A Novel by Stephen King
Synopsis: Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.
I have been putting off reading Stephen King books for so long now, because it was always associated with being so scary — and if you know me, you know that my overactive imagination makes me not able to read or watch scary things— however I didn’t find this book scary. Like not at all. Not one scene in this book even gave me slight goosebumps.
The writing itself was okay, the way he writes is very descriptive. But at times almost too much so, I found this book to be so wordy. If he would have cut down on some of the pointless descriptions between the parts that were supposedly “scary” maybe it wouldn’t have felt so lame.
I wasn’t a huge fan of how homophobic, racist and sexist it was… I do realize that it was written in a different time but at the same time I don’t understand why this would stand the test of time and still have people loving and obsessed with this book. I don’t get it.
And the fucking ending? What the ever loving shit show was that? The whole Eleven year old sewer gang bang situation was probably actually the scariest and most disgusting and disturbing scene in the whole book. Why? Like how did he think that would be a good idea to add to this book? Overall I truly didn’t enjoy reading this book. I’ll stick to Ted Dekker for my scary stories.
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