11/22/63

A Novel

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ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK?

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popul

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.
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Ha scritto il 15/10/17
Capolavoro, denso ed enigmatico
Ho iniziato e abbandonato 22/11/63 più volte, ma sempre perché dovevo anteporre altre letture per lavoro. Forse, però, è anche un po' a causa di Stephen King. Stavolta il mio re mi ha sorpreso regalandomi un libro denso, complesso, intriso di storia, ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 13/08/16
Philosophers and psychologists may argue over what’s real and what isn’t, but most of us living ordinary lives know and accept the texture of the world around us.
It is very, very difficult for a reasonable person to believe otherwise. Occam’s Ra
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Ha scritto il 12/05/16
JimLaah!!
What a novel! WHAT A NOVEL!!
I want to pay my respect and give my thanks to Stephen King. He has been able to explain me in 30 hours of listening the true essence of writing: to create a world where you are accompanied to the treshold of and lef
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Ha scritto il 12/04/16
I have never read him before, I don't like the horror genre and I admit I chose this book because it was long enough for my travelling to take 1 month to listen to.
I think now that it will enter in my top books. I don't like either the fantasy g
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Ha scritto il 18/07/15
Bellissimo per 2 motivi:1 king ha sa farti immergere nel periodo in cui si svolge la storia meglio di un film2 i colpi di scena, la souspance è il finale affatto scontato

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