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Stephen King's 11/22/63 Will Be a Miniseries

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  1. pipefish

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    I'm an avid reader but rarely do I read a book more than once. That said, I am now on my fourth reading of 11/22/63. For some reason every time I read this thing I realize something new or unique that I hadn't considered. For whatever reason, this book fascinates me, and not because I'm a history teacher. I think it's just the cool way King conceptualizes time travel. Anyone else a fan of this book?

    I just found this on the Internet--I'm looking forward to how they depict this book on the small screen!

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2879552/

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    I've never read it, but I'm going to look it up based on your fascination with it

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    I have a buddy that is in that show. He's a reporter.... with no dialogue lol. But he's very excited about it because this was the last stand in no dialogue he had to do before he can join the screen actors guild and try for better opportunities.

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    I liked the book a lot. I hope they do a good job with the miniseries. Under The Dome was also made into a tv series and it strayed quite a bit from the book, but was still enjoyable.

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    I thought it was an incredible read, and the fact that it featured a pipe smoker was an added bonus!

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    I loved that book. I thought the Dome strayed too far from the book and went on to long. Hopefully this one is better.

    Al

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    Great book, Had some issues with propaganda, but Stephen King can spin a yarn. America's greatest living author. IMHO

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    I have a problem with Stephen King. I've read 2 or 3 of his books (about 15 years ago, I can't even remember which), and I'd invariably get hooked and enjoy it immensely. UNTIL. It turns out in the end that the killer was a giant worm from outer space, or some ghost that had never before been mentioned. It's not the twist ending per se, it's the ludicrous deus ex machina. To me, that felt like cheating. So I stopped reading him.

    But you've picked my curiosity (plus: time travel AND pipe smoking!). Does 11/22/63 have this sort of "twist" ending?

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    This one is time travel and does have a satisfying ending that syncs very well with the rest of the storyline. (no aliens!)

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    Excellent. I'll pick it up, then

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    Echie try The Dead Zone and Cujo. One of my Favorite King Novels is The Tommyknockers.

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    I bought that one when it came out, and still have not read it. Something else always seems to come up.

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    I love Stephen King's books I have read them all. I also hope that it does not stay far from the novel. Stephen King said from the very beginning that the Dome was not going to follow the novel.
    @echie You should try Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers.

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    Really quite enjoyed that one; another fun JFK assassination nove is Stephen Hunter's The Third Bullet. The ballistics are vastly more credible than the plot, but as a fun examination of the technical holes in the various conspiracy theories by a writer who also knows guns, it's an interesting read.

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  15. echie

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    Thanks for the recommendations, everyone! Let's see if I can overcome my Stephen King prejudice

    (Sorry to hijack the thread :P)

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    Incidentally: I've read the book over my latest holidays, and it's indeed quite good! Thanks everyone for the recommendation, and specifically ssjones for making me not fear the ending, and all

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    Glad to help!

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