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Teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror Now they are grown up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and ha ”It wasn’t make up the clown was wearing Nor was the clown simply swaddled in a bunch of bandages There were bandages most of them around its neck and wrists blowing back in the wind but Ben could see the clown’s face clearly It was deeply lined the skin a parchment map of wrinkles tattered cheeks arid flesh The skin of its forehead was split but bloodless Dead lips grinned back from a maw in which teeth leaned like tombstones Its gums were pitted and black Ben could see no eyes but something glittering far back in the charcoal pits of those puckered sockets something like the cold jewels in the eyes of the Egyptian scarab beetles And although the wind was the wrong way it seemed to him that he could smell cinnamon and spice rotting cerements treated with weird drugs sand blood so old it had dried to flecks and grains of rust” Once I turned the last page of 1153 pages I felt like Scribner or Stephen King or someone owed me a t shirt sayingI survived IT When I say IT I’m not just referring to the enormous length of the novel but also the total sticky blood encrusted emersion in this epic tale of horror The book is two novels entwined together One is set in 1958 when seven children take on this alien creature and the other is these same children now adults returning in 1985 to fight this entity again A publisher with an eye for book sales might have convinced a writer a different writer than Stephen King to pull these books apart and sell them in two separate novels but I’m afraid we might have been talking about two three star books instead of one five star book IT was meant to beKing manages to take these seven kids and make them into seven distinct personalities After spending so much time with them I feel like I know them better than friends I’ve had for decades Even as King reintroduces us to them again as adults we see the personalities of the children like a hot stamped template still in the adults Mike is the only one who stays in Derry Maine He becomes the town librarian and by default the person who keeps an eye out for signs of the return of IT The other six all leave and become very successful Bill becomes a novelist and overcomes his childhood stutter Beverly becomes a fashion designer but still can’t shake her need to be with a man who hurts her Ben loses all that weight he carried as a child and becomes a famous architect Stan becomes a wealthy accountant Richie is a disc jockey in LA Eddie runs a successful limo service in New York Mike speculates that IT has something to do with their career successes But what exactly is IT?”Glamour he said was the Gaelic name for the creature which was haunting Derry; other races and other cultures other times had different words for it but they all mean the same thing The Plains Indians called it a manitouThese same Indians believe that the spirit of the manitou could sometimes enter them The Himalayans called it a tallus or taelus which meant an evil magic being that could read your mind and then assume the shape of the thing you were most afraid of In Central Europe it had been called eylak brother of the vurderlak or vampire In France it was le loup garou or skin changer a concept that had been crudely translated as the werewolf but Bill told them le loup garou could do anything anything at all a wolf a hawk a sheep even a bug” The glamour creature who haunts Derry prefers the image of Pennywise the Clown because it is primarily interested in attracting and attacking small children The first victim we are introduced to at the very beginning of the novel is Bill’s younger brother George who is pulled apart by IT while reaching for his paper boat which had fallen into the drain Only Stephen King can begin a novel with such a horrific murder and keep readers glued to the pages We have to know what the hell is going on? Our band of seven or as they proclaim themselves The Losers Club have watched plenty of horror films so the things they fear have been manifested from the silver screen Pennywise might morph into a mummy Frankenstein a large bird a werewolf a leper a hideous spider or a large crawling eyeball Once one of the kids tells the others what he sees they can see it too The creature must adhere to the rules of the game if IT is a werewolf for instance then IT is susceptible to a silver bullet Adults are incapable of seeing what the kids see If blood spouts out of a sink and coats the walls and floor only the kids know it is there Once the “Losers” leave Derry to pursue their adult lives they start to forget what happened It is only when Mike calls them and asks them to come back in 1985 to stop the creature once again that they start to regain their memories This time they won’t give up until this hideous evil is vanuishedforever ”Got to become a child again he thought incoherently That’s the only way I can keep IT from driving me crazy Got to become a kid againgot to stop it Somehow” Sometimes we have to crawl back into our inner child to survive the onslaught of visual overstimulation that can crack an adult brain like a rotten walnut A young elastic brain does better with a world gone mad At the end of the final battle Derry will never be the same nor will this reader I too hope some of my memories fade as I travel further away from the pages of IT If you are a fan of the horror genre you have to read this book There is no time like the present with the new highly acclaimed movie out in theaters Read the book Watch the movie Mind wipe Begin againIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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It By Stephen KiWelcome to Derry Maine It’s a small city a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown Only in Derry the haunting is real They were seven The most important things are the hardest things to say because words diminish themSome time ago the wise bald or white heads stationed at various universities came to an agreement that a literary form commonly known as the novel is dead fewer and fewer works of any significance are written each year