Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Citizen of the Century (2012)

The following blog has spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this is your one and only warning.


The day that chnged 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 ran away back to the motel room and wrote page after page of the whole adventure he’s had but knows in the end no matter want he tries time will try and stop so he buries the pages and goes back to the time hole and Zack

And now the Conclusion

  1. Jake is now back in 2011 packs his car and all he has in the world and ends out Lisbon on the way he checks the Morning Star newspaper for Sadie but he can’t find anything in 1963  but for April 30
  2. 77 year old saves Sadie Dunhill from ex husband in just same way they he the first time
  3. Jake crys himself to sleep
  4. So he walks away from the internet 
  5. But now in April of 2012 when Erin Tolliver moves from Kileen Texas and has The Weekly Gazette
  6. So he looks it up on line and finds Jodie picks Citizen of the Century and its a eighty year old Sadie So off Jake goes
  7. Jodie has changed a little bit different shops but Sadie is still there having served as it mayor and in the state legislature she know by everyone and she knows them
  8. After the speakers and the dancing Jake gets his change to talk to her and calls himself George once again. Sadie looks at him she knows him but from were she not sure and then he asks her who was the chaperone at the Sadie Hawkins dance. The song around then changes to Glenn Miller’s in the Mood and they dance and she asks Jake/George who he really is.

What I think – So that’s the end of the story that’s the end of the book Jake goes back to Jodie and tries to convince a very old lady that he knows everything about her. In the end I knew they would have been together Sadie lived the almost same life she once did with Jake. It does leave a question in my head well to questions really did Jake Accelerate things by being there in the first place she still got slashed with the razor by her ex-husband only it happened later on and The depression and The Failed suicide attempt who was there to rescue her this time around.

But those are questions that will never be answered they don’t really need to be we have our happy ending of a kind two people have their happiness. And that all you can really ask of a book my Stephen King the people die the first time around still die but its no one fault just time.

Did I enjoy this book yes, yes I did would I read it again maybe and if they made it into a movie or TV show would I watch it no I don’t think so the endding here leaves to may unanswered questions and I don’t think people want to see an old woman as the Heroine of the peace. So they would change the ending and have Jake live in the 1950s so fundamentally then changing the whole reason he can’t stay 

The last few pages of the book has taken up by something called afterwards which is Mr Kings way of showing us the technical detail that went into creating this book I will not write about it because it does take you out of the world somewhat

This is normally the part of the blog where I say see you next week but this the last entry for 11.22.63 I do hope you have enjoyed the witness taking each chapter and the previous one analysing it a little bit and giving you a really bad bones version the book in the hopes that you will seek it out yourself as it would be completely unfair of me to word for word transcribe the work of Mr Stephen King and others.

In two weeks time I will be returning with another book but this time we are going to change the format ever so slightly it’s not going to be a straight out stand-alone story they’re going to be what are called tie in books, They will tie into a television show, This first one will be a book from a man who doesn’t really exist and hopefully you will join me for that.

And if you don’t that’s fine I hope you like what you read and you enjoyed the journey I took you on, but do come back you’re more than welcome. But for now whoever you are and whoever you be. Thank you sharing your time with me.


Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Five – 11.22.63- Chapter Twentyeight

The following blog has spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this your one and only warning.


The day that chnged 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 slowly works out That the key on his key chain opens the safe deposit box in a bank, he tracked down the back opposite safe deposit box finding hours notes his memory Returns in a flash and he knows he has to get back to Dallas and find Mr Lee Harvey Oswald. All of this he has yet to tell Sadie who is now covering a lesson for one of the sick teachers,

He pays off his old/new landlord for access to the old house and makes himself at home and gets settled in for the night having a few nightmares along the way of the yellow card man when he opens his eyes Sadie has managed to track him down and is standing by his bedside.

