Author: Stephen King
Recommend: I loved most of the book..
I have been wanting to read this one for quite a while. A friend recommended it. I’ve been hearing tons of buzz about this one. When I found an available copy of it at the library, I decided that I simply had to pick it up. I was up all night finishing it.
What if you could go back in time and change the future of the world? What if you could prevent injuries, tragedies, or even the assassination of JFK? What if you could only go back to one point in history and had to live five years of your life in the past in order to be able to change that event. How would you wait five years in history to accomplish it. What if history didn’t want to change?
Stephen King is a masterful story-teller. His characters are well fleshed out and he can make almost anything seem completely believable. Even time travel and figuring out how to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing JFK. The complication of love to the storyline made it feel exactly that – complicated. The book was well researched and bursting with interesting characters and places.
I loved most of this book. I hated the ending, just like the last Stephen King book I read, Under the Dome. Why King seems to be able to completely trash something that could easily have a really good ending is beyond me. You spend the whole book wanting the main character to somehow be able to change history for the better and be able to take the woman he loves to the future with him. That’s what the reader wants. That isn’t what King writes. He seems to be incapable of writing a completely satisfying and happy ending. The ending to this book just made me frustrated and mad. After almost 900 pages, I want an ending worthy of the massive read I just made. The ending to this book was not.
While most of this book was well worth the read, I wish I could simply rewrite the ending – again. I’m starting to lose faith in King’s ability to end a book!