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I still stand by that IT does not need a sequel. The story is so perfectly contained. A sequel to IT is liable to feel very Doctor Sleep-ish - which isn't good to me imo. The Shining was another King book with a high focus on character and very contained. I feel the sequel took some of that away.
Books like The Stand and Salem's Lot are I think could carry sequels to some degree.
Anyway, not my place to point it out or suggest such things to Mr. King. 2010s have produced some of his best novels.
My IT sequel pitch:
Pennywise was indeed killed by the Losers in the 80s, but due to the immense power the creature has, IT left a psychic imprint on Derry and the area surrounding. So, IT had kind of a fail safe, get me? This explains why the clown's presence is still felt throughout the region and explains references in other books post -IT's death.
Anyway, Pennywise's psychic ghost somehow manages to somehow influence someone or some people living in 2010s period. This person - group is lead to a 'rabbit hole' by IT in which they can travel back to 1957.
This person - group serves to take out the Losers before they ever figure out the Ritual of Chud and other weaknesses the clown has.
I imagine Jake Epping from 11/22/63 would also have to chase the bad people through the 'rabbit hole' as well.
That's right, pitch me a sequel for the IT novel. You can be as detailed as you want or cryptic as crap
I would like to see a portion of where it takes place when the town first began. And maybe a future set where the creature travels. Not dimensional travel, maybe. But more of going all about the Stephen King Maine.The only thing I can tell you now is that one of the eggs Bill was destroying (it's been a while since I have read this part, hope I got it right) survived; Bill simply missed it. It eventually hatches and gives birth to a young It. After growing up a bit (which is fast, since time is different for the thing) it makes its debut in Derry on Halloween, falls in with a group of trick-or-treaters. It's dressed as a clown (or maybe something else, who knows). Eventually, it takes out all the trick-or-treaters it is with and goes to one final, isolated home and knocks on the door. A family is inside. It feeds.
That would be the prologue. The rest? I just don't know. I will say that there would be interlude parts, but instead of being the history of Derry, it is the history of It...as well as dispatches from the future of It. I'd also say the sequel should not be as long, or soap operatic (although having the children of the Losers fight the second It might be symmetrically satisfying).
Welcome and I'd go for either option.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
Welcome and I love your idea.What if thirty yars after the events in Derry the murders start again? What if It didn't die? What if It can't really be destroyed? What if It is immortal? If in order for Light toexist there needs to be Darkness. If for the existense of the universe (the Macroverse) It is essential. What if the Losers merely killed It's earth form? If It weakened, waited, healed, gathered strength, strength to return and avenge the Losers, Derry and mankind? What if in the catacombs beneath Derry the Dead Lights burn again? If the sygil on the small wooden door reappears? Bill, Mike, Bevery, Ritchie and Ben are old now, some of them may even be dead, besides the have forgotten what they lived through. But a new Losers Club forms, a special group of children who once again face It. It, who doesn't just want a few children this time around. It wants Derry. Or maybe even more...