11/22/63 by Stephen King – Our Book Club’s Choice for January 2013

book club~ 11/22/63 by Stephen King – Our Book Club’s Choice for January ~ December is a busy month for all of us, so when our book club first formed we decided not to read a book in December. Instead we all get together and go out for a nice dinner to celebrate Christmas.  {Let me just say, we have never regretted that decision…lol}

We know our book list for the year so we often chose a larger book for January, as that basically gives us two months instead of one to get it read.

Well, I am going to need all of those days because this book is massive…think “War and Peace” or “Atlas Shrugged” massive – not that I have read either one, but I know they’re big!!  {I still haven’t converted to an e-reader so I have the physical copy of the book},  But, that’s OK.  One of the purposes of our group is to encourage us all to step outside of our comfortable box and to read something, that on our own, we may never have considered.

I’m only on page 146 of 849 pages so I still have a way to go.  I found the first 75 pages a bit difficult but now I’m getting into the groove of the book and really enjoying it.  I’ll let you know when I’m finished what I thought of the book.

Here is the Indigo synopsis,

“Life can turn on a dime-or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away . . . but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession-to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke. . . . Finding himself in warmhearted Jolie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten . . . and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.”

Have you read this book?

Without giving away anything vital, what did you think?

This may be a good book to ask Santa for, you can snuggle up during the cold winter months and work your way through this rather large book!




  1. Freda Mans says:

    I loved it too! It is one of my favorite reads of 2012.

  2. Not a great fan of King but as I won this book for my husband (who liked it) I thought I would read it – to me it was typical King – overlong and boring

    • Vesper, I’m only just getting into it but I can’t imagine, other than ego, what could possibly justify the length of this book. However, I will reserve judgement until I have actually finished reading it.

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