Hello everyone; welcome to a new week!
I hope you all had a nice weekend. I certainly did, but the wheels came off a bit… hamburgers, pizza, cotton candy, ice cream… all of those “treats” understandably left me feeling a bit “blah” today. I tried my best to make better food choices today, but it’s difficult when you’re coming off of a few days of eating mostly “junk.” Can anyone relate? Ah well, tomorrow is a new day!
Before getting into my book review, here’s a quick run-down of what I ate today (for the most part):
I shared with you all my summer reading list a few weeks ago, & I was excited to check-off one of my books this weekend – 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
When I hear “Stephen King,” I automatically think “scary,” but I wouldn’t classify this story as a horror novel in any respect. Yes, there are some “intense” moments, but it never left me frightened (I scare easily!) or having nightmares at bedtime, so if I can handle it, anyone can.
11/22/63 follows high school English teacher Jake Epping as he travels back in time to complete a very important mission – stop the assassination of JFK.
This story immediately appealed to me because of it’s focus on Kennedy. (I love the Kennedys!) However, there are several other sub-plots that are developed in the nearly 700-page novel. King also weaves in a love story, which was a nice addition.
If you’re a fan of historical fiction, I’d highly recommend this novel. Stephen King completed thorough research to ensure that this story accurately depicted life in the late-50s/early-60s, which I respected & found that this extra research helped the novel come to life. Yes, the time travel element is a little “out there,” but everything else about the story seemed so real.
Is Jake Epping able to stop the assassination of Kennedy? How would such an action change the course of history? This novel is full of suspense & definitely gives the reader a lot to think about!
Have you read 11/22/63? Do you like historical fiction? What’s your favorite genre?