And now the Continuation

  1. Sadie is really there and Jake wants her to go but in the end, they make a plan to work together
  2. As they leave one of the little girls ask Jake about Sadie and then he asks her about buses
  3. Jake waits for a bus to come down the street then follows it as Sadie tells him how she found him, as they make their way the car blows a tire
  4. They make it to the side of the road and get someone to go for help
  5. They get on the bus and even get a seat Jake works out they have two hours until LHO makes it to
  6. Now the past is trying it’s best not be changed as the bus suddenly gets into a crash Jake gets Sadie out of the way and they carry on
  7. They try to pay for a ride to Dallas, but the guy tries to run off, So they car Jack him and Sadie starts to believe Jake about time 
  8. They take the car as far as they can
  9. Sadie pays a beggar for one of his crutches
  10. Jake finds a key in his coat for a car and maybe there will be a car somewhere that it fits and yes there is
  11. They are blocked once again and this time they have to walk
  12. Together they make it to the book depositary and Jake Suddenly remembers the gentleman that works there I missed a Bonnie Ray and bangs on the door he lets them in and head for the stairs
  13. Now fighting just to breathe Jake runs crawls and falls up the stairs
  14. Jake reaches the floor first he tries to stop Lee but the first try fails Lee then turns his gun just as Sadie reaches the floor he hit her square in the chest and down she falls dead, Jake shoots again but miss even more but JFK is pass and safe now

What I Think -And so it happened the chapter that I was waiting for, Where everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Where no matter want Jake did time, fate or whatever you call it kicked him in the face both first physically and then mentally. Sadie and Jake get into a car which ends up in a crash they then get a bus which ends up in a road traffic accident and they are both physically injured, they tried to buy a lift off a gentlemen and tries to run away with the money Sadie gets assaulted when she tries to buy a crutch for Jake so we can walk, and finally when they do make she gets shot straight to the heart falls down dead.

So all in all not a very nice chapter I knew it was coming I Knew that Mr Stephen King would twist the knife ever so slightly even though he hinted throughout the book that Jake and Sadie were still together. It would have been a lot better I think if they hasn’t succeeded if they hadn’t made it to the end it would have made a better truer picture to the whole time travel story now we have a mentally scarred Jake as he has to not only deal with the fact that he may have failed to save John F Kennedy but the fact that Sadie is dead and there is no coming back from death.

I’m guessing the rest of the book will be about how he deals with this he is still got to get himself either back through the time hole and restart this hole then which would be an idea he goes back through everything resets, Meets Sadie again with or without saving the janitors family the end of story he tried history with let him be. Nice a simple.
Or He can live out the rest of his life beginning in 1963 in a world where Kennedy lived, and having to deal with the fallout from that.

The honest truth I think he should take the first option reset everything how many lives has he screwed up how many lives has he touched and changed just simply by being there if he goes back to the 21st century and then enters the time whole Again everything reset everything is just as it was he may be able to rectify the fact that Sadie gets killed by her husband and save the janitor but that would be it he wouldn’t do any major changes to the timeline because the time wouldn’t let him.

That’s your lot for is week So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter and until then bye for now and see you next week.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Nine – Rendezvous

The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter Nine – Rendezvous –  1:22:51 – 1:32:57

The crew of the Dallas get the now almost drowned Ryan on board, but Captain Mancuso is not impressed,

One quick cut and we are back with the Russian ambassador, who is now telling the Americans that the first report about the missing submarine was totally acute, they are saying he’s had brakedown and he’s going to fire his missiles on the US.They want help to kill everyone on the Red October.

Back on the Dallas Mancuso says they have all really found the Red October but had brake off the come and get Ryan, He wants to know if they can find him again want are they meant to do. Just as Ryan is about answer there call on the emergency radio, Mancuso sends someone to get the message and Ryan tells him the name of the submarine and that Ramius and the other officers wish to defect, the message is saying want the Russian ambassador said.

