Confession: I am not a Stephen King fan. Mostly because I love sleeping. Classic King scares the bejesus out of me.
I’m not saying that he isn’t a wizard with words. He is. He’s created a world of pop culture icons, but I tend to avoid them because……I love sleeping, and I’m a chicken.
However, in this time travel adventure, he still manages to slip in his eerie, doesn’t sit well moments, but the novel is so much more than that. True, you have the adventure of time travel – the rediscovery of your own country in a different time – which is always fun. But he also includes a huge (and unexpected) dose of heart.
I would say more than anything else this was a love story. It hit me in the feels in all the right ways, and it also imparted some very big truths: sometimes things are just meant to be……
All in all. I loved this novel. The biggest compliment that I could pay is that I wish I could slip into the rabbit hole in Al’s Diner and read it all over again for the first time.
Thanks for the memories, Mr. King.