Book Review – It by Stephen King

Hey Everyone,

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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!!

TTT – Top Ten Tuesday | Books With Red, White and Blue Covers

Hey Everyone,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and Bookish and has now been transferred to The Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks theme is Books With Red, White and Blue Covers because it is the fourth of July in America but it also included that you can do books with covers matching from your own country. Since I am from the United Kingdom it was obvious that it would be red, white and blue but I seem to have a lot of red and white or blue and white.

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Hope you are having a lovely day

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TTT – Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Decided To DNF Too Quickly

Hey everyone,

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and Bookish and has now been transferred to The Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is Books I Decided To DNF Too Quickly. I could only think of books that I couldn’t get into or ones that I have tried and failed.

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Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

I couldn’t find the plot interesting and while I was listening to the audiobook I got completely lost as to who is who.

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I found the book very hard to get into, I’m one of those people that want to give books a chance even when I’m not enjoying them but I could not find anything interesting and gave it up. I am selling it on my Depop if anyone is interested.

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11.22.63 by Stephen King

I have had this book for 7 YEARS. I can still remember getting it. This isn’t the only book by Stephen King that I have put down on this list. I remember picking up the book, reading a couple pages and gave up. LOL.

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A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

I love the TV Show but I can never get into the books. I started reading it last year but I could only get as far to the Baratheon/Lannister arrival to Winterfell. Much like Colour of Magic, I was listening to the Audiobook but I couldn’t get myself to enjoy it. Another year to go…

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Carrie by Stephen King

Another Stephen King novel, I thought it would be interesting but I wasn’t enjoying it and gave up.

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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

I go into a phase where I would get a few of the books by a certain author in order to get myself to their work and hope to enjoy them but after reading The Rat series I wasn’t much interested in picking up the others and ended up selling it.

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The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

Apart from Cockroaches and the two recent releases of the Harry Hole series, I have had this book for years and I could never get into this book. I could never get as far as the first chapter.

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I picked this book up back in 2015 on my trip to Thailand and I found the book to be very hard to get into, of course, I was sitting by the beach on Koh Samet enjoying the sunshine, the relaxation and the company. Check out my Instagram if you are interested in seeing it. I guess I got distracted from where I was than the book.

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

I borrowed the book from my school library and I remember getting very into it but I ended up giving it back to the library. I don’t remember why but I did.

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The 13 Problems by Agatha Christie

Or any Agatha Christie book. I have only read three of her books so far and I really enjoyed it but I haven’t found myself wanting to pick up more of her work. I have only read one chapter of The 13 Problems and haven’t returned since.

What are your answers? Let me know xx