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Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader

I didn't always read, but that changed in June of 2013. I dropped the unnecessary stuff and picked up the awesome stuff--like reading! I started posting my reviews on Amazon and within a few months rose to the top 0.1% of reviewers. My reviews then went to Goodreads, and now my blog (http://ryandejonghe.wordpress.com) and Twitter (@Ryan_Reads). If you are reading this, why not leave a comment or send me a note? I love talking to other folks about books and my reviews. Publishers and authors, feel free to drop me a note if you want me to review your book. I usually stick to mainstream publishing, but I'll consider anything. If I review your book, I’ll give you a fair and thorough review and let you know when the review goes live. You can reach me at dejonghes@gmail.com. Happy Reading!

11/22/63: A Novel

11/22/63 - Stephen King Stephen King is a master class storyteller. Without his brilliantly crafted narrative, I would have never finished this 849 page journey. I’m usually reluctant to pick up a book covering time travel or historical fiction, but King’s characters kept my interest alive. The magic behind the novel is finding the force that drives men into action, whether it is family, love, or self-interest. Yes, this is a book about possibly changing the course of history, but more importantly about the course of life.

I would be hesitant to recommend the book without a fair warning: it does drag on in parts. King has well researched every aspect of the time period and the events surrounding his story. In parts the pages come alive, in other areas it plods along. To some, this may be of great interest, but to others, skim along because the future is well worth looking forward to.