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Old 11-07-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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11/22/63 by Stephen King - Discussion Thread



Anyone else getting this tonight/tomorrow? I have the Kindle Edition with Audio/Video pre-ordered and cannot wait. Probably going to wake up extra early tomorrow to watch the short movie and read a few chapters before work.

Announcement from Stephen King's Website
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Kindle Edition with audio/video (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch only) - Includes 13 minute opening movie narrated by Stephen King ($18.99)
Kindle Edition - $16.99
Harcover - $18.40

Not linking to any reviews as I have read that they are spoiler heavy.

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Old 11-07-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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I'm interested in reading it, but I don't know that I'm wanting to fork over $17 for the Kindle version of it. Maybe when the price drops a bit, I'll give it a read.
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I have to say the fact that I earned a $100 Amazon GC recently at work helped in my decision to go ahead and splurge for the $19 version. But I can definitely see a lot might find the price a huge turn off.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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Cool 11/22/63 by Stephen King - Discussion Thread

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.....Anyone else getting this tonight/tomorrow? I have the Kindle Edition with Audio/Video pre-ordered and cannot wait. Probably going to wake up extra early tomorrow to watch the short movie and read a few chapters before work.

Announcement from Stephen King's Website
Wikipedia Entry

Kindle Edition with audio/video (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch only) - Includes 13 minute opening movie narrated by Stephen King ($18.99)
Kindle Edition - $16.99
Harcover - $18.40

Not linking to any reviews as I have read that they are spoiler heavy.
nope too pricey for me instead, i placed it on my amazon christmas wish list and requested the $16.99 version in the comments field

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I'm interested in reading it, but I don't know that I'm wanting to fork over $17 for the Kindle version of it. Maybe when the price drops a bit, I'll give it a read.
but i did put it on my amazon christmas wish list

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I have to say the fact that I earned a $100 Amazon GC recently at work helped in my decision to go ahead and splurge for the $19 version. But I can definitely see a lot might find the price a huge turn off.
could i ask why the $18.99 version instead of the $2.00 cheaper one
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:57 PM   #5
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A few reasons:

I have an iPad 2, so might as well take advantage of it.
The video sounds cool.
Like I said, free money to me, so why the heck not .
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Cool 11/22/63 by Stephen King - Discussion Thread

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A few reasons:

I have an iPad 2, so might as well take advantage of it.
The video sounds cool.
Like I said, free money to me, so why the heck not .
duh your 'Device: See signature' confused me
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:26 AM   #7
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Watched the video and read the first 5 chapters this morning. Obviously I haven't even begun to scratch the surface, but what I've read so far has been really, really good. And the video was a perfect mood setting device. Well done.
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I'm interested in reading it, but I don't know that I'm wanting to fork over $17 for the Kindle version of it. Maybe when the price drops a bit, I'll give it a read.

You're in luck: It just dropped a penny!

Seriously: I've bought my copy and will start on it as soon as I finish another long book that I'm reading.

This thread looks to be quite interesting and I'm sure there'll be some wonderful discussions going on.



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Is that video available publicly ? as in is there a legal link where I can watch it ?

As for the novel, it's a fiction story with the historical background of the Kennedy assassination right ? Just trying to understand what the book is about.

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Watched the video and read the first 5 chapters this morning. Obviously I haven't even begun to scratch the surface, but what I've read so far has been really, really good. And the video was a perfect mood setting device. Well done.
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I read the preview today and can't wait to read the rest. I just bought "1Q84" though, which is 1000 pages long and I'm going to wait until I finish that before getting into another thousand-page epic. Especially since it's $17, I might wait until my next pay day.
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Is that video available publicly ? as in is there a legal link where I can watch it ?

As for the novel, it's a fiction story with the historical background of the Kennedy assassination right ? Just trying to understand what the book is about.
It's about a guy going back in time to try and prevent the JFK assassination.
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It's about a guy going back in time to try and prevent the JFK assassination.

*cough the plot of an episode of quantum leap cough*

under the dome was the plot from the simpsons movie.

imo king is creatively bankrupt.
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*cough the plot of an episode of quantum leap cough*

under the dome was the plot from the simpsons movie.

imo king is creatively bankrupt.
Under the Dome was actually an early novel that King attempted, but sat on it for a couple decades because he didn't feel he could do the idea justice. He then rewrote most of it and published it around the same time as the Simpsons movie. Also, Stephen King books are really more about the interaction between the characters than the plot device. He creates believable characters and writes interesting dialogue for them, that makes you want to read about them for hundreds (or thousands in some cases) of pages.

I mean, every science fiction plot at some point has been done in some way on Star Trek, or Quantum Leap, or Doctor Who or whatever. "Going back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald" is a very basic idea that may have been done before but it's not the point of reading this book, you know what I mean? This isn't an alternate history novel, it's a Stephen King book.
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Under the Dome was actually an early novel that King attempted, but sat on it for a couple decades because he didn't feel he could do the idea justice. He then rewrote most of it and published it around the same time as the Simpsons movie. Also, Stephen King books are really more about the interaction between the characters than the plot device. He creates believable characters and writes interesting dialogue for them, that makes you want to read about them for hundreds (or thousands in some cases) of pages.

I mean, every science fiction plot at some point has been done in some way on Star Trek, or Quantum Leap, or Doctor Who or whatever. "Going back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald" is a very basic idea that may have been done before but it's not the point of reading this book, you know what I mean? This isn't an alternate history novel, it's a Stephen King book.
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*cough the plot of an episode of quantum leap cough*

under the dome was the plot from the simpsons movie.

imo king is creatively bankrupt.
According to this logic there are a lot of creatively bankrupt writes out there. Like...all of 'em.
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