IT by Stephen King (EPUB)
To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their hometown: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.
The children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.
Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as he stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
This book is a brilliant novel, beautifully told in crisp, clear prose, with truly unforgettable characters and situations. The essence of good fiction; the truth inside the lie. King knows his way around the corners; and has that indefinable 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 experience…even when the carriage passes through some dark tunnels.