Not a big Stephen King fan? I have been and then I’ve sworn him off and then come back again. You could say I have a love-hate relationship with his work. Mostly my qualms come from his ultimate plot resolutions. In that vein, I thought the ending of his novel It was the worst ever. But here’s the thing about Stephen King that is undeniable: he has almost unmatched powers of description and just about a pitch perfect ear for dialogue. I’d say he is just about a literary genius when it comes to creating spaces and people that I want to find out more about. 11-22-63 is one of those books that I can’t get out of my head. The characters are friends and the story is going along at pace. I’m writing this in the middle of the reading so I don’t know if the ending is going to disappoint…I actually think I don’t care. Does that make sense? The book is so good to this point that I could walk away and say I’m glad I got to go this far, even if it hits a dead end. For me, that’s about as good an endorsement as I can give.