Culver City, CA, United States | Member Since 2009
Apologies for sounding like a book snob, but I was never a big fan of Stephen King... Until now - although I have always envied (ENVIED!) his story-tellng ability. Who is this writer who can spin such compelling stories time and again? Is he from planet earth? Has he made a Faustian deal with the story gods? Probably not. Probably he's honed his craft to what feels to me - the perfect novel, simply titled "11-22-63". When Stephen King writes "Life turns on a dime" he ain't kidding. Suspension of disbelief is a phrase meaning the reader is transported by the power of that story and never questions the reality of its words, compared to the reader's relative position in their own reality. In other words, King makes time travel real. He makes me wonder whether he's writing a story or writing the truth about his own secret 'rabbit hole'. Craig Wasson begs some mention. His 'performance', though I'm reticent to use that word, is the second ingredient to the pairing of this book and its words. I'll now look for other books read by Mr. Wasson. This book will keep the listener up way beyond their bed time.
well written and full of great quotes - "There's only one thing worse than a boy who hates a girl...A boy who loves a girl" Read by Allan Corduner in a most playful, dramatic, and entertaining tone the listener will not be disappointed. This Markus Zusak can write.... This reviewer only wishes for more.
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