My mom's a big Stephen King fan and she's been telling me to read IT for years.

My mom's a big Stephen King fan and she's been telling me to read IT for years. I finally caved in and wow this is such a crazy creative and weird story. I was honestly expecting to find it boring but it really goes off the rails. What is IQfy's opinion on IT?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the dawn of stevo's crap era; it was around this point in his career when the 24/7 boozing & coke binging really began to frick him up & affect the quality of his work

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah the sex scene is kind of weird but the movie is about a bunch of white trash kids in a white trash town fighting a ancient shape-shifting interdimensonal alien and it has a magic wise turtle god. It's pretty far out

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Idk why I wrote movie I meant to say the "story", my brain is still stuck on it being a film even after reading it lol.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >It's pretty far out
        its pretty crap. Its like 1000 pages of the edgelord Little Rascals meet The Thing From Another World. People in the 80s were obsessed with the 50s like people today are obsessed with the 80s

        • 1 month ago
          Anonynous

          >People in the 80s were obsessed with the 50s like people today are obsessed with the 80s
          Only 90's kids will know what its like to have the ending scene of Casablanca shoved down our throats while reaching age 30 and still having no idea what its about.
          Ofcourse I'll watch it someday.
          Maybe not tomorrow, and maybe not the next day, but someday I'll watch it.
          Time to get in my plane.
          *smooch*

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I personally thought it was way too bloated, even for a King novel. It could easily be half the size. Without spoiling anything, there's a weird thing about fate in there that I thought was really dumb, and the supernatural horror parts were really not as effective than the non-supernatural horror parts (which were brutal at times).
    I don't know if you've read other King novels before this, but I thought works like The Shining, Misery, and The Long Walk were a lot better. Even 'Salem's Lot, which is pretty slow, is a lot more doable than It in my opinion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I personally thought it was way too bloated, even for a King novel.
      look at his bibliography, IT was his first book that was massively bloated & unjustifiably overwritten, even the original version of The Stand was about 800 pages & that was supposed to be a story of epic apocalyptic scope

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    your mom mustve rode the train when she was beths age

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I liked the gang bang passages

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you like them so much, why don't you cite them?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    are his short Stories any good?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, they have the big advantage of having King's creativity without any of the bloat that usually accompanies his novels. Check out Night Shift and/or Skeleton Crew!

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I really love this book. But as you probably have heard before the sex scene really knocks off at least two points. It's that bad. I really don't understand how an editor thought that was a good idea.

    That being said, minus that, it's a very fun horror "epic" with a pretty positive insight despite the horrible shit.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    IQfy as a whole isn't fond of King, calling it contrarianism is a major cop out since King isn't flawless and like most authors, he's the first to point this out.
    That being said, IQfy is kind of moronic and instead of reading something, feeling a certain way about it, and figuring out what made you feel a certain way about it. Most il/lit/terate anons cut the first part out and just shitpost or swap the last two parts so that they only enjoy something if they find reasons to like it first.
    I really enjoyed the book, you can really tell the difference between King and other authors in the way that King lets the history of Derry slowly get soaked into your mind as you're hearing about all this horrific shit get explained to you like its a conversation you're having over a cup of coffee.
    I didn't even mind the sewer scene, it felt more like another fricked up aspect of Derry moreso than anything else. I had a friend who wanted to read over it once I told them that I was reading It and they legitimately couldn't find it, so much of that scene is blown up by people calling it "the child orgy" or "the underage gangbang" when its not really written like a sex scene, it reads more like some kind of fricked up ritual. The turtle also doesn't feel like a massive stretch either because you know that the Losers have their own magic sponsor to fight Pennywise with long before you get into the cosmic aspects of the story.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Upvote.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I liked it well enough.
    I think King is surprisingly good at capturing the young adolescent viewpoint.
    Feels like a lot of fiction portrays kids as short adults and miss out on a lot of nuance.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think that King has always been best at short stories and novellas but I feel that IT is definitely his best doorstop simply because of how much time and attention he spends on what he does best, namely the setting and to a lesser extent the characters. Part of the reason why IT is as strong as it is is because the monster IS the setting - the monster isn't some new thing, it's part of the fabric of the world in the place where it resides and the historical interludes are excellent because you understand the scope of its activities. The Body is a bit similar; the villain and macguffin only really exist to provide inflection points for a story about the friendship between a group of boys and the hiking trip they took together and that's an outstanding short story.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    IT is my favorite novel of all time.

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