Maslin Reviews the New Stephen King

In the NYT, Janet Maslin gives Stephen King’s 11/22/63, arriving next week, an early review. Readers, she likes it, she really likes it,

The pages of 11/22/63 fly by, filled with immediacy, pathos and suspense. It takes great brazenness to go anywhere near this subject matter [the JFK assassination]. But it takes great skill to make this story even remotely credible. Mr. King makes it all look easy, which is surely his book’s fanciest trick.

The comment about the pages flying by is significant — there’s 849 of them. Is this the season of long books? Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 is 944 pages. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is a relatively slim 656 pages. Be prepared for slow turnover of these titles.

11/22/63: A Novel
Stephen King
Retail Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 960 pages; 9781451627282
Publisher: Scribner – (2011-11-08)
UNABR. Audio: 9781442344280

Large Print; Thorndike Press; 9781410440471

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