Book Endings We’d Like to Change

IT (Eye of the Spider)
By Stephen King

This is not the first time I have addressed Stephen King’s 1986 novel IT on LitStack. A great tale about seven awkward preteens who are brought together by chance (or ARE they?) to form a “Loser’s Club” in the summer of 1958. Said Loser’s Club finds itself facing down an unimaginable evil, both in 1958 and then again twenty-six years later, a creature whose most effective weapon is its ability to see into your deepest, darkest fears and take their shape…right before it eats you. IT feeds on your fear almost as desperately as it feeds on your flesh. The characters are dynamic, the story is spellbinding, the horror curdles the blood (stay away from any local McDonald’s as you read). IT is as captivating as it is terrifying. Until the end that is. Battling a GIANT SPIDER in a dimly lit cave? Really? The end is as BAD as the first ninety percent of the book is GOOD.

-Brian Horne

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