Of course one must understand the reuirements the wise gentlemen expect of a novel of worth it would be good if the writer would include some aesthetic dignity by including as much allusions and connections to other previous works of literature consciously that is The language must also be exuisite; preferably obsure and as incomprehensible as possible drawing from earlier works of worth and including metaphors and allusions to them If the author by any chance happens to include a plot in his work there is a good percentage of possibility that his work will be deemed unworthy and forever excluded by the adacemiaOr at least as long as these wise gentlemen liveOf course the reader is not expected to understand not to mention enjoy the work of worth no one reads any the wise men would say; people read rubbish like Danielle Steel when Bold Beautiful is not on the TV And by God no such novel of worth can ever be popular after all the intelligence level reuired to appreciate it is apparently not met by the 90% of world population A literary figure who is as popular and appreciated like The Beatles? Whose work is admired by thousands of people? And the possibility that these people might learn something from it? That is simply not possible the wise heads mutter in unison that is simply not possible Ask people who know Ask usHistory as we know it has a nasty habit of repeating itself though in this case something good might actually come out of it Writers have been criticized before most notably Twain and Dickens and yet their work is still read and loved by whole generations of readers Their fiction is taught in schools Huckleberry Finn has been deemed as vulgar and impropable much od Dickens's work was described as overtly sentimental but it prevailed which can't be said about those who concerned themselved with being the so called Arbiters of Literature In the end they couldn't grind the knives because they weren't theirs to wieldThe bones of those who tried to define literature perished; the works they so often tried to banish did not No one remembers or cares about those who tried to defy the power of Twain or Dickens; they are immortal through their worksPeople perish; books do not No one cares about the boy's club of the literati who cry out words of rage from the ivory tower instead of helping people understand the joy of reading understanding and believing The main principle of art is to evoke; the problem is not many of the educated seem to understand that even simple things can evoke great emotions But they too will go down in history without leaving any mark on it forgotten and alone; and I believe that there will be a lot of bodies turning in their graves when some titles enter the school curriculumIT by all means is not a simple novel To classify it as a horror story is the same as saying that Moby Dick is a very long manual on whaling To say that it is all about the monster is to say that the whale is the villain of the piece We all start out knowing magic We are born with whirlwinds forestfires and comets inside us We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls We get it churched out spanked out washed out and combed out We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible Told to act our age Told to grow up for God’s sake And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they’d allowed to wither in themselves Robert McCammonAlthough vulnerable and physically weak two factors that make them perfect victims children posess strenght that most adults had lost in the painful process of maturing the strenght of imagination A child feels and experiences emotions much intensely than an adult but their uniue imaginative capacity allows it to cope with the seemingly impropable much efficiently Hence when in 'Salem's Lot an adult faces a vampire he fells down dead from a heart attack When a child faces one he is able to go to sleep ten minutes later As King puts it Such is the difference between men and boysKing has been depicting children throughout his whole career and his child characters have subseuently grown older along with his own children IT is in my opinion his best novel with child protagonists; his most elaborate complex one It's also one of his longest if not the longest The lenght is appropriate because of the theme After all it deals with childhood Childhood defies Time; a day can last forever and the summers are endless And then we grow up all these years pass just like a blink Kids are bent They think around corners But starting at roughly age eight when childhood's second great era begins the kinks begin to straighten out one by one The boundaries of thought and vision begin to close down to a tunnel as we gear up to get along Stephen King Danse MacabreChildren also posess another one of the invaluable assets that most adults strive to grasp and it still seeps through their fingers like sand Time Children experience the passing of time differently not because time actually slows down for them that would be a neat thing indeed but because they occupy a vastly different social position than that of an average adult Most adults are forced to work and take care of their families offspring included Their imagination is dimmed by the countless hours spent on labor and for most it never really comes backthe disilusions of experience push it farther abd farther down in the dungeons of the mind until we finally forget that it was even there in the first placeUntil we forget what we are possible ofwhat adventures we can create what worlds and realms completely out of the whole clothWhen you are a child the hours lazily pass by the only important matter is to get home from school and after throwing the backpack in a corner going to get your friends and hanging out with them till dinnerand then go hang out with them some The imagination is an eye a marvelous third eye that floats free As children that eye sees with 2020 clarity As we grow older its vision begins to dim and one day the guy at the door lets you into the bar without asking to see any ID and that's it for you Cholly; your hat is over the windmill It's in your eyes Something in your eyes Check them out in the mirror and tell me if I'm wrongThe job of the fantasy writer