total waste of time and credit
the writing was mediocre at best but the narration was really poor -- the reader couldnt pronounce some of the most basic historical crime names
was embarrassing to hear -- The narration clearly wasn't edited
many better options
While the historical fiction aspect of the book good --transported you back to the 50s and 60s the book got plain silly towards the end. I think the writing was sloppy, like King got bored and was re packaging his standard formula. After a promising start it just unravelled for me.
I just shouldn't have bought it. If you are a King fan you might love it. Based on reviews I thought this would be different from his other books, with time travel elements ( Jack Finney-like) and a strong historical feel to it. For the first half of the book it delivered those elements. Then it became Stephen King's supernatural stuff. This transition was not seamless and it broke the sense of historical importance and personal connection of the present to the past ( as lived through the main character) that was there in the first half.
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