Published by New English Library on 1987
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name. What was it? Read It and find out...if you dare!
“They all float down here.”
Another win for Stephen King! I know I’m twenty-odd years late in saying that, but hey, there’s a time and a place for every book, and It‘s time was now. It is now rightfully a classic in the genre.
Great rendering of childhood nostalgia and although I didn’t grow up in the late 50’s, there were still echoes of my own childhood. This is the first time in a long time that a book has actually frightened me a little bit. I like to read in the bath, but after the scene in Beverly’s bathroom — I actually had second thoughts.
King takes every frightening archetype and slams them into one brilliant novel. Clowns, spiders, mental patients, sewers…
Fantastic fantastic. Long, but completely worth it.