or the horror writer is to bust the walls of that tunnel vision wide for a little while; to provide a single powerful spectacle for that third eye The job of the fantasy horror writer is to make you for a little while a child againMost children experience during one summer vacation than some adults throughout their whole life; They have their precious innocence they haven't been spoiled by work by taxes by bills and other things that each of us has to face at some point in life There is always food in the fridge and there is always roof over the head; and if there is not there is always hope that there eventually will be and friends that help to keep itChildren do and see because they can; when school ends the day is theirs Their schedule is not as strict as that of an adult; their duties not as responsible Therefore they do not have to trouble themselves with money and shelter and even if they do they are easily able to push these matters away and concentrate completely on what they are doing right here and now With little breaks for homework and chores children can spend the whole day playing make believe with their precious friends and sometimes the boundaries between the real and the imagined become thin and sometimes they vanish altogether Sometimes their thoughts take shapesand sometimes their fears do too Sometimes they joy is almost tangibleand sometimes the boogeymen come out of the closetAnd sometimes they are realIT is a story of a group of children who are not among the most popular strongest or smartest; a tale about the group of seven friends living in Derry Maine in 1958 They form the self called losers club and encounter a horrible awesome force lurking in their hometowna force feeding on fear and devouring young children A force that adults do not seem to see; a force that appears as a clown holding a hand full of baloonsThe seven children all have one thing in common they encountered IT They had all escapedand that one summer of 58 the seven friends have confronted and defeated ITOr so they had thought28 years later a young homosexual is thrown off a bridge in Derryit seems like a classic clear case of homophobia but the testimony of one of the witnesses changes everythingHe claims he has seen a clown under the bridgea clown and a cloud of balloonsMike Hanlon the sole member of the losers who remained in Derry calls the others and reminds them of the promise they had made all these years agoa promise sealed in blood A vow to return if IT wasn't dead If IT will come back And apparently IT hasCan they face IT again? Can they go back to the horror they have long forgotten?They faced the terror as children It was their time to take action and they managed to fight it Now they are all grown upbut it is their timetooWill the monster be bestedor will IT FEED?IT is composed of two nonlinear narratives The first is the story of 1958 where we meet the children and they first encounter IT; King effortlesly interleaves this timeline with the story of 1985 where the adults return to Derry to fight IT basing on research that has been done on the subject and their returning memories IT avoids the problems of most other lenghty books plot threads that go nowhere Each of them is important and only adds to the suspense and builds up to the shattering climaxIf there is a thing which places King above most other writers it certainly is his great understandning of adolescence Few others manage to write so vividly and convinclingly about childhood and coming of ageThe unuestionably hard time of growing up school bullies parents first crushes they are all here and the reader feels as if he himself was experiencing them King allowed me to re live my past again; I wasn't around in 1958 but if I were I would undoubtedly be one of the boys It is truly an impressive experience to read how King builds his characters and the world they live inWhich of course includes stormdrainswhich might be empty but then they might be notIT also manages to adress important social topics racism prejudice domestic abuse But most importantly it is a story about friendship and childhood How it irrevocably binds people together and affect their lives About the power of memory and imagination; about the terror of the familiar world which hides many secrets around the corners and down in the sewers It's a study of children facing the uncanny and overcoming their greatest fear the fear of being alone in frightIT is a story of seven friends each different each indispensable and irreplaceablestuttering Bill Denbrough the unlikely group leader; Ben Hansocom an overweight boy with a talent for architecture;Riche Tozier the brilliant witty boy of many voices;Mike Hanlon the black kid who comes to the group to find acceptance and finds it;Eddie Kaspbrak the asthmatic and fragile boy who finds within the group a thing he has never dreamed of courage;Stan Uris a sensible boy who brings understanding;and Beverly March the sole girl in the group an redhead who is both sweet and tough and helps the boys in most dire of momentsKing has proven himself earlier to be capable of producing an epic narrative The Stand in 1978 but I think that IT is eual to or even surpasses the story of the plagueThis is a brilliant novel beautifully told in crisp clear prose with truly unforgettable characters and situations It is the essence of good fiction; the truth inside the lie King knows his way around the corners; and has that undefiniable look in the eye the dreamy look of a child His words are the best set of toys he ever had; and he's generous enough to share them with us And when he's showing us how his trains travel along the tracks of his imagination and where they go to we won't dare to blink because we could miss a minute of the experienceeven when the carriage passes through some dark tunnelsAnd if it is the work of an inadeuate writer a producer of penny dreadfuls without any aesthetic value or other high flown pretentious gibberish babbled by people who would most likely want to cast Stephen King and his readers to hell for destroying the image of Literary Reader?Like Huck Finn I'd shout loud All right then I'll GO to hellLiterary Heaven might have a better climate; but Literary Hell sure has better company