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11/22/63

A Novel

By Stephen King

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| eBook | 9781451627305

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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 popular c Continue


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 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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    Adoro Stephen King, forse il mio giudizio non è imparziale, ma la scrittura è come al solito articolata e scorrevole e la trama avvincente dalla prima all'ultima pagina, mai scontata.

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    CiPi said on Aug 26, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Beware

    La vita è un lancio di monetina. Tutto è dettato dal caso, sembra volerci dire King in questo incredibile romanzo.ma è un caso che a Natale abbia ricevuto proprio questo romanzo? Come possa una mente così pensare un plot talemente mastodontico, riman ...(continue)

    La vita è un lancio di monetina. Tutto è dettato dal caso, sembra volerci dire King in questo incredibile romanzo.ma è un caso che a Natale abbia ricevuto proprio questo romanzo? Come possa una mente così pensare un plot talemente mastodontico, rimane una dote che solo il maestro di Bangor ha e riesce a governare in maniera così meravigliosa. Si rimane a bocca aperta nelle descrizioni degli anni sessanta. Si vive con i personaggi fianco a fianco e si soffre, ahimè, con loro. Per molto tempo, chiudendo gli occhi alla sera, poco prima di addormentarmi, sentirò risuonare In the Mood nelle orecchie, e vedrò George/Jake e Sadie al centro del palco nella palestra di Jodie danzare il Lindy-hop. La vita è un lancio di monetina. I libri di King mai, fidatevi.

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    jcf said on Aug 24, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Tre Grandi I:
    Incredibile, Indescrivibile, Immenso.

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    Mary Lou said on Aug 22, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Un bel King di una volta...

    Non ai massimi livelli, quelli sono ormai perduti, ma almeno ti viene la voglia fottuta di sapere come va a finire

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    Baccio said on Aug 11, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Capolavoro

    Avete presente quei libri che ami fin da subito, che non riesci a staccarti, che quando finisce ti manca? Capolavoro.

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    Francesco Minardi said on Aug 9, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Perfect, at last

    I always loved Stephen King for his outstanding ability to describe characters, relationships, communities and backgrounds, no matter what the plots were.
    Here, to all this he adds an engaging, coherent, touching story.
    Plus genius :)
    And draws a mag ...(continue)

    I always loved Stephen King for his outstanding ability to describe characters, relationships, communities and backgrounds, no matter what the plots were.
    Here, to all this he adds an engaging, coherent, touching story.
    Plus genius :)
    And draws a magnificent masterpiece. (in my modest opinion...)

    (...and he quotes his own universes: exhilarating...)

    Beautiful issue with intriguing double cover

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    maCmq said on Aug 8, 2014 | Add your feedback

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