4.5 a masterpiece - stand by me with a killer clown nelsonlee | 08/10/2012 | See all nelsonlee's reviews (3) IT is truly one of the best books ever written. I have read this over 15 times and still never get bored. The plot is amazing and the movement between the children's timezone and the adults timezone is smooth and a delight to follow. Yes it has it's scares but the main attraction of this film is the excellent characters and the journey the kids go on that one summer. Like Stand by me but with a killer clown chasing them!