5 Brilliantajf1981 | 23/03/2012 | See all ajf1981's reviews (6)Given the fact that the idea is not new, I went into this expecting it to be decent (how far can you take a well used idea), but Stephen's story telling, plot twisting, and character building are back to what he was famed for. It has action, comedy, violence, love, and a fantastic sense of nostalgia (reading it made me want to be in late 50's America so badly). Given that Jake goes back to Derry in 1958, it was inevitable that we would (finally) get reaquainted with some of the characters from IT. This was just a massive bonus for me.I was sad when this finished, I really loved it. My 2nd favourite King book - behind IT.