Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part One – Watershed Moment – Chapter Three  

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 takes a few steps into Al store room and finds himself in building site the dinner has gone and everything looks like a 1950 noir flim, the frist person Jake sees is the green card man and hands over the sliver dollar, He then makes is way out of the site he’s still in the same town. So he goes into shop and finds a newspaper the date reads September 9th 1958. The man is in fact the father of a man he knows. Jake spends a few minutes looking around the main street Comparing the things that he sees to the things he knows about the town.

He finally decides to go back into the construction site and find the makers he put down and steps which let him into this world, he gets back to find that only two minutes have past and Al lets him that not only its always two minutes but each time is like the frist the people you interact with don’t remember the one seems to is the green card man. Al has something for to Jake to do but the pain is much a needs a rest so they will meet up in six hour at Al’s home. 

Jake spends the hours thinking about what he saw and the feeling to go back builds.

And now the Continuation –  Part One –  Watershed Moment –  Chapter Three

  1. Jake goes to see Al who not only tells Jake he will be in hospital soon, (even if he had chemo and radiation, two doctors have told him this one in Portland and the other in Dallas 1963) but the dinner is done with to its rented space.
  2.  Jake asks Al wants going to happen to the hole when they move the dinner, Al has no idea its a freak of nature Jake thinks he knows want Al wants him to do but is not happy about it. but in the end hears the old man out.
  3. Al talks about going back 2000 and paying people to vote for Al Gore not Bush, but when it comes to history is full of watershead  moments like that they can’t stop the frist and second world wars and 9.11 Jake would have wait forty three years and be pushing eighty. But 1963 John F. Kennedy can live.
  4. Jake is afraid and needs to be convinced, so Al says just go back again and if you get stuck be the teacher you are or bet on things like he did for the four years me lived there. And then the butterfly affect who RFK be at the Ambassador all things of things that link into that one action by Lee Oswald. Jake wants to make sure that Al is right it was all one man, Al is sure and even meet the man Why not kill him then Jake asks infornt of the mans wife and child. Al has written all this down he needs Jake to cram the thing like a test. Al wants Jake to stop Oswald a year and a half before 
  5. Jake’s not sure and asks long he got before the dinner is gone, until the end of the month, one more thing Al has to tell Jake is about Carolyn Poulin and Andy Cullum.
  6. Al tells Jake about the first few years of using the hole and about him carving his name in a tree and coming back it find it, knowing things can be changed he starts to look for an for accident A twentyone year old girl is hit Stray bullet from Andy Cullum gun So Al goes back with a little help from a felted tree he stops Andy Cullum returning to 2011 Al looks up Carolyn but she not in Graduation photo she in the 64 one and in 1979 she winning prizes in Albany New York. But every trip down the rabbit hole is a reset and with Jake going back it time Carolyn is back in her wheelchair.

    What I Think – Al’s been trying to save everyone at the cost of his own health, after working things can changed but they are a one shot deal, as the reset kicks in everytime you come back. You stay and change everything or come back and nothing you do matters. How is Jake going wait that long in the past the save JFK.

    Hope you can join me for that, So thank you for reading and see you next week.

    Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part One – Watershed Moment – Chapter Two  

    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 – In the frist person we meet Jake Epping who is teacher, who teachs a Adult English Class, one of pupils Harry Dunning has just graduated and togehter they for a burger at place they both know a run by a man called Al Templeton.

    Two years later Harry’s last day of work, Jake gets a call from Al who asks him to come when Jake gets there it becomes clear that something is wrong Al is now sick in fact dying, but Jake doesn’t believe a man because 24 hours ago he was fit and healthy, 

    Al wants Jake to see something the Kitchen stores, When I get there Al ask Jake to remove all the metal objects from he’s clothes and then hand him some several more bills and a silver dollar for somebody called the Yellow card man.

    And the Continuation.- Part One – Watershed Moment – Chapter Two.

    1. With his eyes shut Jake takes a few into the pantry but finds himself outside in a courtyard and Al’s diner is gone.
    2. He can see Al but he can hear him, he tells Jake he can get back the same way just feel for the steps but to look around frist. Jake is still in Lisbon Falls, Maine but when
    3. Still unsure what is really going on Jake marks the steps first with paper then a rock and takes a few step into the street, almost knocking down a wino looking like his straight out a 1950 film noir it turns out be the yellow card man so Jake gives the man the half rock (sliver dollar)
    4. He leaves the man a walks out into the world, touching a Plymouth fury car is hard and warm from the sun and very very real, standing at the corner of main street and route 196, the Kennebec Fruit Company now alive selling real friut and not the faded cold shell Jake knows, after watching a bus go by and thinking want if it ran him over. and nodding at a kid looking like James Dean/early Elvis heads inside a shop the newspapers tell him its September 9th 1958
    5. He picks up a paper and meets a younger Frank Anicetti who sells him root beer, but this turns out to be the father not the son. All three of them talk frist about a story by Shirley Jackson and then about route 117 all the time Jake just enjoying the world. he finishes his root beer and asks for the greenfront which turns out to a liqour store
    6. Not wanting to push his luck because of his clothes Jake feels it better he just head back to the courtyard making his way see the yellow card man buying some liqour in courtyard once more he finds the steps and just like before almost blacksout but Al’s there to help
    7. Al that explains that every time you back that only two minutes in time here and that every time is the first time for the people there like meeting you all over agian, only the yellow card man. Al wants to talk but needs to rest and needs to go home he and Jake will talk more there later in that night
    8. Jake goes home and waits for the six hours to pass but can’t think straight and at one point even believes that Al may have hypnotised him, He does the only thing that makes sense he drives to Main street. It was as if 1958 worth still right here only hidden in film of the intervening years. What did Al show him all this for did Al want him to do something and had the cancer stop you from doing it, Jake now what’s to go back.

