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It by Stephen King
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Apr 27, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, stephen-king
Read from February 01 to 26, 2012 — I own a copy

This is my second time through It and I must say that I found as much joy the second time around as the first. It is, in my opinion, King's most complete novel to date. He has created and fleshed out some of the best characters in all of his works and draws the reader into their lives almost completely. They, as both children and adults, are all compelling each in their own way.

Even with the length of the novel, which is considerable, King has done such a nice job of interspersing back-story and explanatory plot points with tense and frightening moments that I never really found a spot that felt too long and drawn-out. There are plenty of creepy moments, gore and sheer terror for the avid horror buff along with the humor, hope and touching moments that really help to connect the reader to the characters in a way that many authors never really achieve.

Overall, I feel that It is one of Stephen King's best novels and belongs in the conversation with The Stand and The Shining as his best overall stand-alone master work. I would recommend It to those who are not very familiar with King as an easy book to get into, just don't be too intimidated by its massive size. Definitely worth the price of admission!
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Kathryn Can't wait to read this one day! Thinking after I finish the DT series. :)

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