Mancuso heads to the con, and Ryan is given dry clothes,The Dallas is then put on battle stations,they dive deep and Jonesy makes contact and they follow, Ryan asks Mancuso to listen to him, Mancuso gives Ryan four minutes the time it will take to reach the Red October.

Ryan explains want he knows, but Mancuso still goes thorough with battle plan, until Ryan tells him that Ramius makes Crazy Ivans at set time, Mancuso then calls a armed office to the con Ryan asks if there is anyway way to contact the October without breaking orders, Jonesy tells Mancuso that the Red October is turning Mancuso asks which way.Ryan is right. Mancuso calls all stop.

The Red October can hear them now and Ramius is told they have open their missile doors, Ramius orders the same but locks the firing solution into the computer but leaves the doors on the missiles shut.

Back on the Dallas Mancuso asks Jonesy want is the October doing he’s told is heading it’s to periscope depth have a look around, Mancuso then asks if there any other targets around to which the reply is no they are not so he makes the depth of their summer in 65 feet.

Differences between the book and the film – Once again the differences between the book and a film at the fact that many of the characters are missing the entire mission with the doctor on the rescue of the previous smallest submarine is missing, 

All ambassador the interrogating or being interrogated by the president of the United States is also missing the pacing seems a bit quicker as well we cut back to the Dallas and to the Red October in the same way as the book yet most of the words that are spoken have been taken out and in fact two seasons are purely hand gestures by both captains.

What is the same however Ryan’s reaction to being on the small Submarine we see him first being terrified and then almost fighting for his life and his justification for being there, and Mancuso is also less open to hearing Ryan’s idea

What I think – Like I said before this film is not your average Blockbuster of the time there is not a Explosion every 5 minutes as it’s something like Die Hard would be here it is a more cerebral storyline in fact quite a lot of the book can be played out just by Simple hand gestures or two lines but we do have the same beats but not necessarily by the same people, but they are there to drive the story forward. We have gone from being in the wide open CIA Headquarters to the small submarines which gives the flim a lot more Believable atmosphere if we could kept moving around it would have been harder to understand.

So that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for this week, But as always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for chapter ten called Periscope Depth.

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Seventeen

The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.


The day that  chnged 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’s happy life as George the school teacher is now falling apart all because Sadie heard he sing a Rolling Stone’s song which will not be heard for the next three years to acts as a Catalyst and she mentions that all his records are false, and as they fight Jake makes the link between her Dunning. But he’s able to set up a lamp in the home that LHO will soon live in.

And now the continuation

  1. Jake is found out because the school system has no medical records for him he then says he leave at the end of the month but would somebody please look after Sadie.
  2. He pays rent on the flop house.
  3.  Jake cleans out his pigeonhole at the end of the school year and finds a letter from Sadie simply saying goodbye.
  4. As he leaves two of the students give him a leaving present and he’s lost for words
  5. So he here in Mercedes Street and there is no going back and no. telling the truth life in Jodie is over
  6. He goes to airport to watch LHO come in but sees Sadie, he about to help her but the magazine he’s reading changes to show Jacqueline Kennedy in her blood stained suit, so he let’s Sadie go.
  7. At first Jake doesn’t see them and thinks some They will never come and in fact he’s in a parallel world but Kennedy survives, But when they do arrive he feels sick.
  8. Jake goes home and Talks out loud to Al (yes still dead) Using his notes as a sounding board, he needs to find out if LHO is working alone.
  9. Jake sets himself up with a pair of binoculars.
  10. One Fourth of July he calls ‘home’ and is told Sadie is now a waitress and will be staying a little longer the whole thing is heartbreaking
  11. At the end of the call Jake is invited to The Diner in Jodie and is shown a photo of Sadie ex and is told he not right in the head 
  12. He goes to see the football coach who thanks him for setting a kid straight and a guy who wants to put the team on the radio.
  13. Later he see a billboard with Jim LaDue and the words JIMLA on it
  14. Two days later he goes back to the Electrical shop to buy something called an omnidirectional microphone.

