I've always been a Stephen King fan, and I'm really enjoying his latest book, 11/22/63. I'm one-quarter of the way through and can already recommend it. If you are still out shopping last-minute, this may be just the gift for the reader on your list.
Here's the Goodreads.com blurb:
November 22nd, 1963 was a rapid-fire sequence of indelible moments: Shots ring out; a president slumped over; a race to the Dallas hospital; an announcement, blood still fresh on the First Lady's dress. But what if President John F. Kennedy didn't have to die; if somehow his assassin could have been thwarted? For Maine schoolteacher Jake Epping, those hypothetical what if's become real possibilities when he walks through a portal to the past. Without special skills and still unfamiliar with his new/old surroundings, he struggles to discover a way to change the history he left. Like its Under the Dome predecessor, Stephen King's 960-page novel shows that this master of suspense is back at the top of his game.
I've included the book trailer for 11/22/63 and note that this is called an "Enhanced eBook Trailer". An enhanced ebook is one with some multimedia attached to enhance the reader's experience. When you buy this ebook, you'll see a 13-minute film narrated by Stephen King with footage from CBS news. I've bought movies with the extras because I like to hear the director's thoughts or bloopers, but I haven't given much thought to this in ebooks. I think it would be neat in some books I've read in the past to hear author interviews or see music videos for a book. Do you think multimedia is enticing to readers?