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Stephen Kings It

“He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts”

Stephen Kings IT is possibly one of his best known and best loved of all Stephen King Novels. Stephen Kings It was first published in 1986 and the story follows the adventures, seven children, both in their childhood encounter with an evil being that personifies itself in the form of a murderous clown and also in the sevens’ adulthood, when they return to their home town of Derry when the evil clown reappears and the murders begins again. The story, set in the fictional town of Derry, is told by alternating between the group’s first childhood encounter with the evil being, which most often manifests itself as Pennywise the Clown, and their later adult encounter with it.


The book was adapted into an excellent two part TV miniseries, which was first aired in 1990 and has since gone on to attract something of a cult status as well as attracting some critical  acclaim, especially for the part that Tim Curry plays, in the role of Pennywise the Clown.


Stephen Kings IT is one of those rare books that you can read over and over again because when you reach the last page, you just wish there was more. You really do become attached to the seven main characters and you get to know them well. The seven children in Stephen Kings It are all members of a club that they named The Losers Club:

Bill Denborough
Stuttering Bill Denborough is the considered the leader of the losers club and he is the one who wants to avenge the death of his kid brother, George, who was killed by ‘It’ when playing in the rain with a paper boat that Bill had made for him. In his adult life, Bill becomes a famous writer.

Ben Hanscom
Ben is an overweight, very intelligent kid who spends much of his free time reading in the local library until he meets up with the rest of the Losers Club. He has a crush on the only girl member of the club, Beverly Marsh and is the engineering brain of the group and Ben becomes a renowned architect when he grows up.

Bev Marsh
Beverly Marsh is a bit of a tomboy who all of the group have a crush on at some point in the story. She comes from the poorest part of town and is being raised by her thoroughly unpleasant father who frequently abuses the girl. Like, all bar one of the group, she too goes on to have a successful career, this time as a fashion designer.

Richie Tozier
Richie Tozier is the bespectacled joker of the group and he is constantly getting himself into trouble with his jokes and his impersonations or ‘voices’. In later life, he puts his annoying ‘voices’ top better use and he becomes a successful disk jockey in Los Angeles

Eddie Kaspbrak
Eddie is a frail and skinny kid who also appears to suffer from asthma, although his asthmatic symptoms are later revealed to be purely psychosomatic. His mother is an overprotective hypochondriac woman and it transpires that Eddies’ pharmacist has been putting water in Eddies’ asthma inhaler for years. Eddie goes on in later life to become the owner of a very successful limousine business in New York.

Stan Uris
Being Jewish is the main reason that Stan is persecuted by the local bully and his gang and so for Stan’s membership of the Losers club. Stan Uris has a very logical way of looking at things and he is the most reluctant of the Losers to accept that ‘It’ actually exists. Stan becomes a successful accountant in Atlanta but, when he gets the call to return to Derry to face ‘It’ for a second time, he can’t cope with the thought and so he commits suicide at home rather than face the monster again.

Mike Hanlon
Mike Hanlon lives on a farm with his Baptist parents and is the last member to join the Losers club. Mike is black and is racially persecuted by the bullies of Derry and he is the only member of the Losers Club who doesn’t leave Derry and the only one who doesn’t grow up to be a big success in life. Instead, Mike Hanlon becomes the town's librarian and he researches the town’s history and learns more about ‘It’. It is Mike, who summons the Losers club back to Derry when ‘It’ appears in the town again.

Stephens Kings It, manages to mix tales of childhood innocence with the evil menace in a way that, well, only a child could imagine it, and that’s what makes ‘It’ such a riveting read. The switching between the innocence of a gang of childhood losers, the evil of ‘It’ and the adult incarnations of The Losers Club forced to face up to their nightmares is all a part of what will make you want to read ‘It again and again.





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