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though the book is not from an Indian writer, there is a fair point to include the fiction work from Stephen King. A time traveller tries to prevent the Kennedy assassination. The writer himself frames the book for horror, science fiction and alternate history lovers.While grading experiments by his GED students, Jake reads a grisly, enthralling piece written by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty decades back, Harry finally survived his dad's sledgehammer slaughter of his whole family. Jake is dismissed. . .but a much more eccentric secret comes to light when Jake's buddy Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the assignment which has turned his obsession--to protect against the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal site from the diner's storeroom, and to the age of Ike and Elvis, of large American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke... Finding himself at warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake starts a new lifestyle. But all ends at the street result in some troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is going to be rewritten. . .and turned into heart-stoppingly suspenseful.
What makes this book stand out?
It is the best book from one of the best modern writers.
Read it for
A splendid book from the living legend of science fiction and horror. Stephen King’s excellence requires no special explanation.
Don't read it for
The people who are not fond of science fiction, horror or alternate history will not find it interesting.
Brief about Author Stephen King
Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King.Following his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mom. Components of his youth were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was in the moment, also at Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, to get great. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with older age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the care of those. Other household members provided a little home in Durham and fiscal aid. Following Stephen's grandparents passed away, Mrs. King discovered work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential center for the emotionally challenged. From his sophomore year in the University of Maine in Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the college paper, THE MAINE CAMPUS. He came to encourage the anti-war motion on the Orono campus, coming at his position from a conservative perspective the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional. He graduated in 1970, using a B.A. in English and qualified to teach on the high school degree. A draft board evaluation immediately post-graduation discovered him 4-F on grounds of elevated blood pressure, restricted eyesight, horizontal feet, and punctured eardrums. He met Tabitha Spruce from the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, in which they both worked as students; they wed in January of 1971. As Stephen was not able to find placement for a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a brief story sale to men's magazines. Stephen made his first professional short story sale ("The Glass Floor") to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Through the first years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to magazines. Many were assembled in the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies. In the autumn of 1971, Stephen started teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on books. Read More...