Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I bought this eBook quite some time ago when I got a Waterstones gift card for my birthday – I do love a bit of time-travel so I was convinced that I would eventually get to it. But then one day when I was at work, I got a text from Hanna telling me that I HAD to read this book! Inevitably, I started reading not long after.
I think what I was aware of most when I started reading 11.22.63 was how time-travel stories are difficult ones to get right – there are countless things that can go horribly wrong and/or seem ridiculous. As much time as went into researching the history must have gone into thinking through the implications of Jake’s time travelling. It’s hard to gush openly about why I thought it was so clever and how much I loved reading about it without getting spoilery so I’ll just say that it’s smart and well done and I didn’t do any eye rolling or thinking of “Pfft – how silly”.
Date finished: 20 December 2012
Format: eBook (740 pages are HEAVY!)
Genre: Science fiction/fantasy; historical fiction
Published (in the UK): by Hodder & Stoughton Limited in November 2011