Author: Stephen King
Date Published: Originally published in 1986
Genre: Horror, Adult Fiction
Page Count: 1,104 pages
Challenges: Forgotten Treasures Challenge, Stephen King Challenge
Everyone I know that had read this novel has given it rave reviews and I had high expectations for it. I wasn't really disappointed.
The seven friends travel deep inside the Derry sewer system to confront it. They do, they leave It hurt, and slinking back to the depths to have a long sleep. And its then they make a pact that when it comes back, so will they, to defeat the monster that preys on children's worst fears.
Fast forward years later, and the seven friends are called back to Derry to fight the monster one more time and save the children of Derry.
As I said, some people rave that this is one of King's best. Though I did really like it, it was not my favorite. My favorite part of the book was definitely the characters. Sometimes when it comes to characters, King develops some, but not all of the main characters, but because these characters crossed from adolescents to adulthood through the novel, you really got a sense of who the adolescents were going to become in the latter part. He also gave Derry a personality, a dark one and you can really see why It has chosen Derry as a hunting ground.
I will say that the ending was the most disappointing part. It was also somewhat confusing, because it kept switching from them as adolescents, to them as adults so you really had to look at the headings to see which place you were in. The final battle was over the top. It almost felt like he was just so ready to just be done with the book he rushed through it.
However, despite that, it was still a good read and I did enjoy it very much. While in my opinion it is not his best work, it is definitely a must read for any King fan.
Overall, a must read. I would given this novel a 4 out of 5.
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