IT was the first Stephen King book I read (beside some short stories as a youngin) and after I finished I declared it my last Stephen King book. Some great parts, but far far too long.
On a strange whim I picked up The Shining a decade or so later, mostly because it wasn’t 1000 pages long, and realized that King really can write awesome stuff. That led me to try the Dark Tower which is also, mostly, really great.
I’m optimistic about this movie but I think splitting it into two movies will be a mistake. A lot of that book deserves to be on the editing room floor.