11/22/63 is the newest creation of the genius that is Stephen King. This 842 page (well, 849 if you count the Afterword) novel is without a doubt one of the best books he has ever written.
I had planned on buying the book for Man-Child for Christmas...but was worried that I wouldn't be able to stop myself from reading it first. Then Carol recently did a review on this book and basically told me to quit wasting time and go get it and read it NOW. And I'm glad I did. I devoured this book. And am ready to go back and read it again. It is that good. I promise.
I can't go into too much detail without giving away a lot, but basically a diner-owner finds what he calls a "rabbit hole" in his pantry. This "rabbit hole" is a gateway to the past; to Tuesday, September 9, 1958 to be exact. And every time you visit - no matter how long you stay - when you return you've only been gone two minutes; even if you'd been gone for years.
Eventually, the diner owner fixates on the idea that if he can stop John F. Kennedy's assassination that the future will be a much better place. Unfortunately, he falls gravely ill and cannot complete his mission. So he brings in a much younger man in hopes that he can change the future; negating Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King and other atrocities that have since occurred.
This novel focuses mainly on this man's travels and experiences while living in the past. It also details the "butterfly effect" in ways that I'd never thought about before.
If you are looking for a good book to immerse yourself in over the holidays - pick up this one. You will not be disappointed. Pinkie swear.