Why did I get back to read a novel published first in 1986? Well, it’s all after watching the movie recently on TV – It, a movie made in 2017 and based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel. The movie was terrifying and also entertaining. Mainly based on children characters, the novel is also equally terrifying but the only drawback is that, unlike the movie, it does not end only in three hours. So, reading the novel was quite a lengthy task but worth doing because it tests the patience and also skills of a reader.
Reading the novels based on Kids’ adventure always becomes interesting. Who can forget the legendary Mogli? Now, Stephen King’s novel certainly got an edge after the movie was released because this is the world of social media that demands a push and we are all set. I was anticipating something really awesome because of my past experiences with the works by King. However, there was this prolonged narrative that warned me at the beginning but once my reading feet were settled, I really enjoyed it. It’s a reader’s psychology that you have to feel ease with whatever you are reading and then only you can enjoy something completely!
Employing the clowns and dolls technique in the movies is certainly a time-tested and old one. However, King applied it in his novel with complete command over the technique and he further enhanced it with the moments that he created in the novel, very artfully.
William Denbrough is depicted as a self-imposed person who finds himself guilty (in his own conscious) for his brother’s death. He vows to take revenge and keeps his mission running, without letting it be known by his parents who are not very inclined in knowing things either. This is the spur of the novel and the major driving agenda which ultimately pulls off the crux and also the conclusion of It. However, when prolonged, at times, the single agenda seems a little more consuming upon the readers and you might feel like losing your interest in the novel. Though it might not happen to you if you are found to be a keen reader of voluminous novels.
Today, almost after 33 years of the novel’s publication, the novel might be suitable for the teenage readers as well as the grown-ups who like reading horror novels with a serious outlook rather than going about reading macabre with no head and toe. The narrative, a bit stretched, is sufficient to hold the pieces together and bringing things in succession. The language is class and also the overall effect created by the novelist is something to vie. You can get a piece of the fiction by clicking the link to Amazon below:
review by Rajeev for BooksToRead
It by Stephen King - Review
A horror, a gothic and an entertaining read by King, as usual! Yes, the novel is a bit longer and might overdo you!