Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!
After randomizing via Goodreads (going to my to-read shelf, scrolling down and putting sort order by random) the following book tumbled first from that crowded shelf…
Summary from Goodreads :
Derry: a small city in Maine, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own home town. Only in Derry the haunting is real…
It began for the Losers on a day in June of 1958, the day school let out for the summer. That was the day Henry Bowers carved the first letter of his name on Ben Hanscom’s belly and chased him into the Barrens, the day Henry and his Neanderthal friends beat up on Stuttering Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak, the day Stuttering Bill had to save Eddie from his worst asthma attack ever by riding his bike to beat the devil. It ended in August, with seven desperate children in search of a creature of unspeakable evil in the drains beneath Derry. In search of It. And somehow it ended.
Or so they thought. Then.
On a spring night in 1985 Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six calls. Stan Uris, accountant. Richie “Records” Tozier, L.A. disc jockey. Ben Hanscom, renowned architect. Beverly Rogan, dress designer. Eddie Kaspbrak, owner of a successful New York limousine company. And Bill Denbrough, bestselling writer of horror novels, Bill Denbrough who now only stutters in his dreams.
These six men and one woman have forgotten their childhoods,have forgotten the time when they were Losers…but an unremembered promise draws them back, the present begins to rhyme dreadfully with the past, and when the Losers reunite, the wheels of fate lock together and roll them towards the ultimate terror.
In the biggest and most ambitious book of his career, Stephen King gives us not only his most towering epic of horror but a surprising re-illumination of the corridor where we pass from the bright mysteries of childhood to those of maturity.
Surprised to see this one pop up randomly since I finished The Shining last month. It seems imposingly lengthy at over 1,000 pages. But honestly, The Shining is about 700 pages (in Paperback format at least) and was a simple, immersive, and shockingly fast read. I’m hoping that It flows in a similar way. I saw the first movie adaptation several times and always enjoyed part one of it with all the likable kids and varied horror scenarios. Tim Curry’s rendition of Pennywise was scary yet humorous. I’m really curious how much the book may differ in that regard. Will he be just scary or have a more multi-faceted characterization? Anyway, I would love to hear your non-spoiler thoughts on It if you’ve read it, or if like me you want to read it eventually. Thanks for checking out this week’s Goodreads Monday. ~ Kitty