Cover of book It
Authors: Stephen King
Categories: Fiction » Horror
This is not a killer clown novel. Well, yeah it is. And thank you Uncle Stevie for ruining clowns- although to be quite honest I don’t really blame you, I blame Tim Curry. ::shudder::
But this novel is a kitten-squisher for a reason- it’s scary and creepy and definitely nightmare-inducing. The spider????? The blood in the drain? What happened to poor Georgie?
But details of the children and the friendships in this novel is what drives this book. SK writes children and the loss of childhood so brilliantly sad. He’s a genius.
I am so happy to have finally read this novel but I am so sad it’s over. Beep Beep.
I’ve been in Derry, Maine the last few weeks since Stephen King has great talent for making you feel like you’re living the storyline. This coming of age/horror is the tale of 7 outcast kids who take it upon themselves to rid the town of the child devouring creature ( It) which dwells in buried sewer lines and morphs into the object of their own nightmares , then follows them when they are called back after 27 years to complete their task. I grew up staying up late of a weekend to watch good old Nightmare Theater on yes, a black and white TV and shopping at the local Woolworths, so although I liked most of the buildup story better than the creepy ending, I still enjoyed this as it’s just classic vintage King. Who else can get away with starting a chapter in the middle of a sentence ? It’s overlong ( 1116 pages) and not my favorite genre but hard to beat as pure escapist reading. 11 of 12 for SK Challenge 5 stars