Horror books the institute by stephen king review return to dupray cosmic forces move beneath the surface in the latest stephen king novel but it s a replay of his greatest hits. Stephen king s seminal work about a group of put upon children who overcome their fears personified as a demonic clown and later revisit their childhood traumas.
Another year another stephen king book.
Stephen king it book review. Sadly in derry maine if things could get worse they absolutely do. Harrigan s phone 4 stars. I have enjoyed every single one of his shorter works so far and i was excited for this.
Welcome to derry when the opening chapter of a stephen king book starts with a six year old talking to a clown who lives in a sewer chances are things are going to take a turn for the worst. Stephen king s it review. Meanwhile king kept turning out novels at a rate only the most committed fan could keep up with the new volume lists him as the author of more than 60 books often veering away from the.
Jumping between 1958 and 1985 king. It was his 22nd book and his 17th novel written under his own name. Since then he has written more than 70 novels nonfiction books and story collections.
The centerpiece of this volume is the title story. By far the longest story in the book if it bleeds is a fully developed short novel with multiple ties to king s recent fiction. Here are my reviews for each one of the stories in the book.
The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey it. I was delighted to find out that this was a collection of short stories with one novella. Stephen edwin king born in 1947 published his first novel carrie in 1974.
It is a 1986 horror novel by american author stephen king. Book of the day horror books if it bleeds review stephen king on vintage form the horror writer is at his familiar best with four suspenseful and sometimes surprisingly tender novellas. Derry maine in 1958 is a bad place to be if you re a kid.
Only stephen king could write an eleven hundred page book about the innocence and wonder of childhood and then kick it off with a six year old boy getting his arm ripped off by a clown.