11/22/63

Stephen King

( 2012 ) ISBN: 9781451627299

The writing is good and the book starts strong with a solid plot line, likable characters, and a simple thus plausible time travel scheme. Even though I liked the writing style throughout the book, I couldn't get over how the plot line was a very thin cover for trying to convince me Oswald acted alone. King forces this point of view on the reader to such an extent that Oswald becomes a caricature and a cliche. Even the ending where the hero saves JFK and the future turns into a grim apocalyptic waste world ( verbatim stolen from the Red Dwarf series by the way ), is a tired and weak argument for JFK needing to die. Its like King is swearing there was no conspiracy, but even if there was it was justified because the world is better off this way. Maybe his numbers are slipping and the CIA dropped King a big payday to drop this thin veiled propaganda into our minds. Crazier things have happened.

Wool

Hugh Howey

For once science fiction that happens under ground instead of outer space. A pretty good book that focuses more on people and less on technology, almost to a fault. Absolutely earns the right to be in the top hundred science fiction books ever written.

The Calligrapher

Edward Docx

This is a fantastic book about a single guy who falls hard for a girl. This book is a nice real life story thats a good read for both sexes.

The Pleasure Of My Company

Steve Martin

Who knew Steve martin wrote books? Even better, who knew they were a pleasure to read. This book is light and feel good.

Rain Storm

Barry Eisler

When I read this it was the third and final book in the John Rain series, so there is a bit of a conclusion here.