glen.R

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I don't think I've ever looked for mistakes and to be honest I can't remember ever finding any,it doesn't really concern to me as long as the overall story is good,that has always been the most important thing to me,if the characters can make me,laugh,cry,rage and the story pulls me in and won't let me out again....then really.....what else matters?
 
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