" Overall, this book was probably worth reading. At almost 1100 pages, that's saying quite a lot. However, a length between 300 and 600 pages would have really improved the overall experience. The length made it impossible to really maintain suspense simply due to the amount of time required to get through it. Also, it felt Bill Denbrough was a clear stand-in for Stephen King, so the relentless singing of Bill's praises got a little old. On the positive side, the ending was pretty good, and did justice to the long, slow buildup, which is rare for books that attempt to be epic. "
— Rachel, 1/23/2014