Author: Stephen King
Copyright date: 1980
How many pages: 1090
How long it took me to read: A month!!
I learned about this book from: Who knows, I've known about it foreverrrr.
This book was purchased at: B&N
Other books by this author: The Shining, The Green Mile, The Stand, Misery, Carrie, etc. etc.
Main characters: Mike, Bill, Bev, Eddie, Richie, Stan, Ben
Favorite characters: All of the above, especially Eddie, Richie and Bill
Least favorite Characters: Henry and Tom, ew.
When and Where the story takes place: Derry, Maine; Int 1958 and 1985
Plot in a nutshell: From B&N:
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 were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.
What I liked best: This book was AWESOME. It was sooo intricate and so incredibly thought-out with the cycles and tie-ins, and the way the past and present merged together... amazing.
What I liked least: I hate hate haaaate the memory loss thing. I REALLY hate it, but I won't go into much detail about that, in case anyone here wants to read it. I rarely like the way SK ends his stories, but oh well. Also, the losses (I can't handle it, I tell you lol) and the run-on sentences that were hard to follow at times.
What parts could you relate to: Certain thought processes...I'm glad I'm not the only one those thoughts happen to lol; And feelings.
Would this book make a good movie?: It is a movie, but I don't see it being anywhere NEAR as good as its written form. But I'm gonna watch it and see....
Quote from the book that sums it up: Well I don't know about that, but I REALLY liked these 2 quotes:
"...with George gone, there was nothing for him...and all of that had happened at random, for no reason at all. And if you put your ear to that door, you could hear the winds of madness blowing outside." --pg 317
"Not all boats which sail away into darkness never find the sun again, or the hand of another child; if life teaches anything at all, it teaches that there are so many happy endings that the man who believes there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question."
Overall Rating: 4 floating balloons out of 5 >:)