Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Three – Living In Past – Chapter Eleven.

The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King Book 11. 22. 63 this your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

The day that changed the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book So Far – Jake make the trip back in the 1950’s This time however he doesn’t change the timeline he keeps his head down and for several months does nothing but pretend to be the real estate man he once was. He takes time and works out where Dunning will be and one fateful night when Dunning is going to the graveyard to see his dead parents Jake shoots him dead and puts his body in a mausoleum, he write a letter to the gentleman helped him out before to tell him to go to the doctor’s and then drives out the Derby so good.

And now for the continuation (Unlike the other chapters so this is not split into numbered parts) five pages

As he drives Jake starts to think about Al Experiment with the girl that would end up in a wheelchair in the end he decides to take the same path and is the same cabin and wait there till October, Jake then finds that Cullum plays cribbage and after lot of Persuading Cullum teaches Jake how to play. When they have finished the game Cullum’s wife thinks that Jake has been sent by God and Jake does nothing to change that idea.

What I think – It’s the second time Jake has been called a angel, I just hope this time it’s sticks and that changes made a happy ones, So it’s very odd having such a short chapter but he does do two things it keeps the fact that Al set out to help somebody alive and shows what Jack does with his time hiding in the woods and the areas that I told him about so not to affect the timeline too much. I don’t know how much of the 1950s Jake will tell as about as we have got to get our way to 1963 but I suppose it will be fun finding out.

As always thank you for Reading, And I hope you can join me for the next chapters.

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Three – Living In Past – Chapter Ten.

The following blog has spoilers of the Stephen King Book 11. 22. 63 this your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

The day that changed the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book So Far – Jake returns to 2011 to find out that out is still there just as the same as he left, And they both try and find out what happened to Harry but I’m not able to see him on the custodial pictures of the high school Jake later finds out with all the changes that have been made to Harry’s life they didn’t work out very well in that Harry died fighting in Vietnam he, finds this out by talking to Harry’s sister, Extremely upset Jake manages to pull himself back together to go and see Al one last time before he steps though the hole again, but Al has taken sleeping pills to end his pain so Jake has no other option but to go in once again on his own when he gets to the 1950s it turns out that the yellow card man has taken his own life too.

And now the continuation –

  1. Jake walks through the town this time, the only stop he makes is to touch the car on On the forecourt for good luck you then heads across to get a bus at the bus station and once aboard as the bus goes along route 196, he start thinking about the yellow card man and the fact that the card he now carries is not cardboard or plastic pot even say love it feels like dead skin. How Al idea the man was somehow caught Between Worlds because of the rabbit hole doesn’t add up but sooner forget and move on and realises it’s good to be back.
  2. Jake buys himself a suitcase, and is told about the suicide of the dunk and then buys the same shirt he’s wearing.
  3. Jake goes back to his old/new apartment at Harris Avenue, He makes a habit of droping into the Lamplighter. he even makes friends with Jeff the bartender betting with him on Yankees baseball team
  4. The day after he goes under ground bookies and puts down a bet.
  5. Over the following months Jake builds a life for himself just had before but keeps one eye on the baseball game, waiting for Frank Dunning.
  6. Jake wants to keep the timeline Protected more this time he knows were Frank will be he doesn’t have to ask he just knows on the 5th of October 1958.
  7. He knows he’s done his best and even if God doesn’t 
  8. On the day there was no flu this time but Jake wakes up with a migraine falls down stairs and his car won’t start so he calls a mechanic.
  9. Mechanic comes.and fixings the car also has some advice for Jake to go back to bed.
  10. Because of the headache Jake drives the car quite slowly down route 7 checking each intersection as he does and is lucky not to be hit by the gravel truck on old Derby Road, Jake find a place to rest and weights for Dunning eventually headache disappears
  11. As Dunning walks through the graveyard Jake makes him turn and shoots twice
  12. Jake put Dunning into the mausoleum and walks away.
  13. Jake goes to collect his winnings to the baseball games and is told Dunning wasn’t the Saint the papers making out to be.
  14. Jake’s Drive wants to push him to go and see the Dunning family not Harry this time but his kids sister to tell her to talk her brother out of putting uniform on one day.
  15. Jake has one last thing to do before leaving Darby he writes a letter to give to Bill Turcotte
  16. Then he leaves.

What I think – Well Jake’s second life in 1950s America has started again and thankfully it wasn’t like Groundhog Day repeating over and over again the same things, But what I do have a problem with is every time Jake tries to change something that is a life and death situation obstacle put in the way each time they get Dumber and Dumber like the last of the keys and the fact that he has two flat tires I do hope that it doesn’t turn out to be that Jake was the yellow card man all along.

Aa always thank you for reading, and I hope you can join me for the next chapter. 


Bookends – What To Read ?

Having last year read The Ipcress Files by Len Deighton as part of my “All The Right Words” blog and now that the comparison with the film is in full swing, I though I would take a look at my physical bookshelf, A lot of my books fall in two kinds one science fiction and the crime or mystery, the scfi books mostly take place in the Star Trek universe and cover all the incarnations, and a full other which are not Star Trek, author like Mich Benn, Ray Bradbury, Pierre Boulle, Robert Llewellyn and Douglas Adams.

As for my crime/mystery books they are lot more varied but do follow on a theme/author, Dick Francis, Gregg Taylor, John Le Carrie, Tom Clancy, Anthony Horowitz, Ian Rankin  and Tim Prasil (see Help for the Haunted blog)  plus two physical books by man who doesn’t exist are a big part of that section of the shelf.

That brings me to the point of this blog I have taken two books from each section of the shelf bookends if you will, I am not going the just pick a Trek that would be cheating and not picked a book by a well know author of mysteries or crime fiction. I picked first time author and writer know mostly for his horror books, the books are 

Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum (yes the actor)

11.22.63 by Stephen King

The question is which did read frist, I only things know for each book are the tag line of the Stephen book is ‘the day that changed the world what if you could change it back?’ And the fact that David McCallum’s book is a debut novel in fact my copy came from the frist printing for the American market. 

I will take each in turn a read it but unlike ‘All the right words’ I have nothing to compare it to so therefore it will be a review of just words, and weather or not will read it again