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Hodder & Stoughton
A riveting, high-stakes political story like UNDER THE DOME, a love story like BAG OF BONES, a 1950s community like IT, Stephen King's incredibly ambitious, heartstoppingly dramatic time travel novel, 11.22.63 is a WHAT IF novel like no one's ever read before - a one thousand page tour de force.
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.
Staggeringly addictive. - USA Today on UNDER THE DOME
Delivers a lot of praise and enjoy. The story comes off the blocks with almost alarming speed ... he tells a story like a pro .... 11.22.63 kept me up all night. - Daily Telegraph
King's most purely entertaining novel in years . . . utterly compelling. - John Connolly on UNDER THE DOME
King's gift of storytelling is unrivalled. His ferocious imagination is unlimited. - George Pelecanos
The pedal is indeed to the metal. - Guardian on UNDER THE DOME
Fine stories to take with us into the night. - Neil Gaiman on FULL DARK, NO STARS in the Guardian
Tight and energetic from start to finish. - New York Times on UNDER THE DOME
America's greatest living novelist. - Lee Child
'It offers terror, spectacle, hope, despair, lyricism and horror all skilfully deployed...the last 200 pages cry out to be read at a gulp. I ve seldom read anything more sustained. - The Sydney Morning Herald
Propulsive and entertaining. - The Age
Take King's hand and allow him to lead you into a past so vibrant and complete that you can almost taste it. But hold on tight, the Master of Horror has now become the Master of Time . . . Utterly enthralling, emotional and magical - Matthew Graham, co-writer and co-creator of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes
A wonderful book: page-turningly exciting, witty, wise, melancholic. But also utterly human, profoundly decent - Ashley Pharoah, co-writer and co-creator of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes
King's most purely enter
The pages of 11.22.63 fly by, filled with immediacy, pathos and suspense. It takes great brazenness to go anywhere near this subject matter. But it takes great skill to make this story even remotely credible. Mr. King makes it all look easy, which is surely his book's fanciest trick. - New York Times
Delivers a lot of praise and enjoy. The story comes off the blocks with almost alarming speed ... he tells a story like a pro .... 11.22.63 kept me up all night.' - Daily Telegraph
King's most purely entertaining novel in years
The reader feels the benefit of 40 years of narrative craftsmanship and reflection on his nation's history. Going backwards proves to be another step forward for the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature. - Mark Lawson, Guardian
PRAISE FOR UNDER THE DOME - -
'The horror master is back...long live the King. - The Daily Telegraph
Fine stories to take with us into the night. - Neil Gaiman in the Guardian
Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than fifty books. His novels include Carrie, The Shining and Revival. His novel Under the Dome is now a major TV series. His novel 11.22.63 won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association.
Many of his books have been turned into celebrated films including Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Over the years, King has had various cameo roles in film adaptations of his books as well as playing rhythm guitar in the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band made up of some of America's bestselling and best-loved writers
He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.