Written on: 01/09/2004 by Dreadlocksmile (358 reviews written)
Well-written and gripping...'IT' is a superb adventure into the dark world of King's imagination.
A little slow-paced to start with.
Stephen King, It - Synopsis:
"A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children. Unsure that their Losers Club had vanquished the creature all those years ago, the seven had vowed to return to Derry if IT should ever reappear. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that summer return as they prepare to do battle with the monster lurking in Derry's sewers once more".
First published way back in 1986, Stephen King's cult novel 'IT' made a huge impact on to the world of horror. The novel is another door-stopper from King, reaching an awesome 1116 pages. As with so many of King's novels, it is a little slow-paced to begin with, but it does pick up speed, throwing you into a horrific world of bizarre horror from the dark imagination of the author. The characterization is superb, connecting the reader with the characters from the start, gripping you as the story unfolds. At times it can feel like King is over-describing and just plain waffling, but he does put down a very vivid picture of the events within the book.
The ending to the novel is an impressive show of King's writing ability. It wraps the novel up nicely, with some bizarre and imaginative creations.
All in all I found this novel thoroughly enjoyable and very difficult to put down once it got going.