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

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
.

Log in

Search on Site

SmokingPipes.com Updates

48 Fresh Ropp Pipes
2 Fresh Geiger Pipes
9 Fresh Winslow Pipes
30 Fresh Vauen Pipes
6 Fresh Savinelli Autograph Pipes

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.

.

Recent Posts

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.

.
Status
Not open for further replies.

pipefish

Senior Member
Aug 25, 2013
336
0
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/

 

tobyducote

Preferred Member
Jun 10, 2012
1,200
1
I've never read it, but I'm going to look it up based on your fascination with it

 

anthonyrosenthal74

Preferred Member
Jan 8, 2013
7,489
670
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.

 

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
.

conlejm

Preferred Member
Mar 22, 2014
1,432
2
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.

 

aldecaker

Preferred Member
Feb 13, 2015
4,408
23
I thought it was an incredible read, and the fact that it featured a pipe smoker was an added bonus!

 

perdurabo

Preferred Member
Jun 3, 2015
3,204
1,171
Great book, Had some issues with propaganda, but Stephen King can spin a yarn. America's greatest living author. IMHO

 

echie

Senior Member
Jul 7, 2014
368
0
Amsterdam
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?

 

perdurabo

Preferred Member
Jun 3, 2015
3,204
1,171
Echie try The Dead Zone and Cujo. One of my Favorite King Novels is The Tommyknockers.

 

drwatson

Preferred Member
Aug 3, 2010
1,720
1
toledo
I bought that one when it came out, and still have not read it. Something else always seems to come up.

 

jfox520

Preferred Member
May 24, 2013
927
0
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.

 

fearsclave

Member
Mar 9, 2014
210
0
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.

 

echie

Senior Member
Jul 7, 2014
368
0
Amsterdam
Thanks for the recommendations, everyone! Let's see if I can overcome my Stephen King prejudice :)
(Sorry to hijack the thread :P)

 

echie

Senior Member
Jul 7, 2014
368
0
Amsterdam
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 :)

 
Status
Not open for further replies.

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
.