Fiction, Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 05/07/2012
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A great intro to King.
I’d never read a King novel and this was my first. There no horror elements, it’s simply a good read. It’s a long tale but don’t let that put you off (I ad... READ MORE
Adam at Liverpool
It’s About Time
Here’s a prediction. When the newspaper reviews for this one come out, I guarantee the words ‘Stephen King revisits a watershed moment for the baby boom ge... READ MORE
Henry Coningsby paperback reviews
Once and Future
At the 2014 Oscars it was 11.22.63 that swept the board. Stephen King’s novel, released on 8 November 2011, was perfectly timed to coincide with the alloca... READ MORE
David Learner
A teacher finds himself transported back to 1963, can he prevent the Kennedy assassination? Should he? Time travel is tricky to write well but King pulls i... READ MORE
Lucy OConnor Walton on Thames
My favourite Stephen King book
Stephen King eschews the horror that made his name by focusing on character and setting in this time-travel masterpiece. The premise is simple: Jake Epping... READ MORE
Katherine Edwards


King's highly acclaimed novel, now with a stunning new cover look.

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.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444727333
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Weight: 520g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 40 mm

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Lost momentum in the middle...
The idea of this book is very clever and gives the reader plenty of scope to consider what they would do if, somehow, they discovered they had the power to... READ MORE
Finally... an author who knows how to write
I was given this book as a present, having never read any of Stephen King's books before. I read the back and thought, mmm, not sure if its my sort of thin... READ MORE
Elaine Colgan
My favorite book, give or take
Personally, I thought it was his best book to date. Not because it's flawless because it's not. It was one of those rare books I liked from the first sente... READ MORE
Brilliant return to form
I really enjoyed this book!! I don't usually go for King's books and have felt let down by a few recent ones but this was a really good read. I chose it as... READ MORE
Evocative & Thought-provoking
I've read around 20 of his books, this ranks in my very best, I was impressed with the vivid and evocative settings in America circa 50's and 60's, there's... READ MORE
dangerous dave
I really enjoyed this book (despite it's arm breaking length) and although it did loose it's pace a little in the middle of the book it snapped it back nic... READ MORE
Absolutely Fabulous
I felt compelled to write about this masterpiece. This book has it all. Dark and strange goings on, a love story, strange characters. King describes everyt... READ MORE
James Nixon
Best King Book of Last 20 Years
11/22/63 is the best book Stephen King has written since... probably the 90s! The main character - Jake Epping - is so well written that I was with him fro... READ MORE
Shawn Reese
Time travel or love story?
I am so beyond grateful that my planner book club leader chose this book!! As a kid and teen in the 80s and 90s, I popped Stephen King’s books like cand... READ MORE
Tanya Ball
A superb suspenseful thriller from Word Wizard Stephen King
My review of 11/22/63 by Stephen King What if your friend told you that you could travel back in time? What if you could prevent something bad happening? ... READ MORE
John's Bookshelf
A marathon of a book but worth every page!
My second time travel novel in a row! I must be suffering from some extreme version of wanderlust! The novel centres around Jake Epping, who goes back to ... READ MORE
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