Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!
My Random Pick
By Stephen King
Genre: Historical Fiction/Sci Fi
Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away…but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke… Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.
It is kind of a no-brainer that if Stephen King’s name is on it, I will eventually buy and read it. He is an auto author for me. He has been since I very first picked up The Shining many years ago at my poor mother’s forbidding. I smuggled it out of the local library and kept it stashed away underneath my mattress only to read each night and drift away into some of the craziest nightmares. Yet I could not stop. It has been true love ever since.
King is not only a man of horror though. He has written countless titles over the years. Some that make me think, some that make me cry (The Green Mile), and some that just blow me away. One thing remains consistent, he never fails to impress me. He occupies multiples shelves on my bookcases, and I will never be able to read them all. But none the less, 11/22/63 is on my list. Have you read this? If so, what genre would you say this title best falls into?
What’s on your TBR?