It by Stephen KingFor the next step, you'll be taken to a website to complete the donation and enter your billing information. You'll then be redirected back to LARB. To take advantage of all LARB has to offer, please create an account or log in before joining There is less than a week left to support our matching grant fund drive! Your tax-deductible donation made to LARB by pm, December 31, will be doubled thanks to an anonymous donor. I was too young to read It when it was a phenomenon in the mids.
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Since the books publication King's story has been adapted several times for TV and film. In , Andy Muschietti directed the film adaptation , and it's sequel, Chapter Two , in IT follows the story of seven preteen children from the fictional town of Derry, Maine who are stalked and terrorized by an evil eldritch entity they only know as " IT. One of ITs favorite disguises is the appearance of a circus clown called Pennywise. The novel consistently alternates between two time periods, to interweaving the story of the children and the adults that they will eventually grow into.
This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. Stephen King has written nearly 60 novels—and counting. At 71, Stephen King is still at the top of his game and is showing no signs of slowing down. In , Carrie was King's first published novel but the fourth he actually wrote and would quickly launch his career into the big leagues, especially when it was made into an iconic film starring Sissy Spacek as Carrie White. Read Now.
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The Institute does not begin as it means to go on. Tim Jamieson is a disgraced cop en route to New York on the promise of work as a security guard. Here he gets a job making night patrols and begins to gain the trust of the local sheriff. This is a setting King excels at creating — think Needful Things , think Bag of Bones even — and most readers will settle down for the ride, waiting for whatever curveball he is gearing up to throw them. What they will not be expecting is for Jamieson to vanish. So far, so Philip K Dick. In a somewhat predictable twist, the Institute is using children to dispatch its targets: underage conscripts hand-picked from birth for their psychic powers and forced to become part of a process that leads inexorably to the decay and eventual death of their human selves.