Howdy fellow It-along-ers! It’s time for our halfway point check-in (or, really, just a wherever you happen to be check-in).
But! Before we get to the good stuff, it’s time to deliver (belatedly!) on my promise of gifts for those of you who were brave enough to post a nose shot (or two or three). My faithful sidekick Billy has picked the three winners:
He also didn’t want anyone to feel left out, so he’d like Princess Clown Nose, Natalie and Angela to send him their addresses, too, so he can send them a small token of his appreciation. Billy can be reached at fizzybeverage at gmail dot com.
And now, on to today’s featured event…
I don’t seem to have as much to say about IT (so far), compared to The Stand, but here are a few thoughts:
We all float down here. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
I have noticed that King seems to latch on to a certain phrase and then proceeds to beat us over the head with it for the rest of the book. In The Stand it was Baby Can You Dig Your Man (more a song than a phrase, but still…). I just started listening to 11/22/63 and I’m already tired of Life Turns on a Dime. We all float down here, however, is creep-tastic.
Water, water, everywhere.
And what is going on with the mention of the turtles??
It’s hard not to compare to The Stand, since that was my inaugural King (at least fiction-wise) and both books are freakin’ doorstops. So far The Stand has resulted in stronger emotions, both in the “I can’t put this down” department, and the “OMG this character is bugging the shit out of me” department, not to mention the “Let’s get on with it” department. I’m reserving judgement though, since after 600 pages of build up I am expecting greatness from the rest of this book. Or else.
So after 600 pages, I’m ready for something to happen. Something BIG. I’m tired of the back story and the foreshadowing and the mention of turtles and floating and water and I’m ready to Get On With It. Come on, King. Scare my pants off. I dare ya.
How about the rest of ya? What do you think so far? Have you written any posts about your thoughts? If so, link up!