I think Stephen King’s an amazing writer, but I just can’t read horror so I’m always interested in his non-horror books. I was particularly interested in this one because I’m sort of fascinated by the Kennedy assassination (isn’t everyone?) and because I always like the idea of going back in time and changing the future (that probably comes out of my early Back to the Future obsession, eh?).
I thought 11.22.63 was going to be sort of like Mark Lawson’s Idlewild, i.e. it was going to be about what the world would have been like if Kennedy’s assassination had been foiled. It wasn’t like that at all, but it was just as brilliant as I expected it to be. I won’t say any more than that because I don’t want to spoil it for anywone. (I spoiled it for David with one syllable. Oops.)