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Short Book Review: “11.22.63” by Stephen King and “Gone Girl” by Flynn Gillian

Gone Girl by Flynn Gillian

gone girl

I am the kind of person who almost never glance the synopsis of a book before I read. Most of the times I don’t even try to see the genre of the books. If I saw it on NY Times or someone’s bookshelves on goodreads and it looks interesting or I just felt like reading it when I look at the cover, then I go for it.

Reading this book that way, I sure was getting lots of surprises. I didn’t even know it would be a thriller of some sorts. This book gives me all the twist of story and character the way very few books could. The first few chapters got me thinking I was reading some petty marriage story, but it kept getting darker in a way and then jumping to the second part of the book it went another way again. This book kept me on my seat with intense feeling and thoughts.

I totally loved it!

11.22.63 by Stephen King

11.22.63

I have heard and read about Stephen King so many times before, but I haven’t been reading his books. This is my second book from King, and now I have been wondering where have I been this whole time! I really like his way with words and I am going to start seeking for his other books very soon.
At first, I put the book down for weeks after I read the prolog. It didn’t really take my interest. However I gave it a try and get hooked right after the first chapter. It was a great read. It has been long since the last time I finished more than 700 pages in several days (although I could finish it much faster if not for the classes and college works).
Well, I love the concept of time travel and historical fiction to begin with, but that’s not it. The book really has its way in making things interesting and kept me surprised by how it went every now and then. It kept making me feels like I know exactly where it’s going but it proved me wrong for times. No need to mention how I think I just love the ending. It will be too much of a dream if Jake was just to get a nice life in the past or if he came back to the future and every bad things he wanted to change was all just gone for good without any worse consequences. So I think the book has the most realistic yet still happy way in ending the story.

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