It by Stephen King

I first read It when it was launched in 1986. I can guarantee that the story stands the test of time. Since then, it was adapted into a TV miniseries in 1990 and a new two-part movie with the first installment due to launch in September 2017. A new version of the book has been launched to coincide with the movie. In 2011, a limited edition of the novel was published to commemorate it's 25th anniversary.

It (novel) - Wikipedia

It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by the eponymous being ...

If you're planning on seeing the latest movie, I recommend reading the book first. As always, Stephen King weaves an amazing tale with excellent character development.

Why Stephen King's It still terrifies 30 years on

I think you'd struggle to find a more-read author in the 1980s than Stephen King. Throughout the 70s and early 80s, King carved a path for himself as the world's foremost writer of horror fiction. His books were a double threat: they were both immaculately written and presented, on their most basic levels, subjects that were designed to terrify readers.

Spoiler ... It is a scary read. I honestly read it during the daylight hours only! To this day, I'm still wary of curbside drains...
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