Author Daniel Kraus has landed on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Books of 2015, won two Odyssey Awards, and has been a Library Guild selection, Bram Stoker Finalist, and more. With Guillermo del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus and del Toro also co-created The Shape of Water, the movie version of which will be released in December 2017.
So he’s exactly the type of person with whom we’d love to dive deep into Stephen King’s IT (the novel) in advance of the new movie coming out. Sound like something you’d be interested in also? Then read on for the details of his ten-week Stephen King’s IT Parade!
Per Kraus on The Booklist Reader:
Here’s the plan: I’m going to give you a week and a half to get your act together. Obtain the book, clear your reading schedule, oil your creepily creaking doors, etc. On Monday, July 10, I’ll write about Chapters 1-3. You’ll want to have read that far so that you can participate in the discussion or, if you prefer, just shake your head in dismay. Every Monday thereafter I’ll post on that week’s assignment. Ten weeks later, on September 4, we’re done, and then you can go see the new movie adaptation that weekend. Follow @booklistreader on Twitter for updates.
Join me, won’t you? It’ll be a long, dimly-lit journey through scummy waters, but don’t worry if we slip from time to time. We all float down here.
IT hits theaters on September 8th. Andrés Muschietti directs. Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Sophia Lillis star in the film with Bill Skarsgard, who portrays Pennywise.
Book Synopsis (buy it here):
Soon to be a major motion picture—Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers… an evil without a name: It.
Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.
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