Time For A Reread!!!

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  1. 91rewoT
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    I just watched the movie "Killing Kennedy" and the whole time I was relating facts from the movie to facts in this book. Looks like it's time for a reread!!
  2. Spideyman
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    Spideyman Uber Member

    Just recently did a re read- with the anniversary. Love how the SKMB members were allowed to see the alternate ending. Yet another reason to enjoy SK official website and MB.
  3. fushingfeef
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    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I keep nagging my brother to read this book, he is a big SK fan but he's way behind on his reading list. This is one of King's best, IMO.
  4. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I'm overdue a re-read of this. Bought it, did my usual speedy read, time to revisit and read slowly and properly this time. When ever I get a new King I rush through it because......well I don't know really, but I just can't help it. That's why re-reads are essential for me.
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  5. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    When we were watching some Kennedy stuff it made want to re read 11/22/63. I loved watching Oswald and remembering his character in the book. Was anyone looking for Jake?
  6. 91rewoT
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Ok, wait, what did I miss???????
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  7. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    11/22/13 was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy (there were a few special shows/documentaries on TV)
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  8. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    A champion idea, I have read it twice and loved it just as much on both reads.

    It is funny, whenever I see a JFK program now, re-reading 11/22/63 is not my 1st thought, it is "I want to live in Jodie".
  9. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....just a guess, but the ending doesn't change?.....:cower:
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  10. 91rewoT
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Yup, I knew that - but Spidey posted about an alternate ending to the book that was here on the message board. I missed it, so she gave me the link...it's on my profile page if you missed it too!
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  11. 91rewoT
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    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Haha! No, the movie ending didn't change - talking about the book!
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  12. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...ohhh yeah!.....the book....I'm such a silly!....
  13. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    I'm probably setting myself up to death by stoning......but.....
    I thought this one was just okay. I really enjoyed the string theory and time travel aspects, but I really didn't care much for it otherwise.
    It's not one that I'll reread any time in the near future.
    There must be something wrong with me, because almost everyone else loved it.
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    It's not going to resonate for everyone. For me Joyland was just "okay" but everyone else seems to be raving about it so I'm wondering what I missed with that one. It's a totally subjective thing. I might reread it another time and find things I missed or be in a different place personally and get a different response. That may be how 11/22/63 is for you--there's nothing wrong with you, though.....other than that Depp obsession. :p
  15. Spideyman
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    I read most of Stephen King's books as they were published. I think it is a time and place thing (in your life)when you read a book. During several re reads, the books gave me a totally different reaction. Also, what if any connection do you feel with the book you are reading. Those of the 11/22/63 era can have a different take on the book than younger readers. Same with a sports book like Blockade Billy to non sports lovers. Joyland fit into a pulp fiction era. The style was different thus a different feel to the story.
    Now, Depp is a different subject all together.:)
  16. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    Obsession? Johnny Depp?....... who, me? :sneakiness:
  17. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...yeah you!...your User Name should be "Sundepp"....:stupid:
  18. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    Hmmmm......
  19. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    I realize this is from a different movie but wouldn't it be nice to go back and know what you know now?
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