Some parts were truly creepy at first and inITially, as often happens wITh King, I couldn t put IT down But then, as often happens wITh King, IT hITs a brick wall and becomes so over long and has so many unnecessary elements that get in the way of the main story that IT becomes a bloated, endless chore to finish People often say they hate the ending of this bookI did not hate IT or love IT I had checked out at that point and simply wanted IT to be over no matter who lived or died or whether they defeated IT or not.
This book is at least 300 pages too long and that is the least that could have been completely cut out wIThout hurting the story in the slightest Included in those 300 pages are some particularly disturbi Listened to the audio this time and IT was awesome The narrator is Steven Weber and he did a great job Hello, welcome to Derry I m Pennywise the Clown and at some point, especially if your a kid, I will eat your face off Have a nice day The first time I read this book was in the 6th grade and I had forgotten how good IT was I loved the movie as well, but the book is so much better I love how Mr King goes back and forth from when the friends were kids and to them as adults and what they do in life now, while they are on their way back to Derry See, when they were young and all became friends, they made a pact that if IT ever came back so would they IT showed ITself to them in many different creeptastic ways but IT showed ITself as Pennywise the Clown Bill s lITtle brother Georgie was the first one to be um eaten by Pennywise I m sorry, I don t care how old I am, if I saw a cree
I read this entire book in one day during my 24 hour readathon, readathonbyzoe Watch the vlog here highly enjoy Stephen King s descriptive wrITing style I was on the edge of my seat for the majorITy of the novel, and I definITely did not sleep well the following night However, I hate his constant use of slurs against black, Jewish, and gay characters I understand that he is using them as a tool to highlight the real horrors in our everyday lives, but IT was 100% not necessary to use them wITh such frequency.
Also, TW for sexual assault, domestic abuse, and suicide.
I m not easily scared these days As a grown woman, the only thing that brings the feeling of dread into my heart is the constant pinging of new work emails requiring my attention when I m at home, but there was a time when I was a shy, delicate, sweet lITtle girl who was scared of my own shadow.
Proof not exactly the terror you see haunting the hallowed halls of Goodreads handing out 1 stars like they re candy these days.
IT wasn t until I was around 20 that I outgrew my fear of scary creatures and things, and stopped tucking in my toes between the blankets, lest they get eaten by monsters, but before that happenedthere was IT I can say wITh complete confidence that this goddamn book and the movie scarred me for life.
A sentiment that I m sure many of you who have read the book and seen the movie echoes.
I remember the exact momen Fuck you, Stephen King WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO US IT wasn t make up the clown was wearing Nor was the clown simply swaddled in a bunch of bandages There were bandages, most of them around ITs neck and wrists, blowing back in the wind, but Ben could see the clown s face clearly IT was deeply lined, the skin a parchment map of wrinkles, tattered cheeks, arid flesh The skin of ITs forehead was splIT but bloodless Dead lips grinned back from a maw in which teeth leaned like tombstones ITs gums were pITted and black Ben could see no eyes, but something glITtering far back in the charcoal pITs of those puckered sockets, something like the cold jewels in the eyes of the Egyptian scarab beetles And although the wind was the wrong way, IT seemed to him that he could smell cinnamon and spice, rotting cerements treated wITh weird drugs, sand, blood so old IT had dried to flecks and grains of rust Once I tur
Why yes, I did just complete my longest read to date I simultaneously feel relieved and accomplished, drained and fulfilled There are few authors who can successfully deliver such conflicting feelings, which is why he s one of the most well known names in the fiction world I feel as if I could wrITe an entire book about this tender and terrifying coming of age tale, but I also feel as if all the umph has left my body for the moment DefinITely my favorITe King novel that I ve read so far and I hope to revisIT this review after a time of processing and reflection to add thoughts Thanks for all the hand holding and encouragement you all provided along the way 3 Throughout the book, I was going to give IT 4 stars IT was suspenseful, there was a sense of dread wITh some truly scary scenes King is very good at describing how children would think and make us feel their fears IT was really long wITh A LOT of descriptions but IT was still very enjoyable.
The ending totally ruined IT for meReview view spoiler What the hell was that wITh the prepubescent gang bang hide spoiler To Derry, Maine IT S A Small CITy, A Place As Hauntingly Familiar As Your Own Hometown Only In Derry The Haunting Is Real They Were Seven Teenagers When They First Stumbled Upon The Horror Now They Are Grown Up Men And Women Who Have Gone Out Into The Big World To Gain Success And Happiness But None Of Them Can WIThstand The Force That Has Drawn Them Back To Derry To Face The Nightmare WIThout An End, And The Evil WIThout A Ó IT õ Download by Ó Stephen King Name 1115 coming of age 34 38 70%.