11/22/63. The plot is fairly straight forward: Jake's friend finds a time tunnel to 1958, and recruits Jake to go back in time and stop the assassination of JFK. In those five years of living in the past, Jake not only shadows Lee Harvey Oswald but also carves out a semi-normal life for himself teaching English in a small town.
I read it fast. At 800 pages, the story was compelling enough that I enjoyed it and didn't think about taking a break from the book. Still, it could have benefited from some editing. There are a lot of Easter eggs hidden in the story, references to other Stephen King novels. The romance aspect was both lovely and authentically tragic.
My enthusiasm waned with the ending. The chapters that actually occur on the date 11/22/63 drag, and I kept thinking that the surely the universe would throw something more at them. Without going into too much detail, the final part of the book is simply not enough for me. A lot of explanation is skimmed over. I'm not sure how else it could have ended, but some of the conclusions that simply felt forced and hurried, without any supporting explanation.