Made me think of IT, or is that just me?

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Susan Hood Parker

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Jun 13, 2015
It isn't like IT, just seemed to make me feel the way I did after reading IT. Scared. Had to put it down, just before the final climax, was freaked out. Then after an hour I picked it up and finished reading. My thoughts: SK must have some scary ass dreams.


The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
Cambridge, Ohio
LOL, never thought of Lovecraft as floridly worded, but then maybe that's just me. Haven't re-read them so, maybe it is. Now, I have to go find 1 & it's all your fault. Ok then.
...I've read much of his material over the decades and though I love his work he can be a bit overwrought with his "atmospherics" and phrasing...

Susan Hood Parker

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Jun 13, 2015
Did anyone find the ending not to be as rich as it could have been? I wanted to know more about the afterlife, the creatures in it, etc. The first-person perspective maybe hindered the conclusion's potential.
Not for me, this time, but have had that happen. Especially noticed when saw Rainman, the story I wanted to see most was after the last train scene. Don't think I will, nor want to go to that ant world, have a different view.


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Mar 30, 2011
I loved "It"....the story of the "lucky 7" or the "loosers" club was King at his best....he is great at backstory of characters as "Stand by Me", and "Dreamcatcher", I can understand a bit of similarity in Revival as we read about Jamie being a 6 year old playing with his army toys and then when he learns to play guitar and joins The Chrome Roses and so on....but to me its not got the same feel as "It"

Sunlight Gardener

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Jul 22, 2013
I always amazes me how we are all so different in what scares us. There wasn't one scene, passage or image in Revival that even made me shudder. Needless to say, it's not one of my favorites. But that is what is so great about SK; he touches us all in different ways. He's no "one trick pony."
My thought exactly. I have racked my brain trying to think of a scary part and can't seem to remember any, but then again the story didn't make all that much of an impression on me overall so I must have overlooked some stuff. I had a tough time keeping interested enough to finish it.
Jan 29, 2016
First time posting...I am in search of anyone else has come up with the following theory (keep in mind I haven't read "It" since it originally came out): "Mother" is "It" and Stephen King sees himself as Jamie Morton. I think the black leg was a spider's leg. I think that the "hell" that Jamie saw is just another scrim, an illusion put forth by "It". For example...we never really are made to understand how Jamie is the "key". And if he alone can open that world and he had the power to push it away (only by saying no and firing a few shots) what does that bode? King carefully, but seemingly intentionally avoids divulging too much on these questions.

I think King is playing a long game here...kind of like he's doing with Mercedes and the Brady Hartsfield character.

I don't think we've seen the end of Jamie Morton. I think there is something bigger looming. This might be the one story that brings the Dark Tower thread of his universe and "It" to a close.

Feel free to poke holes.
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