11/22/63 by Stephen King

Stephen KingOkay, so as a writer of literary fiction, I’m supposed to be an intellectual snob and turn my nose us at commercial writers like Stephen King, but the truth is, one of my all-time favorite novels is The Stand.

Recently I ran into a friend at the post office. Last time I saw her was at the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop Christmas Party. She confessed that she had just finished reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King and couldn’t put it down. She offered to loan it to me, but later that evening I was at Barnes & Noble and couldn’t resist (I’m a total book addict). I bought a copy of 11/22/63.

11/22/63 is a novel by Stephen King about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963 (the novel’s titular date).

That weekend I went out of town for a few days. I’ve been going on writer-camping trips in order to finish my own novel, A Siren’s Lament. I started reading 11/22/63 and couldn’t put it down! When Stephen King is good, he’s phenomenal. I want to figure out what it is he does that makes some of his books impossible to stop reading.

Do you love Stephen King novels?