If you had the chance to change the course of history, would you? Would the consequences be what you hoped?
The sentence above is this novel in a nutshell, the rest is just filler, to make it an engaging story, to drag us in and make us stay till the end to see what does happen: does Jake prevents the assassination of JFK? And if he does, what will happen to the present? Along the way he saves a couple of other people. And some other people die, Jake makes some vital errors and learns there are consequences to changing history. I’m not saying anymore. SPOILERS
This is only the third Stephen King novel I’ve read. I’m not really into supernatural horror. I read CUJO, which scared the living daylights out of me and changed my view of St. Bernards forever; I recently read The Shining, which didn’t scare me much; and this book.
On the surface this is a time travel book, but underneath it is much more, the book is like an onion, you have to keep the peeling the layers to find out what’s at the center of it, and sometimes you don’t want to peel because you know it will make you cry, but you can’t stop. There are some paranormal elements to this book, after all Jack is traveling back in time through a passageway in a storage room. But it’s not scare paranormal, the horror scary moments come from real people. The story moves slow at times, then races forward with incredible speed. A bit like life. And through everything I was hooked, I wanted to know how everything ended.