Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It by Stephen King (on CD)

by Stephen King [Compact Disc King] 

I’ve read this twice before, always thought it was pretty good… maybe a 3 1/2 Or 4 star rating. I just finished listening to Steven Weber’s reading of it. Oh my GOSH, was it amazing! There are so many things I hadn’t noticed before, so many things I’d forgotten. This is an EPIC story, worthy of every single moment I’ve spent on it! Yes, it’s one of King’s longer stories…. I wouldn’t change a thing!!!
If you’re unfamiliar with the story, here’s a quick summary: there’s a really bad, scary monster/being/presence in the town of Derry, Maine. Sometimes It appears as a wolfman, or a mummy, or a sore-covered bum; but mostly, It appears as a clown. It comes back to “feed” every 27-30 years, focusing mostly on the small children of the area. In 1955, The Loser’s Club actually manages to cause some damage to It, and they think maybe kill It. However, in case they didn’t completely wipe It out, they make a promise through blood that they’ll come back to finish the job if they need to. In 1985, that’s just what they’re called to do. But can they kill It, now that they’ve all grown up?

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Firestarter, also by Stephen King, or The Vision, by Dean Koontz]

[ official It page on the official Stephen King web site ]

Recommended by Tracy T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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