What I think – It’s once again become two books, A race against time for the Lee Harvey Oswald moments trying to stop him from either assassinating the first gentleman of finding out whether he’s working alone for a second Kennedy assassination. And the second trying to save Sadie from her ex with very limited resources, and has become some what of a golden boy in Jodie. I know that he made Deathbed promise to Al to help change the Kennedy assassination but at what cost he has slowly build-up a fabulous Life and helped so many people. Yes I know He’s killed somebody already, And is living a lie, There will no happy ending for Jake either he will end up dead trying to stop Oswald or he will go insane and become the yellow card man. 

Well that’s what I think anyway now I have seen the people around him Sadie and the rest of the teaching staff and many of the pupils it’s a very poor showing if they end up having bad lives just to make dramatic effect, There has been so much death and destruction already in this book and it’s quite a lot more to come I’m guessing but to touch innocent people it just seems a bit wrong.

Well that’s your chapter for this week, as always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next one, 

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Fifteen

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 – Still under his pseudonym Jake still teaches at the high school and starts a relationship with Sadie another teacher there’s chaperone the dance and I put on a memorial service for the teacher that introduced them at the end of the dance the end up back at her house but said sadie does not want to take it any further at that point Until a few hours later when she rings up.

And now the continuation

  1. Jake goes to towns over and bring the things Sadie ask him, then he waits and she comes to his house
  2. The go to bed and she feel for the first time
  3. She talks about her past marriage but only for a short time today she only wants to feel the fizz her word for the feeling.
  4. They lay in bed together but all to soon its time for Jake/George to leave he feels bad he has to lie and doesn’t want to think about what the future will hold but for now he and Sadie are happy and long May that continue.
  5. On the ride home he thinks about the fact that he’s not even born yet and he’s been trying to prevent a child coming into this world as well.
  6. Jake goes and picks up Listening device from his friend in Dallas.
  7. Back at the school Sadie sends him a note
  8. Over the fall (Autumn time) they enjoy their time together but are careful to make sure nobody sees them or do anything that will draw attention to themselves.
  9. The Old principal of the school comes back to talk to George/Jake And tells him about a discrete place that he knows also the fact that he knows the second reference, Jake gave was fake but No she’s not going to tell anybody but he needs to clean to Sadie
  10. They go to the place and tell each other they are in love
  11. Sadie talks about her marriage and about her ex who has a very severe case of OCD and you use a broom to separate them from touching when in bed.
  12.  Jake has a nightmare about Sadie ex and the yellow card man
  13. Sadie wakes Jake from the nightmare and as they try Make sense of it one of the gentleman that run the retreatCome knocking on the door with a message about one of the students who Has been killed in a car crash it’s the student that Jake helped last year
  14. At the funeral of Jake start to think, Maybe it’s the Butterfly Effect kicking in if he’d come to Jodie, but gradually it slowly Dons on you Jodie is his home not just a place where he’s hiding out.
  15. Finally in the winter of 1961 Jake gets a call from the woman in Dallas saying she’s on her way out of the boarding house Jake says he will give her more money if she meet him.
  16. Jake gives her the money for the information and his old coat she then tells him a story about her little seeing a monster she calls a jimla.
  17. Once again back home Sadie calls about the staff Christmas party and then asks Jake where he’s been he lies of course well said most of the truth says he’s been shopping, There is a cold feeling he gets and they both hang up but something has changed slightly he knows he can’t tell the whole truth and is now wondering what he can actually tell her in the end.

    What I Think – This chapter was a bit of a pain to read not because the language or the set-up for the situation because it starts off with Jake making a happy life a happy time for himself and Sadie but further we get into the chapter things start going slightly south and we know at some point he has got to tell the truth but he’s built his happy life on a lie.

