Hello Taco Lovers!
Today I am going to be reviewing the Stephen King novel “IT”!!!
It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his 22nd book and 18th novel written under his own name. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an entity that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the form of a clown to attract its preferred prey of young children.
I am really excited about this because I read this with my ears for the first time when my husband and I took a road trip up to Maine.
So the first thing I am gonna say on this book is that I LOVED it. I am a big fan of Stephen King but I haven’t read a lot of his work all the way through yet. (I get sidetracked easily) Since driving from Illinois to Maine takes some time my husband and I chose to listen to the 44hr audio book that takes place there.
The first half of the book starts out in the 1950s where we follow kids when their lives get turned around when other kids around them start dying or disappearing. When “IT” appears to them and tries to get them, they are able to escape and try to figure out who or what IT is.
The kids come up with a plan to try and kill the creature, and without giving away any spoilers or details they were able to send IT away but they did not know for how long.
The second half of the book takes place 27 years later when all the kids that escaped IT try to come back and kill the thing once and for all.
The book is very good and definitely worth the read/listen.
Now, the things I don’t like in the book and this may contain spoilers, so stop reading here if you don’t want any.
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Okay, there are a few moments in this book that are just rapey and child pornography. For example, there is one female character that is GREATLY sexualized. Her dad very clearly wants to rape her and she doesn’t know how to get out of that situation.
There is also a moment where this female character as a child makes all the male friends bang her. I honestly don’t even know why that was in the book. Completely unnecessary but I am sure Mr. King had his reasons, or maybe I just completely missed the point because of how disturbed I was during this.
There was also a gay rape moment between two young boys as well, where one boy didn’t know how to handle what was happening and was afraid to say “no”.
Way too much child sex for my liking, but the rest of the book was really good.
Overall I am going to give this book 8/10 TACOS!!!
Until next time! Thank you for reading and share the love and share a taco!!!