Just finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King... the first King novel I've read.
I'm pretty mixed about this book. On one hand, it mixes two things I really enjoy: sci-fi and the 50s/60s. It was very well-researched and King paints a good portrait of the early 60s, something that I sunk into quite easily. The writing style is also very easy and smooth, and makes for a quick read despite the page length. And the story itself, during it's best moments, made it hard to put this book down at times. However, it's not all roses. This book has WAY more pages than it needed, especially towards the end, as King tends to go on and on and on at times. The suspense at times just hangs slack at times, feeling like King tried to stretch tense scenes as much as he could and ended up boring me instead. The main character can be boring at times too. And some of the outcomes/endings are just... predictable. Not bad, just predictable.
All in all, it was a decent book, and most of the time it really drew me in. I finished it in little over a week which is very quick for me. It's a book BEGGING to be turned into a movie, and apparently it will be. I have no idea how they'll pull it off, they have to cut at least half the content.
And on the audio-book (got this book on tape): not terrible, but not seamless. You can tell when each recording session ended, and every once in a while it sounds like the reader got a cold for 2 or 3 sentences. However it's fine to listen to when cleaning, crafting, or commuting.
... which makes me wonder. Can someone get Charlie Slowes to make an audio-book? I'd buy the crap out of that.