I will say up front that I have read every book by Stephen King. He generally hits it out of the park but he has had some books that I just hated, Gerald’s GameÂ and The Dark Tower SeriesÂ come immediately to mind as duds. 11/22/63Â is not one of them. It is a great book that you won’t want to put down until the end.
Ostensibly, this is the story of a man who goes back in time to try and stop the assassination of JFK in Dealey Plaza. That is how it starts and for the first little bit you will think that is all it is about. Stopping Oswald ends up being peripheral to the story in the end, but that does not affect how great this book is. This is not your typical Stephen King horror book either. It has elements of Sc-Fi, adventure, and love story to it. I actually don’t think this book fits into any specific category other than being a Stephen King book. It has his signature vivid writing style and storyline that sucks you in.
If you liked other King works such as Roadwork or Shawshank Redemption, you will love 11/22/63. This is similar to those stories, a compelling plot with little horror but plenty of suspense and drama.