Stephen King Announces New Epic


Earlier this morning, Stephen King announced the details of his new book: 11/22/63, a suspense/horror novel about traveling back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Here's the synopsis from King's website:

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

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Of course, one shouldn't venture into reading King's new novel without reading Charles Yu's "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe."

Posted by: Harold Augenbraum | Thursday March 3, 2011 at 7:48 AM

King's novel clearly presupposes that Oswald was the assassin. As there is much evidence to the contrary, a novel of this sort would have to be much complicated. Going against the CIA and the Mafia at the same time. Now's there's an adventure!

Posted by: Steven Smith | Thursday March 3, 2011 at 9:12 AM

We don't know the whole story yet, who knows Stephen King may suprise us with a story where the known considered assasin isn't the assasin. Who knows.

It's been a while since I've read a Stephen King story and this one seems one I would like to read.

Posted by: Adarosaria | Wednesday March 9, 2011 at 1:58 AM

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