“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosed by Breaking the Spine blog, where various bloggers get to showcase the novels they are eagerly anticipating! Here’s my entry for this week:
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Release Date: 8/11/11
Genre: Adult Fiction
WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11/22/63, the date that Kennedy was shot – unless …King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 – from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, 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.With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.
Stephen King, Time Travel, Conspiracies, what more do you want? Here’s hoping that King nails the ending, though. I’ve been disappointed on far too many occasions when I reach the last 50 pages of his novels (The Dark Tower is excluded as he wrote two endings and both were excellent!). Can’t wait for this one!