I have read Stephen King since ‘Salem’s Lot in 1978 (I had to backtrack for Carrie), so saying I am a fan is an understatement. His latest novel, 11/22/63, held my interest to the same degree as his first novel. Time travel, JFK, writing, love, obsession, not to mention Derry and some old acquaintances from IT – what isn’t there to love?
As usual, it’s a very long novel and some might consider it too fat in some sections, but I adore a book I can totally forget myself in and don’t mind the length or the sub-stories, since they only contribute to the characters development in my opinion. The protagonist isn’t exactly heroic but he and the people he cares about were important to me while I was reading and that is what I love about King – he makes you care. He is a fantastic story teller and a master craftsman.