    Then the death of the young gentleman in the drama class happens which is almost the catalyst to everything else the bad dreams and this repeated phrase whichs he keeps hearing, now we’re getting into the countdown to 1963 and, the real reason he has come back I have no idea what how it will all end and How many people would be broken by.

    Well that’s your lot for this week, And as always if you have been thank you for reading so I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter as we continue our adventure through this book.

    Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Fourteen

    The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King  book11.22.63 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 finally decides to settle in Dallas the year is is now 1961 he has been teaching at a school just outside of Dallas he has become the de facto drama teacher in a little town called Jodie thanks to the guiding hand of a woman named mimi who eventually works out that his name is not George. He helps a young football player overcome his shyness by taking a role in the school’s presentation of Of Mice and Men later that same year the woman that helped him get the job marries and introduces in to a woman called Sadie. Mimi Passes away later on at the end of the year and George/Jake with the help of Sadie plan a memorial service. However all the time he is thinking about the notes Al made and where abouts Lee Harvey Oswald is expected to be.

    And now the continuation.

    1. Jake and Sadie put the memorial and both children and staff cry, and he picks Twelve Angry Men for the school play calling it the The Jury so he can cast girls to.
    2. He goes back to Dallas and buys bugging unit which fits in the base of lamp
    3. With the map and notes Al made Jake finds one of the homes LHO  will live in a few months times he them gives the people some money to tell him when they move out. At home he finds a note from Sadie. 
    4. The note turns out to be a request for him to chaperone the school dance.
    5. The school is in full swing and Jake Takes a walk outside to stop any underage drinking he finds a few of the kids he knows and while he tells them off for drinking he says our school, Which suddenly makes you feel as if he belongs there and that he will never go back to 2011
    6. Jake and Sadie dance much to the Pleasure and amusement to the kids in the hall
    7. They drive back to Sadie’s home and they kiss but Sadie gets Scared because she has never moved beyond that.
    8. When he gets home phone is ringing and it’s Sadie they make plans, She tells him that she has to get a residency divorce from her estranged husband so she will have to get a summer job, In another state. In his head Jake works out were LHO will be and what will happen next to all the actors on his stage. 

    What I think – So Jake is going to stay at the end of the book, Jake is going to live out the rest of his life out of the 21st century, To be totally honest it doesn’t come as a complete surprise because I have the idea that Jake is in fact the yellow card man, Who has been drinking himself slowly to death. Haunted by what he has done and what he’s about to do the rest of it is all window dressing his reasons for staying and his eventual realisation that he can make a bigger difference here then he could in 2011. The question becomes is exactly how will we find out about if any of the changes he has made will stick onto who he will confess everything to because at some point he’s gonna have a mental breakdown.

    Well that’s my thoughts on this chapter anyway so as always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you will join me next week for the next chapter.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Eighteenth Day. (Last Book Chapter)

    The blog following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

    The Red October is heading west.
    The Americans want her.
    The Russians want her back
    And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

    Recap the Seventeeth day -The Americans fooled the Russians into thinking that Red October is at the bottom sea, Most of her crew I now safely on their way home back to Russia itself, So the Russian Navy is also given the order to return home all apart from one ship who slips through the Americans sonar system and begins to search.
    The small convoy made up of the Red October the Dallas and the small submersible vehicle and making their way to the Norfolk Naval Dock each leapfrogging the other at a 10 mile radius when the Russian submarine comes in contact with them the Americans could not fire on the Russians and the Russians cannot fire on the Americans. But the Russians release a missile and target the Red October and with the help of the deep sea submersible vehicle they are able to avoid being killed the Russian ship them rams day October and ends up sinking to the bottom with all hands lost. The convoy 10 group together and then head to Norfolk.

