Magical, March 17, 2006
Reviewer: Jackie Coupe "Witness Online" (United Kingdom)
If there ever was a book the described my summer as a teen - this was it.
My first really scary book.
Reading about kids younger than I was fighting bullies, abusive parents, school angst and a shape shifting monster all at the same time was inspiring.
The tones of childhood resonating in each flashback section thrilled me with the passion with which each action and rite of childhood was illustrated and vividly recreated. These were people with which I could easily gel.
The trails and passage of these kids and the horrible way in which they are driven...
Still a remarkable read after all these years.
I personally think this is one of Stephen's King scariest. Rather ironical when you consider that clowns make you laugh. This one will make you shiver and think twice about any circus clown you meet in the future..
From their teenage years on IT stalked them. What did IT want? As usual, Stephen King has written a book scary enough to have you jumping at every shadow.
I remember packing this behemoth around in junior high for what seemed like a decade before I finished it. The story is about a group of friends who reunite based upon a pact they made as children and we learn of the horrifying terror they all experienced together long ago. The end is not necessarily satisfying but the story is fantastic and worth the time and sore arm muscles inevitably required to experience it.