But before them
I'm looking to finish 'It' tonight
I worked it out and I was 17 when I first read it so 15 years ago, the fact that it is a 1200 page monster was one of the things that put me off, the second thing that put me off was the final 1/3 of the book where a bloody turtle vomits up the universe and balances it on its shell after suffering from indigestion.
Anyways with the new film coming out I thought that now was a good time to bite the bullet and pick it up again, I've loved it so far, yeah it could easily have been trimmed down by a couple of hundred pages but thats easily forgiven, and as for the final 1/3 I've only got about 100 pages to go and it hasn't got into the ludicrous territory yet, I'm guessing that maybe I have more patience these days.
And as for the film, I had forgotten just how wrong the previous films adaptation of Pennywise was, whilst Tim Curry was brilliant Pennywise is constantly menacing, I think its a common misconception that Pennywise was a semi normal looking sort of clown in order to lure kids in, that isn't the case at all, majority of the time when they see him he just has empty sockets instead of eyes, that doesn't lend well to the 'look at the cute cuddly clown over there, I'm gunna ask him for a balloon'
It has only taken me 12 days to finish it so that should be an indication of how much I've enjoyed it.
and then tomorrow I'll be starting this