I really enjoyed this book just up my street although I couldn't help feeling like I had possibly rea it before.....however I have read a lot of books...moreI really enjoyed this book just up my street although I couldn't help feeling like I had possibly rea it before.....however I have read a lot of books so there are always going to be thinks that remind you of books you have read before.
The writer has a nice was of shaping the story and` I will definitely be reading more of her work.(less)
Oh what I can I say about this book I love it! It has to be one of my favourites of all time you can always count on Stephen King to get your imaginat...moreOh what I can I say about this book I love it! It has to be one of my favourites of all time you can always count on Stephen King to get your imagination going overtime.
I am sure most of you are fmiliar with the story as it was made in to a film in the 80's I think. I remember watching it when I was about 13 and had never been so scared in all my life....it still scares me now 18 years on, but fascinates me at the same time.
Firsly I must say because the book is so long I decided to listen instead of reading by audio book. I was slightly worried as to what the narrator would be like, as I can be put off a book very easily if I don't like the readers voice or pronunciation. My version was read by Steven Webber who I have to say was brilliant, he put so much emotion into his voice and played the part of Pennywise so well I shivered a few times ;S
The book takes place is Derry, Maine and I suppose is a coming of age story. It all starts with a phone call, calling each person back to a pact they made 28 years ago.
One summer in Derry seven teenagers meet, due to not being popular, bullied by their parents, and other pupils they form what becomes the looser club. Automatically you warm to them, as everyone knows kids are cruel and you find yourself rooting for them to survive and better the bullies.
Children start disappearing in Derry including one of the group Ritchie, brothers Georgie.....* shivers thinking of the line 'Hiya Georgie' ;S I so know why I have a fear of clowns!
The group come face to face with evil in the form of 'Pennywise' the Clown, I am not actually sure what type of monster he is?! I think that is the thing that scared me most of all, he could shapeshift and used each of their nightmares against them! However they defeat him only to face him again years later.
On receiving the phone call from Mike, a member of the group who decided to stay in Maine and keep an eye on the town. The group who are now adults and all facing their own adversities in life, are taken back to being scared children again and have to come face to face with Pennywise.
Brilliant! The story never fails to satisy me and scare the s**t out of me at the same time. (less)