"IT" by Stephen King Review

96It’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 name.

There are parts of this book which are creepy. It was suspenseful and interesting. Almost throughout the book you will have the sense of dread. And the thing that there is some scary parts in it makes it even more interesting to read this book. If you are someone like me who are afraid of clowns this book will be even scarier for you.

This book is one of the classic horror books now on days which you just need to read.

The characters in this book, is probably the best characters I’ve ever read about (by far). We have 7 main characters which are Bill, Ben, Mike, Stan, Eddie, Richie and Beverly. There are also plenty of side characters. The descriptions of them are brilliant. And each and every one of them are unique in their own way. They are different from each other but still they have things in common. Everyone of them are bullied / abused either in school or at home.

For the most part all characters are very relatable. And i beat that everyone can relate themselves to at least one of the 7 main characters.

Richie are pretty much that one kid who is always cringe and awkward. He have a lot of annoying dialogues which may make you uncomfortable. because someone are so out of place.  He have a lot of embarrassing dialogs which made me at least cringe.

The story behind the 7 biggest losers in town getting together to fit the evil and powerful is just brilliant and amazing.

This book have over 1100 pages, and it would be better if it was separated into two books. Like first book about the 1957/1958 battle and the second book about the 1984/1985 battle.

There are a lot of jumping back and forward between 1957/1958 and 1984/1985. So keep that in mind.

The ending is pretty harsh. Because of the Gangbang at the end. Just be aware about the fact that Beverly fucks the rest of the members of “the loser club” in a cave when they are still kids. It is more or less a child orgy which is not the usual thing to involve in a novel.

The writing style, again Stephen King doesn’t disappoint with that. The writing style is at very high level and amazing.

The thing that Derry is short of a character of its own, makes this book even more unique. Yes Derry is a town but it is also an independent character in this book and a lot of Stephen King’s book.

Details, we get a lot of them. Details and descriptions in this book are through the roof. You will not miss any of them in this book. This book have a ton of details and descriptions.

The explanation of the villain in this book are brilliant. We get the explantation about both the background, power and creation of the villain which is very impressive.  And we learn this when Bill and the villain have a conversation at the end.

This book gives me at least sort of 1980s horror novel. It gives a tone to this book and really it makes even more impressive.

The Henry Bowers situation in this book in my opinion takes too much attention away from the main problem. Henry Bowers is basically a town bully who bullies every member of the Loser club. And it feels like he is everywhere in town.

The thing that this book over uses words like “Nigger” and “fucking homo”, doesn’t make easier. I get that 950s and 1980s weren’t the kindest times in history for gay people and black people but still come on, I don’t want to read these words 10 times on every page.

This book have also a deeper meaning to it. Which is about the magic of childhood and how kids can see things from a perspective from which adults can’t. It’s about how kids can accept things which adults can’t. But it is also about the true power of friendship and how a true friendship can survive even the worse things ever.

This book gets 3 / 5

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