Sunday, July 26, 2020

11/22/63 by Stephen King

I read this book in two days and one evening.  I could not put it down. I had not really ever been interested in the JFK story, despite having grown up in the Dallas area for most of my life.  However, just a few years ago, I learned that my grandma had dated Jack Ruby.  That piqued my interest in the event.  In this story, Jake finds that there is a way to travel through time and he is commissioned to go to 1963 and stop Oswald from killing Kennedy, but it will take some time and planning since the portal in time only leads to 1958 and time doesn't like to be changed. During that time, Jake, who changes his name to George, becomes a part of the past, but will he be able to change it?  Totally fantastic book.  Next, I plan to watch the TV series that is based on the book.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea
This book is like a very long description
of an acid trip.
Bees and honey
and swords and honey
and keys and honey
and owls and honey
and a bunny who is a girl who is a bunny
and cats and books and stories
and a starless sea
and a harbor
a dollhouse,
and dancing
and Max of the wild things
and video games
and I think, it is most likely, that
the owls are not what they seem
although that is another story.
Many stories in one story.
A mysterious underground
magical world.
Love stories.
"It doesn't feel real, but it does feel familiar."
A very long, sticky story of fantasy and mystery and honey.