Or so terrifying. President John F. Kennedy is dead. Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town.

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Or so terrifying. President John F. Kennedy is dead. Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town.

While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father"s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family.

Jake is blown away…but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake"s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

By stepping through a portal in the diner"s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke…Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald.

The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful. The reader feels the benefit of 40 years of narrative craftsmanship and reflection on his nation"s history. Going backwards proves to be another step forward for the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature.

Mark Lawson, Guardian The pages of It takes great brazenness to go anywhere near this subject matter. But it takes great skill to make this story even remotely credible. King makes it all look easy, which is surely his book"s fanciest trick. New York Times Stephen King at his epic, pedal-to-metal best Alison Flood, Sunday Times not just an accomplished time-travel yarn but an action-heavy meditation on chance, choice and fate. Independent Books of the Year The details of Fifties America, the cars, the clothes, the food, the televisions with wonky horizontal hold, are so vivid that you begin to wonder whether the author himself hasn"t had access to a time machine.

But as you worry at the paradoxes and the brilliantly explained pseudo science there is no denying that this monster yearn is blindingly impressive.

Manly writers run out of steam as they get older. King, though, writes books that are ever longer and more demanding. I can"t wait to see what he will tackle next. Daily Express Stephen King"s new novel, London Review of Books The master of the pen has written yet another extraordinary novel. Independent A wonderful book: page-turningly exciting, witty, wise, melancholic.

But also utterly human, profoundly decent Ashley Pharoah, co-writer and co-creator of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes Take King"s hand and allow him to lead you into a past so vibrant and complete that you can almost taste it. But hold on tight, the Master of Horror has now become the Master of Time Utterly enthralling, emotional and magical Matthew Graham, co-writer and co-creator of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes Fine stories to take with us into the night.

Neil Gaiman in the Guardian America"s greatest living novelist. Lee Child King"s gift of storytelling is unrivalled. His ferocious imagination is unlimited. George Pelecanos "King"s most purely entertaining novel in years The story comes off the blocks with almost alarming speed Daily Telegraph Stephen King at his epic, pedal-to-metal best Alison Flood Sunday Times, Culture,i Perhaps only seasoned storyteller Stephen King could accomplish changing the course of history in his vast time-travelling masterpiece whilst effortlessly weaving political and social details with abundant humour.

King"s intriguing new story structure will surely catapult the author to another best-seller. The Australian Women"s Weekly These early sections of the novel are almost irresistible entertaining, enlivened not just by King"s supreme control of the form but by his sardonic wit and usual generosity of spirit and expansiveness. Beneath the reassuring glow of King"s portrait of an earlier, simpler time moves a darker and less comfortable vision, a glimpse of the terrifying machinery that moves below the surface of human history, and which stands as a stark, chilling rejoinder to the fantasies of escape embodied in so many time travel stories.

The Weekend Australia Mammoth but entertaining, this is part sci-fi, part suspense and part travelogue of a long-ago America. Who Weekly Stephen King is a remarkable and wonderful storyteller who never loosens his grip on the reader throughout the page book.

Woman"s Day The novel is big, ambitious and haunting. King has probably absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation as thoroughly and imaginatively as any other writer.

Mildura Midweek King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense. Daily Liberal A fascinating journey. Armidale Express Extra A delightful blend of history and fantasy by a man who has always had a soft spot for an America where men wore fedoras, drove big Fords and could do the foxtrot.

A thriller by a genius writer. The Courier Mail People often complain there are no writers of the stature of Dickens anymore. I think that for pure energy and invention missed with compassion, King stands in that writer"s direct line.

Dickens" heir is alive and well and living in Maine. Eureka Street This is Stephen King in top and chilling form. Take 5 You have to take a leap of faith with time-travel novels, but if there"s one writer who can pull it off, it"s Stephen King.

Captivating, surprisingly pacy and free from sci-fi cliche, it"s no wonder the film version is already being planned. Shortlist The most remarkable story-teller in modern American literature. Mark Lawson, Guardian a powerful love story Mirror One of the strengths of the book is King"s at once nostalgic and honest view of the end of the Eisenhower era. King manages to avoid both sentimentalizing the past and treating it with massive condescension; his role as the poet of American brand-names serves him well here.

Independent King swiftly moves beyond vintage Americana to unfold a stunningly panoramic portrait of the era. His [King"s] fascination with evil King commands an inordinately fat space on the bookshelf with Seven, The Sunday Telegraph The key to any novel set in an alternate reality is credible world building, the steady accumulation of detail - preferably lightly distributed - that brings the story alive.

King succeeds in this, partly drawing from his own memories. This is the American of Stephen King"s childhood and it"s one that he re-creates in vivid and loving detail This is a truly compulsive, addictive novel not just about time-travel or the Kennedy assassination but about recent American history and its might-have-beens, about love, and about how life "turns on a dime". It"s a thunking pager which left me only wanting more. The master storyteller in truly masterful form.

Daily Mail Stephen King is up there with the best. It"s a thriller, a meditation on late Fifties and early Sixties America and a love story. It creates a world you can lose yourself in. Peter Robinson in the Sunday Express He writes incomparably good stories King"s mastery of plot and his ability to create characters and situations both homespun and far-fetched means that this is the book you dream of getting stuck on the train home with. Independent on Sunday The story moves seamlessly from detailed reality to elaborate fantasy and back again through a meticulously researched backdrop of late s events, fashion and sentimentality.

It is a story of temptation, sacrifice, politics, love and self-interest. It was enthralling and I loved it. Townsville Bulletin Australia The fictional offering that engaged me most urgently Canberra City News A suspenseful drama. New Idea Australia Time travel and an incredible talent for storytelling combine to produce a unique tour de force. Sun A book of the year. Sun Cleverly evokes the moral dilemmas of time travel and whether a time traveller could or should prevent the assassination of John F.

Kennedy on King also beautifully and nostalgically evokes the minutiae of American suburban life in the late "s. Canberra Times A fondly-felt, wryly funny, subplots-and-tangents-aplenty character study. Rip it Up Australia A real page-turner. Woman"s Day Australia A fascinating read that"s like an episode of Dr Who, the book leaves you with more questions than answers.

Sunday Telegraph Australia Delivers as an affecting, suspenseful page-turner. Irish Times King has form in rendering plausible the fantastic Times Literary Supplement King"s first effort at melding fact with fiction is as successful as his previous books, and perhaps even more intriguing considering the subject matter: time travel and the implications of change.

A contemplative and thoughtful book as filled with heart as it is with intrigue, courtesy of one of our most gifted living writers. Australian Penthouse Legendary writer King has written another magical tome. People Australia --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. About the Author Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers.

His epic series, The Dark Tower, is the basis for a major motion picture from Sony. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


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