Well, I read many reviews of 11/22/63: A Novel by S. King and some from folks whom I trusted their opinions.
Now, this is the second King novel I’ve read (see below) since I am not a horror fan; however, I am a big Time Travel genre fan, so I had to give it a go.
Here are my few and simple thoughts and since I do not have a million published books like Mr. King, take it for what it is worth. Of course, I will add that I have read many more books than he has written.
A length of 849 pages, or over 30 hours (the way I am “reading” it) is way too long. If it were a riveting work of prose like, oh say, “The Lord of the Rings” that is fine. But I think this book should have stopped around page 340 pages or the 12th hour.
Many of the details are tedious and not tremendously useful to the story. Of course, the main character made some stupid decisions and mistakes, but that happens in most books at times. Authors do have to finish a fictional work since this way since not everything plays out in reality.
The profanity is prolific, which I am not a fan of but if you like the “F-bomb” every page or two you should definitely read this one.
The time travel twist at the end was good but not the best of what I’ve read in the past.
So basically, a slow read, the length and in my opinion offensive language made this the second and most likely last Stephen King book I will read.
Wait, I did remember that I read the “Colorado Kid” since I like to watch “Haven” and heard that it was done from that book. And the book, very short, which was great, but boring and never went anywhere. Fortunately, the show is much better…at least the first seasons so far. Oh, it also has not much other than a small basic story and names to match the book.