Stephen King's Next Novel

For a guy who announced in 2002 that he would retire from writing, Stephen King has been more prolific than ever.  Fans of his stories are happy that he changed his mind, and I count myself as one of those unabashed fans.  Today he announced his newest novel and it sounds like another King classic in the making.

Here's the official statement: "The next book titled 11/22/63 (approx. 1,000 pages) due to be published on November 8, 2011 by Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton is the story of a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination."  Read more details from King's official Web site.

At approximately 1,000 pages, it's another typical King doorstopper.  The greatest praise for King is that even his mega-epic books are quick reads.  His characters and plots grab our attention and refuse to let go.  The topic of his new novel seems like a good one.  The premise of time travel and changing history (especially the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963) has been done many times before, but King has proven that he can take speculative fiction cliches and retell them in a fresh way.  He did it for haunted houses (The Shining), vampires ('Salem's Lot), etc., so I'm expecting greatness.

Don't let me down, Mr. King!


Anonymous said…
Just consider all the possible different futures that might have happened if JFK wasn't killed. Sounds fascinating.