        What I Think – So we have ourselves a time travel story which I could have guessed, but not just a stuck back in the past one and not just for the 11.22.63 is 1958 and both Jake and Al can move though time, I guessing Al spent to much time in the past so that’s why he’s really dyeing. How JFK finds into all this who knows but we shall see.

        Hope you can join me for that, So thank you for reading and see you next week.

        Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part One –   Watershed Moment – Chapter One 

        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?
        Part One – Watershed Moment – Chapter One.

        It would it would appear that chapter ome is split into six little sections.

        1. Harry Dunning graduated with flying colours and having no family he invites Jake Epping his teacher and after that they go for a burger at place called Al’s who take a photo of them a hangs it on the wall.
        2. Two years later Harry Is now retiring from his job as custodian at the school, when he gets a phone call from Al who asks him to come to see him
        3. When Jake gets there the welcome sign now CLOSED & WILL NOT REOPEN DUE TO ILLNESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS OVER THE YEARS & GOD BLESS. Al lets Jake in and Al is now ill in fact he’s dying, Jake can’t understand how in less that 24 hours
        4. Al had lung cancer but facts of how he got don’t add up for Jake, Al tells him he’s got something to show him. Which the storage for the restaurant
        5. Al ask Jake to give him the Contents of his pockets here show him it’s not a robbery and he will be giving everything back In fact Al gives Jake even more money.
        6. He then tells Jake about some strange man called ‘the yellow card man’ and he must give a sliver fifty cent piece to hand over,  Jack has really no ide wants going ,But decides to humour a dying man so he steps forward but as he steps forward his foot passes through something.

          What I think – Well so good it not want I expecting in fact is a very enjoyable read so far from the size of the book itslef not sure what role Harry plays in all this or why Al is now a dying man, I just going to have to carry on.

          Hope you can join me for that So thank you for reading and see you next week  , 

          Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Mysterious Fives pages

          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?

          At the start of the book after the Publishers information and dedication pages there are five pages which don’t have a title or name. The story the starts after those pages on page nine and is  named ‘Part 1 Watershed Moment’ 

          What these mysterious five pages have to do without tail I have no idea but I will read them anyway so here is a brief synopsis.

          A man called Jake Epping who’s wife has just left him because she says he’s ‘unable to feel my feelings’ and is emotionally blocked but she wrong, once as a child he’s cried at the death of his dog. And twice as a adult the death of his mother and the second time making a adult student english paper. Titled ‘The Day That Changed My Life’

          The paper is written by a man and he’s of the night when his father killed his mother, two brothers and sister, Jack makes the paper A+ and really wishes his exwife had been right about being emotionally blocked.

          Like said I have no idea what if anything links the pages to the story yet or even if they do but here they are.

          Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Introduction.

          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 copy of the book I have is a hardback with a picutre of both President Kennedy and Jacqueline bouvier Kennedy riding in a motorcade its a frist editition printed in Great Britain in 2011 by Hodder and Stoughton and there are 740 pages, 31 chapters, there several more pages relating to the story the book is dedicated “For Zelda Hey, honey, welcome to the party”

          The review will be posted every saturday afternoon 3 o’clock am GMT staring from the 20 May 2017 and every saturday until the book is done.

          I will tell you how many chapters, (titles and numbers) I have read and want if anythings as happened then an over all outline and what I think will happen next. 

          As you may have guess there will be spoilers, I mark this fact at the top of the blog and only once. 

          Hope you can join me for this review, So thank you for reading and see you next week 

          Bookends – Bookreview- Once A Crooked Man by David McCallum – Introduction.

          Out of the two book from by bookends blog I have chosen to review first is Once A Crooked Man by the actor David McCallum. There are two reasons in picked it over 11.22.63 by Stephen King. 

          The frist one being that its Mr McCallum’s first novel curious to see his writing style, see how eveything flows and the second more simple the book is half the size of Mr King’s, Once a Crooked Man is 337 pages and 81 chapters but 11.22.63 is 739 pages and 31 chapters.

          Just like when I covered The Ipcress File I will be doing it chapter by chapter how many chapter in each blog will be dictated by the length of the writing. For those who want such a thing here are the technical specs of the book

          The copy of the book I have is a hardback with a red dust cover its a frist editition printed in the United States of America in 2016 so there for its in america english and there 337 pages, 81 chapters, one page of acknowledgments at the ends and it is affectionately dedicated to Corporal George Whitney Carpenter, USMC.

          The review will be posted every saturday afternoon 3 o’clock am GMT staring from the 28 Jan 2017, I will tell you how many chapters I have read and want if anythings as happened then an over all outline and what I think will happen next. As you may have guess there will be spoilers, I mark this fact at the top of the blog and only once. 

          I hope you can join me for this review.