This month, my Shelf Candy Saturday, brought to us by the fabulous Five Alarm Book Reviews, for which the idea is to share the cover of a book that we like, either due to the author, the illustrator or the photographer; is in keeping with our current festive season of Halloween!
So here is my Shelf Candy Saturday book cover: IT by Stephen King designed by David Argemi.
I have to confess that I haven't actually read the book. I first saw the film when I was about 13 or 14 (no, my parents didn't know!) and it scared the life out of me. I had nightmares for weeks. And I've probably watched it a further two times for good measure! I eventually decided I should read the book as books are always better (naturally!) but I think I got to about chapter 3 or 4 and was so scared I had to stop!!
I have never been able to think about clowns in the same way since. Nor can I walk past a street drain without expecting to see a clown face staring out at me, ready to grab me!
This cover definitely encapsulates everything about IT, from the scary clown face to the font used for IT. I'm sure Stephen King was as impressed by it as I am.