In contrast to scary short stories, the 1138 pages of this book require a time commitment! Stephen King develops characters that return to the world of childhood by physically going home again. Fears of childhood are revisited by a group of friends as an evil mystery resurfaces in the town of Derry. King has a wonderful way of weaving a story in which the reader actually participates in the adventure rather than observes the action. The action is vivid while gore and terror hides in the shadows.
Fear manifests itself in many ways throughout Stephen King’s, It. Surprisingly the most terrifying manifestation is a clown. It is the emotion of the residents fuels the fear in Derry. Could it be that the author uses the character of a clown to embody fear because it is difficult to assess the emotions of a clown?
I highly recommend this book along with the made for TV movie also available at your local library on DVD. You can also check out the plot at the Internet Movie Database.
A word of caution …readers who experience Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, may want to consider passing on this spine-tingling offering.