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13 January 2007 @ 11:29 am
It by Stephen King  
750 pages into It by Stephen King. This is a book that I nearly put down at the 100 page mark because I thought it was dull. I mean, there is a chapter about how Stan committed suicide in the bathtub, and isn't that tragic, because his wife certainly never saw it coming, even though when she stopped to think about it there may have been some evidence, like the fact that Stan was taking a mid-evening bath when he REALLY only liked to take late-evening baths, but how could she know and anyway why would he when he's so successful as an accountant, and shouldn't she have been able to stop him by picking up on his irregular behavior after that phone call from someone in his home town, maybe he was depressed about their lack of children but he wouldn't kill himself over that, they have a lot to live for, nice house nice car BLAH DI BLAH BLAH. Seriously. Dullest. Chapter. Ever.

But I kept reading, and I'm awfully glad I did because the novel has gotten MUCH CREEPIER and scarier. It's now at the point where I can barely put it down - yay! It's taking forever to read, though- I think I'm on my third or fourth week with this novel. It just keeps going and going and going...Pennywise is worse than the Energizer Bunny.
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Jilljelloink on January 13th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Sometimes Stephen King's novels make me want to drive to his house and slap him upside the head. KILL SOME OF THAT EXPOSITION.

Yeah, mostly I love the author, but I have moments where I consider murdering him. ;)
Suzik00kaburra on January 14th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
I think the exposition overdose is what drove me away from The Gunslinger. I just could not get into that series, and I constantly hear that it's really good.