This is so epic. Self referential meme nesting. With a nod to Godwin’s Law.
Stephen King has a new book out. The title is 11/22/63. It’s a simple enough premise for a Stephen King book, there’s one magical thing, a door from now to 1958. When you find it, what do you do with it? For anyone over 55, the title gives it away. You decide to change history, to stop the events of November 22, 1963. And yes, some of the book is about that.
But you have 5 years to live through to get there and that is the real story in this novel. The living, breathing heart of it is just this man’s life as he lives it in a small town in America as it was. Because what happens when you live somewhere? You get connected, you grow rooted, and sometimes you fall in love.
Here’s a review from the Cleveland Plain Dealer by Michelle McFee. It’s clear she saw some of the same things I did. This is one of the best fiction stories I have read in a long time. He found a group of characters in a place and time and gave them life.
There’s a pride and a sadness in this song that always spoke to me.
Really. All four. All the time. Because there is no taking the bullet back.
Carteach0 and I collaborated on a post about military surplus ammo. It’s not definitive by any means, just we have learned so far, and it has raised as many questions as it answered.
The best thing about it is that the internet allowed Carteach0 and I to connect, share ideas and common interests, and put up a post together. Go and read it, if old ammo and even older rifles are of interest to ya’.