Hilary Mcgrath’s Reviews > 11.22.63
by Stephen King
What would happen if you went back and changed some things in the past? If you stopped a man from murdering his family? Or stopped a girl from getting shot and being paralysed for life? Or stopped a man from shooting the president?
Jake Epping goes back to stop Lee Oswald but he doesn’t know the consequences of his actions. Every time he buys a beer in the past has the potential to change the present.
When I was about 9/10th through this book I had no idea how King was going to end it. The idea of George bringing Sadie into 2011 seemed just as impossible as when he first went back to 1958.
A negative point for me was the executive summary of politics/world history he got when he did return. I felt like King was trying to wrap up the book too quickly.
But I did love the way he finally ended it and I loved the Lindy hopping all the way through!