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couldn't finish it
on March 30, 2010
While Stephen King's "It" is absorbing from the first paragraph, I found myself having to put too much effort into enjoying this book. While King beautifully develops his characters and makes the reader interested in the everyday lives of the children of the book, Rollo simply can't seem to match up. The parts that I read weren't SCARY per say, they were disturbing in a disgusting way. Somehow King has his "monster" horrendously kill a cute little boy and it isn't disgusting, but Rollo has his kill a baby and it IS disgusting. Don't ask me what the missing element is to Rollo's novel, because I can't put my finger on it.
I recommend Joe Hill's "Heart Shaped Box" instead. Excellent read, I guarantee that you will be creeped out by just reading the description.