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
Format of Reading: Paperback and Audiobook
Goodreads Star Rating: 🤡🤡🤡🤡
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?