    THE EIGHTEENTH DAY MONDAY 20 DECEMBER – pages 461 to 469

    The Red October.
    Mancuso Ryan and Ramius all stand on the outside of the red October’s control tower she has been made ship-shape enough to carry on on her own steam, with the Dallas and Pogy submerge somewhere after adding for additional interference so they cannot be picked up on any sonra or radio. They talk about what it means to be truly free and ramius is surprised that they might run into a member of the public as they enter the Norfolk Channel. Ramius asks the men about their families and if they have wives to which Mancuso replies he will miss another Christmas as their ship will be sent out again. Ryan tells her that he’s on family as well and says that when everything is straightened out you would like to get everybody together for a meal and have the CIA paid for it.

    Norfolk Virginia
    20 minutes later they are at their destination huge concrete box over 800 feet long larger than it had to be covered with a steel roof over satellite could not see what was inside.
    With help the red october is locked into place and ramius gives the order to the remaining crew to come top side of the boat is then asked by Dan Foster chief naval operations Norfolk for permission to come aboard.
    Ryan is then takeaway in gray chevy and then fly by helicopter back to the CIA headquarters by this time he is too tired to argue and think much of the pain of the journey

    Back where it all began Ryan is debrief and he is very upset that they couldn’t rescue the other members at the Russian submarine that run into the red october but as one of the Admirals points out there at war and if they were to rescue the crew members what would they have worked for in the end. All Ryan really wants to do is go home but he’s pleased to find out the British office it will be ok

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard
    The crewmen of the Dallas are back to their boat and ordered to stay out for 30 Day more during which time the crew will be encouraged to forget everything they have seen heard or wondered about.
    The red october sits alone in the dried up as the water slowly drains away from her already a select group of engineers and technicians for beginning her inspection.
    As for Ramius and his officers their person gear was taking off and they were taken by bus to the same airfield wine use an hour later they were in a CIA safe house in the Rolling Hills of charlottesville Virginia.

    Dulles International Airport
    Ryan missed the sunrise be bordered the TWA 747 that left us on time 7:05 in the morning sky overcast and Ryan did something he never done before for the first time in his life Jack Ryan fell asleep on an airplane.

    What I think – well that’s the end of it the end of The Hunt for Red October book and like I said in the previous blog post the book and it ended in the last chapter with them heading literally into the sunset for Norfolk this chapter seems to be just tying up all the loose Ends, Well some of the Loose Ends anyway the Russian spy for 1 I don’t think really had a proper ending and the interesting part I think would be to see what captain ramius would be like after a year in the Americas. All in all it’s very enjoyable but if you’d like to find point and the little details that Mr Tom Clancy seems to enjoy putting into his books that go back stories of many of the characters and the history of pieces of equipment that are used.
    Next week we shall begin the film version of the book how much will translate from page to screen is yet to be seen and I have a feeling that some of the chapters within the DVD setup will be smaller than the pages of the book I will have to work out where exactly to compare it to and not end up boring both myself and you the reader.

    So as always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week as we restart telling the tale for the the hunt for Red October.

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

    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 how makes him away across the U.S. first To New Orleans and keeps tabs on Lee Harvey Oswald and his family, Coming across the 1950s and 60s racism, He makes his way eventually to Dallas and in the summer of 1960 tries to get himself a place to live to, but there is something about Dallas he does not like and when he he Witnesses a shooting he makes his mind up And moves on ending up in a small town taking a teaching job.

    And now continuation.

    1. It now May 18 1961, Jake is working on his book when Michael Coslaw comes to see him
    2. The darma department at the school is now being run by Jake  thanks to Mimi Corcoran 
    3. Jake talks Micheal into staying on As part of the play Of Mice and Men playing Lenny
    4. The play is an amazing Triumph
    5. Jake Has given mini his manuscript which she reads she then cuts out if anybody publishers it he will never be able to teach again.She then offers him a job as a permanent teacher at school and Quick mental set of notes he has Jake decide to take the job and become a permanent member of staff, and sets him up with a friend of hers
    6. Mimi gets married and Jake/George meets Sadie Clayton
    7. In August the same Mimi died Jake is given the task of Putting together a memorial
    8. Sadie help him put together the memorial and they become friends
    9. Together they go to a football match and during the match the cheerleaders end up shouting the same thing the yellow card man had shouted when Jake had bumped into him the first time.

