Was quite shocked that we meet Georgie and he meets Pennywise the Clown SO EARLY in the book! Talk about WHAM BAM – let’s get right into this, shall we?
I adore young Ben Hanscom. oh! such a sweet kid. LOVED his back story and how cool he is that he doesn’t even realize he is lonely until he meets his first friends. OH!
When we meet Bev as an adult – don’t you get the impression she is going to make the most change in character and finally become the bad ass she has to be? LOVE her and hope she has the strength to pull them all together. [I wrote this post back in August and finished the book last night. OMG! What she does to “pull them all together”!!]
King is absolutely amazing with his back story. And his parents – most of them are fabulous! Mike’s dad – wise and understanding and Richie Tozier’s dad – such encouragement and wit. Awesome.
Kansas Street. I’m from Kansas. Love to see it represented. I wish I had kept a count.
Having not yet looked but wasn’t the Nebraska town Ben was living in the town or near the town that Abigail from The Stand was from? [yes]
They really do say ‘ayup’ in Maine. Just saying. Of course, you wouldn’t even doubt that, would you? It’s just odd to me that it was THIS YEAR that I really noticed it and identified it as a Maine thing. Anyone want a bumper sticker that says AYUP, let me know. I am sure I can arrange it.
I am enjoying this more than The Stand. Maybe this thought is my MID-POINT-of-IT thought and I can’t quite compare to my MID-POINT-the-STAND thoughts since my love/enjoyment of The Stand cooled after so much of that one. Can’t say if I will love IT as much when I finally complete it but right now, I would give it a 5 star just because I am enjoying this very much.
King can tell a story and pull at your heart strings in character development.