So I was just going to read the first chapter or so of Stephen King's new book, 11/22/63, and when I came up for air I was on page 124. I can't think of any other writer who can hold my attention like that these days. It probably helps that the book is about time travel, one of my favorite ideas for fiction, but really, it's just that King is so readable. He's just such a good storyteller. Truthfully I might have stopped a little earlier, but some characters from one of King's earlier novels showed up and I had to see what that was about and...darn him.