IT continued.....?

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Will

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I always considered Mike Hanlon to be one of SK best characters and always felt bad for mike. It got me thinking that even though they have all forgotton, maybe years later a young kid is doing a paper on the flood of 85 and decides to do some interviews. He would obviously need to go to the library and when he does the new head librarian tells him Mike Hanlon's address. Mike ends up remembering some things as the boy asks his questions and begins to have strange visions and nightmares.

what do you think. Could either be a Short Story, novella or book
 

Steffen

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Welcome to the board man. I like your idea, but honestly, the story is good as it is. I don't want to see this particular SK Greatest Hit revisited. I'm particularly fond of The Losers, and I'd like to think they found some closure and happiness after the last page was turned.
 

Tiny

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#6
King has said the words " Im done with clowns" meaning hes not gonna do IT-2
(this is according to ms mod)

i would LOVE to see someone explore the sewers of deery and find...whatever. maybe a door to
discordia .

also the librarian guy could "take over" for Mr. Stevens in the brown stone(the breathing method)
the brownstone is a cool "device" to do just about anything.
also theres thee "pink Kindel" and the DARIA unit . these devices could be used in a plathara of
different ways
 

Will

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no I don't want it either but I was thinking about SK narrators and I feel Mike is the most realized and honest. I consider Mike my favorite SK character and always felt that he deserved a life after bringing the losers back together and almost dying. The line when mike say's that he was in "kissing distance... but I haven't been that close to someone in a long time" or something like that...I'm paraphrasing. I just want to know if Mike moved on (well I know he stayed in Derry, thanks to INSOMNIA) but I hope the nightmares have stopped for Mike
 

GNTLGNT

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no I don't want it either but I was thinking about SK narrators and I feel Mike is the most realized and honest. I consider Mike my favorite SK character and always felt that he deserved a life after bringing the losers back together and almost dying. The line when mike say's that he was in "kissing distance... but I haven't been that close to someone in a long time" or something like that...I'm paraphrasing. I just want to know if Mike moved on (well I know he stayed in Derry, thanks to INSOMNIA) but I hope the nightmares have stopped for Mike
....I see where you're coming from.....Hanlon was the "glue" for the Losers, and to take it one step further-considering the turbulence of the times in which the novel is set, King doesn't get the recognition he deserves for the use of an African American in an important role....he utilizes many in his writings, along with the infirm or otherwise challenged....he has given us a window thru which we should clearly see how we all ARE equal despite many differing variables....
 

Doc Creed

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I always considered Mike Hanlon to be one of SK best characters and always felt bad for mike. It got me thinking that even though they have all forgotton, maybe years later a young kid is doing a paper on the flood of 85 and decides to do some interviews. He would obviously need to go to the library and when he does the new head librarian tells him Mike Hanlon's address. Mike ends up remembering some things as the boy asks his questions and begins to have strange visions and nightmares.

what do you think. Could either be a Short Story, novella or book
no I don't want it either but I was thinking about SK narrators and I feel Mike is the most realized and honest. I consider Mike my favorite SK character and always felt that he deserved a life after bringing the losers back together and almost dying. The line when mike say's that he was in "kissing distance... but I haven't been that close to someone in a long time" or something like that...I'm paraphrasing. I just want to know if Mike moved on (well I know he stayed in Derry, thanks to INSOMNIA) but I hope the nightmares have stopped for Mike
Welcome, Will. Somewhere on these message boards I've suggested a similar idea...maybe a novella. I'm satisfied, though, with leaving Mike where we last saw him in Insomnia. He is one of my favorite characters, too, along with Nick Andros and Gard (from The Tommyknockers).
 

Rockym

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I've always wondered if Ben and Bev will remember more about what happened since they kinda stayed together at the end of the book. Would they remember more of what happened? Or would they just remember being childhood friends who got together later?

Also, the losers may not have really ended it after all.
In The Tommyknockers, a few Havenites end up in Derry, one of them hears chuckling from a sink drain in his room on Lower Main Street and another sees a clown with silver eyes looking at him from a sewer drain. Though I'm not sure if Tommyknockers takes place after 1985.
 
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GNTLGNT

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I've always wondered if Ben and Bev will remember more about what happened since they kinda stayed together at the end of the book. Would they remember more of what happened? Or would they just remember being childhood friends who got together later?

Also, the losers may not have really ended it after all.
In The Tommyknockers, a few Havenites end up in Derry, one of them hears chuckling from a sink drain in his room on Lower Main Street and another sees a clown with silver eyes looking at him from a sewer drain. Though I'm not sure if Tommyknockers takes place after 1985.
....time can be fluid when necessary to add dramatic detail in other works....
 
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DiO'Bolic

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Can you imagine... It 11? What a great concept for an ongoing series of movies. If the new movie It turns out to be as successful as early predictions indicate, they can make a movie around every 27-30 years Pennywise emerges, all the way back to 1715... and beyond.
 

RichardX

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IT is such a perfect book and at over 1000 pages I think it would be a mistake to write a sequel. In most cases, a sequel to an iconic book will only disappoint fans and even color perceptions of the original. I can certainly understand the desire though. I'm re-reading and am amazed at the number of incidents and events contained in the book. Also reminded a bit of Huckleberry Finn with its themes of childhood and how children cope with serious events. I was going to say it is a darker book than HF but there are certainly some dark themes in HF. If anything, maybe a short story prequel to add to some background to the origins of It but there is some of that in the book as well. So I'm not sure how much material would be left to cover.
 
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vixx

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I'd read a short story where some group of kids explores an area of the Derry sewers not found on maps - and finds a small group of dead lighted adults who've spent the last bunch of years dreaming they won.

J/k :)

My favorite SK book ... Would love a sequel, as long as it wasn't too connected to the dark tower.

I'd read the mentor Mike story proposed here :)
 
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Grannie CeeCee

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IT is such a perfect book and at over 1000 pages ...
My new copy just arrived - I read IT once back when it first came out - and I swear it was not this thick, or in this small print. It's almost like I've aged and can't lift heavy things or read small print without artificial aid. I seriously looked IT up just to see if perhaps Mr. King had tacked another book into it for the anniversary edition. IT sits on my shelf. Waiting.
 

Reactor

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Aug 10, 2009
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I find the idea of a sequel very tantalizing and very promising indeed, albeit I don't know how could anybody further expand upon the horrors, nasty tricks and dreadful experiences connected to clowns and sewers. I have some concepts on muh own, but I don't know how could anybody put together a sequel. It is fully dead, and even if the Deadlights could produce another physical entity, it'd take millions of years to arrive to Earth just like the first one did. Secondly, It stated to Beverly loud and clear that he was the last survivor from a dying planet, which means, there are no more Its apart from...well...it.
And if Ben did miss one of It's offsprings, it'd require great amounts of time to grow up (provided it can survive without its mommy), and if It's species require a 27-year long sleep over and over and over again, the sequel would reasonably take place somewhere at 3000 or 4000 A.D. And by that time, It would not be a real menace anymore: a single shot from an antimatter beam cannon would nullify It. And in 4000 A.D., there will be antimatter beams, teleportation, and all that futuristic stuff.
Either that, or mankind would be extinct by then, so It's offspring would die of starvation and boredom anyways, with no people to scare and eat.
 
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