“11/22/63” Is Coming 2/15/16

You read it, you loved it, you want some more of it!  And now Stephen King fans, you’ve got it.  This Monday, February 15 King’s fantastic alt-history novel 11/22/63 comes to television as an 8-hour miniseries airing on Hulu.  Directed by J.J. Abrams of recent Star Wars fame, the TV adaptation stars multi-hyphenate James Franco as Jake Epping, a lonely high school teacher who travels back in time to stop the assassination of JFK.  Check out this great Rolling Stone article to get the whole scoop on the project and don’t miss the Vice essay that landed Franco the starring role.  You can also whet your appetite with the trailer above.  If you’ve yet to read King’s breathtaking novel, don’t fret and don’t delay.  It’s so good you’ll burn your way through all 850 pages of brilliance by Monday with time to spare.  This wintry weekend should be perfect for some binge-reading.

 

Stephen King discusses his new book “11/22/63”

Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC’s “Q” radio talk show, aired an exclusive interview with master storyteller Stephen King Thursday evening. King discussed his soon-to-be-released novel “11/22/63,” which explores what our world would be like if Jack Kennedy had not been assassinated on that eponymous date. Ghomeshi is a top-notch interviewer and King offered insightful answers in the lively discussion. Even if you’re not a Stephen King fan, you have probably been aware of his huge contribution to the genres of horror and psychological thriller and caught one or two of the films based on his works.

Early reviews of the book are calling it a winner. NPR’s Alan Cheuse gave the new book a hearty “thumbs up” in his recent review.

Barbara L.