Book Review – It by Stephen King

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It by Stephen King

It was the children who saw – and feel – what made the small town of Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread.

Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as it sirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Published: Sept 2016
Published Edition: May 2011
Publishers: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fiction
Pages: 1376

Format of Reading: Paperback and Audiobook

Goodreads Star Rating: 🤡🤡🤡🤡

Review

AHHH!! I cannot believe that I actually read and finished this book.

This was a book that I was nervous and excited to read. I might want to point out that my expectations of this book were not what I expected it to be. I don’t want to spoil it to anyone who hasn’t read the book but I found the book to be quite alarming in places, sometimes I felt uncomfortable to just open the book out in public.

I was amazed at Stephen King’s writing, I was aware that he was a distinctive writer and I can definitely understand why. His description is amazing, he has a way to keep you intrigued and it didn’t matter that it was over 1300 pages long.

During the book, I felt the book to be slow but it was good as well to see the development of the characters from kids to adults. From the beginning, I was interested in learning more about what happened when they were kids because it fell more into the background of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Although I did feel that the appearance of Pennywise was not enough (it might be me), but I did think that Pennywise would be a creepy stalking clown but that is not true.

I did try to tab and annotate my book but most of the time I was writing in the book an not tabbing anything. But I enjoyed writing in the book, I felt free somehow. (Might do a blog post about it).

Overall, the book is long and enjoyable. It’s dark, twisted and even funny at times. I feel a little stupid for not getting into Stephen King’s work before and I am interested in trying some of his other works. I had aimed to pick this book up in October but I was too tempted to pick it up knowing it would take a lot of days to get through the book. Have you read the book? What did you think?

Happy Reading!!

2 Comments

  1. IT is one of my most favorite novels. I’ve read it twice and might try for a third once I finish The Wheel of Time. Only 4 more books for that series. Anyways, IT is one of the greatest books with insane character development. I was so attached to every Loser that I couldn’t that, to me; there was no moment I was bored with the book.
    I am being completely honest, but at the end of the book where Mike is writing about the group losing their memories of the Derry events. That one point where he’s on the phone with Richie and Richie asks about Bev and Ben but can’t remember anything about them, then hangs up with Mike knowing it will be the last time to speak to his friend. Then Mike says his memories are fading and that he loves everyone in the group. IT BROKE MY HEART and I cried like a little bitch. Like saying good bye to a group of friends you’ve known for so long!
    The book is moving, dark and boundless. Henry Bowers is just as dark, if not more; than IT because Henry is out in the open. He’s exposed and doesn’t care. A terror of unimaginable proportions. The fact that IT uses this character twice, to do his bidding is proof of his darkness. Man, Stephen King knows how to freak people out to the max.

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    1. Haha yes I agree. I was never bored with the book but it kept me intrigued to the end. I was also feeling quite emotional when they are were losing their memories and I loved it. Stephen King is one of those writers that I should have been reading but I was too nervous to even start. I have 11.22.63 on my the shelf and I hope to finally read it, it’s been on my shelf for a really long time. Xx

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