    What I think – So Jake really has got himself into this world has become a working member of society but almost reluctantly first because he can’t find a house in the centre of Dallas so he comes to a place called Jodie. Then he finds a part-time teaching job I was coerced into becoming a full-time member of the teaching staff, by a charismatic older lady who actually runs the school and now he even has his own set of Friends who don’t want anything more than just to be in his company. 

    Simply put the book has become two stories and man knowing the future but with only parts come back to him. Trying to write a book reflecting on what he has already done and seen.

    I have no idea yet what the eventual outcome will be but I do have a feeling that the yellow card man is a will become Jake at some point in the story which is a bit of a shame in a bit of a cop-out.

    How is interactions with the people at the school will affect his eventual saving of John F Kennedy and The Killing of Lee Harvey Oswald will play out I have no idea but I look forward to finding out.

    So if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter as we go deeper into the book.

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

    The following blog has Spoilers sor the Stephen King 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 thinks about the girl Al tried to save, so he sets out to do the same thing but not in the same, he plays cards with the guy who’s stay bullet hit her. The man wife thinks Jake is angel.

     and now the continuation,

    1. Jake travels though 1950 American and is shocked to see a coloured sign for the restroom which turns out be a hole in a plank of wood
    2. Sixty miles south of Tampa Jake takes a room and becomes a guy with a rich uncle he even starts to write two books one the book we are reading the other cover all about a murder, he tries to read Al notes but there just become an Obsessive addiction
    3. To make money, Jake puts down a few bets. and by the end knows a man who worked Lee Harvey Oswald uncle
    4. After visiting the library Jake write off for a phony degree and managed to end up having a teaching job where upon he is told off by the school administration for reading Catcher in the Rye.
    5. In July of 1960 Jake heads out of town so the mob guys he’s been betting with don’t come knocking
    6. In New Orleans Jake finds himself standing outside want will be come LHO (Lee Harvey Oswald) home when an old men tells him the place is Haunted
    7. Jake finds he has library book which he needs to returned, so he rings the number of the library and told by the librarian that someone has set fire to his empty house. He tells the librarian he will send the book back.
    8. Sitting outside the School Book Depository in Dallas Jake feels a sense of Menace, Al wanted him to kill LHO before the idea even enter him head but Jake has his plan
    9. Jake keep a light touch on LHO and moves to Dallas and hates the place
    10. Jake finds a place to live but the landlord is a racist
    11. Walking around the town Jake is witness to a shoting a patron shots a young woman for calling in a few rude names then shoots himself
    12. Jake tries to stop the woman from bleeding
    13. He can’t sleep and can’t think, so Jake will move out of the city away from the crazy
    14. He heads south and to a dinner run by Al Stevens, the town is quiet and Al tells Jake about the town football and to talk to Principle Simmons
    15. Three hours later Jake has a five room shotgun house in the town called Jodie
    16. Later that some evening with Principle Simmons and Miss Corcoran the latter asking all If not most of the questions.She asks even about The Catcher in the Rye book to which Jake replies it should be in library but only given to certain students at the librarians discretion.
    17. In need of money Jake makes one last bet which turns out to be a mistake.
    18. When he goes to collect his winning he’s asked for his ID and address which makes him nervous.
    19. Jake’s narrative jumps forward in time to 1960 Jake Witnesses an argument between Oswald’s mother and his older brother Robert and her insistence that Robert get me to call her when he can and his brother pointing out that he is now a communist. 

    What I think – Jake seems to have settled down quite a lot of bounce around In the physical world and his own narrative it’s quite a lot of detail like before but it also doesn’t repeat itself it doesn’t tell you things That are commonly known history but it also doesn’t fill in all the blanks it just keeps going back to the notes that Al made for Jake. 

