I loved the book. The love story is amazing, and the conclusion did not disappoint me in any way. I read it, now I want the audio book. I think it's amazing how he can come up with new ideas building on his old ideas all the time. Wonderful story, thought provoking plot.
I actually teared up at the end, which is not a common response to anything for me. :smile2:
Hi, this is my first post on here. Hi to all. I absolutely loved reading 11/22/1963. I've been a fan of Stephen King's movies since my childhood and of his books from about 5 years ago and I really enjoyed it to the point where I now class it as my favourite Stephen King book so far. I personally own all 62 of his books and most of his movies and love his writing. I'm reading through all of his books at the moment, I've probably read about 20 of them in the last 5 years and the Dark Tower twice.
The book had me hooked and I easily read through it during my recent holiday.
That's interesting...I wasn't expecting the whole love story thing either, but I got so wrapped up in it I almost began to not care about the JFK assassination at all :blush: . By the end I was crying like a wee little girl (I mean I AM a girl but still...) I thought it was a pleasant surprise. I don't read romance novels or anything of that nature, so no it's not my thing, but it was such an awesome story that I fell in love with their love!
Hi, I'm a new member here, but an old reader of Stephen King. His books shorten my nights, when I'm on duty.
I agree, this book broke my heart, too. And I don’t know whether I meant it in good or bad ways. I love this part, where George/Jake comes to Jodie and falls in love with Sadie. Generally I love these times in the early sixties, when the world was less perfect than today – I know today isn’t perfect at all – but people love each other, hold together, live together, party together. I suppose they were more satisfied than today.
And I think, if I would be George, I didn’t have the strength, to go back to Now Time and leave Sadie behind, without help, without love. Okay, I would make the reset, go back in the Past and live a cosy life with my loved Sadie without another interfering with history. But would the world be the same like before, afterwards? I must confess – I’ve never been what you’d call a crying man, too – that I shed tears, when I came to the end of the book.
I didn’t agree with the end, for the first I found it terrible, dissatisfying at all.. But after rereading the finale and thinking about again – and sheding some tears again – the circle was closed. It is the perfect end. And what are forty years difference for a real love, including the memories of the past? If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples.
Thank you Mr. King for this great novel and the big stuff to think about and learn.
I just finished the book yesterday, and I have never cried that hard in my life after finishing a book [DARK TOWER]Yes, my heart broke too. How gut wrenching would it be to be in a love with a woman, and to have had a life with her, and then all of a sudden, in a new life, she had never even met you before.... yet you DO get to see her again, albeit she is 80 years old. It's mind blowing. It's painful. I am glad Jake and Sadie got to dance again at the end though. I cried. It was a good cry, because SK made me *feel* something.... and as humans, we need to *feel* sometimes... whether its happy, sad, or just grossed out (which King is good at as well).
Hi all. This is my first post, and although I've been looking at this website for years, this is the first time I've actually posted on the website.
This book is one of my favorites, and I've read a great number of King books. The tie ins with history and King's other books really piqued my interests. Now, to address the original post...I feel that the love story was a beautiful part of the book. He was living in this time period, and falling in love with it, not only with Sadie. I feel like Sadie represented a part of his life he had looked for and had never been able to find. Emotion, love...all these were foreign to our protagonist. And then he found it all. In the midst of this great plot he had to change history. And he didn't know which way to turn.
The story was brilliant. I laughed, I cried, I wondered. I loved the throwback to that lovely town all us Constant Readers have came to know well...Derry. I feel like if you're a true King fan you can't help but appreciate this story. Anyway, that's all :)