Stephen Kings’ It A)Title:It Author:Stephen King Illustrator:——————– Publisher:Penguin Books Copyright:1986 B)Brief Summary The book fades into a suburb scene with a boy,a boy chasing a paper boat his brother willingly made.This boat’s strong the boy (George) thinks to himself just before it is digested by a storm drain and inside there is a clown.He has the boat,he also has a balloon.He says”Georgy you want this boat and balloon right!!”The response is obvious.Georgy asks if they really float.As Georgy the fool reaches down and is grabbed by the decaying corpse monster.”It floats,we all float down here”.In a few minutes Georgy is discovered and is taken home to the grief stricken mother who is betook by sadness.This when the 1093 page book really begins to heat up.During the course of the summer in Derry where the setting is taking place at the time being.A little club falls together and by fluke they are all victims and survivors of the freak monster It.At first they just explain to each other their horrid accidents and escapes.The method they used to escape is their secret weapon against It.For instance for Bill it is to say this one verse “He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he’s seeing ghost’s”.For Ben Hanscom it’s shouting “You are not real”.Etc.Bill who is George’s brother is asking Richie,another survivor,if he would come with him to the an old house with him.He agrees and brings sneezing powder and Bill brings a gun and a sling shot.They crawl under the porch and through the window into the ancient house.They stay together and meet the clown he has changed into a leper and is coming towards them.Bill shoots but it doesn’t affect the monster.The leper grabs Bill and start choking him.Then Richie blared at it one of his voice imitations.That made the creature turn away and let go of Bill.They both then scrambled out of the house and into the fresh air the leper was following them.they jumped on Bill’s bike and they off.But the leper followed until Richie threw the powder into the lepers eyes.After that incident they all decided to make a truce to come back to Derry if the monster ever came back.After they made the truce they built a clubhouse and enjoyed the rest of their childhood year’s. 30 Years later: They are all called by Bill to come back to Derry.It had come back.So as soon as they get there they are attacked by an old enemy who is under the power of It.They stop him by luck and escape with their lives.The next day they go to the sewers where most It victims were found(Collage of this on last page).They travel in the wastelands for hours searching for the lair of It.They find a small door with the picture of each one of their fears imprinted on it.They go in and see that It has taken the shape of a giant spider writhing and pulsing in it’s exoskeleton. It attacks and everybody says their special word or action or phrase.then Bill rips open It’s stomach and thrashes around until he tears the heart of the beast in two.then the eary light fades and It is dead.The novel ends when all the characters are united with their wives. C) Critical Analysis This book was a true horror book.It was one of the ones that keep you up if you read it at night.The book was fictional and semi- true.The setting was always clearly explained and the plot was never slow.If you started to read a bit you would have to keep reading till your eyes are too tired to stay open.It took Stephen King 4 year’s to complete this masterpiece.Really it is worth reading.Here are Some Rave reviews:”A mesmerizing odyssey of terror..great..Stephen King is the master of modern horror..He writes like one possessed,never cheats the reader,always gives full measure..He is brilliant..dark and sinister.” -The Washington Post Book World D)My Recommendations I clearly recommend this book to people not affected by foul language and horror killings.This book is for people at least 14 and up.The ideas and mind sketches etched by Stephen King are discreet and explicit.They are phsycotic and sometimes unimaginable setting and actions taken place in course of the book.Sensitive reader’s should not even look at this book.This Concludes the writing portion of my report.