    It also seems to not gloss over it but not make the racism and the hatred to obvious which is actually what somebody would do if you were from back into the late 50s early 60s you would want to distance yourself very much from it. but I don’t really get the need for needless shooting of the woman in the ally. Jake says that he’s not good to stay with the racist and it doesn’t suit him still hasn’t really no need to run home the point.

    We also have Jake constantly looking over his shoulder having now taking a teaching job making sure that they don’t find his references are funny and then he makes a big mistake by trying to put another bet down one last time. What the outcome will be and how it will affect the Lee Harvey Oswald mission he is now and I have no idea and the fact that we are once again bouncing around the timelines those show a sort of restless feeling.

    As always thank you for reading, and I hope enjoyed my look at the chapter from this book and that you can join me next week for the next chapter as we work our way through Stephen King 11 22 63.

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

    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 makes his life in the 50s and is able to draw his plans to stop Harry’s father Frank from killing his family, Jake find a place and watches and waits but while he watches and waits the gentlemen it’s been following him, bill comes along they have a conversation and Bill fills Jake in about Dunning. Bill wants to kill Dunning, eventually Jake gets away and is able to stop Frank but only with Bill’s help.

    1. Jake makes it back to 2011 much to Al’s surprise and shock.
    2. Al Goes to look for bandages for Jake’s head, and Jake looks around the dinner only to find Harry’s photo is no longer there.
    3. Jake asks Al who does remember Harry so they go and look him up on the internet but when they find a photo of the custodial staff Harry’s not there
    4. Al says it must be something to do with the fact that they are close to hole and that why they both remember, Jake thinks so to
    5. Together they head home to Al house Jake having trouble driving, When they get there a nurse is waiting for Al her name is Doris.
    6. Jake goes to his own house feeds his cat and falls asleep
    7. In the morning check up on himself up in a few newspapers, The first one he’s fine is a story about a local mystery the police are seeking a mystery man whose convertible has been found with bloodstains Bill the gentleman who sold the car to George is now looking for him unlike today’s papers there is no sensation or false accusation they are just looking for a missing gentleman. The second story is about Frank, According to the story Frank Dunning of prominent member of the business community had a gone to see his ex wife, Dunning had struck his wife with a hammer breaking her arm and then killing his 12 year old son. A passed by Mr Bill Turcotte stopped Frank and killed him with a knife. A nice and simple story for a nice and simple town. Jake then rings Directory assistance
    8. There is no listing for Doris, Troy or Harold Dunning but there’s a listing for Ellen. Jake introduces himself as George and tries to convince her that they used to be friends growing up. Ellen then tells him that Harry died in Vietnam so then Jake tries to push it even further and Ellen Knows something is wrong but the sound of his voice he then goes on to tell him that Harry believed he had a guardian angel and that he would be safe, but she is very upset that George or whoever he is wasn’t there to save Harry.
    9. Jake has a bad feeling and the bad feeling fuzzy all the way to Al house, Because when he gets there he doesn’t find out I live in fact he finds him dead how has taken a bottle of pills and left him a note so Jake has to do what he promised.
    10. In his own home Jake gather together all the things Al has left him, ID, the money and the key to the diner.
    11. Jake makes it to The Diner but it feels very strange with out Al, He makes it through the rabbit hole and begins to search for the yellow card man but he science him sprawled out on the concrete with his eyes open in a pool of blood his throat has been slashed from ear to ear and in one hand is a jagged shade of green metal and in the other the card that once was yellow then orange is now dead black.

    What I Think – Well the bodies are beginning to pile up first because for Jake messing about with time, that one I can accept things have to get worse before they can get better but the death of Al just seems a bit of unnecessary death, as for the yellow card man I do hope that doesn’t turn out be times idea of bad joke.

    So that’s your lot for this week, and as always thank you for reading and you can join me next week for the next chapter.