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Written on: 17/07/2012
Alabaster Houses is my debut novel, published June 10, 2011. Kirkus made it an Editor's pick for both their geanrel fiction and their indie fiction categories and it stayed as one of their picks for the entire summer. It also just received the Pinnacle Book Achievement award for Summer Fiction 2011. Now I'm trying to boost the reader reviews on all the sites where it appears, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Good Reads. Please help build the buzz and pick me!! Thanks!Sometimes, the least… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/04/2011 by bacchanale (1 review written)
I have just finished reading this immense novel for probably the fourth time and each time, I end up reading the last few lines over and over, sitting there with goosebumps all over my body; I can't quite believe - don't want to believe most likely - that the journey King has dragged you through has finally ended. Yes it's a long book and yes there are possibly one or two passages that could have been either shorter or even left out, but no other book I have read, even other King books, has had… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/06/2010 by megannell (6 reviews written)
Ive read 5 stephen king books so far, and I have to say this is my favourite. Ive seen the film before, but trust me when I say the book is 100 times better (and scarier!!). Dont let the size put you off, because I find the case with every Stephen King book Ive read he tends to overwrite (not in a bad way) but it means theres not as much daunting information to take in considering the size. This books a real emotional journey, by the end I was almost crying and when I finished and closed the… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/04/2009 by Anubhav (2 reviews written)
It by Stephen Kind is literally terryfying.Great characterization and a superb plot .What really sets apart "IT" from other Stephen King novels is that the novel shows us the dreadest of all our fears which is fear of the Unknown.The shapeshifting entity"IT"first appears as nothing but a mere reflection of its victims' fears but later in the book it is revealed that "IT" too has a form which unfortunately cannot be comprehended by our normal senses of perception. One other interesting fact… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/03/2009
It by Stephen King has the best-illustrated characters ive ever read about. When the novel is finished, the memory feels like a personal experience instead of "a book I read". Top ten best-written novels. Pre-teen sex is not something I enjoy reading about, though it does (with the mirroring/recurring adult encounters) illustrate the basic, primal bond that was necessary to combat IT… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/03/2009
Stephen King's, 'It' is a great book and fairly scary. I remember reading this book and it is my favourite book besides the dark tower series. This book is not just about horror and terror, its about friendship and looking out for each other and how you should cherish that togetherness feeling and is also one of Stephen Kings best… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/11/2008 by IJANSSENS (1 review written)
Extremely good character descriptions. Nice to have the book in 2 parts: where the main characters are children, and later when they return as adults. The figure of the clown is one of King's most terrifying 'baddies.' Fairly slow start but one of Kings' best and that is saying something… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/10/2008 by dferry08 (6 reviews written)
I am a massive Stephen King fan, and have read about 95% of his books - I think the man is a great storyteller. He's the reason I read, and his epic Dark Tower series is as good as Lord of the Rings if you ask me. If my house was burning down and I had the chance to grab one book, it would be Bag of Bones or IT. I remember taking this book on holiday with me a few years ago and staying into read it while my family went to the beach.
IT follows the lives of a group of friends who have been… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2008 by joshblivenhfg (1 review written)
IT is my favorite book that i've ever read, the terror is extreme but i loved reading every word of it. I couldn't put it down, it was a big book but a good story about growing up and extreme horror in the town of Derry Maine… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/07/2008 by lioness2408 (1 review written)
This is the first Stephen King book I ever read, and it is by far my favorite right now (I have also read Salem's Lot, Rage, Road Work, and The Long Walk). It also houses some of my favorite literary characters of all time, including Ben Hanscom and Bill Denbrough. This is more than just a gory, senseless horror novel: it is also a sensitive, coming-of-age story of seven misfit children. IT by Stephen King is a terrific novel with an excellent ending, and I would recommend it to anyone!
PS. Do… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/01/2008 by juanjo101 (1 review written)
"IT" is everything we fear, and to the children of Derry, Maine, IT is the town they live in. A respectable town on the surface hides many dark secrets, not least extreme acts of violence, prejudice and high crime rates. Derry also happens to be the home of a being older than the town that periodically returns every 27 years to eat the children of the town.
It's arrival is signified by a severe act of violence towards another and it's departure is followed by an unspeakable accident or another… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/10/2006 by dnee18 (1 review written)
'It' is the story of a monster that takes the form of a clown and preys on children in a small American town called Derry. The main characters are 7 children who are friends, and they take on the clown. I watched the film of Stephen King's book when I was younger, and now reflecting on it, I think that it has more to it than being a simple horror story.
Derry is mostly a quiet and respectable town on the surface, but the story gives the impression that there is something dark and malignant… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2005 by bojanglesk8 (4 reviews written)
I saw the movie adaptation of this book first---and truly wish I hadn't spoiled it all for myself. After some debating with myself whether to buy this book and read it or not---I'll pretty much know what happens---but most Stephen King adaptation movies from books don't meet up with the standards of the original novels so I decided to check this one out. At first looking at, my first impression was This is going to take quite a while to finish. It was a thick book---the paperback version I… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/06/2005 by StephenKingFan3425 (4 reviews written)
Stephen King, It - The story is about a shapeshifting monster that came from outer space centuries before the book's setting, and the seven kids who defeated this nightmare only to have it come back 27 years later. The book is split into 5 parts. The first 3 parts are a little slow, but they speed up gradually.
Anyway, IT mainly takes the form of a psycho clown but can shift his appearance into the deepest fears of the children he prays on. IT lives in the sewer traveling from house to… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/05/2005 by neverclear (1 review written)
Stephen King, It: The story is very well written, very well constructed, and by the middle of the book the reader gets a real sense of the characters and it's hard to put the book down. It's about a bunch of kids who aren't accepted by their classmates, they all find each other and become the "losers". Their old school bully, Henry Bowers, becomes insane and drives to kill them. The sewers are their main concern, however, because what lurks in them can become what you fear the most. In the… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/09/2004 by Dreadlocksmile (358 reviews written)
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… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/03/2004 by falzoj (1 review written)
Stephen King's, It is about a clown that has haunted the suberb of Derry, Maine, for centuries. After twenty seven years from his last attack with Georgie Denbourgh, he is back to feed once again. Little does he know, the children that he haunted 27 years ago, are no longer kids, and have come back to there home town to fight the evil force of 'it'. Even though I am only a teenager, it is the best book I've ever read… Read Full Review
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