11/22/63 - Stephen King I haven't finished this book yet, but I have to say this probably the best Stephen King book he has ever written. I will clarify that I am not his biggest fan, although there have been a couple of his novels that I have enjoyed. I hadn't planned on picking up any more of his novels, but I couldn't resist this one, given the subject. I have even managed to avoid it a bit after putting it on my 'currently reading list'- the only novel that at there for a couple weeks without me cracking a page, and last update of my currently reading page, I contemplated removing it.

Yesterday I needed some filler- something not important, something that wouldn't require much effort yet would provide a world to step into for awhile and just be lazy.

While I contend this is that kind of a book, surprisingly, it has grabbed my attention and while it is a lazy escape at its core, I am enjoying it immensely - a phenomenon that I have yet to experience with at Stephen King novel.

So, that is why you get this lengthy report when I haven't yet finished (only 123 pages in). I am rather pleasantly shocked and hope you might be too if you pick it up.

Finally finished. I think all I am going to say is this- I LOVE time travel stories, alternate and altered history stories... I lap them up like a kitten does spilled milk (had other metaphors but I thought I'd keep it PG)... the fact that I started reading this book way back in December and kept putting it down and forgetting, aka not caring to pick it back up, voids my previous impression and tells you all you need to know about the quality (imho) of this book. Don't bother wasting your time, this one is going on my 'avoid like the plague' list.