Book Review – IT – Stephen King

‘They float…and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too.’

‘The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years – if it ever did end – began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.’ To the children, the town that they lived in was their entire world. For the adults, who knew better, they simply considered Derry Maine to be their familiar home town: mostly well-ordered. A good place to live. It’s the children alone who are able to see and feel what makes the small town of Derry quite so horrifically different. Lurking below the storm drains, deep within the sewers, IT prowls, waiting to take on the shape of your worst nightmare or your deepest fear. Sometimes, IT reaches up from its lair . . .

As time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget the terrible events of their past. Until one day, when the time comes for them to be called back and confront IT, as IT stirs in the darkest depths of their memories, reaching up once more to make the nightmares of their childhoods reality once more.

Now a Major Motion Picture, directed by Andres Muschietti. The 2017 remake stars Bill Skarsgard as the story’s central villain, Pennywise, supported by an ensemble of talented young actors, including Finn Wolfhard from the hit TV show: Stranger Things.

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