There was a time when I was younger when I was reading horror fiction but felt that none of it could scare me. I still enjoyed it, but I also wished I could find something really scary, too. Stephen King’s It was what people recommended to me when I asked what could be that something. Now, much later, I finally got around to reading it. And I was scared, sometimes.
I will start with a more general description of the book and then continue with a closer evaluation of some of its aspects.
What It’s all about
It is the story of a child-devouring monster, only referred to as “It”, haunting the town of Derry, and the children who confront it and the adults who they become who confront it again. The protagonists are a group of less-popular kids, referred to as the Losers, who go on to become successful adults. They have mysteriously forgotten what happened when they were children, but start to remember it as history starts to repeat itself as the monster awakens again. The earlier and the later parts of the story are told in turns throughout, almost to the very end. Continue reading