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Old 03 April 2017, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
11.22.63 by Stephen King.
Enjoyed this one, but thought the ending "twist" with the return to the present day timeline was a bit trite (and has been done to death in time travel stories in just about every medium imaginable, including Saturday morning cartoons). To me, this was largely King's love letter to the teaching profession (he trained as, and was for a short while a high school English teacher before making it as a writer). Like you, I really enjoyed the tie-ins with It.

I'm currently reading a short story collection titled "The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories," edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. This has to be one of the best anthologies I've seen - 110 (!) stories, and so far they've all been terrific. They're arranged more or less chronologically, and include authors ranging from Franz Kafka and H.P. Lovecraft to Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, and Neil Gaiman. I particularly enjoy the translations of several foreign works that I've not seen elsewhere in American anthologies.
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