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is it a good read?
James Bates James Jul 03, 2018 04:52PM
I don't know if i want to read "it" because i'm scared I wont like it. What do you guys think?

This is one of the only books I have read more than once and keep on my shelf. I think it's because I love how King captures the imagination of children - how each one has their own unique personification of fear. And how each child must find the courage within themselves to face that fear. Also, it goes without saying that clowns will always give me the creeps now...

I love this book but it took me 11 months to finish it because I borrowed it from the library and I had to return it due to the due date for 2 months late as well. I kept renewing it and asking it to get it back. It was really good and well written as well too. Pennywise was also an excellent name for a clown as well. I loved it it was so good

I've read this book at 2 different times in my life one when I was 14 and again not that long ago at 33 and I think it's a better read and more scary now as you appreciate the writing and your imagination is more wild,I think if horror is your thing I don't see why you won't enjoy it , give it ago it's scary fun 😉

Taste is subjective, I absolutely loathed this book. See if you can find it for free in your local library. I wouldn't recommend this book to my worst enemy.

I read this book at least 5 times, maybe 6, and I can tell you that it is a good read. The only thing that may stop you from not liking it is if you don't like horror or longer books, but if you're fine with the concept of a big ol horror book, you should enjoy this.

This is one of my all time favorite books. The more you think about it, the scarier it gets. Love, love, love it!

Obviously, this book is quite popular, and it's many people's favourite novel. My opinion is a bit different. I enjoyed parts of it but didn't like the main story. I thought the clown, Pennywise, was amazing but hated every time it turned into a silly monster (like a giant bird or a werewolf). I truly don't get how people can be scared of those parts. They were silly and childish. Just dumb. The best part was when the clown killed that man under the bridge (it was mature and well described).
I hated that Ritchie character. Every time he talked was obnoxious. It was obvious that King was trying really hard to make the reader laugh, but I never did. I thought Ritchie ruined every good scene.
And the ending. Oh god. It was awful. I'm sorry. I know the fans can't stand that someone criticizes this book (I've done it and they don't want to hear it), but the way the kids defeated It was just pathetic. And, of course, fans love to tell me that I did not get this book, I am not smart enough to see how clever King is. The problem is not the novel, it's me.
But seeing that here there are just good reviews, I just thought another opinion would be appreciated.
I found the book way to long for what it had to tell. Many of the pages could be deleted and nothing would be lost. (King loves to drag his stories as much as he can). And the sex scene where the 11-year-olds have sex with the girl one after another was just awful. King destroyed the amazing innocent friendship these kids had. They were 11! and 12! What the fuck! I've read books were they condemned this kind of behaviours, where the girl is always just another sex toy for the men (Less than zero, for example), but in this book, I feel, Stephen King is praising it. That's just sad.

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