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Old 03-02-11, 12:11 PM   #1
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Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

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On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination.
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Old 03-02-11, 12:17 PM   #2
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

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Old 03-02-11, 05:27 PM   #4
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

Definitely looking forward to this. I really enjoyed Under the Dome and felt like King recaptured some of his old magic with it so hopefully that continues with this book.
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Old 03-02-11, 05:47 PM   #5
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

The subject matter doesn't thrill me. But I'm sure I'll give this a shot at some point
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Old 03-02-11, 09:22 PM   #6
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

This will probably be longer than Bugliosi's book.
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

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The subject matter doesn't thrill me. But I'm sure I'll give this a shot at some point
Yeah, going back in time to stop the (Lincoln/JFK/Franz Ferdinand) assassination is only slightly less cliched than going back in time to kill Hitler. About the only thing that could make this interesting would be if Oswald is having Johnny Smith type visions that Kennedy will start a nuclear war over Vietnam, and the time-traveler ends up destroying the world.
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Old 03-03-11, 07:54 AM   #8
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

Was tempted to do the Robot Chicken take on M. Night and say, "What a tweest!"

...But I like that twist!
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Old 03-03-11, 08:40 AM   #9
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

Shouldn't they release on Nov 22nd instead. It is a Tuesday as well.... or is 11/22/63 released on 11/22/11 too confusing.
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

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Shouldn't they release on Nov 22nd instead. It is a Tuesday as well.... or is 11/22/63 released on 11/22/11 too confusing.
Probably too close to Thanksgiving, even for a gimmick.
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

Sounds interesting. I thought Under the Dome was a great return to form for King, so I'll probably check this out.
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Old 03-04-11, 12:35 PM   #12
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FYI, Cemetary Dance will be producing slipcases for this. I have them for a couple other King books (Under the Dome, most recently) and will probably pick one up for this forthcoming novel as well.

http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/x_cases003
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Old 03-04-11, 10:20 PM   #13
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Other books, TV shows and movies have touched time travel stories like this. But I'm interested to see how King will take it own. I read a synopsis of the book on a couple of sites and I have a feeling that synopsis sort of gives them something away about the purpose of the main character.
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Old 03-12-11, 04:42 PM   #14
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I'm in. I always like time-travel stories, and to this day Stephen King has never written one - until now.

This isn't the "Stephen King Writes The Bible In His Own Words" epic I wanted, but this will do, since it will obviously have many historical figures featured within, and King's interpetation of them will be the juice of the apple.

I also like the fact that I just stumbled on this - news of an eminent novel by King always peaks my interest.
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Time Travel? Stephen King?

I'm in.
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I'm in. I always like time-travel stories, and to this day Stephen King has never written one - until now.
It's been many, many years since I read it, but wasn't the Langoliers about time travel?
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Old 03-13-11, 06:35 PM   #17
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It's been many, many years since I read it, but wasn't the Langoliers about time travel?
Kind of but not really. In that story a group on a plane fly through a time rift which sends them to a past time, but it is a dead world that time has left behind. The concept is that as we move through time we move through a series of parallel universes. As time moves on, so do we and the abandoned universes of the past are devoured by the Langoliers.

The concept is similar to a short story by Theodore Sturgeon "Yesterday was Mondy", which was later adapted into a New Twilight Zone episode, "A Matter of Minutes". In those versions the main characters or "actors" are thrown ahead of time and witness odd workers constructing the world "set". Like The Langoliers, the story also has the set being demolished after time has passed by.
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Re: Stephen King: "11/22/63" (releases on 11/8/11)

Still waiting on that The Stand audiobook Simon and Schuster ! This sounds highly interesting. I might have to check it out.
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I like it, too bad I'll be getting it on Kindle and missing out on that cover. (Unless there's a friggin' sweet deal for the hardcover like there was for Under the Dome.)
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Old 04-23-11, 05:36 PM   #21
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JFK goes on to found a company called Dharma to investigate his time-travelling savior. It all ties together now!
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I like it, too bad I'll be getting it on Kindle and missing out on that cover. (Unless there's a friggin' sweet deal for the hardcover like there was for Under the Dome.)
I'd really like to get the Kindle version too, but the pre-order right now is $16.99. It will probably drop, but I wouldn't be surprised if the hardcover and the e-book wind up being the same price.
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Old 04-26-11, 10:51 AM   #24
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sounds interesting.. can't wait to read it
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that really the cover? Stephen King is foregoing having his name on it?
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