"The pages of “11/22/63” fly by, filled with immediacy, pathos and suspense. It takes great brazenness to go anywhere near this subject matter. But it takes great skill to make this story even remotely credible. Mr. King makes it all look easy, which is surely his book’s fanciest trick."
This was my first time reading a King book directly upon release and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. It's hard to say "one of his best" when he's always so good, but I loved being a part of the Jake and Sadie relationship, I loved having a chance to experience the late 50s in such a present-weighted way, I loved the experimentation with the timeline and the various consequences, and I particularly loved the author's obvious affection for his characters and his constant ability to drag every ounce of potential from the words "what if..." It was an amazing story filled with wonderfully human people capable of extraordinary things. It does the same thing every King book makes me want to do, pick up another King book right away. I loved it.