Stephen King Saturday: ‘It’

Posted 21 September, 2013 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in Reviews

Stephen King Saturday: ‘It’It by Stephen King
Published by New English Library on 1987
Pages: 1116

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name. What was it? Read It and find out...if you dare!

“They all float down here.”

Another win for Stephen King! I know I’m twenty-odd years late in saying that, but hey, there’s a time and a place for every book, and It‘s time was now. It is now rightfully a classic in the genre. 

Great rendering of childhood nostalgia and although I  didn’t grow up in the late 50’s, there were still echoes of my own childhood. This is the first time in a long time that a book has actually frightened me a little bit. I like to read in the bath, but after the scene in Beverly’s bathroom — I actually had second thoughts.

King takes every frightening archetype and slams them into one brilliant novel. Clowns, spiders, mental patients, sewers…

Fantastic fantastic. Long, but completely worth it.


April @ The Steadfast Reader


  • Everyone seems to love this one, and that’s the only reason I’m considering reading it. Because it just looks so very creepy and scary.

    • It’s good, though there are some highly disturbing parts. Have you read any other Stephen King?