Derry, Maine is where It's at! Ack! Isn't that a creepy cover? Well, its the kindle cover for King's bestselling book about the murderous clown who terrorizes a group of best friends. And right now I'm in deep with this book. I want to read it all the time, but can only manage to do so during daylight hours. Why? Because this book is freaking me out and reading it at night when its dark and things go bump in the night is not an option. So far, I'm at the part where Ben is at the library and those three bullies are waiting outside for him. I'm hoping they don't get a hold of him, but I'm thinking this might be where he gets that "H" carved in his stomach - I could be wrong though. I hope I'm wrong!
King has me hooked on this little town and its disturbing history. I'm eager to find out just what "It" is and what exactly happened that summer when this group of kids befriended each other and made a pact to come back home if "It" happened again. I'm also loving the way King goes back and forth in time with these characters - its such a great way to get to know them and "It". I have to admit that I teared up at the beginning when Georgie died - that was just awful. That sweet little boy! And reading about Mellon was so hard, because I just wanted to save him from those monsters and the clown. I can't believe that no one came out to help him and Don - you know they heard the screams and fight. I can't help but imagine that evil clown biting Mellon's armpit - ugh! King is just killing it with this story - it is frightening, maddening, and addicting. I am loving this book! I really can't wait to find out how these friends will banish "It", because I'm sure as hell hoping that they do.
This book is my first spooky read for R.I.P. IX, because it the epitome of scary. Or at least the cover is. And now, I'm off to try and get a few more chapters in before it gets really dark outside. Wish me luck!