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    Born near Detroit Michigan and transplanted to Tampa Florida in 1982, where he located the story called “Steeling Time”, the author now resides in Russellville, Kentucky.

    His past experience includes articles in the Tripolitan, (Journal of the Tripoli Rocket Association, June 1991) and TRASH (Tampa Regional Aero-Space Hobbyist). In 1993 and 1994 many articles were published in the Unauthorized Launch, the Tampa Tripoli High Power Rocket Club newsletter. A science fiction piece was also presented in the online magazine NTH Degree (May, 2004). Also, an award for creative nonfiction was granted in the 2007 Frank and Cellia Conley Writing Contest at Western Kentucky University

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11-22-63, by Stephen King, published by Scribner, 2011

A piece from my book and film review site:

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book the size of this Stephen King novel, at well over 700 pages. But, I still finished 11-22-63 several days before it needed to be taken back to the library. It will be no surprise to say it was a good read coming from the master of suspense. Anyone could guess that.  There will be no real spoilers in this review, I’m not giving away what happens.  What was a surprise to me was how the story was written.

I’ve been through a few time travel stories in my reading experience.  One of the things I enjoy as a science minded theorist is how one does travel through time. The mechanical techno babel that builds the time machine, the actual gadget with all it’s spinning dials and gears, blinking lights and swooshing noises has always been an important part of the story… to me.

Mr King skips all that. What he knows, and I will try to remember, is that a story is about people. He pushes us into situations of drama, danger, love and hate. He gets you to like and know a character, then pulls you into an adventure along with that person. He lets you feel what he feels from anger to love and more.  The story is not about all the special effects that make a movie work.  It is about people.  That’s what makes a book work.  That’s what makes his work worth reading.

Find more by Stephen King at: http://www.stephenking.com/library/novel/


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