The book 11/22/63, by Stephen King, is about a fellow from modern day who is shown a portal back in time by a sick friend. Literally sick, not crazy sick.
The friend, who has the portal in the back of his diner and has been using it to go back to get really cheap hamburger, wants Jake to make better use of it than he did. I guess maybe because he’s dying of cancer and there’s that whole personal gain issue? I dunno. He explains to Jake that if someone went back, hung around for several years, tracked down Lee Harvey Oswald, and stopped the Kennedy assination, the world would be all sunshine and rainbows. There’s much more to it, and this is a phenomenal book.
It also, for me, was a love story at its very core. Because Jake meets Sadie. And she’s fragile (because of one whackadoo ex and parents who are very victim-blamey), very tall, and smart. Actually, I think I may kind of love her. Anyway, in honor of Halloween, horror, and a writer I love…
Dating Advice from Romance Novels: 11/22/63
- Don’t time travel. Bad shit will happen and you will be sad. Very, very sad.
- It is adorable and sexy to say “Oh, sugar,” the first time you really enjoy sex. I’m not being facetious for a change.
- Be honest. Just be honest because if she (or he) loves you, they will believe whatever crazy, delusional-sounding thing you say. But they will leave your ass if you keep secrets.
- True love doesn’t care about scars or weird age differentials caused by time-traveling.
- A person who loves you doesn’t try to change you, but they do help you become the very best you that you can be.
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