When I was about 14 years old, I read “It” by Stephen King for the first time. I remember it well, I took the book everywhere and I read it in about a week.
To this day, it is still one of my all time favourites. First I read it in german, then in english and a couple of weeks ago I listened to the audio book, and it is still as fascinating as it was before.
I never really could explain what the fascination was exactly, but over the last couple of weeks I have been thinking about it, and I guess it was the fact that as a kid I was an outsider as well. I could easily relate to the group of losers, because I was one myself. No friends, spending most of my time reading or outside grooming the horse of a neighbour and spending most of my spare time there.
Eventually I was allowed to start horse-riding, and that´s where I met a couple of girls (and one boy 😉 ) and we became a very close-knit group, kind of like the kids in the book, just without the clown haha.
We worked at the stables so we didn´t really have to pay for our riding lessons, and we more or less lived there during the summer holidays. It was the best time of my life, and that is probably one reason why I like the book so much, because it brings back memories.
Obviously, the horror part of the book doesn´t have anything to do with me, but I always loved a good horror story. Not so much into films, just the books. Mostly because I don´t really have a good visual imagination, but if I actually see it, it freaks me out. Plus, I never have seen a really good film made from any of my favourite books, so I just stick with reading.
And that´s what I keep doing, reading every good book I can lay my hands on.
Have a great week