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11/22/63 by Stephen King

I’m planning to write a review of every book I read in 2013, rather than just an end of year list. This is the first.

11/22/63 is the first Stephen King book I’ve read. I’ve been meaning to read The Dark Tower series for  a while, but have always found a fantasy series I want to read first, and most of his other stuff I’ve already seen the film of (philistine). I read this because it ticked a couple of boxes. It’s about the assassination of JFK (that’s what the date in the title refers to – 22nd November 1963), which is an interesting subject, and it’s about time travel which is inherently fun. Also, it got very good reviews. “Stephen King’s best novel in a decade” was one bit of praise I read.

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